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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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Basic Guide to Understanding an Audiogram

BASIC GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AN AUDIOGRAM Liz Kobylak, HLAA-MI Hearing Technology Resource Specialist Those of us who have been diagnosed with hearing loss have probably, at some point, looked with dread at our audiograms which graph our hearing test results.  This graph can be confusing to those just beginning their hearing loss journey.  To understand […]

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Using CART for Communication Access

Using CART for Communication Access Ann Liming, Hearing Technology Resource Specialist Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is a word-for-word speech-to-text translation of all spoken words and environmental sounds.  It benefits people who are hard of hearing, late deafened or oral deaf.  The CART captioner uses a steno machine (like those used by court reporters in […]

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A Television Listening Option

A Television Listening Option – The Serene TV SoundBox Ann Liming, Hearing Technology Resource Specialist There are many devices on the market for people with hearing loss that make understanding the TV easier and more enjoyable. Some devices use headphones or neckloops or both, while others utilize a stethoscope type ear plug. Some broadcast directly […]

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