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.

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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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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

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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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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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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 understand 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.

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 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.

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 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