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Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month.  In September we meet the second Tuesday of the month. We meet in the Parish Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 25 Westminster Rd.(at East Ave.) Rochester, NY 14607. Note: In the event of inclement weather meetings are cancelled when the Rochester City School District closes. There are no Chapter Meetings in July and August.
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The Nation's Voice for People with Hearing Loss
​Daytime Meeting: Tuesday May 2, 11:00 AM
Topic: "Audiology in Ethiopia: Perspectives on Cultural and Clinical Experiences."

Presenter: Catherine Clark, AuD   Details.....
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Tuesday May 2, 10:15-11:00 AM

             (Hearing Other People's Experiences) session 

Retired audiologist and hearing aid user Joe Kozelsky MS, CCC/A, moderates a question and answer group for people considering hearing aids and those using them.You may bring your audiogram if you'd like help interpreting the results.
Note: There will not be an Evening Meeting On May 2
 ** Are you an active participate in our Rochester Chapter?
If you are you may be eligible to receive a partial reimbursement for some of your expenses. If you are you may be eligible to receive a partial reimbursement for some of your expenses.  Find out the details...
      Note: From the Hearing Test Website

 "The test was developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health and is provided on a nonprofit basis, although there is a small fee for it. The goal is to give you information that can help you decide whether you should seek a full-scale evaluation of your hearing."
The Test is free for AARP Members $5 for others.
​Remember: This test does not replace hearing tests done by hearing professionals, it merely provides additional information to those uncertain if they may have a hearing problem.
The Telephone Hearing Test
May 16, Tuesday, A Program of special interest:

                    Dr. Debara Tucci, M.D., MS,MBA; Professor of
                    Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery,  Duke 

                   First Unitarian Church,220 Winton Rd. South, Rochester NY 14610 -doors open 5:30 pm;       program at 6:30pm

“Reframing Advocacy for Treatment of Hearing
Loss in Adults: A Public Health Approach”

Dr. Debara Tucci, HLAA Rochester's 2017 Featured Speaker, was a panelist for the report on Hearing Health Care for Adults" issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in June 2016. At Duke University. She maintains a clinical/surgical practice in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery along with
conducting clinical research. Prior to medical school she trained and worked as an audiologist.

She is co-principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health grant focused on establishing a national network of research sites to conduct clinical research in hearing and balance disorders. As well. She is principal investigator of a grant to study health care policy related to hearing health care in adults.

Dr. Tucci has served as President of the American Neurotology Society, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, and recently, President of the American Otological Society. More information is available here.....

The First Unitarian Church has ample free parking. The building is accessible with an induction hearing loop and open captions. An ASL interpreter will also be provided.

Light refreshments at 5:30 pm will precede
Dr. Tucci's talk. The program is free and anyone
interested in hearing loss is welcome 
U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)  introduced the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016. The bill would allow some hearing aids to be sold "over the counter" (OTC). The hearing aids which would be included under the bill would be directed at people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

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

Read the Fact Sheet    

Read the bill in it's entirety

Are you interested in participating in a study about people with hearing loss and how they obtain/use health information? You can find out more and participate.Details are here.....