HLAA 2017 Convention – Opening Day!

It’s the official opening day of the convention so crowds of people will be coming!

(our very own Tim Browning chronicles his continuing journey at the HLAA 2017 Convention. Here’s his recap.)

After a good breakfast, I naturally make the mistake of trekking all the way over to the convention center from the hotel during toasty morning temperatures  instead of the train. I get there nice and hot so I try to cool myself off via any means I could.

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HLAA 2017 Convention – Getting An Early Start

(our very own Tim Browning joined in the HLAA 2017 Convention festivities a day early. Here’s his recap)

HLAA 2017 ConventionAfter an uneventful early flight from Burbank to Salt Lake City, which is a very good thing, I arrived at the airport. Luggage was waiting and had an easy walk over to the Light Rail Green Line that would journey me on a 20 minute scenic ride through downtown Salt Lake to my Little America Hotel. The city is clean and pretty so it was an enjoyable ride and all for $2.50! The only downside was it was a toasty 95 degrees out but my deodorant held up (I think).

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Walk4Hearing – It Was A Blast!

Walk For Hearing

(Story by our very own Lisa Yuan!)

The Los Angeles Chapter LA Stars team was well represented at the annual Walk4Hearing fundraiser in Long Beach. A big heartfelt thanks to all of you who contributed, by fundraising, volunteering today, and/or donating.
As a chapter, we have several reasons to be very proud of ourselves:

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Good Times at the Memorial Weekend Picnic

Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day Party

Good times and much needed catching up was the scene at our Memorial Weekend picnic held for the first time at Lacy Park in San Marino. The location for our gathering was in a beautiful shaded area of Lacy Park so with blue skies and cool temperatures – we couldn’t have asked for a better setting! A big thank you to our President, Heather Lehr for arranging the location and gathering!

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Chapter Members Join the March for Science!

Full group for March for Science

HLAA-LA members joined thousands of other March for Science attendees in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, April 22, 2017, to show support for a cause that touches the lives of everyone with hearing loss. As President Heather Lehr explained, our goal was not to march against anyone or anything, but rather to show our support for government-supported research, while spreading awareness about hearing loss and hearing loss technology.

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Our March 25th Chapter Meeting – Steering Committee Elections, PLUS Law Enforcement and Hearing Loss!


We have a real treat for our March chapter meeting: special guest speaker Sgt. Dan Widman, 23-year veteran of the LAPD, currently the Field Operations Supervisor, North Hollywood Division, AND the son of our very own President Pat Widman!  Sgt. Widman will speak to us about a very important topic: how to interact with Law Enforcement when you have a hearing loss.

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