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., email@example.com 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, May 13, 2017: Hearing Loss Association Meeting
Steve Sells, hearing-impaired Engineer, will speak on the problems of Hearing in Difficult Situations which can be helped by use of the "Roger Pen" which works with T-coils in hearing aids.
Refreshments at 9:30 a.m; Program at 10, at the Oakland Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Fabiola Bldg., 3801 Howe St., Lower Level, Room G26. All are welcome! Park free on Saturday in the garage across Howe St. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kay at 510/886-4717.
Steering Committee Leader, Kay Athos, email@example.com
Vice President/Outreach & Advocacy, Gerald Niesar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary, Kathy Fairbanks, email@example.com
Treasurer, Len Bridges, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership, Amy Mass, email@example.com
Publicity, Kay Athos, firstname.lastname@example.org
Audio Loop, Peter Townsend, email@example.com
Newsletter Editor, Nancy Asmundson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Database, Dale Davis, email@example.com
ALD Loan Program, George Chin Sr., firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments, Betty Thomas
President Emeritus, Bruce Harris, email@example.com