Press Releases

Author Katherine Bouton to Speak About Hearing Loss

Former New York Times editor Katherine Bouton, and author of Shouting Won’t Help, Why I –and 50 Million Other Americans – Can’t Hear You, will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the Hearing Loss Association of American – Morris County Chapter meeting on March 8.  All interested public is invited to hear her talk about the challenges of hearing loss, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Madison Area YMCA.  As at all chapter meetings, open captioning, as well as assistive listening devices will make this presentation accessible to all, including the many who struggle to hear.

In her book published in 2013, Ms. Bouton describes the difficulties, both practical and psychological, of coping with unexpected hearing loss, the “invisible” disability.  Her journey, from denial and hiding her loss, which resulted in losing her prestigious job, leads to self-acceptance and sharing her learning experience through her book. She includes research in the current medical understanding of hearing loss, and explains the latest technology and other resources available to help the hearing impaired lead fulfilling lives. Ms. Bouton’s insights and research are informative not only for people of all ages who struggle with hearing loss -- a population larger than realized—but also for everyone else who live or work with them.

There will be copies of Ms. Bouton’s book, Shouting Won’t Help, available for purchase and signing.

Sign Up for E-News

Ms. Bouton is now an advocate for people with hearing loss. She serves on the board of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), which reaches people with hearing loss through a network of state organizations. The Morris County Chapter, which meets five times a year in Madison, is one of five chapters supported by the state association (HLAA-NJ).  HLAA-NJ is currently offering scholarships for 2014 high school graduates with hearing loss. Applications, due May 1, can be found on the HLAA-NJ website: hearingloss-nj.org.

For more information about the activities and programs of the Morris County Chapter of HLAA-NJ, visit HearingLossResourceCenter.com or please call Pat Dobbs at  973-479-8083 or email Pat@HearingLossResourceCenter.com. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Madison

F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA Students Sing, Dance and Laugh to the Music of Lovey Williams

April 16, 2018

Lovey Williams created joyful noise and music with the students of the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA to kick off the Week of the Young Child that runs through Friday April 20. Students engaged in music by singing, dancing and playing instruments to their favorite songs at their annual Lovey Williams Concert. The Week of the Young Child celebrates early learning, ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 14, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...