Save the Date – Dec. 2nd – for NVRC Annual Meeting & Pancake Breakfast

September 21, 2017 in Community News, NVRC Announcements, NVRC Calendar

 SAVE THE DATE

Saturday – DECEMBER 2, 2017

NVRC’s Board & Staff would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, December 2nd at 9:30 AM for a complimentary pancake breakfast. Come and enjoy some great food and fun company.

At 11:00, we will have our annual business meeting where members will vote in our new Board members and can hear about the changes happening at NVRC and the road for the future.

More information and RSVP soon!

Location at :
NVRC – Reuben I. Altizer Meeting Room

3951 Pender Drive, 
Suite 130, 
Fairfax, VA 22030

 

 

 

Virginia Association of the Deaf 60th Biennial VAD Conference

August 31, 2017 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness

“Protecting Our Rights to be Heard”

October 26-28, 2017
 
Country Inn & Suites
5327 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
1-540-898-1800

President’s Reception, Bowling Night, Meeting/Election, Exhibit Booths,
Workshops, Lunch, Banquet, Awards, Door Prizes

Downloads in pdf flyers:

2017 VAD Conference Flyer

Bowling Fun Night

2017 VAD Membership Form

Discount Room rate: $89 under VAD Block until October 12

President’s Reception, Bowling Night, Meeting/Election, Exhibit Booths, Workshops,
Lunch Banquet/Awards/Door Prizes
October 26, Thursday night President Reception is open to all at a restaurant TBA.
October 27, Friday, Bowling Fun Night 7 pm-9pm

5801 Southpoint Centre Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
540-710-7467
Bowling Party Group $11 per person for unlimited games, shoes & unlimited pizza.
Bowling Fun Night

Contact VAD President Jeanne Lavelle at JALavelle@cox.net or VP 571-350-8029

Make check or money order payable to VAD with memo 2017 Conference and mail it to
Registration Chair: Deborah McKague,
VP 434-688-3391 and Email: deborah.mckague@gmail.com.

FIND All updated information on the VAD.org Website

Northern Virginia Tinnitus Support Group Season Kickoff Meeting – Tues. Sept. 19th

August 17, 2017 in Community Events, Tinnitus

Please join us:

Date:  Tuesday, September 19th at 7:30PM
Guest Speaker:  To be announced

Location: Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130
Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions to NVRC:  http://www.nvrc.org/about/directions/

Note:  we are starting at 7:30PM.  Many of you have experienced serious traffic issues.  Hopefully, the 30-minute change in start time will help.

SPECIAL REQUEST:  We are attempting to publicize our group and meetings.  We are trying to do that via Patch.com and Nextdoor.com.  If you can join these “neighborhood” sites, and post our meeting notice, it will be much appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you!

HLAA • DC – 2nd annual family fun day – Sept. 9th

August 17, 2017 in Community Events, Community News

Family Fun Day!

Picnic in Rock Creek Park

When: Saturday, September 9th 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Rock Creek Park, picnic area #24 Join us for a day of family fun! There will be toys, food, and fun!

Feel free to bring a potluck side dish or entree to share. HLAA will provide the paper goods, cups, and ice, bottled water, soda, charcoal, and a selection of hamburgers, hotdogs, and veggie- burgers with condiments. A donation of $5 per adult is appreciated (but not required) to cover the cost of the event. We will plan to start grilling around 4:00pm, but you are welcome to come any time from 3:00 pm – 7:00pm.

Please RSVP by September 1st with the number of people in your group and the type of side dish you’d like to bring to Rachel at rsteven6@kent.edu .

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NVRC 2018 Gala – Information- details to come

August 17, 2017 in Community Events, NVRC, NVRC Announcements, NVRC Calendar

 

We are very excited and busy gearing up for the NVRC Gala!

The Gala has been rescheduled to Spring 2018 to make it even bigger and better!

We will be sending out a Save the Date announcement this Fall, so please be looking for it. Thank You!

Watch for Updates HERE!

 

HLAA Walk4 Hearing – Saturday. October 21st

July 25, 2017 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events, Community News

Register for HLAA walk4 Hearing

Walk 4 Hearing – SAVE THE DATE

Washington DC Walk 4 Hearing
Cameron Run Regional Park
4001 Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, VA
Saturday, October 21, 2017

REGISTER at walk4hearing.org

Beginner ASL  Class (6 weeks) Starts Wednesdays August 23

July 21, 2017 in Community News

  • Wednesdays August 23  – September 27

    ~ 6:30pm-8:30pm – 

Cost – $150

Beginner ASL is an introductory course to American Sign Language, the Community and the Culture. Students will learn fingerspelling, numbers, gestures, glossing and an introduction to ASL signs.

All – Classes will be held at : NVRC – 3951 Pender Drive,  Suite 130,  Fairfax, VA 22030

Register here

ADWAS Announces Expansion of the National Deaf Hotline

April 13, 2017 in Community News

 

 

ADWAS is excited to announce that the National Deaf Hotline Services has been expanded to 24/7. Our hours are no longer limited to Monday – Friday and from 9AM- 5PM (PCT). We would like to share this information to the Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, and Hard-of-Hearing community by distributing and sharing this accessible resource that is readily made available for the survivors, family members & friends, and service providers.

VA Relay Survey – VDDHH and Hamilton Relay

April 13, 2017 in Community News

 

 

Seek your feedback on using Virginia Relay.
Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey here –www.hamiltonrelay.com/vasurvey

Lawmakers want hearing aids to be easier to get, but doctors object

April 13, 2017 in Community News

 

Boston Globe
By Victoria McGrane GLOBE STAFF
APRIL 11, 2017

WASHINGTON — Patricia Holland of Waltham suffered a panic attack during a vacation in Savannah, Ga., 13 years ago when she lost her hearing aid and had no way to quickly find a replacement. Almost two weeks later, when she finally got one, she teared up with joy even though she had to hand over $2,600.

“If you have hearing loss, it’s amazing how people make you feel like you’re inferior,” said the 79-year-old, who first learned she had age-related hearing loss in her 60s. “You’re made to feel that you’re not adequate, when you’re really highly intelligent.” Read more  . . . .

Exhibitor & Sponsors for Celebrate Communication 2017

April 6, 2017 in Community News

Exhibitor list for Celebrate Communication 2017 >>> Exhibitors 2017

Celebrate Communication – Sponsors 

NVRC extends its appreciation to its sponsors
for their generosity to make this event a success. 

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Virginia Department for the
Deaf and Hard of
Hearing (VDDHH) 

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Virginia Relay

The foundation of all programs at the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) is COMMUNICATION, both as a service through sign language interpreters and assistive technology, and as a means of sharing information through training and education by a team of qualified Outreach Specialists.

VDDHH also serves as the oversight agency for Virginia Relay, the federally mandated telecommunications service for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and speech disabled.

Contact or visit us to learn more about iCanConnect Virginia, a new program offering assistive technology to persons who are deaf-blind, and the TAP Veterans Program providing telecommunications equipment to veterans and returning servicemen and women who have a hearing loss.

VDDHH is located at 1602 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 203, Henrico, VA 23229 with local Outreach offices around the state. For more information, contact us at 1-800-552-7917 v/t or frontdsk@vddhh.virginia.gov, and visit us at  www.vddhh.org www.varelay.orgwww.icanconnectvirginia.org or on our VDDHH and Virginia Relay Facebook pages.

 

Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing the most advanced cochlear implant systems in the world. Acquired by Sonova Holding AG and working with Phonak since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that restores hearing to those with severe-to-profound hearing loss.

With operations in over 50 countries and a track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, AB’s talented, group of technologists and professionals are driven to succeed, work with integrity, and stay firmly committed to quality while delivering unmatched customer service. https://www.advancedbionics.com
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The mission of the Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) is to support the empowerment of deafened people. Late-Deafened Adults are people who have lost the ability to understand speech with or without hearing aids after acquiring spoken language. ALDA is committed to providing a support network and a sense of belonging by sharing our unique experiences, challenges and coping strategies, helping one another find practical solutions and emotional support, and working together with other organizations and service providers for our common good.
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Boston Properties Boston Properties, a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), is one of the largest owners, acquirers and developers of office properties in the United States.  Founded in 1970, the firm owns and manages 151 properties containing more than 43.5 million square feet.  Its portfolio reflects a commitment to architectural excellence, innovative technologies and attention to the highest possible standards of service. Boston Properties maintains regional offices in Boston, New Jersey, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Contact: 202-585-0800 or www.bostonproperties.com

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Cochlear Americas Cochlear Americas
Hear now. And always As the global leader in hearing solutions, Cochlear is dedicated to bringing the gift of sound to people all over the world. With our hearing solutions, Cochlear has reconnected over 250,000 people to their families, friends and communities in more than 100 countries.Along with the industry’s largest investment in research and development, we continue to partner with leading international researchers and hearing professionals, ensuring that we are at the forefront in the science of hearing.For the hearing impaired receiving any one of Cochlear’s hearing solutions, our commitment is that for the rest of their life they will Hear now. And always www.cochlear.com
Duartek, Inc. was founded in June 1987 by Joseph C. Duarte. For more than 20 years, Duartek has taken the lead in providing assistive technology solutions for deaf and hard of hearing people. Duartek specializes in custom engineered systems to provide communications access solutions for deaf and hard of hearing people using Hearing Loops and other assistive technology platforms. Our services include: consulting, engineering, design, and installations of audio systems, hearing assistance systems, home entertainment systems, security systems, and visual notification systems. http://www.duartek.com

 

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Family Hearing Services, Inc. is a private practice that offers comprehensive audiology and hearing aid services to people of all ages in Washington metro area. We are committed to making a difference and improving our patient’s quality of life. Our diagnostic standard is thorough and extensive, and our treatment philosophy is to value the patient’s quality of life above all else. http://familyhearingva.com
Hull Hearing Aid Service – “Better Living Through Better Hearing” For over 75 (Y)EARS Hull Hearing Aid Service, Inc. has offered uncompromising excellence to our hard of hearing family of friends. Our services range from sophisticated testing, at no charge to you, in a sound treated booth that can include tone and speech testing, middle ear analysis and real ear measurement. We provide a personalized fitting based on ear canal size, hand dexterity audiogram and specific environments of most concern to you. www.hullhearing.com

 

 

InnoCaption is being provided by MEZMO Corporation. MEZMO has been doing Research and Development for wired and wireless communication technologies and owns a lot of patents for Internet Protocol-Captioned Telephone Service (IP-CTS). MEZMO also developed related applications on the Android app and iPhone app along with a server and system for service operation and management of this technology.

MEZMO’s goal is to improve or give back hearing equivalency to anyone faced with a hearing loss through the development of new mobile communication technologies. We are very passionate and excited about getting to offer this product.Thank you in advance for the opportunity to serve you. http://www.innocaption.com

MEDELsq MED-EL – Since its founders developed the world’s first microelectronic, multichannel cochlear implant in 1977, MED-EL has set new standards in hearing implant technologies, developing and manufacturing technologically advanced hearing solutions for people with varying degrees of hearing loss. MED-EL hearing implant systems, currently used in over 100 countries, combines the latest scientific advances, engineering and manufacturing techniques for performance, safety and reliability. Products available in the United States include the MAESTRO cochlear implant system and the VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE®, the first FDA-approved implantable middle ear prosthesis. Contact us: implants-usa@medel.com ; www.medel.com

 

 www.NVRC.org NVRC Outreach

 

www.NVRC.org
NVRC Technology Assistive Devices 

 

 

Sorenson Communications® (www.sorenson.com) is a provider of industry-leading communication products and services for the deaf. The company’s offerings include Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®), the highest-quality video interpreting service; the Sorenson ntouch® VP videophone, designed especially for use by deaf individuals; ntouch® PC, software that connects users to SVRS by using a PC and webcam; ntouch® for Mac®, software that connects users to SVRS by using an Apple® computer; ntouch® Tablet, which turns the Apple iPad® with a front-facing camera into a larger-screen mobile VP; and ntouch® Mobile, an application empowering SVRS communication via mobile devices.

 


Verbatim

Verbatim Captioning
Beverly Early, CSR, is a proud sponsor of Celebrate Communication. Beverly Early, a licensed Certified Shorthand Reporter for 28 years, has been providing Verbatim Captioning Services across the United States since 2000.  Contact: 703-628-7789 or CAsomer@aol.com  for more information about closed-captioning, webcasting or CART services.

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Exhibitor List 

  • ASL Access
  • Bridging Hands Camp
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Center For Family Involvement
  • Colorfulcreations00
  • DC Deaf Moviegoers
  • Direct Cellars
  • Fairfax County, Department of Family Services
  • Fairfax County, Office of Human Rights
  • Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office – FREE child identification and fingerprinting
  • Gallaudet University – Office of Admissions and Outreach
  • Gallaudet University – Peer Mentor Program
  • Happy Hands – Deaf Seniors
  • Hearing Loss Association of America
  • Joan’s Knitted Dolls
  • Lesner Hearing Center
  • National Association of the Deaf
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf, Inc
  • Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association
  • Otolaryngology Associates
  • RAZ Mobility
  • Silent meadow
  • Virginia Association of the Deaf, Inc
  • Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness – Va Deaf-Blind Project
  • Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
  • Yellow Leaf Yoga

Updated April 6, 2017

NVRC Rehoboth Beach Vacation RAFFLE

April 1, 2017 in Community Events, Community News

Raffle tickets on sale now through
Celebrate Communication on April 22.

$5.00/ TICKET or FIVE TICKETS for $20.00

Tickets SOLD ONLY at NVRC Office and at
CELEBRATE COMMUNICATION
DRAWING WILL BE at 1:15 pm on April 22nd

You do not need to be present to win!

RAFFLE Includes 3 Nights at a Private Rehoboth Beach Delaware Condo and 1 Large Gift Basket.

Description of Condo:

  • Spring Lake Condominiums – Sussex County, DE
  • 3.5 hours drive from Washington DC area
  • Located off of Coastal Hwy One between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.
  • 15 minute walk to ocean, 15 minute walk to downtown Rehoboth Beach ( 5 minute drive)

Rehoboth has many activities for all ages.  Restaurants, Boardwalk, Beach Walks, Bike and Scooter rentals, Kite Rentals, Outlet Malls, Art Galleries, Concerts, Visitor Center. Ferry service to Cape May New, Jersey from Lewes.  45 minutes north of Ocean City

Cozy ground floor end unit (no stairs).  Free and ample parking.  Exterior patio faces beautiful pond.

One Bedroom (King bed), Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room.  1 and ½ Baths with walk-in shower.  Fully furnished kitchen and laundry facilities. Two TVs with cable.  Wifi available.  Swimming pool use available in season. Electric outdoor grill. Beach chairs, towels and sheets provided.

Winner can reserve condo as available between May – December 2017

BEACH BASKET :

  • Beverage & Glasses
  • Maps and Tourist Information for Rehoboth
  • Dolled Candy
  • Sun Lotion
  • Beach Towel
  • Calendar
  • Notecards
  • and more  . . . . . .

All raffle proceeds for Northern Virginia. Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons.

 

DOWNLOAD – Rehoboth Beach RAFFLE Flyer

VSDB – Webinar on Kendall Conversational Proficiency Scale – April 19,

March 23, 2017 in Community Events

 

Wednesday Webinar – Kendall Conversational Proficiency Scale
Presenter: Martha French, Ph.D.
April 19, 2017, 4:00- 5:00 PM EDT
Please Register for Kendall Conversational Proficiency Scale webinar at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5043492103879702529

Webinar Description: In this webinar, Martha French shares information about a widely used classroom assessment of communicative competency for children with hearing loss, the Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels). Dr. French will share information about the theory and origins of this assessment, how the assessment is implemented, and how student goals are established based on results.

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FCPS Special Education Conference – April 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 16, 2017 in Community Events

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will host their annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. The conference is free and open to parents, educators, and community members.

Attend the conference to learn the latest research, strategies, and trends in the education of students with disabilities. Workshop topics will include executive functioning skills, dyslexia, learning challenges, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, and much more. The Exhibit Hall will feature vendors from Fairfax County Public Schools, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Register online or contact the Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941 with questions.

Cross-Cultural Understanding & Interpreting for Deaf Muslims – April 8th

March 15, 2017 in Community Events

 Global Deaf Muslim (GDM) presents…

This session will guide participants to become a successful ASL interpreter in Muslim settings.  Participants will gain knowledge and understanding with the language and customs involved.  They will learn about Islamic signs and what to expect from interpreting for Islamic events. DOWNLOAD flyer

April 08, 2017
9:30 – 11:30 AM
Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC  20002
Room: SAC 1010
Cost $20 – CEUs: 0.2

To register, visit:  https://gdmworkshop.eventbrite.com