Walk4Hearing 2024: Join Us for a Season of Hope and Action!

Scenes from Walk4Hearing

Are you ready to walk for a good cause? The Walk4Hearing season is here and there is exciting news for you!

This year, Walk4Hearing is launching a new online platform that will make it easier for you to register, fundraise, and connect with other walkers. We will walk again in Long Beach at the same location as last year and you will be part of a nationwide movement to raise awareness and funds for hearing loss.

By walking with us, you are supporting the chapter and Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and our partner organizations, which provide vital services and advocacy for the 50 million Americans with hearing loss. Thanks to you, we can continue to support, educate and empower people with hearing loss and their families.

So join the “LASTARS” with our Walk Captain, Jackie Gayer, leading the way, so we can bring hope to even more people. See below for instructions and details.?‍♂️?‍♀️

Note: We are looking for individuals interested in volunteering. Any help is appreciated so please email us at info@hlaa-la.org. ????‍♂️????‍♀️


Join our LASTARS Walk4Hearing team:

  1. Go to https://www.walk4hearing.org/event/longbeach
  2. Click the orange “Register” button.
  3. Fill in your name, email and create a password.
  4. Your Participant Type should remain as a “Walker”
  5. For Role, select “Join a Team”
  6. Click the Search button and type “LASTARS” (no space) or you may see the team already displayed.
  7. After selecting “LASTARS”, fill in your registration details.
    1. Note – if you have another person you sign up, you can add another participant at this stage.
  8. Select the “Continue to Confirmation” button.
  9. Review your details and confirm.
  10. Once completed, you can now fill in your personal page and start fundraising!
    1. Note – you can edit your profile at any time later.

Any questions? Just email us at info@hlaa-la.org.

Join our First 2024 Meeting!

Woman talking into laptop during zoom meeting

Join our first 2024 chapter meeting!

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2024
Where: Online Zoom Meeting
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT

REGISTER

Hearing loss can be a challenging condition that affects many aspects of your life, such as communication, relationships, work, education, and mental health. You are not alone in this journey, and we are here to listen, share, and learn from each other.

Please register and join our rap gathering for the opportunity to introduce ourselves, share our stories, ask questions, and offer advice and support from discussion topics. This will be your opportunity to participate as much as you feel comfortable in a warm and supportive environment.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, January 27!

Any questions? Just email us at info@hlaa-la.org.

Holiday Party Celebration!

Los Angeles chapter holiday banner

After four long years, friends and family of our chapter all had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays and each other. It was wonderful to see familiar faces and many new ones!

We are thankful for all who could join us to create lasting memories and sorry for those we’ll have to see for next time. There was a lot of gift stealing during our White Elephant event but luckily no fights! Check out our photo gallery of key moments during the party.

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New Tinnitus Developments Presentation Recap

Exploring the Latest in Tinnitus Therapy: Insights from Dr. Cohen’s Engaging Session held on November 18, 2023

by Rizwana Jmari

The HLAA-LA community had the distinct opportunity to engage with Dr. Sharzad Cohen, a revered audiology expert, particularly in tinnitus. As a familiar and respected figure in our chapter, Dr. Cohen’s online presentation provided a comprehensive overview of the latest updates and advances in tinnitus therapy.

(You can view the presentation at the bottom of this article)

SharDr. Cohen detailed her professional journey with her deep-rooted experience and passion for audiology, highlighting her affiliations with prestigious organizations like the American Academy of Audiology and the American Tinnitus Association. Her extensive experience in the field, especially in managing tinnitus, added a rich context to her presentation.

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Here, My Voice 3. An Experience Never to Forget!

Group shot of people from the los angeles chapter

Our chapter was well represented at the Here, My Voice 3 extraordinary event!

by Rizwana Jmari

The power of voice and self-expression took center stage Sunday, October 15, when the Hearing Loss Association of America Los Angeles Chapter (HLAA-LA) partnered with the University of Southern California for an uplifting concert event, as part of Juri Hwang’s research which combines sound art, art intervention, and neuroscience of hearing through trans-disciplinary work between Media Arts + Practice and the Keck School of Medicine’s Bionic Ear Lab.

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Hearing Health Matters: HLAA-LA Participates in Black Health Matters Summit

Los Angeles, CA – October 8, 2023 – The Hearing Loss Association of America – Los Angeles Chapter (HLAA-LA) recently participated in the Black Health Matters Health Summit and Expo held on October 7, 2023, at the St. Anne’s Family Services Conference Center in Los Angeles. It was the first major outreach event for HLAA-LA post-COVID-19 pandemic.

Discovering and learning at Black Health Matters Health Summit and Expo at the St. Anne's Family Services.

Discovering and learning at Black Health Matters Health Summit and Expo at the St. Anne’s Family Services.

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Watch our September Meeting Recap!

We had a wonderful meeting filled with good buzz and vibes as we shared an overview about what the chapter has been up to along with meeting our first Young Adult Ambassador, Erin McClain. If you missed this or would like to learn more about what the Los Angeles chapter is all about, please sit back and enjoy the presentation below or visit our YouTube channel.


(note: Zoom automatic captions were used so they aren’t perfect.)

If you have any questions, want more information, or even considering volunteering, please email us at info@hlaa-la.org.

Join our Upcoming Chapter Gathering!

As we head into Fall, grab a coffee and snack and join us. This gathering promises to be a fun event, filled with celebration, hope, and a glimpse into the future.

One of the highlights of our meeting will be the celebration of our first Young Adult Ambassador (YAA) scholarship winner, Erin McClain. Erin’s dedication and passion have made her a shining example of the values and vision that our chapter upholds. We cannot wait for you to meet her and hear about her aspirations during this event.

We’ll also share what the chapter has been doing and, more importantly, our future plans. It’s a chance for all of us to come together, exchange ideas, and learn about the exciting initiatives we have in store for our hearing loss community.

REGISTER

Please check your email for details to join the meeting and don’t forget to set your calendar reminder!

Celebrating our First Young Adult Ambassador!

Wendi presenting to Erin the scholarship award.

Wendi presented Erin with the scholarship award.

A special celebration and milestone for our Los Angeles chapter just happened! Erin McClain became our chapter’s first Young Adult Ambassador (YAA) after accepting our $2500 college scholarship. Erin hails originally from Sacramento and is attending California State University Long Beach.

The chapter hosted a nice Sunday brunch to celebrate and learn about Erin’s hearing loss journey. Diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss at age two, Erin clearly understands the challenges people face with hearing loss daily. She spoke of many ways she is able to successfully advocate for accommodations needed in class and school. She has also been an inspiration to her college peers and teachers to help them better appreciate the hearing loss community.

Erin will continue to connect with the chapter by updating us on how she is doing in school, attending a few events, and connecting on social media. Stay tuned for more information on how you can meet and learn more about Erin’s story!

 

Erin McClain. Our YAA scholarship award winner!

The LA Chapter Steering Committee with Erin

The LA Chapter Steering Committee with Erin

Erin and her friend Dulce

Erin and her friend Dulce

 

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