October 2021 Edition
This is a spirited opportunity to be together as our group welcomes others of all ages in the community who are living successfully with hearing loss. Your Walk4Hearing Committee has worked diligently with chair, Katie Fromholt, making the walk possible. Now, we can all show support for the life changing goals of raising awareness and supporting the work our alliances and national organization do on our behalf.
We do need some assistance with the walk itself. Volunteers are needed starting with the 7:30 A.M. set up to 11:00 clean up. In between we need people to direct walkers along the route, handout out T shirts and refreshments. You don’t even need to complete the walk to help as we need people to greet attendees and keep an eye on the main areas too. Looking forward to seeing Everyone out there!
Please email PaulaEsterle@gmail.com if you can help us out or sign up at the September meeting. Voice or Text 502 295 4556.
You can also go online to donate to encourage teams of walkers. Check on the event at Walk4Hearing.org and find the Kentuckiana walk. Help make our walk a success!
Huge Thank You to all who have already donated or who are making plans to volunteer!
Survey on Improving the Health Care System - A Call To Action
Be part of the solution! Participate in research that investigates the impact of communication access on the quality of health care! The Johns Hopkins University Disability Health Research Center is seeking respondents who are age 60 or above, have age-related hearing loss and have seen a health care provider within the past two years to complete a 15-minute web survey on improving the way the health care system cares for your community. To learn more, please CLICK on the following link: Details
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Read Linda bilodeau's Special Article: "Anxiety And Hearing Loss"
Linda has grappled with hearing loss since 1978. Through it all, she has faced denial, acceptance, curiosity, trust, and hope. She has felt annoyed, angry, and frightened. She has encountered despair, loneliness, and envy. She has experienced panic attacks. Does that all sound familiar to you? Over the years she has met understanding people, kind souls who have helped her a great deal and others who thought she had nothing short of an invisible plague.
As a way of coming to terms with her hearing loss, she decided to put her feelings about her disability down on paper. Her hope is to better understand herself. Perhaps you will find a little something in her meanderings that will help you, too! Please CLICK on the following link to visit her new section, called "Meandering Through a Hearing World", and enjoy reading her new article for this month: Meandering Through A Hearing World
The Need To Provide Free Captioning For People With Hearing Loss When Using Videoconferencing Platforms
At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, hearing health advocate Shari Eberts penned an open letter to video conferencing companies asking for free captioning services.The letter turned into a petition with 58,000 signatures and countless comments from people with hearing loss. Google and Microsoft both took their automatic speech recognition captions out from behind a paywall. But Zoom, the clear favorite platform to connect workplaces and loved ones during the pandemic, is lagging behind. Please CLICK on the following link: The Need To Provide Free Captioning
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