experience some degree of hearing loss.
have service-connected hearing disabilities or are in treatment for hearing-related issues.
The Hearing Loss Association of America Walk4Hearing increases public awareness about hearing loss, eradicates the stigma associated with it and raises funds for national and local programs.
Presenter: Beth Wilson, president, Central Massachusetts Chapter
Every chapter is unique, but many chapters follow a similar path of growth, maturity, and influence. A start-up chapter at level 1 finds that the most controversial subject for discussion is refreshments. A powerhouse chapter at level 5 yields influence and effects positive impact beyond the chapter with hearing access and advocacy in the community. This workshop will provide an insightful (and entertaining) look at chapter level characteristics and provide ideas for reaching the best level for your chapter.
Beth Wilson earned her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. She is retired from Raytheon where she worked for 33 years. Now in retirement, Dr. Beth is teaching online classes as an Adjunct Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She was born with a hearing loss and has been a life-long advocate for hearing access. She has been a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America since 1986, was the Executive Director from 2001-2002, and is active in the Central Massachusetts chapter.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We invite veterans with hearing loss to attend the next Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting (VAAVC) online using Zoom on August 18, 2020 at 8 pm EST (US and Canada).
Speaker: David Schible, vice-president of VAAVC
Topic: USO Resources: Transition Assistance Program
David Schible will talk about his work with the USO Transition Assistance Program and how they can help aid veterans in the transition process as they exit service.
You will need to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, a confirmation email will be sent with information to help you join the meeting.
The HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter is sponsored by Starkey Hearing.
The M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase is dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive technology for senior citizens and users of all abilities. It is an annual meeting place for all who implement digital accessibility strategies or develop enabling ICT products, services for workplaces, learning environments or consumer markets. With its theme of “Digital Inclusion Strategies: A Catalyst for Action”, the 2020 M-Enabling Summit will highlight how organizations can successfully leverage innovative enabling technologies to make their digital workplaces, learning environments and product and services accessible to users of all abilities.
Let’s stay connected and celebrate our Walk4Hearing community! Join us on Walk Day to show support for people with hearing loss and connect with fellow walkers and new friends. There will be special guests, chances to win prizes, and the opportunity to share stories. After the online celebration, participants are encouraged to walk safely with family or as a team in their neighborhoods.
Register for the Buffalo Walk4Hearing to continue to raise awareness and funds to support national and local programs. Then, RSVP for the Online Celebration to receive a link to join on Walk Day.