Hearing Loss Association of America

 

The Nation's Voice For People With Hearing Loss

 

        Palm Beach County Chapter

 

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MARCH MEETING PROGRAM

Susan Diegelman, Director, Public Affairs, AT&T will be talking about something people with hearing difficulties and speech impairment have been hoping for.

 

 

 

 

APRIL MEETING PROGRAM

 

The April program is about Seniors vs. Crime - identity theft, scams, as well as financial fraud; something we all need to be aware of.

See below for the complete program description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who We Are

  •  We're a non-profit non-sectarian educational organization devoted to the welfare and interest of those who cannot hear well but are committed to participation in a world where others hear and they don't.

  General Purpose For Our Existence

  • To bring help, hope, and happiness to hard of hearing people.  To help people with all degrees of hearing loss to understand their problem, learn how to deal with it, and cope with day-to-day situations that arise.  Make hearing loss and issue of National concern.     

 We Are Not Just Meetings!

  • We provide speaker programs for community and social organizations on "Living With Hearing Loss'

  •   At meetings, seminars and speaking engagements, we always setup a display of available assistive listening devices

  •   We Conduct lip reading classes for members of our chapter at no charge.  We have classes for  beginners and advanced students.

  •  We have created a library of educational Power Point programs highlighting the dangers of being hearing impaired.

  •  We work with local Law Enforcement agencies to foster agency awareness of  how to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing drivers.

 

Volunteers & New Members

      ● We're Always Looking for new Members & Volunteers to join in a worth while and satisfactory           undertaking that provides fulfillment, Keeps you interested and helps maintain the quality of life for our hard-of -hearing.

 

    Please click on the meeting tab to see the dates and times of our meetings

 

 

MARCH MEETING PROGRAM

 

Susan Diegelman, Director, Public Affairs, AT&T will be talking about something people with hearing difficulties and speech impairment have been hoping for; changes in ATT’s IP Protocols – the language that modern computers and devices use to talk to each other. The proposed changes are designed to make it easier for seniors, deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired people who use cell phones, laptops, tablets and TVs. We will learn how these changes will be implemented and how we can adapt to them.

Susan works closely with stakeholders in the areas of seniors, people with disabilities and general consumer protections. She has been with ATT since 2006 and joined the Public Affairs team in 2013. Susan serves on the boards of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the Mount Holyoke Club of the National Capitol Region.

 

APRIL MEETING PROGRAM

 

The April program is about Seniors vs. Crime - identity theft, scams, as well as financial fraud; something we all need to be aware of.

The speaker is Ira Slakter, a Seniors vs. Crime volunteer for more than 12 years.

Seniors vs. Crime is a special project of the Florida Attorney General.  What began as a crime prevention program involving seniors in educating other seniors has evolved into a statewide program (40 offices) to seniors and non-seniors who may have been victimized or otherwise taken advantage of by businesses and other service providers.

In his previous life, Ira was in broadcast marketing, with many years at CBS, NBC, ABC and Hearst in various sales and management positions, followed by a 10-year stint as V-P Marketing for a firm servicing the broadcast industry.  And finally, as an owner of a boutique advertising agency, retiring in Florida with his wife, Ann, in 2000.