Upcoming Meeting Preview – 

UPCOMING CHAPTER MEETING – APRIL 10, 2019

Topic: “Communicate Easier on the Phone – At No Cost”

Don Ladimir, Title IX ADA Specialist, ClearCaptions

ClearCaptions is a FREE phone captioning service that provides near real-time call captions of phone conversations for anyone hard-of-hearing or with any form of hearing loss. You can read real-time written call captions of what callers say on your revolutionary home phone, mobile device, or your computer.

LUNCH AND LEARN

WITH THE HLAA SARASOTA/MANATEE CHAPTER!

The Chapter will open the room by 11:45 AM and the meeting will begin at noon.

We encourage members to come early, as the Chapter will provide sandwiches, chips and cookies at a charge of $5.

It’s OK to bring your own lunch as well!

UPCOMING CHAPTER MEETING – MARCH 13, 2019

Topic: “Cochlear Implants: This is Why”

Virgi Mills, MED, MED-EL

“Why should I consider a cochlear implant?” is a common question from people with hearing loss, and the Sarasota/Manatee Chapter schedules opportunities throughout the year for representatives of three manufacturers of FDA-approved cochlear implants to present new developments. In March, Virgi Mills, MED, a Consumer Engagement Manager for MED-EL, will share information about her company’s approach to cochlear implants and answer your questions.

A certified educator in the state of FL for students with hearing loss, Virgi Mills is also a bilateral MED-EL cochlear implant recipient. One of her passions is encouraging others on their hearing loss journey by providing strategies for self-directed aural rehabilitation. 

LUNCH AND LEARN

WITH THE HLAA SARASOTA/MANATEE CHAPTER!

The Chapter will open the room by 11:45 AM and the meeting will begin at noon.

We encourage members to come early, as the Chapter will provide sandwiches, chips and cookies at a charge of $5.

It’s OK to bring your own lunch as well!

Wednesday, February 13th at Noon

TOPIC: “Ten Communication Strategies to Use When Listening & Talking” 

SPEAKER: Beth Reckord is a member of the HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Chapter Board as well as a member of the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Beth Reckord is a Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She acquired certification from AG Bell Academy and became a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) and Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist (Cert. AVT). She holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Pennsylvania State University. 

Whether you use hearing aids, a cochlear implant or you simply have mild, untreated hearing loss, learning new communication strategies is a great idea. Communication strategies can ameliorate the frustrating or isolating effects of missing out on or misinterpreting conversations and can help you make meaningful connections with others. Beth’s experience and recommendations can be valuable to all who attend. 

LUNCH AND LEARN

WITH THE HLAA SARASOTA/MANATEE CHAPTER!

The Chapter will open the room by 11:45 AM and the meeting will begin at noon.  

We encourage members to come early, as the Chapter will provide sandwiches, chips and cookies at a charge of $5.

It’s OK to bring your own lunch as well!

 

        

Wednesday, January 9th at Noon

“Medications and Hearing Loss” is the topic of our first meeting of the New Year.
Dr. Jeff Carlen will be our speaker. He is a graduate of Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy with 38 years of experience as a retail pharmacist. He is currently licensed to practice pharmacy in Alabama and Florida and has held management leadership and operations roles for several retail-grocery pharmacy companies.

Jeff is also a licensed pharmacist immunizer. His passions include patient and professional education, including training professionals to meet the needs of consumers in a community practice setting.

“LUNCH AND LEARN WITH HLAA”

The Chapter will open the room by 11:45 AM and the meeting will begin at noon.

We encourage members to come early, as the Chapter will provide sandwiches, chips and cookies at a charge of $5.

It’s OK to bring your own lunch as well!