I had the good fortune to share breakfast with Dr. Myers
on the morning of the 8th along with my husband and
Joan Haber, who is chair of the Florida Coordinating
Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (FCCDHH). It
was the FCCDHH which invited Dr. Dave to speak at its
quarterly meeting held in The Villages.
It was certainly an honor for me to break bread with
such an expert in the field of looping technology.
Later in the morning, we heard him speak to the full
Council and other guests, as he presented an excellent
PowerPoint presentation which described progress in
other states. He also emphasized the fact that some
European countries are lightyears ahead of the U.S. in
this respect. Many on the Council had not been fully
cognizant of this techology, so, if nothing else, they
are now aware.
If you don't know, The Villages is a 55+ community
in central Florida with 60,000 residents, a good place
to begin an initiative. I don't have the exact details
yet, but the plan is to approach the Commissioners
of the county. This information came out of a public
comment period which is always part of the quarterly
The FCCDHH meets all over the state and the next
meeting will be in Daytona Beach in March.
Judy Martin, Jacksonville
VP, Hearing Loss Assn. of Florida
-- In Loops_and_Telecoils@yahoogroups.com
, "Judy G. Martin"
> Dr. Dave will speak to the Florida Coordinating Council for
> the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on Thursday, Nov. 8 at The
> Villages in central Florida. I am not a member of this group,
> but follow them (a groupie) from meeting to meeting speaking
> out on different subjects at their public forums.
> Mostly I touch on t-coils and looping technology hoping to get
> the Council to pay more attention to this subject. Having "the"
> expert on looping come to visit is a sign of success. I am
> excited and look forward to hearing him and perhaps having
> a chance to chat.
> Judy Martin
> VP, Hearing Loss Assn of Florida
> Pres, Hearing Loss Assn of Jacksonville
> Editor, Hear Ye, Hear Ye - HLA-FL Newsletter