For People with Hearing Loss and their Families and Friends | Education, Outreach, Support, Fun.

Contact us:                      call-508-432-4065 Janet

Holiday Cheer! Lunch Friday, December 11 at 11:30 am. Craigville Inn at the Craigville Conference Center.       Only $10 per person, cash at the door.

Many thanks to Joanne Hartunian for offering us this lovely venue and arranging for the meal at a low cost to us. We will be eating in the dining room of the Inn and will have the room to ourselves.


White Elephant   Regifting Swap
Bring an item from your attic or treasure chest you are willing to part with. Wrap it cleverly so that someone else will want to take it home. You get something new to treasure.


Buffet Details:


• salmon or stuffed pepper with quinoa
• vegetable
• soup
• salad
• dessert
• coffee, tea

with an emphasis on fresh, local food

Arrive by 11:15 am.
The entrance to the dining hall is down the driveway along the side of the Inn by the outdoor grill. Do not enter via the Inn lobby. There are coat hooks and bathrooms in the hallway outside the dining hall.

Parking is on Lake Elizabeth Drive by the Inn, and at the front of
the post office [opposite the Inn]; additional parking is in the lot
past the rear of the post office. Please save the closest spaces for people with handicap placards.

The address for the Inn Dining Room is 208 Lake Elizabeth Drive, Centerville, MA 02632.



We must have a minimum of 15 people. You may pay $10 cash at the door but you must have a reservation first. Our final headcount and menu choices are due by December 1. Choose entree-- salmon or stuffed green pepper. Because the meal is specially prepared for us, you will be responsible for the cost whether or not you attend. So check your calendar and be sure. Save the date. Bring exact change. Have fun!!

RSVP: email or call Janet at 508-432-4065

Get in the Loop Cape Cod!
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]
Get in the Loop Cape Cod! Power Point
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]
Let's Loop Boston Slide Show by Dr Juliette Sterkens, Hearing Loss Association of America Looping advocate
A fact-filled explanation of the need for assistive devices in large meeting rooms.
--> 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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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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