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HLAA WEBINAR:
Coping With The Coronavirus and Isolation

Dear Members and Friends of HLADE,

Since we all know that our statewide HLADE support group meetings are cancelled for the foreseeable future, we want you to know that we hope to keep you connected and supported to other deaf and hard of hearing people online.

The Hearing Loss Association of America(HLAA) just posted this video on isolation. We urge you to listen to Dr. Harvey's advice and suggestions.

If you do have a hearing health need during this Co-Vid 19 health crisis, please contact us at hlade@comcast.netor (302)388-9459 (V/TEXT/visual voicemail)

Stay safe and be well!

Linda
Linda Heller, President
Hearing Loss Association of Delaware(HLADE)

President, Hearing Loss Association of America- Delaware Chapters
Ph: (302) 276-0956 (V/TTY/Relay) oe 302-388-9459
Email: hlade@comcast.net
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COVID-19 Resources for the deaf and hard of hearing!  
 

Many Thanks to
Sprint Accessibility
for Supporting HLADE!


Many thanks to Sprint Accessibility and its Captel program for their generous support of HLADE's web site redesign project.

The project includes the masthead redesign, above, updating the format to a wide screen presentation, new links to hearing technology, and other updates throughout the site.

These updates could not be made without Sprint's generous donation to our cause. THANK YOU!


Free Smoke Detector for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Contact your local fire department to get one installed!


Click here. print, complete and send.


Free ICann Communications Technology
Can Aid Deaf & Blind in Delaware

People with combined hearing and vision loss may be eligible for free communications equipment and training through the iCanConnect program, which is administered in Delaware by UD's Center for Disabilities Studies. Click for the YouTube Video or the Latest ICann Connect Info.



New Study Shows Mom's Voice Activates
Child's Brain When They Hear It!

A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that a much larger area of the brain is activated when children hear their mother’s voice. For the full article, go to hearinghealthmatters.org


"So exactly what is earwax?"

Here's an interesting article on earwax and how to take care of it!.

 
HLAA2020 Convention CANCELLED!!

Dear HLAA Members and Supporters,

When the coronavirus hit in early March, we had hopes that we could still hold the HLAA2020 Convention this June.

Like you, we were watching the news and listening to guidelines from the CDC. It quickly became clear that cancelling this event that we all look forward to was a real possibility.

The worsening situation in New Orleans and other parts of our country made it clear what we should do.

I want to thank our attendees, exhibitors, corporate partners, speakers, chapter and state leaders, and Board members for your patience and support while I was working with the New Orleans Marriott on a contingency.

Cancelling this event is a disappointment for our community, but an absolute necessity to protect our health and help our country fight this pandemic.

Hearing loss is isolating enough and now we are further separated with the stay-at-home orders. HLAA is creating online resources and adding free captioned webinars and support sessions to help our members and constituents through this crisis.

We plan to deliver some of the featured content from the HLAA2020 Convention online in June. We are looking into technology solutions and talking with our sponsors about how best to do this.

We will Refund Your Registration Fee or Turn it into a Donation Please let us know your choice by Friday, April 17

Some of you have generously offered to waive a refund of your paid registration fee as a way to support HLAA. While convention fees and sponsorships allow us to put on a fun and engaging event each year, they also fund staff time, software, and convention programming.

The HLAA Convention provides funds we rely on and donations will help continue essential HLAA programs during this challenging time. We appreciate your donations.

If you wish to offer your paid registration as a donation, please email Amanda Watson at convention@hearingloss.org and let her know by Friday, April 17. We will send you an acknowledgment for your tax records. HLAA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

If you would like a refund, please email Amanda Watson at convention@hearingloss.org by Friday, April 17, 2020. You can also call Amanda on her direct line: 240.324.6073. If we don't hear from you by April 17, we will consider this a donation.

Stay Tuned If you are a sponsor, presenter, exhibitor, or award recipient, we will follow-up with specific information by phone or email.

I appreciate the emails and calls I've received concerning the HLAA2020 Convention.

Right now, please be safe and well and stay connected to HLAA. We want to be here for you in any way we can.

Kind regards,

Barbara Kelley
@BKelley_HLAA
 
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COVID-19 Resources for the deaf and hard of hearing!


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Delawareans, Please complete the National Disability COVID 19 Survey! Help people with disabilities now! Thanks!
 


 

Important! Here's a summary of the most frequent or important questions received by the National Deaf Center's help team. For more information and tips during the COVID-19 crisis, visit Nationaldeafcenter.org/covid19.

Q: How can deaf students access audio content online (without an FM system or other tools)?

Strategies for students to maximize audio access at home:
** Connect your computer directly to the internet (using an ethernet or LAN cord) rather than relying on Wifi. Using Wifi may reduce audio quality.

** Use an external speaker plugged into your device, either hardwired or connected via Bluetooth and has its own power supply and amplifier, which will boost and enrich sound quality.

** Find headphones that fit over the personal hearing device (e.g., hearing aids or implant) or can cover the microphone. Circumaural headphones (that completely cover the ears) help block out external noises, especially those with noise-cancelling capabilities.

For more information, please see the Tipsheet
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Watch "Free Communications Technology Can Aid Deaf & Blind in Delaware" on YouTube

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HLADE - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Connect Delaware

Delaware Relay Service On Facebook!

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New Study Shows Mom's Voice Activates
Child's Brain When They Hear It!

A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that a much larger area of the brain is activated when children hear their mother’s voice. For the full article, go to hearinghealthmatters.org


Wilmington Informal Coffee Support Group Meetings Suspended

In compliance with the Governor's guidance on social distancing, restrictions on group meetings, and the closing of eat-in faacilities, our meetings at Panera Bread on Wilmington's Concord Pike have been suspended until further notice.

Please be safe. We'll get together again as soon as it becomes safe for us to do so.