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Saturday, May 30th at 10 AM   Dennis Public Library

A Different Take on Hearing Loss, or--Why We Can Be Our Own Worst Enemies

Jon O'Dell image Jonathan O'Dell, Technology Director, MCDHH

Jonathan O'Dell, Technology Director for the Massachusetts Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, will lead an interactive workshop on adjusting to hearing loss. Even if you lost your hearing long ago, this workshop will help you approach hearing loss differently and positively. 


John is always an entertaining and informative speaker and you will enjoy this meeting.


The discussion will be transcribed on a screen -- CART, computer assisted real time transmission.  You won't miss a word.  The meeting room is LOOPED.  Use your telecoil or ask for a receiver even if you don't have a hearing aid.  See the difference when the sound goes directly to your ear..  No straining to hear what's going on.


Free and open to the public.  We are a nonprofit support group of volunteers.


Come early for coffee and conversation.


May 30th meeting poster and information to save and share
may 30 Odell.pdf
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There is strength in numbers!  When we advocate for people with hearing loss, and try to get assistive devices into public buildings, what do you think would happen if we said we have 300 members?  Do you think we would be taken more seriously?  Do you think our group would get more respect?  We do.  If you want less frustration in your daily dealings with other people-- in a hospital, in a movie theater, in a house of worship, then please do not sit by and wait for someone else to do something. 



Come to our meetings.  Volunteer.  Speak up.

2015 Hearing Loss Association Cape Cod Membership Form
HLAACC membership form and 2015 calendar
2015 membership form.pdf
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Picture of Beethoven in middle age. Beethoven continued to compose as his hearing worsened.

"I am compelled to live as an exile.  If I approach near to people, a feeling of hot anxiety comes over me lest my condition should be noticed."


(Ludwig van Beethoven, 1802 letter to his brothers, from Mayo Clinic's On   Better Hearing and Balance, page 13.)



Are you still trying to fake it?  Find yourself "head bobbing?"

Come to our meetings and find out why hearing loss is NOT a disability--it's a communication problem!


We are one of 6 New England chapters of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Hearing Loss Association Cape Cod serves people with hearing loss, their friends and families, in Southeastern Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands.  All meetings are free and open to the public. 


Our group is run by volunteers and we invite you to join us.  Membership is only $10 a year.  There are many activities you can help with--from baking for the coffee table to advocating for accessibility at your neighborhood theater and everything in between.


There are three ways we make our meetings accessible to people with hearing loss.

  • Our meetings are transcribed with CART, computer assisted real time transmission.  You can READ what people are saying on a screen. 
  • Also, the meeting room has an induction loop in the ceiling which works invisibly with the telecoil in your hearing aid to bring the sound directly to your ears.
  • If you do not have a hearing aid, you can use our receivers and headphones to amplify the sound from the microphones. 


You don't have to strain to hear every word!

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