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This page allows you to view or downlaod shared materials for programs about hearing loss among HLAA Chapters. Programs may be PowerPoint presentations, scripts for skits, or just a document that describes how to put on some particular program. The idea is to share those ideas among the chapters in an easy to submit; easy to download form.

So, take a look the program materials in the table below. If you see something you'd like, click on the link and check it out. Feel free to use it for your HLAA chapter needs. Think about what materials you might have that could be shared with other HLAA chapters through this page, and submit them to steve.barber@earthlink.net.

Please note: The materials provided here are ONLY meant for use by HLAA chapters and are not meant for general public use.

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About these Programs

The table below offers HLAA member-supplied programs for chapters to use. Some are scripts or plans for programs; some PowerPoint Presentations; some are references to video tapes that can be acquired.

Program material that is downloadable can be freely used by any HLAA chapter. Most can be used without modification. Some may require you to make changes to localize them for your use. If you make changes to the material, please leave any reference the material contains that give credit to the original author.

How To Share Your Material

If you have a program suitable for sharing, please sent it along with your name, your chapter and permission to list and disseminate it here to steve.barber@earthlink.net. If you can, please do what you can to make the material directly usable by other people. For example, clean it up to eliminate information that may only be locally valid.

You MUST obtain and include permission from the original author if your program material contains copyrighted material or was adapted primarily from a copyrighted source.

If you'd like to volunteer for an on-line team to pull together guidelines, help review/approve submissions etc, please email steve.barber@earthlink.net.

HLAA Shared Programs
Let's Loop North Carolina
Author: Juliette Sterkens Au.D., This is the presentation that Juliette did when she presented at the HLAA Wake Chapter meeting on 8 November, 2016. It's a great presentation that explains why hearing loops are often the best accessibility solution for people with hearing loss and for the venues providing the accessibility. The presentation is available with these links. Use the .pptx link if you have a recent version of PowerPoint on your computer; Use the pdf link if you do not have a recent version of PowerPoint.
A Primer on Living With Hearing Loss
Author: Stephen O. Frazier, Hearing Loss Support Specialist HLAA New Mexico Chapter Coordinator

This is a PowerPoint presentation linked as a .pdf file so anyone with Adobe Reader on their computer or anyone with a smart phone or tablet can see it. Just click on Living With Hearing Loss to see the the presentation.

Situational Strategies
Author: HLAA Wake Chapter Members

This linked .pdf file documents the suggestions Wake Chapter members came up with at the November 2015 meeting. The meeting was designed to get attendees to participate in identifying strategies that worked for them in various situations. A list of possible situations to consider was first presented by the moderator and the attendees were asked to add other situations that might be worth considering. Then the attendees were asked to prioritize the situations to choose the most important to address in this meeting. Then the moderator lead a discussion of each of the selected situations with the attendees suggesting strategies that they found helpful when dealing with hearing loss in that situation. The meeting was one of the liveliest we've had and resulted in a lot if interesting ideas for improving communications in those situations. Click on Situations Success to see the .pdf showing the results of the meeting.

Loops and telecoils
Author: Steve Barber

This Powerpoint presentation focuses on Loops and Telecoils. Juliette was to be the guest of HLAA Wake Chapter in February of 2015 in Raleigh NC, but that visit was thwarted by the worst ice storm of the year. So Wake Chapter scheduled a followup meeting and use many of Juliette's PowerPoint slides for a monthly program meeting in April of 2015. This PowerPoint is the adaptation used for that meeting. If you'd like a broader view of Assistive Listening options for people with hearing loss, you might also want to see the "Introduction to Assistive Listening" presentation, also in this table.

How Can I Use My Telecoils
Author: Steve Barber

This Powerpoint presentation focuses on how you can use your Telecoils. Many people don't understand how useful telecoils can be. They are not just for phones. They can help you hear better at looped facilities, or with appropriate connectivity you can hear the TV, music or podcasts on your smart phone. Some stores are also installing table-top loops at pharmacies, and checkout stations. If you'd like a broader view of Assistive Listening options for people with hearing loss, you might also want to see the "Loops and Telecoils" and "Introduction to Assistive Listening" presentations, also in this table.

Introduction to Assistive Listening
Author: Steve Barber

This Powerpoint presentation focuses on Assistive Listening Options in general.

Who We Are
Author: Julie Olson

This Powerpoint presentation is a great presentation that covers the he history and accomplishments of HLAA. It ends with important ideas for chapter leadership. This presentation was originally shared with delegates at the 2013 HLAA Convention in Portland OR.

  • Download PowerPoint .pptx file. Open with MS PowerPoint (7 mb). Requires PowerPoint 2010 or later and will incude animations.
  • Download PowerPoint .ppt file. Open with MS PowerPoint (8 mb). PowerPoint 1997-2003 can use the .ppt format, but it will lack animations and other features supported by later versions of PowerPoint.
  • Download the Adobe Reader version. (6 mb). Almost any computer (even tablets and phones) can view this if they have Adobe Reader, but animations and some newer features are not available with .pdf files.
Invisible No More
Author: Michael Eury

This Powerpoint presentation covers the "Invisible No More" program developed by HLA-NC.

Hearing Loss Workshop
Author: Mike Gravitz

This Powerpoint presentation provides a wide ranging summary of topics of interest to people with hearing loss.

Hearing Loss Basics for Consumers
Author: Steve Barber, Cary, NC

This Powerpoint presentation provides a consumer focused introduction to hearing loss, getting past denial and vanity, hearing aids, assistive technology, choosing a hearing health care providers, and some information about financial help available.

Savvy Hearing Loss Consumer
Author: Steve Barber, Cary, NC

This Powerpoint presentation was first presented at the HLA-NC Focus on Hearing conference in 2007. It covers the history of hearing loss, getting past denial and vanity, becoming part of the revolution that is occuring in how to deal with hearing loss, and how to become (or serve) savvy consumers.

Vibrant Sound Bridge
Author: Kristin Avitabile, MS CCC-A., Clinical Manager, Southeastern U.S. MED-EL Corporation

This Powerpoint presentation was first presented at the HLA-NC Focus on Hearing conference in 2007. It covers the Vibrant Sound Bridge, an implantable hearing aid marketed by Med-El.

Loop New Mexico Presentation
Author: Original: Prof David Myers, Holland MI
Revised with permission to fit NM and Submitted by: Steve Frazier, NM State Chapter Coordinator

This Powerpoint presentation provides a detailed look at the "Let's Loop New Mexico" project based on a presentation from the "Let's Loop Michigan" program. Note: these are large files, so don't try this on dialup.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Author: Joyce Scott, Little Rock, Ark
Submitted by: Joyce Scott

This Powerpoint presentation includes about 35 questions related to hearing loss and is set up similar to the TV show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire". It could be used in a chapter meeting for part of a program and would be an entertaining way to learn some things about hearing loss. If you can edit a PowerPoint file, you can adapt it to include your own questions and answers fairly easily, but you'd need to know how to use the slide animation feature which is used to replace the original black entry with the red correct answer. Editing the file isn't hard, but if anyone needs any help, just email me at steve.barber@earthink.net. I've included the ppt file, and a pdf file for download. If you can connect live to the Internet, you can also view the HTML version directly from the Internet. Note: a couple of the questions are time sensitive, and will get out of date, so eventually you'll need to use Powerpoint (or an Open Source clone) to edit the questions.

HLAA-What's In It for You?
Author: Steve Frazier, New Mexico Chapter Coordinator
Submitted by: Steve Frazier

This Powerpoint presentation provides a great summary of what Hearing Loss Association of America is doing for us. Most of it is generic and could be useful for any introductory presentation about HLAA. You could use selected slides from the html version, or the .pdf version, or you could (if you have Powerpoint) edit the local information to fit your state and local chapters.

Warning: The .htm and .ppt versions are large files (about 8 MB, so they would take a long time to download if you don't have a high speed Internet connection). The pdf file is much smaller but still nearly 3 MB.

HLADE General Lecture 1
Author: Linda Heller, HLA-DE
Submitted by: Linda Heller, HLA-DE

This Powerpoint presentation is an overview of Delaware's State-Level focus. You can see it with the pdf file. If you have PowerPoint, you can download the ppt version and create a modified copy adapted to the needs of your state. Some Chapters may find some of the points useful in developing a short presentation about their chapter.

Transition to Digital TV; Captions
Author: Steve Barber, HLA-NC
Submitted by: Steve Barber, HLA-NC

This Powerpoint presentation provides the information people with hearing loss need to know about captions and how they are affected by the transition to digital (vs. analog) broadcasts of TV programs. After Feb 17, 2009, all TV broadcasts will be digital. You will need to know how to make your current sets work with that, and in particular, you'll need to know how that affects captions. You don't have to be an expert to give this presentation; there are notes for each slide describing the key points to discuss. There are two versions of the presentation; One with the basics that can be done in about 1 hour, and one with more information which could take somewhat under 2 hours. Download either or both and use as you see fit. Thanks to Dana Mulvany for her review and comments on these presentations.

Myths and Facts for Hearing Loss
Author: Beth Wilson, HLA-RI
Submitted by: Beth Wilson, HLA-RI

This Powerpoint presentation provides a good introduction to some of the things that many people misunderstand about hearing loss. It would be good for a local chapter meeting or to introduce people who don't know much about hearing loss to what it's really like. The ppt file requires MS PowerPoint, but the Adobe Reader version can be viewed on-line, or saved and replayed (or printed) from your local computer even after it's not connected to the Internet.

HLA-MI
Author: Liz Kobylak, HLA-Michigan
Submitted by: Brenda Stimson, HLA-Michigan

This Powerpoint presentation provides an introduction to Hearing Loss Association of America, HLA-Michigan and local chapters. Most of it is generic and could be useful for any introductory presentation about HLAA. You could use selected slides from the html version, or the .pdf version, or you could (if you have Powerpoint) edit the local information to fit your state and local chapters.

Warning: The .htm and .ppt versions are large files (about 8 MB, so they would take a long time to download if you don't have a high speed Internet connection). The pdf file is much smaller.

Self Help
Author: Steve Barber, HLA-Wake County Chapter, Raleigh, NC

This is a short (11 slide) PowerPoint presentation that discusses "Self Help" and what it has meant to HLAA and means to HLAA. It encourages people to see "Self Help" as including not just "helping themselves" but:

  • Receiving help from HLAA and their chapters
  • Helping others in their chapters
  • Outreach in their communities
  • Advocacy that helps all people with hearing loss
Although it doesn't focus on our recent name change, it may also reassure people that in the broader sense, "Self Help" is still an important focus of HLAA.
The Bickersons Skit
Author: Pat Berry, Clear Lake Area Chapter, Seabrook, Tx

This is a short humorous skit about several different hearing loss situations that can be used or modified to allow local chapter members to ham it up and have a good time.

Note: if you don't have MS Word, then View the text file. It will display in your browser. Then use the Edit>Select All. Then Edit>Copy to put it in your clipboard. Then open WordPad (that's under Start>Programs>Accessories) and do an Edit>Paste from your clipboard into WordPad. If the text doesn't wrap correctly in WordPad, you can use WordPad's View>Options menu to choose the wrap style you want.
Introduction to Hearing Aid Features
Author: Steve Barber, Wake Chapter, Raleigh, NC

This is a 24 slide PowerPoint presentation that introduces and briefly explains the basic features available in hearing aids. It covers such things as telecoils, DAI, directional microphones, compression, programmability, digital vs. analog etc. Minimum time required is about an hour, but with time for detailed discussion, it could take a couple of hours or be used to cover two chapter meetings. Much of the presentation is self explanatory, but the ideal presenter would be familiar with the features mentioned.

Communication Rules - Suggestions for Improving Communication
Author: Debra Myers, East Texas HLAA
Adapted (with permission from Sam Trychin) from his Communication Rules book. This book and other Sam Trychin material is available at:

www.trychin.com.

This is a short but very nice PowerPoint presentation recommending rules of communication with hard of hearing people for both hearing and hard of hearing people. While on the surface it looks like there are many slides, there are, in fact, only about five. Depending on the amount of discussion, it might be given in as little as about 30 minutes and would make a good program, especially for people new to hearing loss. Much of the presentation is self explanatory, and some speaker notes are included. Almost anyone could successfully give this presentation at a chapter meeting.

Hearing Loss and the Medical Setting
Author: Beth Wilson, RI HLAA

This is a 35 slide PowerPoint presentation that would be great for training medical personal about helping patients who have a hearing loss. It explains many things about providing medical services to someone with a hearing loss that could greatly help the medical staff. It might be interesting to present this program to people with hearing loss so they'll know what they should expect their medical providers to do, but it's primarily designed to present to medical staff so that they will know how to best serve people with hearing loss. Much of the presentation is self explanatory, and there are some speaker notes as part of the file, but the ideal presenter would be somewhat familiar with the communication strategies, and tools for both deaf and hard of hearing people.

Phone Tips for People With Hearing Loss
Author: Steve Barber, Wake Chapter, Raleigh, NC

This is a 24 slide PowerPoint presentation that introduces various phone technology and assistive technology that can help people with hearing loss use phones. It covers some strategies for using the phone when your hearing is limited, and offers options for using the phone even if your hearing is completely uneffective. Minimum time required is about an hour, but with time for detailed discussion, it could take a couple of hours or be used to cover two chapter meetings. Much of the presentation is self explanatory, and there are some speaker notes as part of the file, but the ideal presenter would be familiar with the phone technology and strategies for people with hearing loss.

Tips for Hard of Hearing People in a Medical Setting
Author: Beth Wilson, RI HLAA

This is a 21 slide PowerPoint presentation that provides wonderful tips for how hard of hearing people can take care of many problems that arise from their hearing loss when they have a medical appointment. Much of the presentation is self explanatory, and there are some speaker notes as part of the file. Nearly anyone could present this program at an HLAA meeting.

Tips for Hard of Hearing People in the Workplace
Author: Beth Wilson, RI HLAA

This is a 52 slide PowerPoint presentation that covers a broad range of worplace issues. It's designed to help hard of hearing people know what to expect and how to succeed in the workplace. It covers the ADA, accommodations, and strategies that can be helpful. Much of the presentation is self explanatory, and there are some speaker notes as part of the file, but the ideal presenter would be somewhat familiar with the workplace issues for for people with hearing loss.

Senior Citizens Council 2000
Author: Carrie Welter, Augusta HLAA Chapter, Augusta, Ga

This is a 22 slide PowerPoint presentation that's a nice introduction to hearing loss. It's high level and designed for a Senior Citizen's Council, but could easily be adapted for almost any introductory outreach opportunity.

What is HLAA Doing for Me?
Author: Carrie Welter, Augusta HLAA Chapter, Augusta, Ga
NEW! Updated to NEW HLAA Name
NEW! Also Available as Adobe Reader file (.pdf)

This is a short (11 slide) PowerPoint presentation that introduces HLAA and encourages people to join. It's short enough that it could be used as part of a chapter program or as part of an outreach program to inspire people about HLAA.

Introduction to Hearing Loss
Author: Steve Barber, Wake HLAA Chapter, Raleigh, NC

This relatively long PowerPoint presentation introduces hearing loss and encourages people to join HLAA. You should plan at least an hour and maybe more to give this. It can be broken up into parts and given over several meetings. There are not notes, but the topics are simple enough that most experienced HLAA people could talk their way through the slides. Different people can handle the various parts. It assumes a reasonable understanding of hearing loss by the presenters, but is designed to be given to people who are not necessarily familiar with hearing loss. It covers (at a very high level) How We Hear, What Happens When Hearing is Lost, Coping Skills, Hearing Aids, ALDs, Cochlear Implants, Phones, Relay, and an introduction of HLAA.



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