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June Newsletter 2019 - Upcoming events, Hearingloss Entrepreneurs & New MMD!

Updated: Jun 26, 2019




Upcoming Meeting!


Monthly meetings every 2nd Saturday of the month.

This month's meeting will be held 9:30 AM Saturday June 8th, 2019

Located in the Library Of Bethany Methodist Weekday School

3511 Linkwood Dr



Our speakers for June,

Sonija Khurana and Christina Holme


Communications Axess Ability Group

The Premier sign-language agency for Texas and the Nation


"Do you want to know what your Technology Specialists, Sonija Khurana and Christina Holmes, have been up to? Come join the HLAA meeting on Saturday, June 8th to find out new information on assistive technology, services for the deaf and hard of hearing, and updates on what they have been doing with the hearing community.” 





Our Chapter Board Members





Upcoming Events!



The annual Houston Extreme Weather Ready Expo

aims to prepare residents for extreme weather situations through presentations, interactive exhibits, weather forecasting and more.

This free event is family-friendly and open to the public.

The expo is the largest of its kind in the nation with more than 2,500 attendees each year.

In 2014, the organizing committee received the Walter J Bennett Public Service Award from the National Weather Association. The Association highlighted how the collaboration between private industry and government agencies at the Expo ensures that the whole community remains informed. 


We are booth #3

This map also contains other booths and exhibits


Top Five Reasons to Roc in Rochester HLAA2019 Convention

1. Free Exhibit Hall and Trade Show open to the public.

2. Research Symposium: The Latest on Genetics and Hearing Lossonly $30 for this morning session geared toward consumers.

3. Free admission for veterans and their caregivers attending for the first time.

4. Drive to Rochester from many points on the East Coast – the convention won't be on the East Coast for several more years.

5. Be with people like yourself in a hearing-friendly place with captioning and hearing loops





Article to Read - From The Washington Post



These deaf entrepreneurs are launching a tiny house vacation spot. They hope their hearing visitors leave enlightened.


In the summer of 2017, Jane Jonas and her wife were vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina when a massive power outage forced thousands to evacuate the islands. Not ready to return home to the District, the couple scoured Airbnb for vacation rentals and found a cabin in the mountains of West Virginia in a town called Lost River. Neither of them had heard of the place before, but they instantly fell in love with its wild, forested landscape — and the solitude.

“It didn’t feel like any place I’d been to before,” said Jonas, who grew up backpacking with her family near their home in northern California. “All the other places where I’d vacationed around here were full of people.” When her wife, Laurie, suggested buying property there, Jonas, an entrepreneur, wondered whether there might be a business opportunity.

Now, two years later, Jonas and two friends, Shawn Harrington and Andrew St. Cyr, have launched Lost River Vacations, an eco-friendly tiny house retreat on a 22-acre property in Lost River. Two and a half hours away from the District, the retreat is scheduled to open in June.


That’s part of the purpose of Lost River Vacations — to support the deaf economy.

“Deaf people and deaf businesses have been marginalized for a long time,” Harrington said recently at Red Bear Brewing Co. in Washington’s NoMa neighborhood, where Lost River Vacations launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to expand the retreat. “If you take a deaf business and a hearing business, people typically choose the hearing business," Harrington said. By encouraging everyone to visit their retreat, the trio hopes hearing people, who might otherwise be reluctant to hire deaf businesses and individuals, will see the value deaf people can add to a project and be inspired to work with them.

The three friends are all small-businesses owners in the D.C. area, but what makes their story unique is not that they’re starting a trendy new venture — it’s that their trendy new venture is owned, managed and supported almost exclusively by the deaf community. Jonas, Harrington, and St. Cyr, who met as students at Gallaudet University, are deaf; the tiny house was built by deaf carpenters; a deaf-owned company, Catalyst+, will design hiking trails on the property; and the walls of the house will be decorated with artwork by deaf artists. That’s part of the purpose of Lost River Vacations — to support the deaf economy.


Deaf people and deaf businesses have been marginalized for a long time,” Harrington said recently at Red Bear Brewing Co. in Washington’s NoMa neighborhood, where Lost River Vacations launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to expand the retreat. “If you take a deaf business and a hearing business, people typically choose the hearing business," Harrington said. By encouraging everyone to visit their retreat, the trio hopes hearing people, who might otherwise be reluctant to hire deaf businesses and individuals, will see the value deaf people can add to a project and be inspired to work with them.






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The Hearing Loss Association of America Houston Chapter is your local support group and organization for the deaf and hard of hearing of Houston, Texas. We wouldn't be here helping those in need without YOU! We are continuously growing in support, technology, and resources to help all who we can.



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