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)
Dr. 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
A story from MacMillan Learning, David Myers shares his cochlear implant success story journey and experiences with others. If you are thinking about a cochlear implant or are just curious, take a read about David’s personal experience. It’s not a simple activate the cochlear implant and away you go. It’s more about being mindful and realistic what to expect and giving your brain, and yourself, the patience and compassion to adapt to a new world of speech and sound comprehension.
Date: Tuesday, November 8 Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) Duration: 60 minutes
Over-the-Counter hearing aids are here! But there’s a lot to learn and understand to successfully empower potential candidates for these types of devices. Please consider joining the upcoming HLAA webinar – FDA Regulations for Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids.
On October 17, Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids were finally approved for consumers to learn, explore and try. With countless millions of people suffering with hearing loss and high hearing aids costs, this may potentially be a real game changer.
Please see the HLAA resources below to learn more about OTC hearing aids, if you need one, and how to approach finding hearing aids that you can feel happy with.
HLAA played a big role in not only providing guidance on OTC regulations and rules, but also getting the word out to the media and our consumers. It will take time to truly find what works for you, but your hearing wellness should be your top priority!
See what HLAA has been involved with in the OTC news!