Masthead graphic Hearing Loss Association of America - Delaware Chapters - hlade.org
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
Facebook

 
 
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!.

 

Featured Member
Sara Spoors Lundquist


Sara Spoors Lundquist

Sarah Spoors Lundquist, wife and mother of two, had multiple ear infections as a child and has undergone several ear tube surgeries.

Despite this, she still primarily relies on voice and hearing, though with one of her sons having hearing loss, she is planning to learn more sign language in the future.

Sarah does a morning radio show titled "Sundays with Sara", covering a variety of topics such as music, stories, sports, news, and even birthdays. Some other parts of her job involve recording, producing commercials, and computer work.

While not at her day job, Sarah writes on her two blogs, "Ausomemomma - Musings of a Mom" and "Prairie Grass and Hearing Aids".

The former regards everyday life with her son who is on the autism spectrum, while the other is centered on hearing loss in a small town.

Sarah hopes to keep the blogs growing and hopes that they feed a need for writings about hearing loss.

Sarah also donates her time helping with emails for the Say What Club, a Worldwide Forum for People with Hearing Loss.

She also welcomes people to the group and asks questions. Sarah strives to help the hearing loss community, saying to "Look for people that know the struggles of communication. We can all learn from each other and hold each other up. Read more here!

Coronavirus is Still With Us!
Here's a Mask You Can
Lip-Read Through!

Ashsley lawrence is a 21-yar-old college student who realized Corona Virus masks have one fundamental flaw: the deaf and hard of hearing can't communicate through them.

In a recent article on ModernMet.com, she said “As a college student studying Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, I have a great appreciation for the ways in which the world is designed with hearing people in mind.”

“Those who rely on lip-reading or ASL to communicate are often cut off from their source of communication when doctors and nurses don surgical masks.”

So using some old cotton material and translucent plastic fabric - she re-invented traditional so thopse who lip read or rely on facial expressions have a much better way to communicate.

And she's giving away the secret to anyone who wants to make some for themselves. Here's her tutorial. So get sewing!

 
Hot Topics!


 

COVID-19 Resources for the deaf and hard of hearing!

 


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
  Am I Deaf or deaf?
  Watch "Free Communications Technology Can Aid Deaf & Blind in Delaware" on YouTube

Watch "Free Communications Technology Can Aid Deaf & Blind in Delaware" on YouTube

Connect on Facebook Groups and Resources!
HLADE - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Connect Delaware

Delaware Relay Service On Facebook!

Facebook for D/HOH Amtrak Riders



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.
horizontal line
Hearing Loss - An Issue of National Health Concern
Unless otherwise noted, all text and images at this site are Copyright
Hearing Loss Assn. of Delaware. All rights reserved.


HLADE
Bear, Delaware 19701
(302) 276-0956 (V/TTY/711)
hlade@comcast.net  or  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1029205117128689/www.hlade.org


2020-07-12
small certificate validating site accessibility