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Greys Beach Picnic for Members and Guests--August 29th
Pack up your picnic basket for a day of fun at Grey's Beach in YarmouthPort. We have reserved the picnic shelter all day, rain or shine. There are grills, a playground, bathrooms, beach and a nice bridge over the water.
Bring games, activities or food to share. It's all FREE! A great opportunity to talk to fellow members and have some fun.
Grey's Beach is off Route 6A in Yarmouth Port, and there is free parking.
INVESTIGATE LOOPED ASSISTIVE SOUND SYSTEMS IN OCTOBER
Our September 26 meeting on loops has been postponed to October. The Dennis Public Library will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary that Saturday.
Because people with mild to moderate hearing loss are often frustrated by the difficulty of understanding large group discussions, we are focusing on an assistive technology called loops. The Dennis Public Library has a loop in the meeting room which we regularly take advantage of.
Catherine Shanahan, President of Shanahan Sound, has installed hundreds of loops all over Massachusetts, including most recently Symphony Hall. www.shanahansound.com and we are very pleased to have her on the Cape providing her expertise.
We would like to invite assisted living facilities, the libraries, museums, the senior citizen centers, local audiologists, houses of worship, area theaters and other places where programs are presented. Our goal is not only to demonstrate and educate chapter members but to introduce the loop to as many organizations as we can.
Shanahan Sound will be setting up a room which does not have a loop right now and if you know of such a place where we could hold the meeting, please let us know. Email or use the contact form.
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JOIN OR RENEW YOUR 2015 HLAACC MEMBERSHIP NOW.
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.
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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!
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