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Learn how to ask for and use hearing assistive devices at movie theaters

Katie Wright, past president of the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), and Chair of HAT (Hearing Assistive Technology) Committee, will speak on “How to request and use assistive listening devices provided by movie theaters” at the HLAA Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter on Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712, 562-630-6141.

How long has it been since you went to the movies because of your hearing loss? Theaters are required to provide listening devices, but they can be confusing to use. Ms. Wright will discuss what kind of assistance there is, how to get it to work, what to do if it doesn’t…and “Let’s Go to the Movies!”

Katie Wright works with multiple other committees related to hearing loss and technology. She has worn hearing aids for almost 20 years and is passionate about helping others discover how technology can help them live better in a hearing world.

This talk is part of a series of monthly presentations offered by the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, the nation’s largest non-profit group dedicated to helping people with hearing loss.

If you have trouble hearing, these meetings are for you! All meetings are Captioned with CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation and the Williams Sound System assistive listening devices (ALDs). 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.

The article above was released by Hearing Loss Association of America, Long Beach/Lakewood chapter.