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Special looping presentation by Thomas Kaufmann

Thomas Kaufmann will be giving a special presentation “Looping Our Communities–What can we learn from the Santa Barbara Project” at ALOHA on Tuesday, April 4th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm

          Thomas Kaufmann, hearing loop expert, physicist, and founder of Otojoy, will be presenting the fundamentals of how a hearing loop works and where the loop systems can and should be used.  He will also report about the successes of the Loop Santa Barbara campaign and how to duplicate it in other communities.  That campaign was responsible for installation of 60 loops in four years. 

          Tom will explain the differences between perimeter loops like we have at ALOHA and phased array loops required in many larger and more complex settings. He will be sharing information on ear buds with telecoils which allow people without hearing aids, including people with normal hearing, to enjoy the benefits of the loop without a cumbersome head set.  Tom is the developer of

This special 2:30 pm presentation will follow the regularly scheduled 1:00 pm Peer Support Group.  We hope you can attend!  (ALOHA, 4001 E. Fort Lowell)

Sierra VistAbility Day is this Saturday!!


Sierra VistAbility Day

Saturday, October 22 from 10 am – 2 pm

At 2:30, there will be a special showing of the documentary Right Footed. (Contact Karl Hallsten at for more information.)


Presented by The City of Sierra Vista Commission on Disability Issues and the Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program

Make life better for everyone by participating in this informative, educational, and enlightening event that showcases local government agencies, medical facilities, rehabilitation centers, support groups, non-profit organizations, and vendors that aid Sierra Vistans (including military families) in achieving full and exciting independent living.

For more information contact Jeff Pregler at (520)439-2203 or email jeff.pregler@sierravistaaz.

Summer is ending and our Third Tuesday guest speakers are ready to go!

Join us at ALOHA on Tuesday, September 20th and learn how CART Captioning can make life more accessible for hard of hearing people.

Kimberly Ann August will be sharing her presentation, “CART Captioning: The Who, What, Where, When and …. Who Pays!?”

Has your hearing loss kept you from:

• Signing up for a class?
• Jury Service?
• Attending a fundraiser for your favorite charity?
• Serving on a board or as a volunteer/docent?
• Sharing your thoughts at a City Council meeting?
• Attending a UA lecture?

If so, this presentation will answer your questions and address your concerns. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about CART and how it can make a difference in your life.

Kimberly August, firm owner/president of Kimberly Ann August CART & Captioning, has been providing CART and captioning services in Southern Arizona and across the United States and Canada for 20 years. She also serves on the ALOHA Board, on the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) Hard of Hearing Task Force, and has been on the HLAA Convention CART team since 1997. She is proud to count herself an ally and advocate for people with hearing loss.

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