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UPCOMING MEETING -- MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Saturday, March 19th at Dennis Public Library
Please join us at our next meeting, Saturday March 19th at Dennis Public Library in Dennisport. We meet from 10 AM to about noon. Our meetings are informative and pain-free. No straining to hear. Thanks to our CART reporter Stefanie Farrell, everything that is said is captioned on a large screen.
2016 Chapter DUES
More details will follow about our January Discussion on the future of the chapter. It was overwhelmingly decided that we want to continue the Cape Cod Chapter and we are willing to work toward it.
All are requested to mail annual chapter Dues of $10 to Treasurer Marita Cable.
Make checks out to Hearing Loss Association Cape Cod and mail to:
PO Box 502
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
Include your name, address, phone number and email. Tell us what you are interested in. Would you like to join a committee such as the Social Committee, the Advocacy Committee, Loop Committee, or the Publicity Committee? We can't make this work without volunteers. Plus, you will meet and work with some really neat people. (blush!)
Additional donations are gratefully received.
Get in the Loop meeting -- pdf of hearing loss on Cape Cod and the need for loops.
Get in the Loop Cape Cod 6MB.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.9 MB]
Powerpoint file explains hearing loops and the need for them on Cape Cod.
Get in the Loop Cape Cod oct24.ppt
Microsoft Power Point presentation [5.7 MB]
A fact-filled explanation of the need for assistive devices in large meeting rooms.
WHY HEARING AIDS ALONE DO NOT WORK:
--> Hearing aids can make sound louder but do not correct
speech understanding difficulties or poor articulation.
-->Even the best of hearing aids and cochlear implants have difficulty separating speech from background noise (directional mics work best if distances are less than 6 feet)
Juliette Sterkens_slides_ 4_11_15.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [16.9 MB]
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"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!
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!
We appreciate the support of our sponsors. We are a nonprofit and do not give endorsements. We encourage your exploration of options.