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

Do you have trouble hearing people talking to you?

Are you frustrated listening to television?

or trying to hear people at a restaurant or on the phone?

 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

 

a discussion & sharing about hearing loss and how to deal with it with a room full of experts - people with hearing loss

 

Saturday, September 27th 10 AM

Dennis Public Library, off Route 28, Dennisport

come early for coffee

You won't strain to hear what is being said.  Everything is transcribed on a screen--a process called CART--computer assisted real time transmission.  Use the telecoil in your hearing aid or ask for a receiver to use the induction loop in the meeting room to bring the sound directly to your ears.

 

Learn about Services for Mass. Residents and Speak up.

Tuesday, September 23d from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

 

Heidi Reed, Commissioner, Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH), DHILS providers, the Disability Policy Consortium and the Disability Law Center will be on the Cape to discuss programs, services and issues of importance to Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults and children in Massachusetts.

 

Location: CORD office, 106 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA.  Please RSVP to CORD at 508-775-8300 or 1-800-541-0282 (both #’s V/TTY) or cordinfo@cilcapecod.org

 

CORD is a scent-free environment, please refrain from wearing any scented products to this event.

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!

We appreciate the support of our sponsors.  We are a nonprofit and do not give endorsements.  We encourage your exploration of options.