Hearing Loss Association of America Hosts “Emergency Help For People with Hearing Loss”

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Earthquake, Fire, Flood! You have hearing loss? What to do? Sandy Wedgeworth, from, the City of Long Beach Public Health Emergency Management will explain new developments to help people with hearing loss during an Emergency at the Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter meeting on August 13th at 6:30 p.m., Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712. 

People with hearing loss will learn  how to prepare for a disaster, natural or manmade; what to expect from first responders after a disaster and what is resiliency and how to build it in communities in response to a disaster.

Sandy Wedgeworth is the coordinator of the Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) program in the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services. She began her career at the Long Beach Health Department in 1999 working in various programs including HIV/ AIDS prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, and workforce development. In her current role, she oversees her department’s pandemic flu program, homeland security training and development, and medical counter measures activities. Sandy has participated in and coordinated various disaster management and response tabletops, and full scale exercises. She is a member of the California Department of Public Health’s Southern California regional exercise planning team. She also participates in several emergency management collaborative groups.  Ms. Wedgeworth has a MPA from CSU, Long Beach.

The Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter “Emergency Help For People with Hearing Loss” meeting is August 13, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712.

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

Hearing Loss Association, 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.

Mission Statement:  Hearing loss is a daily challenge you can overcome.  You do not have to hide your hearing loss.  You do not have to face hearing loss alone.

Hearing Loss Association of America opens the world of communication, education, support and advocacy.

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