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Chrome Live Captions #Captioning

 

Yes it is very easy to turn on Chrome Live Captions. For example, this means that you can caption YouTube videos that were not previously captioned by YouTube.

Here are the instructions attached, with screen prints, using a Mac.
I am attaching the same document in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF. 

Carolyn J. Odio
--HLAA Washington State
--Resident Council Rep at www.panorama.org
--Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Hearing Loss Association of America - Rules are Long Overdue #hlaanews

HLAATech@hlaagroups.hearingloss.org Integration <HLAATech@...>
 

Rules are Long Overdue

By Tim Browning

Lise Hamlin Director of Public Policy Hearing Loss Association of America President Joe Biden Issues Directive for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids By Lise Hamlin President Joe Biden signed a sweeping...

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Re: Consumer's Guide to Hearing Aids #Publication

 

Yes if HLAA would sell individual copies that would be great. I just need one copy for our Panorama Library...and cannot afford to buy them in bulk.
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Carolyn J. Odio
HLAA Washington State
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: Consumer's Guide to Hearing Aids #Publication

Julie Olson HLAA in Wisconsin/Appleton
 

I encourage you to ask HLAA to order these in quantity and put them in the order department. Know they had them a few years ago. Wonder how many were distributed.  At $7 a copy for a small order, they could sell for $10 and clear costs.  Makes me realize how much I’ve missed having ‘real’ conventions where I”ve been able to pick up an amazing number of excellent materials.

 

Julie Olson

 

 

From: HLAATech@... <HLAATech@...> On Behalf Of Louise Smith
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2021 4:37 PM
To: HLAATech@...
Subject: Re: [HLAATech] Consumer's Guide to Hearing Aids #Publication

 

Carolyn,

7

I am in the SAME boat!!  

 

I lead a Hearing Solutions SIG in Sun City Texas (not an HLAA chapter because we can only inclue Sun City residents).  We will be starting up and rebuilding our membership in September and really want to have this available!!  I have previously gotten them at the HLAA Convention or ordered them from the HLAA site.

 

I contacted HLAA and got this reply.

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Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador <athomas@...>

10:38 AM (5 hours ago)

to HLAATech

The John Wilson Group creates the Consumer's Guide to Hearing Aids and updates it yearly. They also create other health guides including one about tinnitus. 

They offer the guide in print and also as an online version. The structure for the guide has changed for 2021. 
 
"As far as pricing goes, our structure has changed for 2021. Printed guides and downloads are now the same price (60 = $420; 120 = $825.60, etc. (cost per guide goes down with each additional quantity of 60 purchased))."

To order the guides in bulk you can contact Cory Johnson: cory.johnson@.../ 

 

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I have sent email to Cory.johnson and will be happy to forward his reply to you.

 

Louise Smith

 

 

On Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 9:49 AM Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:

I first saw this publication when a hearing aid dispenser checked this magazine, (in the Costco Hearing Aid Center). I found out that it is a vendor magazine, published annually, that lists hearing aids manufactured. It is divided into 4 sections regarding level of technology. Within each section appropriate brands/models are listed with their technology specified. (For example there is a one column indicating whether telecoil is available for that brand/model.)

Now I am trying to order the current year's copy of this publication. In the past I have been able to order it on the HLAA national website (www.hearingloss.org) for about $18. But now it is no longer there...I did a search for it and it did not appear. Previously, searching for it on the internet, I had no luck since it seems to be restricted to hearing aid vendors.

Does anyone know how/where I can order the current year's edition?

A picture of the past edition cove of the magazine is included here.
--

Carolyn J. Odio

HLAA Washington State
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at 
www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 

Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503

 

 

 


Re: Consumer's Guide to Hearing Aids #Publication

Louise Smith
 

Carolyn,

I am in the SAME boat!!  

I lead a Hearing Solutions SIG in Sun City Texas (not an HLAA chapter because we can only inclue Sun City residents).  We will be starting up and rebuilding our membership in September and really want to have this available!!  I have previously gotten them at the HLAA Convention or ordered them from the HLAA site.

I contacted HLAA and got this reply.
------------------------------------------------------------------

Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador <athomas@...>

10:38 AM (5 hours ago)
to HLAATech
The John Wilson Group creates the Consumer's Guide to Hearing Aids and updates it yearly. They also create other health guides including one about tinnitus. 

They offer the guide in print and also as an online version. The structure for the guide has changed for 2021. 
 
"As far as pricing goes, our structure has changed for 2021. Printed guides and downloads are now the same price (60 = $420; 120 = $825.60, etc. (cost per guide goes down with each additional quantity of 60 purchased))."

To order the guides in bulk you can contact Cory Johnson: cory.johnson@.../ 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I have sent email to Cory.johnson and will be happy to forward his reply to you.

Louise Smith


On Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 9:49 AM Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:
I first saw this publication when a hearing aid dispenser checked this magazine, (in the Costco Hearing Aid Center). I found out that it is a vendor magazine, published annually, that lists hearing aids manufactured. It is divided into 4 sections regarding level of technology. Within each section appropriate brands/models are listed with their technology specified. (For example there is a one column indicating whether telecoil is available for that brand/model.)

Now I am trying to order the current year's copy of this publication. In the past I have been able to order it on the HLAA national website (www.hearingloss.org) for about $18. But now it is no longer there...I did a search for it and it did not appear. Previously, searching for it on the internet, I had no luck since it seems to be restricted to hearing aid vendors.

Does anyone know how/where I can order the current year's edition?

A picture of the past edition cove of the magazine is included here.
--
Carolyn J. Odio
HLAA Washington State
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: Consumer's Guide to Hearing Aids #Publication

Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador
 

The John Wilson Group creates the Consumer's Guide to Hearing Aids and updates it yearly. They also create other health guides including one about tinnitus. 

They offer the guide in print and also as an online version. The structure for the guide has changed for 2021. 
 
"As far as pricing goes, our structure has changed for 2021. Printed guides and downloads are now the same price (60 = $420; 120 = $825.60, etc. (cost per guide goes down with each additional quantity of 60 purchased))."

To order the guides in bulk you can contact Cory Johnson: cory.johnson@.../ 


Consumer's Guide to Hearing Aids #Publication

 

I first saw this publication when a hearing aid dispenser checked this magazine, (in the Costco Hearing Aid Center). I found out that it is a vendor magazine, published annually, that lists hearing aids manufactured. It is divided into 4 sections regarding level of technology. Within each section appropriate brands/models are listed with their technology specified. (For example there is a one column indicating whether telecoil is available for that brand/model.)

Now I am trying to order the current year's copy of this publication. In the past I have been able to order it on the HLAA national website (www.hearingloss.org) for about $18. But now it is no longer there...I did a search for it and it did not appear. Previously, searching for it on the internet, I had no luck since it seems to be restricted to hearing aid vendors.

Does anyone know how/where I can order the current year's edition?

A picture of the past edition cove of the magazine is included here.
--
Carolyn J. Odio
HLAA Washington State
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Hearing Loss Association of America - President Biden Directs HHS to Consider Issuing Proposed Rules within 120 Days for Allowing Hearing Aids to be Sold Over the Counter #hlaanews

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President Biden Directs HHS to Consider Issuing Proposed Rules within 120 Days for Allowing Hearing Aids to be Sold Over the Counter

By Carrie Johnson

Today, U.S. President Biden issued an executive order that directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider issuing proposed rules within 120 days for allowing hearing aids...

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Hearing Loss Association of America - How I Used Zoom to Learn About Hearing Health #hlaanews

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How I Used Zoom to Learn About Hearing Health

By Tim Browning

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America HLAA Virtual Convention 2021 By Carrie Johnson I attended my first HLAA Virtual Convention June 24-26, 2021. I joined...

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Microsoft Edge browser features #Edge #Browsers #research

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

If you use your browser for research (who doesn't), you may be missing out if you are not using Microsoft Edge. I have used Chrome and was a devout Firefox user for years. There are features built into Edge that will enhance your ability to gather and organize your research. A recent YouTube video released by Leila Gharani, "Top Features of Edge," reviews some of these features. I recommend viewing this twelve-minute video and try using a couple of features like "collections" and "web capture." The video has timestamps, so you can skip to features that interest you.
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Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley’s Email Account Hacked

Carla Beyer-Smolin
 

Dear HLAA Community,

Earlier today (June 30), you may have received a spam email requesting a gift card from HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley. This was a spam email–please do not respond. Barbara would never request this from our HLAA Chapters. She would never make any requests outside of HLAA. The HLAA National Office immediately connected this morning with our IT support team when we learned of this spam email. This email was sent from bkelley.hearingloss@..., which is not a legitimate email address.

It is important to know how to look for spam email, scams and phishing. We hope you find these resources helpful.

Email Safety Basics

Phishing

How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

Spammers Get Up Close and Personal

Thank you for your support of HLAA.

Kind Regards, 
Carrie Johnson
Director of Communications
Hearing Loss Association of America
cjohnson@...
301.657.2248 ext. 109

 


Re: Hybrid In-Person and Virtual Meeting Setup Procedure? #zoom #meet

Louise Smith
 

We are still "in process."  Several classes have now installed big screens and I suspect this class will also.  We have great technical expertise with one retired EE professor and one Asst Dean of EE as class members!!!

I am going to be MOST interested in what our Senior University does after this fall session.  EVERYONE is asking for hybrid - - but I suspect they may end up "recording" and posting the recordings online.  You can't ask questions of the recording, but you can view and get the information.

I think our whole "world" of how we conduct meetings is going change because of ZOOM!

Louise Smith


On Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 4:41 PM Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter <akatsura@...> wrote:
Hi Louise

Thank you for all the good info. Everyone says the audio quality is more important than video. You can continue a meeting without video - hard to do without audio. I think all of our chapters use the meeting format. It is less formal and allows for a better engaging session. Many chapters have social time either before or after their meetings - hard to do in webinar format. It will be important for chapters to take inventory of their resources, including the facility you use. Something to consider for your Sunday school situation - do you have access to a portable projector and screen? You should be able to output the video from a laptop and have a projector throw it up on the screen. It is the same process used to present a PowerPoint. If there is captioning in the virtual platform, it should also display, so your in-person attendees will have access to the captions.
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Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Hybrid In-Person and Virtual Meeting Setup Procedure? #zoom #meet

John Woodgate
 

I've been studying hearing loops since the 1980s and I am the leader of the IEC standards committee on the subject. I don't remember exactly how I found out about HLAAGITH (rather the predecessor mailing list) but it might have been through Juliëtte. I have sensorineural loss and what some are calling 'audio dyslexia' - I can hear rapid speech but it doesn't turn into words.

In real life, I am an electronics consultant, interested in EMC and safety as well as other things.

I am not sure what you mean by 'easily accessible'.

The Latin tag is my attempt at 'The bad things are now going away, but not everywhere.' Previous tags could be said to anticipate the pandemic by about 2 years. Just coincidence.

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Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK
Istae nunc praetereunt nisi non ubicumque



On 2021-06-29 22:20, Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter wrote:
Hi John

I am interested in how you found out about us. I am also interested in how your email conversation was so easily accessible? I searched for the Latin phrase you used and this popped up. In the interest of privacy, I will display only the subject line: *Subject:* Re: [PSES] [EXTERNAL] Re: [PSES] What percentage of products pass first time?
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Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Hybrid In-Person and Virtual Meeting Setup Procedure? #zoom #meet

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

Also true. Our chapter uses three or four people to monitor various events during a Zoom meeting - admitting, muting, monitoring chat, replying to technical issues, etc. The Raise Hand feature in Zoom (and I assume other platforms) is underutilized. When used, it lets you know when someone has a question or comment by displaying a hand in the participant's thumbnail and in the participant window in the order in which the hand was raised. It also allows for the participant to actively engage in the meeting instead of relying on chat. Q&A is only available in webinars with Zoom. 
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Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Hybrid In-Person and Virtual Meeting Setup Procedure? #zoom #meet

Louise Smith
 

Just FYI

My SS Class did a remote speaker/teacher. It went very well except that since it was interactive, we had to assign someone in the "in-person" meeting to monitor questions "in the room" since the speaker could not see some of those people.  
And IF the speaker had been showing their desktop, it would have been very difficult to monitor for questions unless they used the Chat and/or Q&A and typed them

Louise Smith


On Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 2:47 PM Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter <akatsura@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi Terri

I am conducting research on the best way for our chapter to host hybrid meetings. A lot of the decisions will depend on what equipment the facility has and what you have available. There will also have to be a different setup for an in-person presenter and a virtual presenter. There are many YouTube videos on hosting hybrid meetings but you have to determine which ones apply to your situation. I will post my findings here, although my results will not work for all. 

Terri, I did not read your message closely enough. What you are proposing is the use of a virtual presenter. It is something I plan to try and address, but after I work on having a live presenter. There is less information on this format.
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Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Hybrid In-Person and Virtual Meeting Setup Procedure? #zoom #meet

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

Hi Louise

Thank you for all the good info. Everyone says the audio quality is more important than video. You can continue a meeting without video - hard to do without audio. I think all of our chapters use the meeting format. It is less formal and allows for a better engaging session. Many chapters have social time either before or after their meetings - hard to do in webinar format. It will be important for chapters to take inventory of their resources, including the facility you use. Something to consider for your Sunday school situation - do you have access to a portable projector and screen? You should be able to output the video from a laptop and have a projector throw it up on the screen. It is the same process used to present a PowerPoint. If there is captioning in the virtual platform, it should also display, so your in-person attendees will have access to the captions.
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Hybrid In-Person and Virtual Meeting Setup Procedure? #zoom #meet

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

Hi John

I am interested in how you found out about us. I am also interested in how your email conversation was so easily accessible? I searched for the Latin phrase you used and this popped up. In the interest of privacy, I will display only the subject line: *Subject:* Re: [PSES] [EXTERNAL] Re: [PSES] What percentage of products pass first time?
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Hybrid In-Person and Virtual Meeting Setup Procedure? #zoom #meet

John Woodgate
 

You are both right. Everyone needs a microphone (actually in some arrangements you can use one between two or three, depending on how reverberant the room is), but only one microphone should be open ('on') at a time.

To  set up this type of hybrid session needs careful design, especially where the ideal equipment is not available. But it can often be done. For example, in some room layouts, one or two 'roving' microphones are practicable, in other layouts not.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK
Istae nunc praetereunt nisi non ubicumque



On 2021-06-29 18:58, Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter wrote:
Hi Sandy

My initial research does not support what your tech expert states. Audio setup is crucial in hybrid meetings not only so everyone can hear, but to eliminate feedback. In actuality, you do not want more than a single open microphone at any given time. 
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Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Hybrid In-Person and Virtual Meeting Setup Procedure? #zoom #meet

Louise Smith
 

I belong to a couple of groups that have been experimenting with hybrid meetings.  These are just some of my observations.

1)  Sound is critical.  If the speaker is going to be more than 2 - 4  feet from the "computer" some kind of remote mic system may be needed.  ONLY ONE mic can be live at the same time or the "echo" factor makes it impossible to understand what is being said.  Also the more mic's that are on, the more background noise you pick up.

2)  Do you need live audience participation or just the speaker or panel?  If the latter, the "webinar" format works better than the "meeting" format.  You can still allow questions, but they will need to be written via the Q&A or Chat window. But since only the speaker (panel) can have live mic's it limits the audio confusion.

3)  If you are using the meeting format (you want to mix live and online participants) some form of large screen will probably be a necessity.

I am sure as we move along there will be many MORE issues!!  

Hybrid is working quite well for a small group meeting I participate in with 2 - 5 in-person and 3 or 4 online. 

We are still struggling in my Sunday School class which can have as many as 20+ in person and right now has about 6 - 8 online.  We have been using 2 computers in the room for cameras (no "wide angle" lens) and one for sound.  Biggest problem is that we need a BIG SCREEN for video so the person who is live can SEE who is online and wanting to speak!!!

PLEASE continue this discussion!!

Louise Smith


On Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 12:58 PM Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter <akatsura@...> wrote:
Hi Sandy

My initial research does not support what your tech expert states. Audio setup is crucial in hybrid meetings not only so everyone can hear, but to eliminate feedback. In actuality, you do not want more than a single open microphone at any given time. 
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Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Hybrid In-Person and Virtual Meeting Setup Procedure? #zoom #meet

Sandy Spekman <sspekman@...>
 

Alan, whatever works, please let me know!

Sandy

On Jun 29, 2021, at 1:58 PM, Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter <akatsura@...> wrote:

Hi Sandy

My initial research does not support what your tech expert states. Audio setup is crucial in hybrid meetings not only so everyone can hear, but to eliminate feedback. In actuality, you do not want more than a single open microphone at any given time. 
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group

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