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Valentine's Day Issue
February 14, 2017

CHC clients are falling in love with some really terrific new innovations in hearing technology. Cellion by Signia is a rechargeable hearing aid that provides 24 hours of continued use with a single charge. Beyond by Widex is a Made-for-iPhone hearing aid with countless opportunities for customizing your listening experience. Try these and other devices free at our Hearing Technology Event February 21-23 at CHC in NYC. It's a sweetheart deal for Buzz readers in honor of Valentine's Day.  Learn more.  

Sound Advice by Ruth Bernstein

Happy Valentine's Day! Although this article is about my love affair with an iPhone, the information is useful for most smartphones. People with hearing loss appreciate being able to communicate without using their ears. Smartphones make that easy by providing visual and tactile options. I've had an iPhone since May, 2012. I had no intention of getting a smartphone because I couldn't hear on the cell phone I had....    Read more. 

Audiology Conference May 11th

CHC and CaringKind are pleased to present Hearing Loss, Dementia & Healthy Aging: Audiologist as Gatekeeper? - an audiology conference May 11th in NYC. Audiologists, related professionals and graduate students in audiology and related professions are invited to join us as we examine the audiologist's unique opportunity to act as gatekeeper for older adults with hearing loss who are also at risk for dementia.  Learn more. 

COMEDY NIGHT APRIL 19TH!             
Honoring Arlene Romoff

Love stand-up comedy but struggle to hear the punch lines? Don't miss the 31st Annual Comedy Night, April 19th, at Carolines on Broadway! All jokes are accessible to people with hearing loss via captioning, ALDs and ASL interpreters. It's going to be a rollicking good time and an opportunity to honor advocate, author and CHC friend, Arlene RomoffLearn more.

By Ellen Lafargue, AuD, CCC-A

With over-the-counter aids on the horizon, the hearing technology marketplace is in the midst of significant change. The FDA, in response to new legislation, is rethinking certain restrictions on the sale of hearing aids, a move that would impact both accessibility and price. Here's what an educated consumer needs to know.  Read more.  

Expanded Services at CHC

The Baker Family Emotional Health and Wellness Center at CHC is pleased to announce the expansion of psychotherapy services for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The program's Director, Jeff Wax, LCSW-R, leads a team of compassionate c ounselors who are fluent in ASL and uniquely experienced in addressing the needs of children and adolescents with hearing loss.  Learn more.  

Program Begins March 23

Communicate with Success is a free 8-week program for seniors beginning March 23rd at CHC-NY. It's designed to improve the communication skills of older adults with hearing loss. Through demonstrations, interactive exercises and discussions, participants will learn to feel more confident communicating in a variety of everyday situations. Speech-language pathologist Janet Pierro facilitates.  Learn more.  

LaBato and Carione, 105th Annual Meeting
106TH ANNUAL MEETING            
April 4, 2017

Save the date! CHC's 106th Annual Meeting takes place April 4th at 52 Broadway in NYC. Join us in honoring a roster of remarkable individuals who inspire us through their achievements and make the world a better place for people with hearing loss. The meeting runs 4:45-6:00 p.m. with a reception afterwards. More details to come.  Learn more.  

HLAA NYC CHAPTER NEWS               
Weinstein Presents Feb. 21st

The Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter, offers a wealth of information and support for people striving to live better with hearing loss. Click below to read the latest newsletter. And don't miss audiologist Barbara Weinstein facilitating the February 21st meeting when the topic is What Audiologists Need to Know But Didn't Learn in Graduate School: Please Help Us Help You Learn more.  

CHC IS BBB APPROVED!              
Charity Seal Holder Program

Did you know CHC is a longstanding member of the Better Business Bureau's Charity Seal Holder Program? We meet BBB's stringent standards for charity accountability. That's great news for you because you can be confident your tax-deductile gift will have the biggest impact possible on the lives of CHC families. Spread the love this Valentine's Day and let our kids know how much you care.  Donate.  

The staff at the Center for Hearing and Communication wishes you a safe and happy 2017!

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