Juliette Sterkens to Speak at MontCo Meeting
HLAA National Hearing Loop Advocate Juliette Sterkens, Au.D. will speak on September 8 in an informational community meeting on hearing loss, hearing aids, and hearing loops. With 30 years of experience as an audiologist, she is a tireless advocate for loop technology, and has been been involved in the installation of hundreds of loop installations in Wisconsin.
The meeting will have CART captioning, and loop receivers will be available for those without T-coils or hearing aids.
The chapter meets at the Jeanes Library in Lafayette Hill. See the Chapter Web Site for details.
2014 OTICON FOCUS ON PEOPLE AWARDS HONORJOYCE EDMISTON OF MOUNT JOY, PA
Growing up with hearing loss, Joyce Edmiston lost many opportunities to interact with others, make friends and advocate for herself. Over time, she gained the courage and wisdom to make her voice heard. Today, she freely shares her hard-won knowledge as a vocal advocate for people with all degrees of hearing loss through her popular blog Xpressive HandZ.
Movie Captioning Update from Alan Kutner
I’m happy to advise that after four years of discussions, the Department of Justice (DOJ), which has the responsibility for interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act, (ADA) especially as it relates to hard of hearing individuals, has finally decided that if a movie is produced with captions, with rare exceptions the theater must provide appropriate equipment to display closed captions for individuals requesting them.
The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article by Tom Avril about research into noise induced hearing loss, with specific reference to rock concerts.
You can read the article HERE