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CHC honors advocates, screens documentary film

CHC’s 107th Annual Meeting, May 8, 2018

Mark Ross, PhD, 2017 Honoree

The Center for Hearing and Communication warmly invites you to our 107th Annual Meeting, May 8th, at 52 Broadway (19th floor) in Downtown Manhattan. Join us for this special gathering to celebrate the achievements of three remarkable individuals and screen an important new documentary – The Listening Project – directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky and Jane Madell.

Annual Meeting Agenda

3:30-5:00pm – Brief remarks by CHC leadership followed by awards presentation
5:00-5:45pm – Reception (light refreshments)

The Listening Project Screening

5:30pm – Doors open for screening
5:45-7:00pm – Screening followed by Q&A

As always, CHC’s Annual Meeting is made accessible to people with hearing loss through the use of real-time captioning, a hearing loop and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting.

If you’d like to join us for this free event, you’ll need to register online. Please click below to access the online registration page. If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting but would like to attend the screening, you can indicate your preference on the registration form.

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Honorees

This year’s exceptional lineup of honorees demonstrates a deep and personal commitment to making the world a better place for people with hearing loss. Their stories are sure to be a source of hope and inspiration.

Ruth Green Advocacy Award: Lise Hamlin

Ms. Hamlin is the esteemed National Director of Public Policy at Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) where she represents HLAA on federal advisory committees, industry advisory groups and consumer coalitions.

Sheldon Williams Leadership Award: Dr. Jane Madell

Dr.Jane Madell, PhD, is an author, advocate and leader in the field of audiology. She recently completed a documentary, The Listening Project, that profiles the life experiences of a number of young adults born with hearing loss.

Irving Berelson President’s Award: Andeisha Farid

Ms Farid, a CHC mom, is the founder of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization which currently runs 11 orphanages in Afghanistan. She has been recognized for her humanitarian work with numerous awards including the 2010 Global leadership Award of Vital Voices and the Goldman Sachs -Fortune Global Women Leaders Mentoring Award.

CHC’s super-talented scholarship recipients will speak as well.

The Listening Project

The Listening Project is a new documentary film by audiologist Jane Madell, PhD, and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky. The film, which profiles several young adults who are deaf, powerfully illustrates the impact technology and pediatric hearing services have had on their lives, both personally and professionally.

We’re pleased to have the opportunity to screen this moving and sometimes humorous film (this is just one of two NYC screenings) and encourage you to click below to see the trailer.

Register Online Today

If you’d like to join us for this free event, you’ll need to register online. Please click below to access the online registration page. If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting but would like to attend the screening, you can indicate your preference on the registration form.

Register »

We look forward to seeing you May 8th!