Dec 09, 2019

December 2019 Newsletter

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids Are Coming!

All are welcome as Pamela Souza, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA, Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Knowles Hearing Center, Northwestern University, discusses the new OTC hearing aids that will need no prescription. She will explain how they compare to traditional hearing aids, when they will become available, and if they might work for you.  Monday, January 13 - 10 a.m. - Noon

Dec 09, 2019

November 2019 Newsletter

Traveling and Life with a Hearing Service Dog. Join us as local author Henry Kisor describes his many travel adventures with his hearing service dog, Trooper, as well as the social, safety, and health benefits of owning a service dog for people with severe hearing loss.

Oct 02, 2019

October 2019 Newsletter

Fifth Annual Panel Discussion on Hospital Safety for People with Hearing Loss. Those with hearing problems, as well as their friends, family, and caregivers, are invited to this panel discussion composed of expert representatives from seven area hospitals, who will explain the accommodations their hospitals provide for people with hearing loss. Our HLAA members will help you learn how to advocate for yourself in challenging medical settings, as well as how the use of technology and assistive listening devises can make your hospital experience easier and safer. This program is free and will be presented in the Kohn Auditorium of the North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield, Il 60096. The auditorium is equipped with a hearing loop and will have live captioning. Please join us.

Sep 02, 2019

September 2019 Newsletter

We are gearing up for the Chicago Walk4Hearing on Saturday, September 28. Festivities begin at 10:00 am. It will be located on Cannon Drive between W. Diversey and W. Fullerton Parkway in Lincoln Park. Our ‘Sound Off for Hearing” team will be representing the HLAA Chicago North Shore Chapter and we are ready to take on the challenge! We hope you can join our team or support us by making a donation.

Aug 09, 2019

August 2019 Newsletter

Something NEW at Sound Off on August 12 starting at 11:00 am. Anyone who would like to learn about using speech to text apps should come to this meeting. Bring your Smartphone, either an iPhone or other, and the password to get into your App Store, Play Store, etc. Bring a spouse or family member or friend. We will help you download a speech to text app and begin using it. We provide the Wi-Fi.

Jul 02, 2019

July 2019 Newsletter

Several of our Chapter members attended the 2019 Convention in Rochester, New York, celebrating the 40 year anniversary of the HLAA, founded originally as Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH).
The July 8 meeting will include a recap from attendees, Elaine and John McCaffery, and Mike
Wehman, who will share their experiences and take-aways from the Rochester Convention.
Election of Chapter officers for the following year will also be held at this session.

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