FEBRUARY LISTEN!UP COVER STORY
THE HEARING LOOP, A DIVIDEND OF A $35* DUAL MEMBERSHIP
HLAA’s website (Hearingloss.org) says, “We dream of a world where people with hearing loss can thrive each day with communication access, full inclusion, and equal participation in all aspects of life, everywhere they go. Through education, advocacy, and consultation services, the Get in the Hearing Loop program has laid the groundwork for a national movement of loop enthusiasts who are promoting communication access and ADA compliance, one loop at a time”.
*Veterans free the first year and couples are $45
Here in Sarasota and Manatee counties, the dream has come true as the Chapter, through its advocacy, now has over 40 houses of worship that are looped, most public meeting facilities, and nearly all live stages -13 at last count. AND, our SRQ airport will be looped by the end of March!
In this issue is the offer of FREE or discounted tickets to two of our looped stages – FREE at Players Theater and $10 tickets to a Van Wezel performance. In partnership with the Chapter, these opportunities are offered to us to celebrate the hearing loop that opens the world to the hard of hearing.
An HLAA membership supports not only our Chapter, but also HLAA whose advocacy before federal agencies has brought us movie captions, TV captions, ADA CART options and ADA airline accommodation. This is in addition to the hearing loss education programs and hearing assistive device advocacy they carry out with their programs.
Please join or renew now for the 2019, a year that will bring us the LOOPED Players productions of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “The Fantasticks”, “Hello Dolly”, “Sister Act” and “Anything Goes”. WAIT – there’s more! A FREE movie at the Hollywood 12 the first time you use caption glasses with our Movie Club.
As always, the noon Chapter and 6 PM After Hours meetings, with speaker presentations, are looped with CART assistance and are FREE to members and friends.