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

support@hearinglosscapecod.org  ~~ call Janet, 508-432-4065

http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/massrelay/ CapTel Captioned Telephone

 

TELEPHONE RELAY SERVICES with Moira Hennessey of MassRelay

Saturday, October 25 at 10 AM 

 

Moira Hennessey, MassRelay Community Relations Manager, will explain the services of MassRelay, a part of the Massachusetts Office of Public Safety.  It is important for everyone to be able to use the phone in an emergency, and that is the reason for the existence of these services. She will also DEMONSTRATE the services and answer questions.  Try out the caption phone.  Bring your smartphone. Share your ideas and suggestions about how MassRelay can better serve you.

  • Captioned Telephone  (CapTel)
  • CapTel for Smartphones
  • Voice Carry Over (VCO)

 

 CapTel Captioning service transcribes the caller's spoken words into written captions, using voice-recognition technology. The captioning service is free to users; its cost is covered by the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) fund as part of Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

Information will be available for the Massachusetts Equipment Distribution program.  Mass residents who qualify receive FREE communications equipment.

 

Meeting begins at 10 AM.  Come early for coffee.

 

 NOTE:  RSVP to Moira by OCTOBER 22.  Contact Moira by email at
moira.hennessey@hamiltonrelay.com
or call or text  413-464-3392. 

Download the October 25th meeting poster to share with friends and post.
Download the October 25th meeting poster to share with friends and post. Meeting begins at 10 am. Come early for coffee.
oct 25 2014 MOIRA.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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