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Tips for Hearing during Covid 19

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / September 16, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World Tips for Hearing during Covid 19 I had the opportunity to virtually attend Shari Eberts’s excellent presentation titled: How to Hear Better During The Pandemic. Florida Hearing Loss Association of America hosted Shari’s talk by way of a Zoom session. Captioning was available. Shari began her talk by emphasizing the…

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Online Meeting Schedule Dates

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / August 29, 2020
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All at 12:30 PM unless noted   2020 May 6  HLAA Florida Beating Covid-19 Together with an HLAA Hospital Kit May 19  Dr. Kristin DesErmia Ask the Audiologist May 19  Download Slides June 10  Dr. Kristin DesErmia What’s New in Hearing Aids & Supporting Technologies July 8  Marc Dubin, Esquire Your ADA Rights During Covid-19…

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THE ADA AND YOU

By Linda Bilodeau / August 11, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World THE ADA AND YOU If you suffer from hearing loss, you might wonder how the law protects you. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, making it illegal to discriminate against anyone with a disability. Initially the law only protected those who were deaf, but in 2008,…

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Your Hearing Potential

By Linda Bilodeau / July 22, 2020
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How important is it to treat a hearing problem? This question often comes up with those newly diagnosed with hearing loss, particularly if the hearing loss is mild. Some refuse a hearing aid or cochlear implant, saying they are getting by without intervention. In fact, it usually takes seven years after the initial diagnosis of…

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Disability Without Abuse Project

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 21, 2020
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The Disability Without Abuse Project has a website www.disabilitywithoutabuse.com with several associated listservs.   Marc is working on this project with Dr. Nora Baladerian, a leader and trailblazer in the fight against abuse of persons with disabilities.   As you know, persons with disability (including those who are deaf and hard-of-hearing) are at increased risk of being abused…

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The ADA and The Hearing Loss Community – HLAA-FL Presentation July 8, 2020

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 16, 2020
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  To Educate About the ADA’s Mandate Concerning Effective Communication Under Title III and Title II of the ADA The Application of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act  Hospitals, Doctor Visits, and COVID 19- Rights and Challenges Service Animals and Restaurants, Hotels, Hospitals, and Other Businesses Captioning and Sign Language Interpreters and TV Reports By…

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2020 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 15, 2020
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  Download the Preparedness PDF Guide here. View the Powerpoint slide presentation files here.     This is a first-ever! We at ASL Services Inc., HQ Kissimmee, Florida have produced a comprehensive 2020 Hurricane Guide in English, Spanish, ASL, and DeafBlind access. All four versions are attached to this email. This is the first of…

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The Relunctant Hearing Device Wearers

By Linda Bilodeau / July 2, 2020
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When I meet a new person with hearing loss, we generally end up talking about our mutual problems, how it is hard to hear in noise, how we miss too many words, the difficulties we face when conversing. We might say that living a hermit’s life is not so bad. In the end, we decide…

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HLAA Florida Empowers Chapters to Hold Online Meetings

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / June 16, 2020
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  The HLAA Florida State Association is providing their 13 chapters in Florida with both the meeting venue and all the expertise needed to conduct online meetings more easily and affordably. The state’s leader, Debbe Hagner, is offering to run all the online meeting details for chapters to include the speaker and audience logistics, so…

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Your ADA Rights During Covid-19

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / May 26, 2020
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Learn about your communication rights at the hospital, restaurants, salons and in the community as communication can be more difficult with people wearing masks.

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