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JUL:AUG 2013 E-Newsletter - Hearing Loss Association of Florida

JUL:AUG 2013 E-Newsletter - Hearing Loss Association of Florida

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, FLORIDA STATE ASSOCIATION ISSUE NO. 40! JULY/AUGUST 2013 Kickoff Brunch, Sat., Sept. 21 San Jose Country Club ! Floridaʼs Voice for Hearing Loss • www.hla-fl.org • www.facebook.com/HLAAFlorida ! 6

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, FLORIDA STATE ASSOCIATION ISSUE NO. 40! JULY/AUGUST 2013 Does Work Have to Stop When You Retire? Not If You Love Your Work and Donʼt Want to Stop! After practicing Audiology for the past 40 years, I decided it was time to retire on May 14th last year. Like many retirees, I made a bucket list that included wonderful ideas such as Tai Chi classes, reading more than two relaxing and/or informative books a year, spending more time with my husband, gardening, spending time at the beach, volunteering in the Gainesville community, learning how to bake yummy vegan cupcakes, visiting my three children who live in Sarasota, Orlando, and Redlands, CA, waking up with no work deadlines, etc. Maybe not terribly super exciting, but I was looking forward to being able to decide each m o r n i n g w h a t I wanted to do (if anything). How is my bucket list doing after one year of retirement? I’ve attended Tai Chi classes every once in awhile (okay, four times in the past year); still hoping to finish reading two books by the end of May; yes, I do see my husband a bit more than I did before retirement; no Dr. Patricia Kricos cupcake trials yet; some community volunteering, such as lecturing at the library about hearing loss and hearing help for adults; and I have visited all three children. As a professor, how would I grade my bucket list success? At best, maybe a C+. But maybe in the coming year, I will bring my bucket list grade up a bit. In the meantime, I have managed to have a wonderful time during my first year of retirement. How so? By engaging in audiology and hearing loss-related work that I have always enjoyed, and find difficult to give up. Abe Lemons, a well-known college basketball coach from 1955 to 1990, once said: “The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” Fortunately, despite my retirement, I feel that I am still able to get a day off when I want to, due to my self-planned commitments to continue working. In many ways, I feel my self-regulated assignments are more fun and uplifting than ones I was obliged to work on as an employed audiologist. This year’s self-endeavors include serving on the Advisory Board of the Ida Institute in Denmark, as well as on the Board of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America. Other fun “work” activities have included conducting research on hearing loops and telecoils, teaching a course at the University of Iowa in the winter, attending and/or speaking at a number of conferences, libraries, etc., providing Living With Hearing Loss classes, and a number of other fun work activities. All in all, it has been a wonderful year of self-controlled work and I look forward to the next year ahead. James Barrie, a Scottish author and dramatist who created Peter Pan, once said the following: “Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” In my case, I may be officially retired, but I am still working with and learning from folks who live with hearing loss, and enjoying every single bit. Cheers to all for your indomitable spirit and your devotion to helping others, Pat Kricos And thank YOU, Pat for the many years you have given to the Hearing Loss Association of Florida Board of Trustees. We’d come to expect the latest news from the world of Audiology, sage advice when asked, and experienced the warmest of friendship with you. Members of the Board wish you only the very best during your retirement. PS. We see you’ve already gotten involved as noted below with the Hearing Loss Association of America Board of Trustees. They could not have found anyone more appropriate. ••• Patricia Kricos, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus in the field of audiology at the University of Florida. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with her bachelor degree, and obtained her master’s and Ph.D. degrees at Ohio State University. Her major clinical and research interests are in audiologic rehabilitation, especially for adults. Dr. Kricos taught at the University of Florida (UF) for 31 years and continues to conduct research and to oversee Living with Hearing Loss programs at UF. During her tenure as a professor of audiology at UF, she served for five years as the Director of the UF Center for Gerontological Studies. Prior to moving to Florida, she taught for five Continued on next page ! Floridaʼs Voice for Hearing Loss • www.hla-fl.org • www.facebook.com/HLAAFlorida ! 7

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