WHO WE ARE

We are the Chicago North Shore Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (“HLAA”). We have varying degrees of hearing loss. We all have hearing aids; some have one hearing aid and one cochlear implant (CI), and others have two CI’s. We do not use American Sign Language. We join together to support each other, learn from each other and enjoy each other’s company.

 

We welcome you to join us on the 2nd Monday of each month from 10 a.m. until Noon, in the Lindon Lounge of the North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield, IL. Our meetings will help you gain a better understanding of what it means to live well with a hearing loss through education in a supportive environment. We host excellent guest speakers on a variety of topics, demonstrations of assisted listening devices, panel discussions, and advocacy!  The meeting room is equipped with an induction loop. We also provide live captioning.

 

Some of our past programs have included:

  • Safety With Hearing Loss: Northbrook Fire and Police Chiefs

  • Jennifer Phelan, Au.D.: Why eyeglasses are not like hearing aids                           

  • Cochlear Implant Panel Discussion

  • Rabbi Doctor Douglas Goldhamer & Reverend Joseph Mulcrone: Accommodations in houses of worship for the Deaf and hard of hearing.

  • Jillian Earnest, Au.D. Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. Veteran’s Administration.

  • Open House Spotlighting North Shore Senior Center’s two support groups:  Speechreading and Sound Off

  • Angela Roberts, PhD, speech pathologist, Her research on communication issues related to hearing loss.

  • Third annual Panel Discussion: Hospital Safety for People with Hearing Loss

  • Representative Jan Schakowsky, Medicare and OTC Hearing Aid Act