The chapter held its first in-person HOPE (Hearing Other People’s Experiences) support gathering. The event allowed participants to share their hearing loss journey, challenges, and hear words of encouragement and support from others. A truly rewarding experience for all who attended.
All those who attended would like to meet again soon so plans are already underway for our next HOPE gathering.
If you or someone you know is struggling with challenges with their hearing, please reach out to the chapter. We are here to get you going on the right path to embrace and succeed with your hearing loss!
The Los Angeles Chapter is pleased to announce we will be offering a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving hard of hearing/deaf graduating high school student attending an institution of higher education in the fall of 2023. Or a freshman or sophomore enrolled in college in the greater Los Angeles area who will be returning to school in the fall of 2023.
This is a great opportunity to help a student with the cost of obtaining a higher education!
The annual fundraising Long Beach Walk4Hearing is coming up on Sunday, June 11. Helpful information is below on how to join our “LA Stars” team, if you haven’t already, and start raising funds! All funds raised will support and provide resources for our chapter and HLAA to outreach to the people in need.
For questions about the Walk, please reach out to Walk4Hearing Senior Manager, Ronnie Adler, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had an engaging and wonderful conversation with audiologist, Jeff Grama, M.A. With 48 years of experience, Jeff provided important information about the latest developments with hearing aids, his personal observations about the over-the-counter hearing aids, and Q&A addressing many questions you may have yourself.
Please enjoy the recorded conversation below and make sure to join our Los Angeles Chapter YouTube channel!
On a gorgeous spring Sunday with near-perfect weather, HLAA–Los Angeles held its largest in-person gathering in three years on March 26. The “Spring Fling” garden party, hosted by HLAA-CA Webmaster and past-chapter president Heather Lehr at her beautiful San Marino home, was attended by nearly 30 people with and without hearing loss—and not a mask in sight.
Guests included LA chapter members and their families, as well as attendees from southern California chapters like Long Beach/Lakewood, Orange County and Mission Viejo, as well as several brand-new attendees at their very first HLAA event. There were many others who couldn’t make it that were missed.
Our own chapter member, Sandy Blake, taking part in Here, My Voice
Here, My Voice 3: Supporting the Power of Voice of Hard of Hearing People
Are you a cochlear implant or hearing aid user and interested in receiving personalized voice lessons with a professional vocal artist?
USC’s “Here, My Voice 3” program is looking for adults with hearing loss for a study focusing on improving vocal confidence and joy of self-expression. Participants can choose to work on vocal expressions such as singing or spoken words. The lessons will be held in person or on Zoom for one hour per week over a 12 week period. No prior music or singing experience is required. Individual voice lessons are provided to participants at no cost to them. If you agree to participate, you will be asked to fill out surveys and be part of individual interviews. Data will be anonymously collected. You will receive a $100 gift card as a token of gratitude for participating. Your participation is voluntary, and you can withdraw from the study at any time.
Join us in New Orleans June 29 – July 1 to learn the latest about hearing health, communication access and the technologies and strategies that help people with hearing loss live well. This three-day event includes the general session with keynote speaker Dr. K. Renee Horton, the Research Symposium, Joy of Music/Loving Your Ears, and a variety of educational workshops.
What a great meeting! Those who attended got a chance to meet our steering committee, including our new member, Valecia Adams. We also celebrated International Cochlear Implant Day which featured several familiar names from the Los Angeles Chapter family, Lisa Yuan and Malik El-Amin. And did you know World Hearing Day is coming up on Friday, March 3? Check out the HLAA website for more information about this important day.
The new year brings many exciting and rewarding opportunities for the chapter. Please join us as we share ideas, announcements, and reflections from 2022 in this sure to be fun and heartwarming meeting.
We miss you all and can’t wait to share news and ideas to reconnect!