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Support session: Tuesday, September 12, 10:15 AM -11:00 AM Vestry Room
H.O.P.E., Hearing other Peoples' Experiences

Retired audiologist and hearing aid user Joseph Kozelsky MS, abd, CCC/A, moderates a question and answer group where prospective or new hearing aid users can share their hearing loss journeys and learn from others.
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"U.S. House of Representatives Passes the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 Bringing Affordable and Accessible Hearing Health Care Closer to Reality
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017

With the passage of this groundbreaking legislation Congress has sent a message to America that people with hearing loss need – and deserve – more affordable and accessible hearing health care. The Senate should be voting on the bill before the end of the summer.

The FDA will be responsible for regulating the devices and also will draft guidelines for Personal Sound Amplification Devices (PSADs).

Read more about this important development on National's Website

Read the Fact Sheet    

Read the bill in it's entirety

Bill Passes the House!!
     News about this year's Walk4Hearing
Our Rochester Chapter will not be having a Walk4Hearing this season but join us at the Buffalo Chapter's Walk. A fun time and support for all people with Hearing Loss!

Information About the 2017 Walk For Hearing
Rochester Chapter of HLAA will be opening our Hearing Device Center Thursday September 21st from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

The Center will have a variety of Assistive listening, Alerting devices and landline phones to view and try. Find out more about the Center and it's wonderful opportunity to "talk technology". Here are the Details...
Attention Members of HLAA Rochester chapter. There is a special treat in store for you at this year's summer outing.

July 30, Sunday 2: PM 
Bristol Valley Theatre performance and Dinner at the Lodge at Bristol Harbour

Join us for "Lucky Stiff"...A hilarious musical murder mystery!

The story line: "Hapless Harry Witherspoon’s life is about to get much more exciting! He’ll inherit six million dollars from his dearly departed uncle, but only if he succeeds in taking Uncle Tony’s body on one last vacation in Monte Carlo. Meanwhile Tony’s killer is hot on Harry’s tail…."

Here is where you'll find out more....

HLAA and the Hearing Health                            Foundation  (HHF) are working together to better serve our constituents’ needs and raise awareness of the effects of hearing loss. To get to know you better, HLAA and HHF have collaborated on a survey to learn a little more about you and your hearing loss. 

The survey takes less than five minutes and your answers are completely anonymous. You can take the survey online at 

​If you would prefer to mail it in, that's fine too. Simply print the survey, fill it out, and mail it to:

Hearing Health Foundation
363 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Included in the survey are a few questions related to over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. Given that this is such a hot topic right now getting your feedback is extremely important, so take just a few minutes and give us your input today!
New Survey
Tues., Sept. 12 Daytime Meeting--11:00am
"HLAA: Relevant in a changing technological world"
With Don Doherty, M/Sgt., USMC, retired   Details...
Tuesday., Sept. 12 Evening Meeting--7:00pm 
 "The Invisible Veteran with Hearing Loss" 
 With Don Doherty, M/Sgt., USMC, retired  Details...

Chapter Meetings/Support sessions are held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, East Ave. & Westminster Rd. 14607) Please Enter only through Westminster Rd. door
​Note: Meetings do not take place in "bad" weather when the Rochester City Schools are closed.
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