January 4 6:00-7:30
At the annual interactive meeting of the NYC chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America on January 4 at 6:00-7:30, Katherine Bouton and Holly Cohen will moderate a discussion of What We’ve Learned from the Pandemic: the bad and, surprisingly, the good. Attendees will be invited to share their stories about what they have learned during the pandemic.
Katherine has had progressive bilateral hearing loss since age 30. She received a cochlear implant in her left ear in 2009 and wears a hearing aid in her right. She is immediate past president of the New York City Chapter of HLAA and served on HLAA’s national board of trustees from 2012 to 2020. She is the author of “Shouting Won’t Help” (2013), a memoir of adult-onset hearing loss, and “Smart Hearing” (2018), a guide to living with hearing loss. Her blog “Smart Hearing” appears on her website, and formerly appeared on AARP online. Her professional career included two decades as an editor of The New York Times, where her areas of expertise included the intersection of science, health and social issues.
Holly served as President of the Chapter and has presented about hearing loss stigma at four HLAA national conventions, audiology conferences and corporate venues. Her articles on hearing loss were featured in The Hearing Journal and Hearing Health magazine. In addition, Holly is one of the executive producers of the award-winning documentary about hearing loss, We Hear You. A link to the film can be found on the film website. Prior experience includes CEO of a small business and over twenty-five years as a Career Coach at global outplacement firms, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Center for Professional Development. As a Trustee of TDF (Theatre Development Fund), she advocates through its Theater Accessibility Programs (TAP) to provide access to theatre for patrons with disabilities.
To register for this captioned program, click here. After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link.
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The New York City Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America is a vibrant, diverse community dedicated to helping people with hearing loss lead more satisfying and productive lives. At the chapter’s monthly meetings, speakers address topics such as hearing aids and hearing-aid alternatives, assistive technology, interpersonal strategies, and advocacy initiatives. Those of you who are interested can find information about our organization on our chapter website by clicking here.