Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Located one block east of Broadway, off of W. MacArthur Boulevard, close to I-580 and Highway 24
|When Do We Meet?||
The Hearing Loss Association-East Bay meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month except July & August. Snacks and socialize at 9:30 am, Program/Meeting 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Small Group Meeting follows and starts at 11:45 am.
Free in the Kaiser garage on Howe Street. The Kaiser Fabiola Bldg. is at 3801 Howe Street, off of W. MacArthur Blvd. one block east of Broadway.
|Assistive Listening Devices||
We use a room loop and have an exceptionally clear amplifier system. Use the T-coils (also called telecoils) in your hearing aids to hear clearly and to understand every word spoken at the meeting.
Hearing Aids not enough?
We have PocketTalkers (small microphone/amplifiers) to loan, they allow you to hear in noisy places like restaurants. If they work for you, we can help you buy your own at low cost. Contact George Chin Sr., firstname.lastname@example.org and meet him at our meeting
Guests are always welcome. Come early to get a snack and get acquainted. We serve the entire East Bay, including the communities of Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, Emeryville, Kensington, San Leandro, San Pablo, Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, and beyond.
Hearing Problems? Our meetings are fun, friendly, informative, and remarkably effective. There is always time for questions (on the meeting topic or not), and for discussing your problems with other members, who often have personal experiences they will be glad to share with you. Some of our members now have the Phonak Roger Pen and find it useful at restaurants. Questions not answered? We have a Small Group Meeting following the main meeting where there is time to air your personal concerns.
If you are considering buying hearing aids, our members will be pleased to discuss their experiences with different brands and dispensers. It is an excellent source of information on hearing aids and on the less expensive assistive listening devices (ALDs) that can solve difficult problems of hearing in meetings, restaurants, and other noisy places.
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Saturday, September 9, 2017: Hearing Loss Association Meeting
Our speaker JERRY CARDOSO has 20+ years working in telecommunications, and with the hearing impaired in the Video Relay Service (VRS) and California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) as a Field Operations Specialist. Along with specialized telephones, Jerry will demonstrate the latest mobile accessories such as HearAll (cell phone amplifier) and Quattro (Audio neck loop with Bluetooth) Refreshments at 9:30 a.m; Program at 10, at the Oakland Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Fabiola Bldg., 3801 Howe St., Lower Level, Room G26. Park free on Saturday in garage across Howe. Email: email@example.com or call Kay at 510/886-4717.
Steering Committee Leader, Kay Athos, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President/Outreach & Advocacy, Gerald Niesar, email@example.com
Secretary, Kathy Fairbanks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer, Len Bridges, email@example.com
Membership, Amy Mass, firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicity, Kay Athos, email@example.com
Audio Loop, Peter Townsend, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Editor, Nancy Asmundson, email@example.com
Database, Dale Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALD Loan Program, George Chin Sr., email@example.com
Refreshments, Betty Thomas
President Emeritus, Bruce Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org