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April 7, 2005

NEWS FOR YOU- April 7, 2005

From: HLO/WRAD - Apr 7, 2005

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1. AGBell Live Chat on Technology Updates
2. Another Reminder- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Professional Happy Hour- Fri April 8th
3. New film producted/directed by deaf Eli Steele "What's Bugging Seth?"
4. Tickets for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day at Universal Studios Hollywood- June 4th
5. Deafnation Expo- April 30th- Pomona, California

AG Bell Live Chat on Cochlear Implant Technology Updates

Join AG Bell for a live chat on cochlear implant updates sponsored by Cochlear Americas on Thursday, April 21, 2005. Angela Wieker, M.B.A., Marketing Manager of the Progressive Segment of Cochlear Americas, will provide an overview of cochlear implant updates and answer participant questions. Angela has been employed by Cochlear Americas for 5 years and currently assists potential cochlear implant candidates and other hearing health professionals in learning about innovative technologies.

Chats will be held at 12:00 noon Eastern and again at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
The chats will continue for one hour.

You do not have to be an AG Bell member to participate.

Instructions for Joining the Chat on April 21
1. Go to the AG Bell home page. (
2. Click on the announcement for the Cochlear Implant Update chat.
3. Read AG Bell's chat guidelines and rules.
4. Click on "Launch Java Chat."

a) The AG Bell Chat window is a pop-up. If your browser is enabled to block pop-ups, please make the adjustment to accept the chat pop-up. This can often be done by hitting "Control" on your keyboard while opening the Chat window.
b) Your Browser will also need to be Java enabled, so if it isn't, go to and follow the instructions.

5. Create a "Nick Name."

a) Feel free to use any name you'd like - this nick name will identify you when you join in on the chat.

6. Click "Connect Now."

7. Begin chatting!

To learn more about hearing technologies, browse AG Bell's website for information on cochlear implants, hearing aids, FM systems, and more.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007

FAX: 202/337-8314
TEL: 202/337-5220
TTY: 202/337-5221

A Reminder

We will have Deaf and Hard of Hearing Professional Happy Hour
This Coming Friday
April 8, 2005
at the beautiful
Bungalow Club, 7174 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles ( near Hollywood) 90046
Go to www. Mapquest. com to get directions to the club.
Discounted appetizers and drinks from 5pm to 7pm only.
Dinner is available at the club.
For more details go to our website
Come and meet other deaf and hard of hearing professionals from different fields to exchange information and to have a good time.
This is a gathering strictly for deaf and hard of hearing professionals.
See you there Friday night.


The director/producer, Eli Steele, himself is deaf and he made this movie.

Send this to your friends and loved ones and let them know about it.

What's Bugging Seth
Director: Eli Steele, 95 Min
When Seth Singer, a young deaf man, is asked his name one hears 'Death Dinger.' A minor flaw in a man who is determined to let nothing, not even his handicap, stop him from forming a successful bug extermination business. As the rejections pile up, he finds comfort and romance with Alma, a double amputee, who knows how unfair the world can be. However, as Seth finds himself on the verge of love and success, the return of his old flame throws everything into question.


"What's Bugging Seth" will be shown Sunday, April 24th at 6:00. It will be open captioned.

Location: Edwards Island 6 located inside Fashion Island.

Please visit for directions and more information.

Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased online or 1-866-NBFF-TIX. Only 250 seats are available so it is best to reserve your seat early.



"What's Bugging Seth" will be shown at 4:20 PM on Saturday, April 16th.

Location: Beverly Garland Holiday Inn at 4222 Vineland, Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91602.

The screening is free and will be open captioned.

More information is available at


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day at Universal Studios Hollywood
Presented by WRAD, Inc., a 20th Anniversary Event
Saturday June 4, 2005
10am-6pm- Day at Universal Studios Hollywood
6pm-2am- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gathering at Saddleranch Club at City Walk, Universal Studios
$43.00 admission to Universal Studios. You save $10.
More info go to or contact to get flyers.
DEAFNATION EXPO- April 30, 2005
FREE Admission for Exhibitions, Workshops and Entertainment!
Pomona, CA - Saturday, April 30, 2005

Fairplex, Building 8
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Exhibit Hours: 9 am to 6 pm
The event includes:
- Exhibitions (FREE)
- Entertainment (FREE)
- Seminars & Workshops (FREE)
- Film & Video Show (FREE)
- Children's Activities (FREE)

For more info and to pre-register, go to

Hotel Info:
Embassy Suites Hotel Los Angeles - Covina
1211 East Garvey Street
Covina, CA 91724
$109 per night discounted from $149 based on availablity

WRAD will have a booth at Deafnation Expo. Look for us as we will be distributing Universal Studios Hollywood flyers for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day on Saturday June 4th with a special deaf and hard of hearing gathering at Saddleranch Restaurant at City Walk, Universal Studios in the evening.