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The Buzz E-N ewsletter
January 18, 2018


With 2018 underway, please know that CHC is deeply committed to being your partner in healthy hearing. We're here to help you and your family access more and better sound. To that end, we invite you to try exciting new hearing technology on us! Contact CHC-NY to schedule a free listening demonstration and be eligible for hearing aid discounts up to 20%. This offer is good through 1/31/18 only, so don't miss out!  Learn more. 


CHC welcomed an outstanding audiologist to the team in 2017, Michele DiStefano, MS, CCC-A. Ms. DiStefano came to us with expertise honed at Beth Israel Medical Center, Clarke Schools, and New York Eye and Ear. In a brief Q&A, she discusses her passion for audiology and the rewards of working with clients of all ages.  Read Q&A.

RuthBernstein SOUND ADVICE BY RUTH BERNSTEIN             
Reflections on Coping with Hearing Loss

Like many people with hearing loss, I read a lot because that is my preferred mode of learning. I recently read a story on the Chabad website, written by Rabbi Sholom Goodman. He writes movingly about his communication experiences as someone who stutters. He focuses on the need for empathy, resilience and advocacy. While hearing loss and stuttering present very different challenges, I was struck by...  Read more. 

Visit CHChearing.org/pay

We've just made it more convenient for you to pay your bills for CHC's clinical services. Visit CHChearing.org/pay to make online payments. Have your invoice number and dates of service handy. Moving forward, this link will be on all your invoices. We hope this makes life a little easier.  Pay bill. 

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?             
CHC Alum Melissa Felder

We first got to know Melissa when her parents, Robyn and Barry Felder, brought her to CHC in New York when she was just a year old. Extensive testing confirmed what her parents already suspected: Melissa was deaf. A journey to hearing had begun. Her parents enrolled her in CHC's auditory-oral program, and for years...  Read more. 

Welcoming New Mentors and Mentees

The next gathering for CHC's Mentor Program is Feb. 7, 6-8pm, at CHC-NY. Pizza is back by popular demand. But expect some surprising games and activities. New mentors (ages 19-30) and mentees (8-13) are welcome. Contact Dana Selznick, Coordinator of the Family Resource Center, at 917-305-7855 or dselznick@CHChearing.org to learn more.  See photos. 

Download GalaPro for Free

Broadway just got more accessible! A new app, GalaPro, scrolls scripts in real-time on your mobile device. It was unveiled at the Broadway Accessibility Summit, courtesy of Schubert Theaters, the Broadway League, Sound Associates and TDF/TAP. Ruth Bernstein and Terrence Williams weigh in on this exciting technology.  Read more. 

Music Icon Copes with Hearing Issues

Eric Clapton, age 72, spoke up recently about his debilitating health issues. At the top of the list: hearing loss and tinnitus. Amazingly, he's still driven to record and perform. We hope Clapton's candor inspires others to take action. Hearing protection, tinnitus therapy and annual hearing screenings are steps that promote a lifetime of healthy hearing.  Read more. 

Hear with CHC

Teletherapy is giving more families access to CHC's renowned clinical staff. Through live interactive-video conferencing, children 0-3 and their parents can receive listening and spoken language training in the comfort of their own home. This free program - Hear with CHC - is ideal for families who live a distance from CHC or other qualified providers.    Learn more. 

SAVE THE DATE         

Mark your calendar!
  • HLAA-NYC Meeting (2/20) - Holly Cohen and Nancy Williams lead an interactive session on Recognizing and Confronting Stigma Feb. 20th, 6:30-8pm, in the Assembly Room of the Community Church of NY (40 E. 35th St.).  Learn more.
  • Communication Course for Seniors (3/1) - Communicate with Success is a free 8-week program starting March 1st to improve communication skills of older adults with hearing loss. Speech-language pathologist Janet Pierro facilitates. Learn more.
  • Comedy Night (4/25) - This one-of-a-kind evening of stand-up comedy made accessible for people with hearing loss takes place April 25th at Carolines on Broadway. More details to come!

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