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HAZAK Lunch and Chat

Friday, February 19, 2021 7 Adar 5781

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Hazak at Ohr Kodesh is a group of OKC members over 55 who gather for social and educational opportunities once a month.  Our program ideas come from our constituents (our Advisory Group) and are varied.  Anyone can join to participate.  There are no dues and there is no application.  We have fun while building our network.

Month of February

Seeing and Hearing the Truth

presented by Barbara Libbin, Au.D, CCC

I am writing this column the day after watching a mob breach the Capitol building.  Seeing this was more than heartbreaking.   I could not take my eyes off the television.  I listened to the news channels all day. 

Yesterday the news was overwhelming and difficult to absorb as quickly as it developed.  Things that could not happen did happen.  Georgia elected the first African American Senator and the first Jewish Senator in an historic upset election.  An outgoing American President had actually encouraged citizens to march on the Capitol.  Multiple vaccines have been approved  but the daily death toll of Covid-19 hit an all time record high.  Was all of this true?  Can I believe my eyes and ears?  

This reporting is true.  The information was coming inbound so quickly it was almost too much to process.  Do I need sunglasses or  ear plugs to tone down the brightness or muffle the sounds?  Do I need the filter of time to evaluate the noise before I accept it or reject it as truth? 

Seeing and hearing can become increasingly problematic as we age.  Fortunately we can balance some lapses in acuity with life experience to determine the truth but often we may need glasses or a hearing aide to make better sense of the din.

In February our Zoom Lunch and Chat session (Friday, February 19th at 11:00 am)  will feature Dr. Barbara Libbin Au.D., CCC  in her professional capacity as a nationally certified and licensed audiologist (and past president of Ohr Kodesh!).  Dr. Libbin received her Bachelors of Arts in Hearing and Speech Sciences and her Doctor of Clinical Audiology degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park.  She has worked for Feldman ENT since 2007, performing diagnostic hearing tests for patients of all ages. She specializes in fitting and programming hearing aids.  During her session, she will be discussing types and degrees of hearing loss and the very latest hearing aid technology.  There will be time for a Q&A at the end.  Zoom links are always on the OKC website

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