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Helpful Info if You Have an iPhone

Apple Responds to the Concerns of People With Hearing Loss About New iPhone Nov 2 2016 In the weeks following Apple’s announcement that new iPhones will not have a headset jack, HLAA received more than one call from people outraged by the company’s decision. Apple did not consider the impact removing the jack would have […]

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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars at the HLAA site: 1 – Hidden Heroes: The Importance of Caregivers to the Health and Well Being of the Veteran Guest Bio: Laurel Rodewald Date & Time: Oct 19 2016 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm We envision an America where military caregivers are empowered, appreciated, and recognized for their service to our nation. […]

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Traveling With Hearing Loss

By Tony Ferack, Hearing Loss Association of America For a person with hearing loss, traveling can be a frustrating experience.  I recently attended the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) national convention in Washington, DC.  I do not travel often so I was surprised with how accessible traveling has become.  Even though each transportation option […]

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Message from Lansing Chapter

Hello Everyone! It is time to welcome you all back to our fall chapter meetings.  Our first meeting will be on September 7.  Meeting details have not changed.  We will still be meeting at the Plymouth Congregational Christian Church at 2001 E. Grand River Avenue in Lansing.  For those of you who may be attending for […]

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HLAA – MI Picnic

Join us for a Picnic!  More details on the PDF  file but just in case you can’t open it,  here’s the basics: Raynor Park, 738 E. Ash, Mason, MI (near Lansing). Look for the pavilion Contact person: Tony Ferack, aferack@comcast.net, 734-664-3297. RSVP appreciated Date: 8/21/2016 Time: 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

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Internet of Things (IoT) for AT? Pay Attention to the Details

Internet of Things (IoT) for AT?  Pay Attention to the Details Tony Ferack, Hearing Technology Resource Specialist I was reading a recent article titled “AT&T unveiling Internet of Things-linked wheelchair“ and felt compelled to write this blog.  First, if you have not yet heard the buzzword “Internet of Things”, I’ll fill you in.  Internet of […]

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Some Upcoming Event Dates to remember

Some of the upcoming dates: Next Saturday, May 21, is the annual Walk4Hearing at Kensington Metropark.  I hope to see some of you there.  If you plan on attending, join the Storm Walkers team and register online here http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR/Teamraiser/SEMichiganWalk?team_id=43611&pg=team&fr_id=2330 Next Wednesday, May 18, is the free HLAA webinar, “Let’s Caption the World”.  You can join […]

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Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAP)

Is a Personal Sound Amplification Product (PSAP) Right for You? Tony Ferack, Hearing Technology Resource Specialist To answer this question, we have to know what a PSAP is.  It is basically a wearable device that amplifies sound.  A person with hearing loss might say, “That sounds like a hearing aid”.  Hearing aids and PSAP’s have […]

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