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May 14 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: 1 - Getting and Keeping Tax Exempt Status: Why It Matters

Summary:
Does the state organization or chapter charge membership dues/subscription fees, collect contributions or raise Walk4Hearing funds? If the answer is “yes,” the organization must apply for and maintain exemption from federal income tax under IRS tax code 501(c) (3). Learn more about the reasons for tax exemption and the steps to get and keep recognition as a tax-exempt entity.

This webinar is recommended for current and future HLAA State organization and Chapter Leaders and Chapter Coordinators.

Apr 16 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: Tinnitus Today, Silence Tomorrow

Summary:
With over 50 million Americans affected, tinnitus is one of the largest health issues facing the nation today, yet relatively few patients and doctors are equipped to manage it. In this webinar, American Tinnitus Association Executive Director, Cara James, will explore the facts about tinnitus, review effective therapies, and discuss ongoing scientific efforts toward a cure.

Apr 9 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: Attracting and Keeping Volunteers

Summary:
We all want volunteers to help with the mission of our organization. How do we recruit the right volunteers and keep them engaged? Learn recruitment methods and retention strategies in this volunteer management overview. Walk away with practical tips and techniques that you can implement at your organization. Learn about available resources that can support your efforts in engaging volunteers in your mission.

This webinar is recommended for current and future HLAA State organization and Chapter Leaders and Chapter Coordinators.

Mar 19 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: FCC Update on CVAA and Closed Captioning

Summary:
The past four years have been very busy at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  In 2010, President Obama signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) into law.  This landmark legislation established new mandates promising greater access to telephone, television and Internet technologies by people with hearing loss.  From 2010-2013, the FCC worked on approximately 10 sets of rules to implement the new requirements, taking swift and comprehensive action to put into place requirements addressing Internet-based captioning, emergency access, accessible video equipment, and digital and wireless communications. 

This year, the FCC’s momentum continued.  In February 2014, the FCC took unprecedented action to ensure the provision of high quality captions on television programing to ensure full TV access by all viewers.  Learn how these new laws will affect your lives in this workshop presented by an FCC official that spearheaded the drafting of the CVAA and helped to oversee these various rules.

Mar 12 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: HLAA’s History and Why It Matters Now

Summary:
How and why did HLAA become an organization for people with hearing loss? Why does it matter to me, 34 years after it started? Learn the answers and more in a careful review of the organization’s proud history. Ms. Olson makes the information interesting to learn with highly visual and humorous talk.

Feb 19 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Topic: How to Start a Hearing Loop Initiative in Your Community

Summary:
Hearing loops, wireless systems that broadcast audio wirelessly to hearing instruments and cochlear implants equipped with telecoils, are becoming more prevalent at theatres, churches and across the U.S. thanks to the support of consumers, audiologists and audio engineers. Hearing loop installations are most successful when the persons who use hearing aids, audiologists and hearing instrument specialists, as well as the audio-acoustics companies/hearing loop installation companies all team together. The presenter will provide practical suggestions about how to forge the support in your area, and will share her advocacy materials (PowerPoint slides, handouts and PDF files of articles written for and by audiologists on looping) via Dropbox with each attendee, to help you be an educated hearing loop consumer and get your community in the loop!

Jan 15 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: Communication Strategies for Surviving the Workplace or Job Market

Summary:
Finding a job and keeping a job is tough for anyone in today’s dog-eat-dog workplace. But, it can be especially brutal for the worker or the job seeker with hearing loss. There are things you should know and things you can do that will maximize your chances of succeeding. This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Issues facing persons with hearing loss
  • What the law says about accommodations
  • Tools to help you overcome obstacles
  • Tips to make your life a little easier
    • Communication 101
    • Applying for a Job
    • Interview Strategies
    • On the Job
    • Hearing Aids
    • Disability Law
    • Resources

Make it a point to join us and learn strategies that will help you not only survive, but thrive, in the workplace … even when you have hearing loss!

Dec 18 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: The Gift of Hearing: Technology and Tips to Reduce Holiday Hearing Headaches

Summary:
Hearing in groups is always difficult. Hearing during holiday gatherings can be additionally difficult for several reasons. This webinar will review the challenges as well as several technological and logistical solutions to ease the stress of listening and enjoying holiday gatherings.

Nov 20 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: Communication/Coping Strategies for Accommodating Hearing Loss

Summary:
Managing communication situations requires:

  • identifying difficult and easy situations;
  • knowing the causes of communication difficulties;
  • knowing helpful and unhelpful reactions to communication breakdowns;
  • knowing what to do to prevent/reduce communication problems; and
  • knowing what to do to manage negative emotional reactions when communication difficulties arise.

Just in time for the holidays, join Sam and learn better communication and coping skills.

Oct 16 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: HLAA - At the Tipping Point

Summary:
After 34 years of increasingly successful achievements on behalf of people with hearing loss, HLAA is poised to be at the "tipping point" in creating a general awareness of the magnitude of hearing loss in today's society and is poised to make dramatic strides in increasing public awareness about the ability of people to live successfully with hearing loss. This session will discuss how working together across all parts of HLAA we can dramatically increase our momentum and effectiveness.

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