December 2017

“You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort, and money into
training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset!” (Tom Hopkins)
Hearing technology and lipreading can be your greatest assets, too!

 

The Mission Viejo Chapter, of the Hearing Loss Association, is proud to present Penny Flaherty, who will explain how lip-reading is helpful for those with a hearing loss. In addition, she will describe what you can learn in her lip-reading classes about communication strategies for your hearing loss and understanding your audiogram.

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Also, included are lip-reading techniques, types of homework and educational handouts. As part of her presentation today, you will participate in a fun lip-reading lesson using words, phrases, sentences and a short story. She holds an M.A.Ed. degree in Deaf Education, Speech Pathology & Audiology. Her techniques will enhance your ability to hear and understand when speaking to others.

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Raffle/ Refreshments/ Free parking

Date:  Monday,  December 11, 2017

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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November 2017

“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be … It’s the way it is …the way we cope with it is what makes the difference.” (Anon)

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.

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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.  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.

Raffle/ Refreshments/ Free parking

Date:  Monday  November 13, 2017

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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October 2017

“We must dare to be great, and we must realize that greatness is the
fruit of toil, and sacrifice, and high courage.”  (Teddy Roosevelt)
Apply this to your coping with hearing loss!

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The telephone is often the first issue that is noticed for people with hearing loss.  Does understanding become even more difficult when the caller repeats more loudly?  If you are having difficulty on your landline phone or your cell phone, the next meeting is for you.

Our guest speaker, Roberta Smith, Outreach Specialist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) has  unique products or services to help you.  CTAP telephones allow you to stay connected and remain independent.  These phones are provided at no cost to people with hearing loss, low vision, mobility, and speech issues.   This is a guest speaker program you will not want to miss.

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Date:  Monday  October 9, 2017

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

June 2017

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
Stephen Hawking, astrophysicist with ALS affliction.

“Ask the Doctor”

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Dr. Mark Wohlgemuth, MD, ENT (Head & Neck Associates of OC) and Dr. Stacy Kolb, Au D (OC Physicians Hearing Services) will answer your questions on hearing loss. This is your opportunity to “Ask The Doctors” on hearing issues.  Time permitting, they will discuss related topics. This Special Summer Program will feature an Ice Cream Social preceding our guest speakers. Doors will open to the Juniper Room at 11:30 am, with the program beginning at 1:00 pm.   Admission is free and no reservations are required.

Date:  Monday  June 12, 2017

Time:  Doors open at 11:30 am,  Program begins at 1:00 pm

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

May 2017

  Download 9 Things Misison Viejo April 10 2017 Handouts with Dr. Brad.

 “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”  by Joseph Campbell

 “Personalized Hearing and the Risks of Untreated Hearing Loss.”

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Dr. Rachel Burnett, Au.D., of Mission Audiology

Dr. Rachel Burnett, Au.D., of Mission Audiology, will discuss “Personalized Hearing and the Risks of Untreated Hearing Loss.” Many people are frustrated with their hearing aids and they end up in a drawer, not being used.  There are many aspects to successfully treat hearing loss, such as: The initial consultation, aid selection and verification methods. It is very important that the best standards of care are followed.  Dr. Burnett’s presentation will focus on hearing health, the risks of untreated hearing loss, what to expect and do during the consultation and the personalized treatment process.  Questions are always welcome.

Date:  Monday  May 8, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

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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April 2017

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”  (Coach John Wooden)

Beyond hearing aids.

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Dr. Brad Ingrao, Au.D – an Advanced Practice Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Ingrao, of the Veterans Healthcare System in Long Beach, will discuss Assistive Technology beyond hearing aids.  Your hearing has been optimized with aids specific to your type of hearing loss.  Additional hearing improvement and options are available.  Dr. Ingrao will describe how these new Assistive Devices can enhance your hearing under various conditions.  In addition, he will cover veterans offerings by the Veterans Administration.  Any related questions are welcome.

Date:  Monday  April 10, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

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

March 2017

Do you have ringing in your ears?  There is new technology helping people with tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?

 

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Holly Skinner West Coast Sales Representative for Desyncra, Inc.

We are pleased to have Holly Skinner, the West Coast Sales Representative for Desyncra, Inc., give a presentation on a revolutionary treatment for tinnitus symptoms.  Desyncra for Tinnitus is a targeted therapy designed to change the patterns in tinnitus neuronal networks and reduce the distressing symptoms, including tinnitus loudness and annoyance.

Holly has been an audiologist for over 30 years and was originally drawn to audiology through growing up with a deaf sister.  She is excited to now be involved in one of the most innovative areas of the field.  When Holly is not at work you can find her having lunch with a girlfriend or enjoying a day trip, hike or bike ride with her husband of 31 years.

Date:  Monday  March 13, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

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