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Embracing your hearing loss journey

Embracing the Journey: Conquering Hearing Loss with a Growth Mindset held on May 25, 2023

We had many in attendance who attended our “Embracing the Journey: Conquering Hearing Loss with a Growth Mindset” presentation with Dr. Latisha Porter-Vaughn. It was an engaging and empowering experience for all who attended. But if you were not able to attend or who like to watch the recording, please watch below or from our HLAA-LA YouTube channel. And don’t forget to subscribe to our channel!

Overview: This Zoom meeting explored the challenges and triumphs associated with hearing loss. We all know the struggles and challenges faced with hearing loss and it can be overwhelming at times. Dr. Porter-Vaughn shared how you can learn to build a growth mindset leading to mastery over such challenges.

Don’t forget to forward and share this with your family and friends. Everyone is impacted by hearing loss and could benefit from this recording!

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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.

Raising Hearing Loss Awareness with the University of La Verne ULV Team!

Picture of the La Verne University team

Steering Committee member Jackie Gayer holding check with the La Verne ULV team

In the fall of 2022, HLAA-LA chapter was approached by students at the University of La Verne business class about being the recipient of their business project, which consisted of selling a cleaning drive for smartphones. The proceeds of which would be donated to a charity of their choice. They chose HLAA-LA in order to increase awareness for hearing loss as several students on the team had family members or friends with some form of hearing loss. After ten weeks of the semester, the team sold all of their product and was able to raise almost $6000! They took first place in their class by raising the most funds for their selected charity. We are very grateful to this team of students who chose the Los Angeles Chapter to be the recipient of their hard work and generosity. Thank you to Hannah and the ULV team!

Having a Blast at Walk4Hearing!

It was a beautiful day to celebrate and experience Walk4Hearing in Long Beach. We had a great turnout and smiles as everyone got a chance to enjoy the festivities, catch up with people they haven’t seen in a while, make new friends, and get informed with technologies and services supporting the hearing loss community.

Scenes from Walk4Hearing

Marisa with her young niece Olivia.

A big highlight of the event was the Oticon hearing aids giveaway graciously set up by Zina Jawadi. Marissa Acosta ended up winning the hearing aids. She entered because her young niece, Olivia, who was just diagnosed with hearing loss, needed a pair of hearing aids! Marissa and family couldn’t believe it and felt truly blessed and plan to make the Walk an annual tradition! Sometimes the Walk isn’t just about walking, but the lifetime memories and stories that come from the event.

See our Walk4Hearing picture highlights below.

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Get Involved With Walk4Hearing and Make a Difference

Long Beach Walk4hearingThe 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 radler@hearingloss.org.

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