February 11, 2019

Hearing and Understanding – ( Part 2)

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How it works with hearing aids

Audiology Advisor, Ann Mundell-Noel, and Toni Barrient, Club Advisor will be completing their talk on Hearing and Understanding which began at the January meeting.

Understanding how hearing aids work, how they can improve comprehension of background noise, especially with the use of cell phones, will be explained.

Toni will cover how to be prepared when purchasing a hearing aid:  Questions to ask, features to consider and things to watch out for.  It can be a confusing topic, and this meeting will help you walk through the information.  Bring your spouse or friend and learn how to give your brain the best chance for understanding when you have a hearing loss.

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Admission is free- bring a friend or companion. 

Date:  Monday,  February 11, 2019

Time:  Doors open at 9:30 am for coffee and a cookie,  Program begins at 10:00 am

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center

Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

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The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

 

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January 14, 2019

Did you struggle to understand during the holidays?

Is your New Year’s Resolution to improve your hearing?

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Then you need to attend the MVHLAA meeting.

Hearing Loss 101- “Hearing” but not “Understanding”  why.

Come and learn the basics of hearing loss and how it affects your life?

Hearing loss is the #2 most common health concern for people over the age of 65, yet it is often overlooked with regards to how it affects your lifestyle.  Please join us as we talk about this “hidden handicap” which affects so many- subtly and overtly…

Audiologist advisor Ann Mundell-Noel, and group advisor Toni Barrient will lead the presentation and discussion.

Start the year our right- Learn how to get “mentally fit”  by improving your understanding of hearing loss and its effects.

 Admission is free- bring a friend or companion. 

Date:  Monday,  January 14, 2019

Time:  Doors open at 9:45 am,  Program begins at 10:00 am

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center

Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

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The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

 

 

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December 10, 2018

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

“Hear” for the Holidays: Your Holiday Survival Guide

We become more stressful and anxious as the holiday season approaches.  For those of us who have hearing loss, the stress level can escalate as we start planning family gatherings or go to parties and restaurants with excessive noise levels.  The HLAA Mission Viejo Chapter is proud to present Ann Mundell-Noel, MA, Audiologist, and owner of Ultimate Hearing.  Ann will present strategies and actions for you to implement, which can reduce your stress and anxiety, and make the holiday season more enjoyable.

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Ann Mundell-Noel, MA, Audiologist, and owner of Ultimate Hearing.

She will also present practical solutions to common hearing issues and new technologies to help you understand better in noisy environments.  Being prepared both physically and mentally can help you more fully enjoy your holiday events.  Don’t miss this emotionally uplifting program and learn about some helpful gift ideas for yourself.  We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you.

Admission is free, and reservations are not required.

Date:  Monday,  December 10, 2018

Time:  Doors open at 9:45 am,  Program begins at 10:00 am

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center

Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

Captions-T-coil

The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

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November 12, 2018

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

Have you heard of Ototoxic Drugs? 

Are you aware that these drugs can cause hearing loss? 

Join us for the next meeting when Joni Doherty, M.D., Ph.D. of the Keck School of Medicine of USC presents a discussion of these drugs and their possible side effects on hearing loss and balance problems.  The presentation will provide a comprehensive introduction of current studies on how certain drugs adversely affect the sensory (hair) cells, and thus potentially cause hearing loss and balance functions.  Symptoms that may indicate Ototoxicity will be discussed.

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Dr. Joni Doherty, MD, PhD

Classes of drugs and how they affect the inner ear will be included.  An overview of pre-treatment that could prevent Ototoxic damage to the ear will be provided.  Finally, there will be a discussion of potential treatments.  This is a guest speaker program you will not want to miss.

Admission is free, and reservations are not required.

Date:  Monday,  November 12, 2018

Time:  Doors open at 9:45 am,  Program begins at 10:00 am

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center

Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

Captions-T-coil

The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

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October 2018

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

Do you avoid meeting friends and family in restaurants?
Do you have trouble hearing everything your doctor is telling you?
Do you dread going to the bank?

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How often have you said, “I’m just going to stay home; it’s too much work to understand what everyone is saying.”  We all know that hearing aids aren’t perfect; there are so many situations where we just don’t understand what is being said.

Join us for a special presentation by Katie Wright, a certified trainer with HLAA’s N-CHATT program.  Come get some hands-on practice with personal amplifiers.  See what may work to help you fully participate in life.  Then you can say:  Ah!  Now I Can Hear You!

Be sure to bring your questions. Admission is free.
Reservations are not required. Free Parking

Date:  Monday,  October 8, 2018

Time:  Doors open at 9:45 am,  Program begins at 10:00 am

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center

Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

Captions-T-coil

The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

 

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September 2018

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

Over the Counter Hearing Aids (OTC)

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You may have heard of them. You may be wondering what these OTC Aids can do for you? Learn about these products and whether they will improve your hearing and how they will affect the hearing aid industry. Bob Rennie, a hearing aid user since early childhood, will share with you his personal experience and research about the OTC hearing aid market. Join us for an informative presentation.

Be sure to bring your questions. Admission is free. Reservations are not required.

Next Meeting

Date:  Monday,  September 10, 2018

Time:  Doors open at 9:45 am,  Program begins at 10:00 am

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center

Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

Captions-T-coil

The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

 

Posted in Chapter Meetings, Deaf, Ear, Ears, Hearing Loop, Hearing Loss, Special Event, Telecoil

July 2018

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

 

The Mission Viejo Chapter is dark in July and August and will return to regular monthly meetings  September 10, 2018.
If you are not on our email list, sign up here: E-mail Sign up

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While we take the summer off you can still get answers you may be looking for by exploring this website.   Here are some popular links on this website:

Basic Facts about Hearing Loss

Telephone Options

Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Assistance Programs

Lip Reading Classes

Beware of Proprietary Hearing Aids

Next Meeting

Date:  Monday,  September 10, 2018

Time:  Doors open at 9:45 am,  Program begins at 10:00 am

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center
Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

Captions-T-coil

The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

 

 

Posted in Chapter Meetings, Deaf, Ear, Ears, Hearing Loop, Hearing Loss, Telecoil