Holiday - Archive

Cheat Sheet for Better Holiday Hearing • By Gael Hannan

December 11, 2015 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

Hearing Health Matters
By Gael Hannan

It’s that time of year again—the season of being pummeled with advice on how to survive the holidays. All sorts of issues pop and bloom with the festivities: anxiety and stress, weight problems or financial worries. For me and my people, we have holiday hearing issues that exclude us from what’s going on.

This time of year is particularly tough for those of us who don’t hear very well and who may use hearing aids or cochlear implants. Almost every day, articles appear in our inbox from hearing professionals or other people who have it, telling us how to make the holidays more accessible and meaningful.

But really? All we want for Christmas is to understand what everyone else understands, and to be able to participate in real-time without having to ask for repeats every few seconds.

That’s not easy in a season of low ambient lighting, constant jingly-jangly music, and excited wine-fuelled people talking over each other around a long rectangular dinner table. We fall off the conversation boat and the people we love may not notice. That’s the most painful part of this season of togetherness—being left out.

Read more  . . . Holiday Hearing

NVAD Holiday Party – Dec. 12

November 24, 2015 in Community Events

NORTHERN VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF  (NVAD)

Saturday, December 12, 2015
5:00 PM

Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC)
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130
Fairfax, VA 22030

Bring your camera for the holiday photo booth.

NVAD will provide Roast Beef and Ham.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a large covered dish for 10 people.
No Chips, Cookies, and Bread, PLEASE…
Without Dish…..$10.00
Family of 4…..$25.00

Chinese Gift Exchange Game ~ Up to $20.00 Gift or Gift Card
If you have any question, please contact
NVAD President Donna Graff-Viall
missgraffie@gmail.com (email) or 571-766-0671 (VP)

In the event that NVAD cancels the party due to bad weather,
watch for announcement via email, NVAD FB & website, www.vad.org/nvad.html.

DOWNLOAD – NVAD Holiday Party 2015 Flyer

NVAD Holiday Dinner – Sat. Dec. 13, 2014

November 21, 2014 in Community Events

 

Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf (NVAD)

Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:30 PM
Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant 10824 Fairfax Blvd. (Lee Hwy) Fairfax, VA 22030
(Across from Breezeway Motel & near Paul VI Catholic High School)

Please RSVP by Thursday, December 11th to Laura Bray at guardez@gmail.com
(Please put subject line “NVAD” in email)
Dress Code: Nice Casual

$10.00 GIFT CARD EXCHANGE
Please contact Jeanne Lavelle for name of stores & restaurants (please no Electronic stores) to prevent duplicates.
VP: 571-350-8029 or Email: jalavelle17@gmail.com

For more information about NVAD, see on www.vad.org/nvad.html

DOWNLOAD – NVAD Holiday Dinner Flyer

Difficulty hearing over the telephone?

November 20, 2014 in Community News

 

 

Captioned Telephone may be the perfect gift for you or someone you know!

Now you can stay connected through the holidays and all year long. With Captioned Telephone (CapTel®) you don’t have to worry about missing what’s said over the phone. Captioned Telephone allows you to listen while reading every word the other party says throughout your conversation.

Download – VA_CapTel-holiday Flyer

Call 888.269.7477 V/TTY • virginia@hamiltonrelay.com