About Us

We are under the umbrella of the national organization of Hearing Loss Association of America which is located in Bethesda. Maryland. http://www.hearingloss.org

HLA-RI’s primary function is to educate it members, their families and friends about the causes, nature and complications of hearing loss and what can be done to better cope with that loss. We hold monthly meetings between September and June at which we may have guest speakers on a variety of topics relating to hearing loss. We may also have informal meetings where the members share their experiences and knowledge relating to hearing loss. We also have two socials a year as well.

We are able to provide CART –Computer Aided Real Time Captioning which is projected on to a large screen so that the participants can “hear what is being said in the meetings”

Some meeting topics include Accessibility, hearing aids, legislation, cochlear implants, tinnitus, captioning, relay system, assistive devices, state services, coping tips many more topics! We also have social events.

Before HLA-RI, many of the members felt isolated, found communication a struggle, were confused about technology, didn’t know their rights and hid their hearing loss

And now HLA-RI is a place to find answers, ask new questions, and meet people who understand. HLA-RI is a resource for information and friendship.

The monthly meetings are held at different locations within Rhode Island. To be placed on the email distribution list for notices and other important announcements, send an email to hearinglossri@gmail.com This email list is not shared with any organizations or individuals and each HLA-RI ‘s member is blind copied on each email.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Captioned Play and Social Event

UPDATE: BRAVO is cancelled. The play is still on!

Next Event: Trinity Repertory Company and Bravo Brasserie

Where: Trinity Repertory Theater, 201 Washington Street, Providence RI

Bravo Brasserie, 123 Empire Street, Providence, RI

When: Sunday May 13, 2012 2:00 PM

This will be a social event for the May meeting.

Go and see the open captioned performance of Boeing-Boeing and then meet up for dinner at Bravo Brasserie which is across the street from Trinity.
Open captioned performance of Boeing-Boeing :In this Tony award-winning comedy, 1960s playboy Bernard deftly juggles affairs with three gorgeous stewardesses, mapping out their arrivals and departures like clockwork. His plan soars until his old college friend visits and each of his fianc√©es land on his doorstep on the same night! “It’s deliciously, deliriously innocent. Pure pleasure!” – New York Times
Runtime: 2 hours, 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission

If you opt just to meet dinner, just meet us at approximately at 5:00 pm at Bravos Brasserie which is across the street from Trinity.

Either call Trinity at 401-351 4242 or stop by the theater’s box office to order the tickets but sure to specify the seating for the open captioning section. Ibelieve the tickets are $22.00. There is a parking garage next door to Trinity Repertory Theater

At dinner, this will be an opportunity to socialize with each other but there will be no CART. People will pay their own bills.

Please contact me if you plan to attend the meal at Bravo Brasserie so I can let the restaurant know the number of people attending in order to reserve table(s). Please email me at cthom27062@aol.com

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