On January 17, the NYC chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will host our annual interactive program, where chapter members share stories and advice without an outside moderator or speaker. The topic this year is how hearing loss affects us emotionally and psychologically. Attendees will talk about specific challenges they’ve faced — with technology, getting accommodations, with family, friends, the workplace, or in the public sector — and how they managed them. Others are invited to contribute their own experiences in similar situations.
Chapter President Katherine Bouton will facilitate the discussion. Katherine has had progressive bilateral hearing loss since age 30. The cause is unknown. She received a cochlear implant in her left ear in 2009 and wears a hearing aid in her right. In addition to serving as president of the New York City Chapter she 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, “Living Better with Hearing Loss” (2015), and “Smart Hearing” (2018), a guide to living with hearing loss. Ms. Bouton is a former editor at and contributor to The New York Times, where her areas of expertise included the intersection of science, health and social issues.
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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.