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Hospital Safety for those with Hearing Loss

Elaine McCaffrey had a great presentation on  tips and suggestions for hospital advocacy, how the Chicago HLAA chapter began their Hospital Safety Program and the importance of self-advocacy. This presentation will allow you to be better prepared to advocate for yourself or for your loved one in a hospital or medical setting.  For a short review of the presentation, click on the picture of Elaine.

Copy the Video Password below, Click the "View Video" button below and copy the Password into the Line requesting a PassCode to watch the video.  The presentation starts at 18:00 minutes into the video.

Video Password: 0*G7Ehq!

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How to be that Fabulous Person with Hearing Loss

Gael Hannen had a great presentation on how to live well with hearing loss.  Gael Hannen is one of North America’s most sought-after speakers on living with hearing loss.  Gael is a writer, public speaker, and advocate who is passionate about hearing loss issues and we are very excited to have her for our March presentation.

Copy the Video Password below, Click the "View Video" button below and copy the Password into the Line requesting a PassCode to watch the video.  The presentation starts at 18:00 minutes into the video.

Video Password: M7?N#4uN

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Loop People, Loop Places

Ginevra Ralph had a great presentation on taking control of hearing better in our daily lives by using a personal hearing loop.  

Copy the Video Password below, Click the "View Video" button below and copy the Password into the Line requesting a PassCode to watch the video.  The presentation starts at 18:00 minutes into the video.

Copy the Video Password below, Click the "View Video" button below and copy the Password into the Line requesting a PassCode to watch the video.  The presentation starts at 18:00 minutes into the video.

Video Password: 3A4#sdm4

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Understanding Balance Problems

Do you suffer from dizzyness?  Vertigo?  Unsteadiness?  Checkout this presentation on Balance Problems

Dizzyness Presentation (pdf)

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Smart Phone Apps

Devices and Smartphone apps for people that are hard of hearing.  Click on the links for a comprehensive list and an excellent presentation of how many of them are used.

Smart Phone App Presentation (pdf)

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Assisted Listening Technologies

Check out the ways that technology can help with hearing loss -  a quick summary of Assisted Listening Technologies with examples

Assisted Listening Technologies Brochure

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Training Your Brain

You can improve your hearing by training your brain - and having fun doing it.  Check this out

Training Your Brain Presentation (pdf)

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Home Safety

There are things we can do and devices available that will give us more peace of mind living in our own homes

Home Safety Presentation (pdf)

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BackGround Noise Issue

Why understanding speech in the presence of noise is so difficult

Background Noise Issue Presentation (pdf)

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Be an Informed Consumer

A guide to better hearing by Katie Burke Au.D. by being an informed consumer of Hearing Aids 

Handout On Being an Informed Consumer (pdf)

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Checklist for Purchasing Hearing Aids

If you are purchasing hearing aids, use this check list to make sure you get everything that you are entitled to

Check List for Purchasing Hearing Aids (pdf)

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State of NM Complaint Form

If you have a complaint about your hearing aid provider, you can file a complaint with the State of NM.  Here is a link to the State of New Mexico Web Site with instructions and a link to the complaint form

State of New Mexico Website "File a Complaint"

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Ototoxic Drug Information

View a discussion of Ototoxicity (hearing and vestibular problems due to drugs) and a list of drugs that can adversely effect you hearing.  The list includes symptoms and information on how frequently each drug has been reported to create the symptom.

Webpage discussing Ototoxicity and the List

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Extensive Information for Hard of Hearing

View a website with extensive information for people with Hearing Loss. Categories include "Find a Clinic", "Hearing Loss Help", "Hearing Aids Help", and "News"

"Healthy Hearing" Website

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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits due to Hearing Loss

If you are living with severe hearing loss that affects your day-to-day life, your ability to work or maintain basic daily activities can be significantly impacted. In this case, you can consider applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).  More information in the linked document.

Applying for Social Security Diability Benefits document

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Supporting Families with Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Hand & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing without a bias around comunication modes or methodology

More Information about Hands & Voices

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American Cochlear Implant Alliance

The American Cochlear Implant Alliance is committed to eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness and advocating for improved access to Cochlear Implants for patients of all ages across the U.S.

More Information about Cochlear Implants

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What's new in Smart phone Apps?

Ann Thomas

In March, we were excited to welcome Ann Thomas! Ann is President of the Diablo Valley HLAA Chapter and a member of the national "Get in the Hearing Loop" campaign. She had an outstanding presentation on smart phone apps that will allow those with hearing loss to communicate better. She is a wealth of knowledge and she identified and explained how to use a number of valuable Smart Phone applications

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Video Password: *M6YcT*v

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The Importance of Hearing, Listening, Cognition, and Amplification

Douglas L. Beck

This presentation focused on the importance of hearing, listening, cogni- tion and amplification. The Covid-19 pandemic has discouraged some hearing aid users from wearing their devices daily because of the fear of losing them due to the masks. Some hearing aid users believe that because they are staying home and isolating, they do not need to wear their hearing devices, because there is nothing or no one to hear. However, this is far from the truth. Every person has his or her own unique ability to understand speech in noise. The factors which determine your ability to understand speech in noise include your hearing, your listening ability, your cognitive abilities, your hearing aid(s) and more.  In this brief talk, Dr. Beck reviewed the key points which determine how well you can understand speech in noise

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"Cochlear Implants—What You Need to Know"

Camille Dunn

Camile Dunn presents a  wonderful talk about her personal experience with binaural cochlear implants. In January, we welcomed Dr. Camille Dunn, Assistant Professor and the Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Iowa. She gave an update on current Cochlear Implant requirements, steps that need to be taken after it is determined if you are a candidate and the possible outcomes that patients can expect. Dr. Dunn answered numerous questions in an outstanding presentation.

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"Over the Counter Hearing Aids"

Mary Clark

Over the Counter Hearing aids will be available soon. What do the new proposed FDA regulations mean to YOU the consumer? The speaker has a background in regulatory affairs in the medical device industry, as well as being a lifelong hearing aid wearer, and an advocate. There are as many questions as answers that Mary would like to share with you so you can become an informed consumer of Over The Counter (OTC) hearing aids, or to help advise someone who comes to you with questions about them.

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What the Pandemic Taught Me about Inclusion

Carolyn Admaski did a presentation focused on her experiences dealing with a pandemic and hearing loss. Carolyn is a research scientist at Baylor Colege of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  She is Dedicated to understanding how small molecular changes in the brain lead to symtoms in patients with neurological disease.  Carolyn progressively lost her hearing over the course of her scientific training.  In 2019, she recieved bilateral cochlear implants and rediscovered the world of sound.  She serves as a patient liaison at the Center for Hearing and Balance at Balor College of Medicing, where she supports others through their hearing loss jouney and the cochlear implant process.

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Tinnitus: Research and Resources

Dr. Julie Prutsman did a presentation focused on American Tinnitus Association updates regarding research and resources for tinnitus management. Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing sound in your ears or head when no external sound is present. If you’re experiencing signs of tinnitus, you’re not alone. 

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Advocacy: How to be involved at the federal, state and local level 

Lise Hamlin did a presentation on how to be an Advocate at the state, federal and local level. She gave  an update on what's happening nationally in regards to hearing devices. She told how members can be involved in policy and in advocacy. 

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Turning Obstacles into Jewels: My journey in overcoming hearing loss

Renee O’Connell is a Certified Music Practitioner, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She plays therapeutic music for hospital patients, nursing home residents and people with disabilities.

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Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program 

Technology is changing rapidly, and so is the equipment offered through our Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP). The NMCDHH representative, Dennis Stidham presented an overview of equipment they offer and new additions to their program.

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Hospital Safety for those with Hearing Loss

Elaine McCaffrey had a great presentation on  tips and suggestions for hospital advocacy, how the Chicago HLAA chapter began their Hospital Safety Program and the importance of self-advocacy. This presentation will allow you to be better prepared to advocate for yourself or for your loved one in a hospital or medical setting.  For a short review of the presentation, click on the picture of Elaine.

Copy the Video Password below, Click the "View Video" button below and copy the Password into the Line requesting a PassCode to watch the video. 

Video Password: 0*G7Ehq!

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How to be that Fabulous Person with Hearing Loss

Gael Hannen had a great presentation on how to live well with hearing loss.  Gael Hannen is one of North America’s most sought-after speakers on living with hearing loss.  Gael is a writer, public speaker, and advocate who is passionate about hearing loss issues and we are very excited to have her for our March presentation.

Copy the Video Password below, Click the "View Video" button below and copy the Password into the Line requesting a PassCode to watch the video.  The presentation starts at 8 minutes and 20 seconds into the video.

Video Password: M7?N#4uN

Ginevra.png

Loop People, Loop Places

Ginevra Ralph had a great presentation on taking control of hearing better in our daily lives by using a personal hearing loop.  

Copy the Video Password below, Click the "View Video" button below and copy the Password into the Line requesting a PassCode to watch the video.  The presentation starts at 18:00 minutes into the video.

Video Password: 3A4#sdm4

Balance.png

Understanding Balance Problems

Do you suffer from dizzyness?  Vertigo?  Unsteadiness?  Checkout this presentation on Balance Problems

Dizzyness Presentation (pdf)

smartphone.jpg

Smart Phone Apps

Devices and Smartphone apps for people that are hard of hearing.  Click on the links for a comprehensive list and an excellent presentation of how many of them are used.

Smart Phone App Presentation (pdf)

wierd hearing aid.jpg

Assisted Listening Technologies

Check out the ways that technology can help with hearing loss -  a quick summary of Assisted Listening Technologies with examples

Assisted Listening Technologies Brochure

brain training.png

Training Your Brain

You can improve your hearing by training your brain - and having fun doing it.  Check this out

Training Your Brain Presentation (pdf)

fire.jpg

Home Safety

There are things we can do and devices available that will give us more peace of mind living in our own homes

Home Safety Presentation (pdf)

noise.png

BackGround Noise Issue

Why understanding speech in the presence of noise is so difficult

Background Noise Issue Presentation (pdf)

consumer reports.jpg

Be an Informed Consumer

A guide to better hearing by Katie Burke Au.D. by being an informed consumer of Hearing Aids 

Handout On Being an Informed Consumer (pdf)

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Checklist for Purchasing Hearing Aids

If you are purchasing hearing aids, use this check list to make sure you get everything that you are entitled to

Check List for Purchasing Hearing Aids (pdf)

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State of NM Complaint Form

If you have a complaint about your hearing aid provider, you can file a complaint with the State of NM.  Here is a link to the State of New Mexico Web Site with instructions and a link to the complaint form

State of New Mexico Website "File a Complaint"

meds.jpg

Ototoxic Drug Information

View a discussion of Ototoxicity (hearing and vestibular problems due to drugs) and a list of drugs that can adversely effect you hearing.  The list includes symptoms and information on how frequently each drug has been reported to create the symptom.

Webpage discussing Ototoxicity and the List

Healthy Hearing Logo.png

Extensive Information for Hard of Hearing

View a website with extensive information for people with Hearing Loss. Categories include "Find a Clinic", "Hearing Loss Help", "Hearing Aids Help", and "News"

"Healthy Hearing" Website

DisabilityBenefitsFactSheet.jpg

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits due to Hearing Loss

If you are living with severe hearing loss that affects your day-to-day life, your ability to work or maintain basic daily activities can be significantly impacted. In this case, you can consider applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).  More information in the linked document.

Applying for Social Security Diability Benefits document

hands and voices.jpg

Supporting Families with Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Hand & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing without a bias around comunication modes or methodology

More Information about Hands & Voices

aci alliance.png

American Cochlear Implant Alliance

The American Cochlear Implant Alliance is committed to eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness and advocating for improved access to Cochlear Implants for patients of all ages across the U.S.

More Information about Cochlear Implants