HLAA Launches Brand New Website!

The new HLAA website

The New HLAA Website!

The Hearing Loss Association of America has just launched a brand new website. The site works on any device (mobile, tablet or PC) and has fresh and intuitive layout to help you find what you are looking for more easily and effectively. The site also serves those with low vision and the ability to translate text into more than 100 languages!

Please visit hearingloss.org to explore and see just how the improve design, layout and content will help you better meet your hearing needs!

 

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.

Dear Abby Recommends HLAA

Dear Abby Recommends HLAAHearing loss is not an uncommon challenge many people face, but how they handle it is another challenge in itself. No one should ever face some of the consequences of losing one’s hearing. This includes depression, avoiding meaningful social connections and feelings of helplessness.

Dear Abby publicly noted in her column addressing an individual struggling with hearing loss how the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and associated state chapters can provide immediate support and help. The HLAA Los Angeles Chapter has provided this source of support, education and information for over 14 years and we want to continue to expand our outreach to those in need. Learn more via the HLAA National website how HLAA and chapters can help. Abby recommends it!

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!

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