March Meeting – Round Table – Update

Chapter Vice President Andy Walker led a wide ranging discussion of problems in dealing with hearing loss, with a focus on solutions.  Major topics included:

  • Television captioning:  how and when it works, how to use it, where to complain when it doesn’t.  Many comments about accuracy, and timing.  Not discussed, but worth mentioning is the readability  of captions on the screen.  Many TV’s allow control of the size and color of the text, and background color – solid, transparent, semi=transparent, etc. This can make a big difference in readability.
  • Using the telephone:  T-coil operation and various other means of direct audio input to the HA or CI.
  • The value of alerting others to your hearing loss.
  • Remote microphones of many types.





Attendees numbered 18, and included 4 visitors.

Important announcements:

  • Contributions have been made to the Jeanes Library and UPTOWN Theater in West Chester.  A number of members will see Spamalot at the UPTOWN next month, to experience their new loop system.
  • Applications are being received for two HLAA National Convention Scholarships, one in memory of former member Tony Finamore. The convention is in Salt Lake City in June.   Get the application form HERE
  • HLAA-PA Lunch & Learn on April 30 at the Radisson Valley Forge will be addressed by Steven Eliades, MD, PhD of Penn Medicine about cochlear implants. Get the registration form HERE
  • The 2017 Walk4Hearing will be on October 22 at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia.
  • HLAA picnic at Fort Washington State Park on July 16.  Save the date!
  • April 3 meeting –  CaptionCall Representative will speak.
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