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September 13, 2022 – How to form a resilient identity as a person with hearing loss – Michael A. Harvey, PhD, ABPP

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / August 13, 2022
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Michael A. Harvey, PhD, ABPP: How to form a resilient identity as a person with hearing loss   UPDATE: YouTube Recording of This Meeting     Please join us for a Zoom presentation. When: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcequrjosE9cgBMjiQpTsbNa7cm1OBvkr You will then receive a confirmation email containing information…

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The Emotional Side of Hearing Loss

By Richard Pocker / July 12, 2022
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The wonderful idea to establish a Facebook platform where people may express their emotions came from three hearing-impaired individuals. After months of debate, Richard Pocker, Mary Grace Whalen, and Robin Chisholm-Seymour got together and published Hearing Loss: The Emotional Side at the beginning of June. They obviously struck a chord because they currently have 1000+…

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WHAT A CANDIDATE FOR A COCHLEAR IMPLANT NEEDS TO KNOW

By Richard Pocker / July 12, 2022
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When hearing loss is too severe to be helped with a hearing aid, a cochlear implant might be suggested. It can be a frightening experience. This book is designed to help the candidate navigate the process and dispel some of the misconceptions about cochlear implants. You can learn more at https://cochlearimplantbasics.com/  

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R.I.P. Edward F. Ogiba

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 12, 2022
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R.I.P. Edward F. Ogiba     It is with great sorrow that the Sarasota/Manatee Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) announces the passing of Ed Ogiba, one of its long time and influential members, in June of 2022. Ed served on the HLAA Florida Advisory Board, the HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Board of Trustees,…

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July 16-17 2022 – Love music but struggling with it – Come to AAMHL

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 10, 2022
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Print Flyer (pdf) HLAA chapter leaders:  Please forward the event below to anyone in your chapter who is interested in hearing loss and music.  Thank you! – Wendy The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss cordially invites interested musicians with hearing loss to our upcoming virtual conference titled, “Variations on a Theme”  on July 16 and 17.  This event…

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Recommended Paperback – Sounds of the Heart

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 6, 2022
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Sounds of the Heart: A Story of a HearStrong Champion Persisting Against All Odds Paperback – April 18, 2022 Get the book, or read more here. We recommend!   by Dr. Latisha Porter-Vaughn(Author)   When you’ve fallen and the odds against you say “stay down,” the question is… How hard will you fight to get up again?…

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Don’t Miss The Hearing Life Magazine – Spring 2022!

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 6, 2022
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Hearing Life The Magazine For BETTER HEARING   Click here to view Digital Issue In this issue of Hearing Life, Latisha Porter-Vaughn demonstrates that living well with hearing loss consists of persistence, willing to continue learning about it, finding support, staying active and engaged and taking advantage of assistive listening devices. In The Heart of Hearing, broadcast…

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Hurry Register Now – “LOOK BEYOND THE FACE” Register Now!!!

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / May 16, 2022
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Print Flyer (pdf) Understand what is said when no words are heard  . . . . . . spoken or not!! Where do you look to feel safe in any situation in everyday life: Dating Shopping Slow talking people Head turner talkers Meeting new people Untruthful people In a crowd “Nonverbal interaction allows for words to…

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Opportunities for Hearing Help in Florida

By Linda Bilodeau / May 8, 2022
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Opportunities for Hearing Help in Florida   Recently, the Florida State Chapter held their November board meeting. A link to the meeting was sent to those in the Florida State Chapter email directory.  I encourage you to watch this very informative meeting. If you did not receive a link to…

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The Broad View of Hearing

By Linda Bilodeau / May 5, 2022
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Meandering Through the Hearing World The Broad View of Hearing   From my home in Southwest Florida, I immediately felt the jubilation after virtually entering the  Florida Hearing Loss Association of America hybrid meeting held in the Sarasota library on the morning of April 27. This was the first in-person meeting held in two years.…

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