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by Matthew Hemley

Four out of 10 of musicians in the UK – including those who work for stage productions – have suffered hearing loss, a survey has claimed.

Charity Help Musicians UK’s survey found that 40.5% of the 692 respondents said they had experienced hearing loss, with 78.3% of these revealing that being a musician was one of the factors that had caused it.

The survey was issued to musicians across the UK, including those working for orchestras in organisations including English National Opera and the Royal Opera House.

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The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss cordially invites you to their inaugural conference on May 29-30, 2015 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington DC.  For anyone interested in music and hearing loss, May 29 is an opportunity to hear the stories of musicians with hearing loss,  listen to some wonderful music and try your hand at making music using hand chimes.   On May 30, the focus is on consumer issues related with hearing loss.   Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy at the Hearing Loss Association of America, will discuss hearing loss and disability law.  Pat Dobbs, founder of the Hearing Loss Revolution and the coordinator of HLAA's Morris County chapter in New Jersey, will talk about the 9 Guiding Principles of the Hearing Loss Revolution.  Finally, noted psychologist Dr. Sam Trychin will be facilitating a workshop on managing stress when you have a hearing loss.


You can find more information about this conference here:


Please join us!  Real-time captioning and a loop system will be provided.  For additional inquiries, please contact us at


Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM -
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Henrico, VA

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This event will provide an opportunity for AAMHL members to get to know each other and play some music.  The tentative schedule is listed below.

Friday, April 4:  
6:30 Dinner (Dinner entrees feature a homemade soup of the day, salad, bread or rolls, assorted beverages, and delicious desserts.)

7:30-9:00 Viewing of Lost and Sound documentary, followed by a discussion
(trailer can be viewed here:

Saturday, April 5:
8:00 Breakfast (fresh seasonal fruit, yogurt, hot and cold cereals, toast and bagels with assorted toppings, a make-your-own waffle bar, and beverages.)

9:00:  Drum circle
10:00:  Handchimes ensemble
11:00   Open mic event

12:30   Lunch (homemade soup of the day, fresh salad bar, home baked bread, assorted beverages, and delicious desserts.)

An induction loop system will be available during viewing of the documentary on Friday and also during the musical events on Saturday morning. Please let us know if your hearing device does NOT have telecoil capability.

Lodging rate is per person and assumes the room is double occupancy.  If you  need a roommate, please contact us at

Driving directions to the location can be found here:

Registration ends March 17, 2014.

Have questions about AAMHL Virginia Meetup?
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Setting Up Success for Performing Artists
Part of the VSA (Very Special Arts) Webinar Series

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST

Free to participate

Presenter: Liz Miller, arts consultant and former VSA Artist Services Manager

Calling all aspiring actors, dancers, and musicians! Join us on February 26 for tips on building your skills, marketing your talent, and networking for success. The intended audience is young/pre-professional performers and their parents or supporters. Real-time captioning will be available during the Webinar presentation.

Register for the Webinar.

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