HLAA KY Chapters Website December 2020 Edition

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert!  The latest information in Kentucky. Please CLICK here: Latest Information

COVID-19 has been detected in Lexington, KY. Please CLICK here: Helping Lexington Learn About COVID-19  

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BE SAFE! Wear a protective face mask! Here is a quick and simple way on how to make one: Instructions

Hearing Loss and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources: Resources

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What's New In This Edition?  What's New?

HLAA Hearing Life E-News: HLAA Hearing Life E-News

Landmark International Consensus Paper Published on Cochlear Implant Treatment for Adult Hearing Loss: Click HERE!

We Want To Hear From You! Take the Survey: "COVID-19 and its Impact on the HLAA Community": Click HERE!

Feedback on the Recent Kentucky Walk4Hearing. What an Amazing Celebration! Kentucky Walk4Hearing Feedback

A Special Message To You From Barbara Kelley, HLAA Executive Director: Special Message

See How Much Fun We Have With Our Virtual Meetings!! Watch this video!

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

Ideas For Activities At Home During COVID-19 Pandemic

This section houses resources and supports that families of children with deaf-blindness can use to help them navigate services and everyday life. Resources are also available to assist children to continue to learn while having fun. Please CLICK on the following link: Resources For Families of Children With Deaf-Blindness

Read Linda bilodeau's Special Article: "Hearing Help From a man's Best Friend"

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

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