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.
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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

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.

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

June 11, 2018

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

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Join us in June for our Annual Ice Cream Social and then hear our special guest presenting on the latest in medical research, hearing/ balance, and advances in surgeries for hearing loss.

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We are proud to again welcome Dr. Harrison W. Lin as our guest speaker. He is a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist at UC Irvine Health Center who specializes in hearing disorders and skull base surgery. His clinical interests include hearing and balance problems, chronic ear infections, facial paralysis and devices that help people cope with hearing loss. Dr. Lin will discuss some of the following topics: Current medical research, advances in surgeries and treatments for hearing loss. In addition, there may be other pertinent and related topics as part of attendee Q & A.

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Raffle/ Refreshments/ Free parking

Date:  Monday,  June 11, 2018

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 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking said, “Where there is life, there’s hope. There are
no limits to the human spirit.” (or to hearing better!)

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

Are you confused about hearing aids and how they work with your “Smart Phone?”  Did you know your hearing aids can help make YOU be smarter?

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Please join us for an informative presentation by Audiologist, Ann Mundell-Noel, owner of Ultimate Hearing in Laguna Hills; and audiology advisor for our Mission Viejo Hearing  Chapter. She will show us how hearing aids are getting smarter and how we can use our smartphone to improve our comprehension in both quiet and noisy environments.  Don’t have a smartphone?  Don’t worry!  Ann will talk about things you can do on your computer to also help improve your hearing.  Get up to speed – join us for a fun, interactive session on hearing aids and smartphones.  May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.  With better hearing, better speech follows.  

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Raffle/ Refreshments/ Free parking

Date:  Monday,  May 14, 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

April 9, 2018

“The most certain way to succeed is always to try just
one more time.” (Thomas Edison)  Let’s keep trying
to help dealing with our hearing loss!

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

You’ve had a long day and want to relax.  You get comfortable and pick up a book to read.  Suddenly you hear:  Buzz-Buzz…Ring-Ring; it’s that darn Tinnitus thing.  This syndrome is very annoying, disturbing and distressing.  It can manifest itself in varying sounds and loudness.

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Our special guest speaker, Stephani Rose, Au.D. from the House Clinic in Orange County, will give us a presentation on possible causes and current treatments of Tinnitus.  Her discussion will provide you with a better understanding of what works to ease the symptoms and what may not work.  She will also address whether there are any cures to this bothersome syndrome.

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Raffle/ Refreshments/ Free parking

Date:  Monday,  April 9, 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

March 12, 2018

– We all yearn for good hearing and need to learn how to do this!
And the second one: “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous
feeling of confidence and personal power.” (from Brian Tracy)
– Those definite plans mean taking steps to hear better!

 The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

Consumer’s Guide to Purchasing Hearing Aids

The March meeting will focus on the process of purchasing hearing aids.  This can be an arduous task.  Our special guest speaker is Toni Barrient.  She is our chapter advisor and facilitator for the Laguna Woods Village Hearing Well Club.  Toni will provide a checklist which includes making the appointment with your hearing aid provider; what to expect in the way of services, warranties, the trial period and much, much more.

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Let’s face it, hearing aids are expensive, and at the critical time, you need to purchase hearing aids you need to be fully informed of the process and choices you can make to assure the best outcome and success.  Educated consumers hear better so don’t miss the March meeting.

If you or a loved one is considering the purchase of hearing aids in the near future, this meeting is a must for you.

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Raffle/ Refreshments/ Free parking

Date:  Monday,  March 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.

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

February 12, 2018

“Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might.  Determination is power.”
(Charles Simmons)  Apply this to better hearing!

 The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

Implantable hearing technology and candidacy for cochlear implants.

Come learn about updates in implantable hearing technology and candidacy for Med-EL cochlear implants. We will also discuss strategies for better listening outcomes by demonstrating aural habilitation exercises that are available for all individuals with hearing loss through Med El’s BRIDGE materials and online resources.

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Lidia Loarca, Consumer Engagement Manager. Her professional journey began working as a Deaf Educator in the Regional Day School Programs for the Deaf (RDSPD) in Dallas and Plano, TX, then continued her work as an Early Intervention Parent Educator, Bilingual Kindergarten teacher at Sudie Williams Elementary, and at the University of Miami Ear Institute. She has a passion for the field and works closely with the SW and West regions as well as Spanish speaking populations; she is also fluent in ASL. Lidia lives in Dallas and loves to travel!

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Raffle/ Refreshments/ Free parking

Date:  Monday,  February 12, 2018,      HLAAMV Feb 2018FLYER

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

January 8, 2018

Winston Churchill always said, “It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to
look further than you can see … or hear!”  Keep applying this to your hearing loss
… there are always good ways to hear better!

 The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

Hearing Loss and fall risk …. The connection

Join us for our January meeting to learn how to improve and sometimes prevent balance and fall issues.  Hearing loss, balance problems, dizziness, and vertigo are leading causes of falls.

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The Mission Viejo Chapter is proud to again present Dr. Mark Wegener, PT, DPT, who is the Director of Balance Rehabilitation in Mission Viejo.  Falls are one of the leading causes of accidental death over the age of 65.  Hearing loss, balance problems, dizziness, and vertigo are leading causes of falls and can result in significant loss of independence.  Dr. Mark Wegener is a physical therapist who specializes in helping people with these issues.  He will speak on balance and fall prevention, the importance of Core Strength, postural awareness and the relationships to hearing loss.  With these tools you will prevent back problems, falls, improve balance and maximize your independence and safety.  

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Raffle/ Refreshments/ Free parking

Date:  Monday,  January 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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