(The following blog was originally posted the morning of March 15th and a few corrections were made [namely email address corrected and more information added].)
Please join HLAA-TC on Zoom on Saturday, March 18th from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm (Central Time) to learn more about music and hearing loss from former musician Jonathan Taylor.
Jon is currently Vice President of the HLAA- New York City Chapter (the following bio was taken from their website): “Jon Taylor, Vice President, HLAA-NYC: It is likely that my hearing loss resulted from an inherited vulnerability to the loud sounds I encountered during my career as a freelance trombonist. When I got my first hearing aids in 1991, I only wore them in the privacy of my home to protect that career. In 1997, when my hearing loss had progressed from mild to severe, I stopped performing and wore my aids in public. During my career, I performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Paul Taylor Dance Company, NY Philharmonic, Orpheus Ensemble, more than twenty Broadway shows and numerous ballet companies. Since joining in 2016, HLAA has become an important part of my life. Through the chapter, I have learned many things and made new friends that help me live a full life with hearing loss. I am fortunate that my three children, two grandchildren, and wonderful wife, Mary, are all very supportive.”
We look forward to hearing more about Jonathan’s experience with music, hearing loss and also we hope to learn about the dynamic HLAA-NYC Chapter (that he is Vice President of). For a Zoom meeting link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (As always, the meeting starts with a half hour of socializing at 9:30 am and the speaker starts at 10:00 am Central Time).
HLAA-TC Book Club: Is next meeting on Tuesday, March 28th to discuss the memoir “Chasing Space: an astronaut’s story of grit, grace and second chances” by Leland Melvin. For a book club meeting link, please email Laura at email@example.com