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A Holiday Getaway to the Big Apple
BY FABIA D'ARIENZO

So go ahead-start planning. And this holiday season,
enjoy the excitement of the city that never sleeps.

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aybe it's the indelible images from Miracle on
34th Street. It could be the Macy's Thanksgiving
Day Parade floats-or the window displays
up and down Fifth Avenue. Then there's the
Christmas tree and skating at Rockefeller Center-not to
mention New Year's Eve in Times Square. But whatever
it is, there's something gleefully festive about New York
City during the holidays that draws people in and makes
so many want to be a part of it.
To make it easier for our readers to experience a fun
getaway to the Big Apple, we've pulled together a list of
ideas, happily provided by members of the HLAA New
York City Chapter.
HEARING LIFE

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Check out the HLAA New York City Chapter's
website. Be sure to visit the Resources page at
hearinglossnyc.org. There are several drop-down
options with specific information on local looped
venues and hearing access throughout the city, with
additional information on much of what's listed below.

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Go big at Radio City Music Hall and see
the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio
City Rockettes. First opened in December 1932,
this cherished landmark remains the world's largest
indoor theater. If you want to experience the full
monty of a New York City holiday getaway, then
the Christmas Spectacular should be on your list.
It's an energizing extravaganza that will leave you
grinning from ear to ear. The theater has an FM
system and offers sign language interpreters upon
request-with a minimum of two weeks' notice.

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Enjoy the festivities along Fifth Avenue
and throughout midtown: Be sure to see the
Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The lights go
on Wednesday, December 4, and it remains on
display through early 2020. From there, go enjoy
the holiday atmosphere and check out the window
displays at Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co.,
Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman-and don't
forget Macy's Herald Square.

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Catch a Broadway show. Luckily, some Broadway
theaters and a few off-Broadway have hearing loops.
The HLAA New York City Chapter website has a
listing. But you also can visit theateraccess.nyc for
more information.
Many theaters now offer on-demand captioning
on smartphones or a hand-held I-Caption device
through an app called GalaPro. If it's offered,
there's typically signage at the theater, along with
instructions on how to download. Many theater staff
have been trained to assist patrons with it.
You can buy discounted tickets at TKTS
Discount Booths located in Times Square, Lincoln

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Hearing Life November/December 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hearing Life November/December 2019

A Note From Our Executive Director
Thoughts From Our Board Chair
Founder’s Corner
Supporting Our Veterans Through All Their Years: The HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter
Advocacy
Convention
Never Give Up: A Vietnam Veteran’s Hearing Journey
Walk4Hearing Update
Sue, Eleanor, Fred—And Facing Our Fears
Awards and Recognition
Acoustic Trauma and the Impact of Noise on Our Men and Women in Uniform
A Holiday Getaway to the Big Apple
Hearing Loops at Home
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Cover1
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Cover2
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 3
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 4
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 5
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 6
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - A Note From Our Executive Director
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 8
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 9
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Thoughts From Our Board Chair
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Founder’s Corner
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 12
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Supporting Our Veterans Through All Their Years: The HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 14
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 15
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 16
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Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 18
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Advocacy
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 20
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Convention
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 22
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 23
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 24
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 25
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Never Give Up: A Vietnam Veteran’s Hearing Journey
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 27
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 28
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 29
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 30
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Walk4Hearing Update
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 32
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Sue, Eleanor, Fred—And Facing Our Fears
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 34
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 35
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 36
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Awards and Recognition
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 38
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Acoustic Trauma and the Impact of Noise on Our Men and Women in Uniform
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 40
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - A Holiday Getaway to the Big Apple
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 42
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Hearing Loops at Home
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 44
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 45
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