Hearing Loss Association to Host “When the Blind Meet the Deaf and What Happens”

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Anthony R. Candela, Chief, VA Long Beach Blind Rehabilitation Center will speak on “When the Blind Meet the Deaf and What Happens” at the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter on Thursday, May 8th, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712.

Candela will share his experiences and insights about hearing and vision, but mainly from what he’s seen when people with loss of vision and people with hearing loss try to interact.

HLAA member Craig Bowlby, and formerly of Department of Rehabilitation stated that, “I have observed over the years the need for an interpreter for deaf and blind persons to communicate. We can learn a lot from the other. Remember, the blind were disability advocates long before the deaf, the deaf before the hard of hearing.”

No reservations are necessary and admission is free. All meetings are “hearing looped” and Captioned with CART (Communication  Access Realtime Translation) . For more information, please call 562-438-0597  or visit www.hlalongbeachlakewood.org.  Light refreshments are served.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter is a support group offering education on coping skills and resources to people with hearing loss to help survive in a hearing world.  HLAA meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA.

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