Who We Are

We are the Chicago North Shore Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America. We welcome you to join us.

We all have varying degrees of hearing loss. Some of us have had hearing loss most of our lives. Others have experienced gradual or sudden hearing loss. Our group includes individuals with hearing aids and cochlear implants . We do not use American Sign Language as we have always lived in the hearing world.

 

We join together to support each other. We are constantly sharing information on technology that assist our hearing devices to allow us to hear to the best of our ability. We enjoy advocating for people with hearing loss. We are constantly learning from each other and enjoy each other’s company.

 

We welcome you to join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. to Noon. 

We are currently meeting virtually because face masks do not permit lip reading . You can find information about our next meeting by clicking hereOur meetings will help you gain a better understanding of what it means to live well with 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!  Live captions are provided.

 

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