Wonder Woman open caption tickets on sale now for Dec 26th, 3 pm.
Definitely encourage you to get them early! Pre-sales for that movie will be heavy and not all regular prints are on sale yet.
You CAN request a refund BEFORE the show online if you end up not being able to attend.
Captioned Movies at AMC Harbison is running once again! Don't miss out on the screening times above!
Emergency Alert Tests
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Gail Hannan HLAA Florida brings us "How to be That Fabulous Person With Hearing Loss". If you have a hearing loss and are a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America, you may know exactly who Gail Hanah is. She is beyond talented and grasps her audience through her both humorous and serious demeanor.
Good for you. You’ve noticed you’re not hearing as well as you used to and have decided it’s time to have your hearing tested by an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist. That’s a smart decision. Untreated hearing loss can put you at risk for a variety of other health-related problems, such as depression and cognitive decline.
SCATP is offering the hearing devices below for free:
If you have any emergency alerts set up on your phones, or other devices, this is for you.
An announcement that FEMA, in coordination with the FCC, will conduct a nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) test on August 11, 2021, and that the EAS Test Reporting System is open for filings
FCC Announces Nationwide Emergency Alerting Test on August 11, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the FCC, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system on August 11, 2021, at 2:20 p.m. ET, with a backup test date of August 25, 2021.
The alerts must comply with the FCC’s accessibility requirements. More information will be sent out about the accessibility requirements in a separate Public Notice.
Links to Public Notice Announcing the Planned Emergency Alert Tests:
For more information, please contact Maureen Bizhko, Attorney Advisor, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at 202.418.0011 or email@example.com. Individuals who are fluent in ASL may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844.432.2275 (videophone).
For those who want to add a notification to their vehicle registration, download the form and have it filled out before going to DMV. The bottom of the form has to be filled out by a medical professional.
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HLAA Updates & Important Information
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What: The SCATP Reuse Free 4 All! We will have ALL available durable medical equipment on display! If you or someone you know needs durable medical equipment you can come browse the available equipment and take what you need. All for FREE!
Who: Everyone! Individuals with disabilities, family members, therapists, educators, veterans, caseworkers, etc.
When: Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17 from 9am-1pm. No appointment is needed!
Where: SC Assistive Technology Program, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia SC
Why: All the equipment has been cleaned, sanitized, and is FREE!
For more information contact Alli Upchurch at 803-935-5273 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fall is here, and the weather is turning cooler. Some people like the colder weather, and some avoid it at all costs. Either way, eventually, you are going to have to head outside. If you wear hearing aids, you should take a few precautions to avoid unnecessarily damaging your hearing aids. (Click here to learn more)
Medicare coverage and hearing aids
Despite the many excellent devices available to help you hear better, hearing speech in a noisy environment remains a challenge. HeardThat is a genuinely new solution for this long-standing problem. Unlike traditional noise cancellation, our unique technology separates and eliminates noise from speech. HeardThat works with your smartphone and hearing device, to really get you back in the conversation. (Click here to read more)
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If you would like to see this happen please contact D. Bitters.
If you know any Military personnel, current or retired that may be interested, please pass this along to them. If you know of a contact person at Fort Jackson, please contact D. Bitters with any info.
Happy Holidays from the Hearing Loss Association of America Midlands South Carolina Chapter & community! Although we sadly couldn't get together to celebrate the holidays this year, we are wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and safe holiday and a happy new year.
Attached to the right is how to sign "happy holidays" in ASL.
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As Vincent shares his incredible story about companionship, love, and happiness through his service dog, it's important to remember that this is an option for everyone! Through "Dogs For Better Lives", you could find yourself a dog too. Hearing dogs are trained to alert their owners to common sounds like doorbells, oven timers, smoke alarms, telephones, babies’ cries, or alarm clocks. Hearing dogs make physical contact with their masters, nudging or pawing them to get their attention. In order for this program to continue giving dogs to people in need, they are asking for small donations to ensure that this remains free for clients! Click here to donate!