A Party to Remember!

The HLAA-LA chapter’s Memorial Day weekend gathering on May 26th exceeded everyone’s expectations!

Nearly 30 members and their guests—including some we haven’t seen in quite a while—converged on president Heather Lehr’s beautiful home in San Marino to enjoy a lovely afternoon of food, fun and friendship. Seems like people enjoyed socializing so much, that all other planned activities and announcements went by the wayside, and three hours passed in the blink of an eye.

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May 26 – Memorial Weekend Party!

Hey, lovely folks!

Just a reminder that in lieu of our May chapter meeting, we will be having our annual picnic/party on Saturday, May 26 from noon-3pm.

Our president, Heather Lehr, has graciously volunteered to host at her lovely home in San Marino. The address will be provided after you RSVP “I’m coming!” to info@hlaa-la.org

The chapter appreciates YOU! Therefore, we will be providing the food from CA Pizza KItchen (including vegetarian fare). We’ll also provide beverages and dessert, although you’re welcome to bring a dessert to share.

See you at the shindig!

Walk4Hearing: Kickoff Luncheon

Do you want to learn more about the June 9 Walk4Hearing in Long Beach? Register by Friday, April 13 to attend the FREE Walk Kick-off Luncheon. to be held
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
at
Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante
550 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832

At this lunch, you’ll get information about what to do to start your Walk4Hearing journey and pick up Walk materials.

To register, send an email to Teri Drake, talison4@yahoo.com

or fill out the online form at http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2477&pg=entry

If you’d like to carpool to the Kickoff with a chapter member, please use the ‘Contact Us’ form.

First Meeting in Our New Home a Big Success!

Presenter Gary Dorf, AudD, pointing out nerve cells in a normal cochlea.

Presenter Gary Dorf, AudD, pointing out nerve cells in a normal cochlea.

(Click here for our meeting transcript)

Meeting for the first time in a completely new place can be a nerve-racking experience. Will everyone find the new place? Will the audio and visual equipment work? Will Mitzi bring her homemade apple strudels? When we all finally said our goodbyes, it’s safe to say the meeting was a big success.

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April 28 Meeting – Canine Companions for Independence

Our April Chapter meeting is bound to be a fun gathering with a canine feel to it. Melissa Billingsley, RVT Practice Manager for Billingsley Veterinary Clinic and a member of the Canine Companions for Independence, will visit us with a furry friend to share and educate us all how those hard of hearing can maintain their independence and ease of mind by having a hearing dog. It should be very educational and fun so make sure to join starting at 10am sharp (but arrive earlier to mingle or to introduce yourself if it’s a first time for you).

Please click here for meeting information and directions. See you then!

LA Cochlear Implant Group Meeting – RSVP -Saturday March 17, 2018

On March 17th from 11:00am to 2:00pm, there will be a meeting with Advanced Bionics presenting the latest news with Cochlear Implants.  Several of our members have been implanted with this device very recently, so hopefully you can make this very informative presentation!

Suzannah is a great presenter with a wealth of knowledge so the presenting should be very interesting.

Advanced Bionics will be providing a festive buffet luncheon. For planning purposes, please RSVP in order to place the food order by Thursday, March 15. Email: Diane Rott, dianeshear@msn.com.

More information 
Join us as we celebrate our annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Advanced Bionics “Think Green” meeting, and social.

Location
St. Vincent Hospital is now called: St. Vincent Medical Center, Verity Health System.

Address is:
2131 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Note: We no longer are having our meetings at the Mark Taper Building.

March 24 Meeting Agenda

This is the first meeting of Spring, 2018 and the first in our new location in Sherman Oaks.

Gary Dorf

Our guest speaker will be Gary Dorf, Regional Manager at Oticon USA in Orange County. His presentation will focus on recent studies that deal with cognition and hearing loss. BrainHearing™ describes the approach that Oticon takes when creating solutions for those with hearing loss. It starts with the fundamental observation that speech understanding is a cognitive process that happens in the brain. (Summary via HLAA-City of Orange website; thank you!)

We will also hold elections for two interim steering committee members. Those elected will serve until regular elections in September. If interested, email Heather elsewhere on our website, http://hlaa-la.org/contact-us/

A note about March 24: Chapter President Heather Lehr will be attending the HLAA-California Board of Trustees meeting, which is open to all. It takes place from 9am-3pm at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites LAX, 11436 Hawthorne Blvd, Los Angeles… Other members may be taking part in the March for Our Lives Rally in Downtown L.A.

 

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