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E-NEWS FROM HLAA-WA
August 24, 2018
In this edition
  • DSHS Case Manager Training
  • Get in the Hearing Loop
  • In the News
  • ALDA Conference
  • Whatcom Chapter 2018 Saturday Meeting Schedule
  • Join or Renew Your Membership
  • Calendar


DSHS Case Manager Training
 

HLAA-WA Advisor Dr. Kelly Tremblay (left) and HLAA-WA Director of Advocacy Cheri Perazzoli (right) (who are also HLAA national Board members) provided two training sessions this month for Department of Social and Health Services case managers about how to recognize and address hearing loss among DSHS clients.  This kind of training is one of the significant outreach activities that HLAA-WA conducts in the community.

Get in the Hearing Loop

Interested in hearing access, getting more hearing loops?  Consider joining Cheri Perazzoli and other interested advocates:
 
Wednesday, September 5, 1:00 pm
Anacortes Senior Center
1701   22nd Street
Anacortes WA 98221
 
People from Skagit, Whatcom, Island County and others will discuss loop installations and working with installers as well as how to advocate within your community.



In the News

Some articles about hearing loss that appeared in the news recently:

Researchers identify molecularly distinct subtypes of neurons that encode sound:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180802141622.htm

Swedish study finds improved hearing in older adults:  https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52894-Swedish-study-finds-improved-hearing-in-older-adults

Increased risk of cardio-cerebrovascular disease and stroke with a sudden sensorineural hearing loss:  https://www.hear-it.org/increased-risk-cardio-cerebrovascular-disease-and-stroke-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss

Online Hearing Test:  https://www.hear-it.org/Online-Hearing-Test
Some restaurants are far too noisy:  https://www.hear-it.org/some-restaurants-are-far-too-noisy

Sound impressions of hearing loss and tinnitus:  https://www.hear-it.org/Impressions-of-hearing-loss-and-Tinnitus-

New technology can help people with hearing loss better understand speech:  https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180730/New-technology-can-help-people-with-hearing-loss-better-understand-speech.aspx

Professional Hearing Organizations Release Consensus Recommendations for OTC Hearing Aid Classification:  https://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearingnewswatch/2018/consensus-otc-hearing-aid-classification/

Wearing earplugs can be cool:  https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52895-Wearing-earplugs-can-be-cool

Age-related hearing loss associated with depression in older adults:  https://www.hear-it.org/age-related-hearing-loss-associated-depression-older-adults

ALDAcon 2018
30th Annual International Convention
October 10-14, 2018
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

 
The Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) will host its 30th annual international convention (better known as ALDAcon) on October 10-14, 2018 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

The theme of the convention is “ALDA: Bridging the Gap” referencing the many bridges in Portland and the “gap” between hearing and deafness.

Register Early here to save.
2018 SATURDAY MEETING CALENDAR
September 15 SPEAKING UP FOR OUR HEARING NEEDS
                         Charlene MacKenzie and Joyce Moseley-Sweeney
October 20      NEW TECHNOLOGIES BEYOND HEARING AIDS
                         Nicole Brent, Engagement Manager, Cochlear Americas; Bert Lederer, Cochlear
                         Community Volunteer
November 17  ACCESSIBLE AND MORE REWARDING HOLIDAY TRAVEL
                         Dean Olson, President, Wash-CAP and successful manager of personal hearing loss!
December 15  CHRISTMAS POTLUCK – CELEBRATING THE SEASON TOGETHER
   
The Hearing Loss Association of America Whatcom County Chapter meets at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2600 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month.

Contact:  Mike Sweeney  spikesweeney@comcast.net    Phone:  734-0469
 www.hearingloss-whatcom.org

Additional programs offered to our membership in 2018:
                        
HEARING LOSS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP:  (Cost free)  Saturday, October 27th: 9 -12 noon with Charlene MacKenzie

In a personal, small group setting -- wearing hearing aids or not -- learn more about your hearing loss as well as why and how to shop wisely for hearing devices. Bring your current audiogram. No cost but a priceless opportunity for our members, friends and the community.

Join the Hearing Loss Association of America
or Renew Your Membership


Help support HLAA in Washington State  by becoming a member of the national organization, Hearing Loss Association of America. Your membership dues support programs and include HLAA's bi-monthly award-winning magazine, "Hearing Life."   Join our national affiliate, HLAA, here.

August-September Hearing Accessible Events

The purpose of this calendar is to inform HLAA members and readers of hearing-accessible events and venues.  This is not an exhaustive list; it reflects the events that we are aware of at the time of publication.  To include other meetings and events on this calendar, please contact Cynthia Stewart, stewdahl@comcast.net.
  • For updated information about Seattle Town Hall, see their web site here. Town Hall Seattle is currently undergoing a remodeling and events are scheduled at other venues throughout the city. We’re tracking down hearing access details, but no info is yet available. Please feel free to send a note of inquiry voicing your support for the loop at Town Hall and ask what kind of hearing accommodations have been put in place for the neighborhood presentations.
  • All Seattle Repertory Theatre performances are looped. Captioned performances are offered at  the first Thursday show of each production in the Bagley Wright and Leo K. Theatres. Get ticket information here.
  • A Contemporary Theater (ACT) in Seattle now offers closed captions for Mainstage performances with the Figaro MobiTxt closed captioning system. Get more information here.
  • Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor, is looped.  Get more information here.
  • Anacortes Community Theater, 918 M Ave., Anacortes, is looped.  Get more information here.
  • See the Loop Washington website for more hearing accessible events.

Aug 30 “Roots & Routes: Decolonizing Immigration”, a dialog about immigration during our changing
             political times with an array of different community members including artists, community
             organizers and more., 6:00 pm, Seattle Public Library downtown, Microsoft Auditorium, IR
             headsets or Neck Loops with FM receivers.
Sep 5  Hearing Loop Advocacy meeting, 1:00 pm, Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd Street, Anacortes
            WA 98221
Sep 6  Patrick DeWitt With Maria Semple, 7:00 pm, author of "French Exit", Patrick deWitt talks with Maria
            Semple, author of "This One Is Mine" and "Where'd You Go, Bernadette", Seattle Public Library
            downtown, Microsoft Auditorium, IR headsets or Neck Loops with FM receivers.
Sep 7-23  "Daddy Long Legs", Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor, looped.
Sep 8  Seattle Writes and SCBWI: Writers' Tips, Resources And Children's Publishing 101, 10:30 am,
            Seattle Public Library downtown, Microsoft Auditorium, IR headsets or Neck Loops with FM
             receivers.
Sep 10 Thrilling Tales: A Storytime For Grownups, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, "The Edge of the Sea," by Algis
            Budrys, Seattle Public Library downtown, Microsoft Auditorium, IR headsets or Neck Loops with
            FM receivers.
Sep 10 Maria Dahvana Headley, author of “The Mere Wife” converses with Nicola Griffith 7:00 pm, 
             Seattle Public Library downtown, Microsoft Auditorium, IR headsets or Neck Loops with FM
             receivers.
Sep 13 Zelos (Saxophone) Quartet Concert, Noon – 1:00 pm, Seattle Public Library downtown, Microsoft
             Auditorium, IR headsets or Neck Loops with FM receivers.
Sep 15 "Northwest Rocks!"  Learn and listen to Seattle's musical history, 2:00 pm, Everett Public Library
             Main Auditorium, looped.
Sep 16  "Waitress", Paramount Theater, Seattle, open-captioned plus IR devices available at the Friends
             of Paramount booth.
Sep 17 Thrilling Tales After Dark: A Storytime For Grownups, 7:00 pm, featuring Shirley Jackson reading
             her work, “The Possibility of Evil”, Seattle Public Library downtown, Microsoft Auditorium, IR
             headsets or Neck Loops with FM receivers.
Sep 18 Comics For Good With Sikh Captain America, 6:00 pm.  Vishavjit Singh aka Sikh Captain
             America, a cartoonist, speaker, performance artist and creator of Sikhtoons.com,
             has work currently featured in an exhibit, “Wham! Bam! Pow! Cartoons, Turbans and Confronting
             Hate” at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle through
             Feb 2019. Seattle Public Library downtown, Microsoft Auditorium, IR headsets or Neck Loops
             with FM receivers.
Sep 20 AI And Creativity - A Design Discussion, presented By Microsoft, 5:30 pm, registration required.
             Seattle Public Library downtown, Microsoft Auditorium, IR headsets or Neck Loops with FM
             receivers.
Sep 21  Design Lecture Series: Bonnie Siegler, designer of Saturday Night Live and much more,
              7:00 pm, registration recommended. Seattle Public Library downtown, Microsoft Auditorium,
              IR headsets or Neck Loops with FM receivers.
Sep 21  "The Living Salish Sea", Meaningful Movies Kirkland, Northlake UU Church, looped.
Sep 22 Frank Abe, Shawn Wong, Stephen Sumida, and Tom Ikeda discuss book launch of "JOHN
             OKADA: The Life & Rediscovered Work of the Author of NO-NO BOY" on the 95th anniversary
             of his birth, and at the library where he once worked as a reference librarian, 2:00 pm,
             Seattle Public Library downtown, Microsoft Auditorium, IR headsets or Neck Loops with FM
             receivers.
Sep 24 Thrilling Tales: A Storytime For Grownups, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, "The Sea Raiders," by H.G. Wells
             and "The Wife’s Story," by Ursula K. LeGuin, Seattle Public Library downtown, Microsoft
             Auditorium, IR headsets or Neck Loops with FM receivers.
Sep 27  “SAIL into Wellness” Fair, Auburn Senior Wellness Team, 9:30 am - Noon, Auburn Senior Activity
             Center and Parks and Recreation Gymnasium, 910 9th St. SE Auburn, WA.
Sep 27 Arjun Singh Sethi Discusses 'American Hate', 7:00 pm, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist
             and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate, Seattle Public Library
             downtown, Microsoft Auditorium, IR headsets or Neck Loops with FM receivers.
Sep 28- Oct 27  "How to Succeed in Busienss without Really Trying", Anacortes Community Theater,
             918 M Ave., Anacortes, WA  98221
Sep 30 Karen Bentley Pollick Plays Bach, 2:00 pm, one of the leading contemporary violinists of America,
             Seattle Public Library downtown, Microsoft Auditorium, IR headsets or Neck Loops with FM
             receivers.
Oct 2   “What Is At Stake For Washington's Native Nations Today”, 7:00 pm, discussion by UW professors
            Jean Dennison (Osage) and Josh Reid (Snohomish) with local Native leaders on issues such as
             Indigenous sovereignty, treaty rights, and urban planning, Seattle Public Library downtown,
             Microsoft Auditorium, IR headsets or Neck Loops with FM receivers.
Oct 10-14  ALDA Convention, Portland OR.
Oct 11  Washington State Senior Citizens' Lobby 2018 Fall Conference, Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway,
             Tacoma, WA 98402
* Local HLAA-WA and related meetings share information, education, and support for people who live with or deal with hearing loss and all those who wish to better understand hearing loss. Visitors are always welcome to attend.

"Looped" refers to the availability of a hearing loop.  When the symbol at left is shown at a venue or event, you may turn your hearing aid to "T-coil" to use the loop.
Please contact HLAA-WA for more information on any of these subjects.

info@hearingloss-wa.org
http://hearingloss-wa.org/

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