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If you have a hearing loss, are deaf, or are hearing and interested in promoting the mission of this group, please join our new group.

 Our sub-committee is open to high-school to college-age students and young adult recently graduated. Our goal is to develop community awareness of hearing loss and to promote access for those people with hearing loss.

Please call 585-266-7890 and leave a message for Suzanne Johnston, or send an email to hlaa.rochester@yahoo.com for further information and to apply for the opportunity to be a part of this exciting group!
Note: HLAA Rochester Chapter meetings are held in the Parish Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, East Ave. at Westminster Road, across from the George Eastman Museum. All programs are audiolooped and captioned. Those needing a sign language interpreter for an evening meeting should contact Linda Siple at 585 288 6744, a week in advance. (Please note, this phone is only for those needing an interpreter.)  Chapter Meetings are free and open to the Public. For more information, view the organizational web site at hlaa-rochester-ny.org or telephone 585 266 7890. To join, see inside last page of our Newsletter or the Forms section of our Website. 
​Opening, Thursday September 21, 2017, The Rochester Chapter's Hearing Loss Device Center!

Lifespan (http://www.lifespan-roch.org) 1900 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester 14618 has graciously opened their hearts and doors to our Rochester Chapter's new Device Center.

We will be open the third Thursday of the month with the same hours, unless Life Span is closed, beginning September 21st 2017.The hours will be from 10:00 AM a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. 

The Center will be a warm, welcoming, stress free place to learn about, see, and try a variety of Assitive Listening and Alerting Devices. You will be able to ask questions about devices as well as find out about other systems/devices which are available. Best of all it's FREE! You do not need to be a member to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

Calendar of Events and News
Chapter Member Event!

July 30, Sunday 2:00 PM Bristol Valley Theatre on Canandaigua Lake 

The comical musical murder mystery "Lucky Stiff". If you'd like to know more about the plot you can check out this link (unaffiliated with Valley Theatre, which is sponsoring it's own version) for more information. http://stageagent.com/shows/musical/1836/lucky-stiff

The After Play fun
After the play, we're going to meander over to the Lodge at Bristol Harbour for an early dinner and take in the gorgeous view of Canandaigua Lake.  

If anyone is interested, they can get in touch with Sue Miller for tickets, which are $23.40. We have a group rate; normal ticket price is $34.

If you don't have Sue's contact information Contact Us by leaving a voice mail, or sending an email.        585 .266. 7890, hlaa.rochester@yahoo.com

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA invites you and your guests to join us for a complimentary lunch at
our Buffalo Walk4Hearing Kickoff Sunday, August 13, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Big Ditch Brewing Company 55 E. Huton Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Directions RSVP by August 4, 2017 Reply now by filling out the online form or contact:

Jessica Jurusik jessicajurusik@me.com 

Join us to learn more about the  Walk4Hearing, receive basic training on organizing a team and smashing your fundraising goal! It’s time to step up for people with hearing loss! Space is  limited, please RSVP early. 


Sunday, October 8, 2017 | Distance 5K (3.1 miles)

Delaware Park - Meadow/Ring Road
84 Parkside Drive
Buffalo, NY

Walk Chair: Ann Rancourt
Buffalo Chapter's
Chapter Meetings and H.O.P.E. sessions 
are Held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, East Ave. & Westminster Rd. 14607 Please Enter only through Westminster Rd. door

Tues., Sept. 12--10:15-11:00am Vestry Room

H.O.P.E.  (Hearing Other People's 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 12 Daytime Meeting in the Parish Hall  11:00am Program begins at noon

Program: "HLAA: Relevant in a changing technological world"  With Don Doherty, M/Sgt., USMC, retired

Don Doherty is the current chairman of HLAA's national Board of Trustees. He feels that HLAA is "the greatest organization in the world dedicated to helping people with hearing loss." But there are still too many people with hearing loss who want and need help but don't know about us, the critical work we do or the support we can provide, he adds. His first talk will explore HLAA's national focus and advocacy efforts.

Tuesday Sept. 12 Evening Meeting in the Parish Hall 7:00pm Program begins at 8:00pm

Program: "The invisible veteran with hearing loss"  With Don Doherty, M/Sgt., USMC, retired

Semper Fi!
Doherty's hearing loss occurred while an infantryman in Vietnam. He notes that his military story is not unique. "Today, one in three service members who served in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan has a hearing loss," he comments. As well, hearing loss and tinnitus are the top two disabilities for which veterans receive VA compensation.

After retiring from the Marine Corps as an administrator and counselor, Doherty then joined the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs (VA) working on behalf of people with chemical dependency. The May/June 2017 issue of Hearing Loss Magazine (published by HLAA's national office) carries an extensive autobiography of his hearing loss journey.
Doherty is president of the Virginia Beach VA HLAA chapter and also the Virginia State Chapter coordinator. He is also a member of Hamilton CapTel's Heroes with Hearing Loss program and a certified peer mentor through Gallaudet University's Peer Mentorship Program.