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HOPE... Hearing Other Peoples' Experiences.

HOPE sessions are held at 10:00 AM, before our regular daytime Chapter Meetings, in the Vestry Room of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Please enter only from the Westminster Road door.

Prospective or new hearing aid users can share their experiences, questions, and hearing loss journeys in an informal roundtable discussion. Retired audiologist and hearing aid user Joseph Kozelsky facilitates.   

Daytime meeting  June 5, 11:00am-1:00pm
   Parish Hall Program begins at noon.

Creating a better ROC experience with Andrew Moore, Interim Director of Aviation, Greater Rochester International Airport

Some HLAA members commute regularly in and out of the Rochester airport. Others travel occasionally. Andrew Moore, Interim Director of Aviation, highlights the many improvements taking place at ROC as part of the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Initiative. This $79 million project is slated to be complete by the end of October. According to the ROC web site, "it should transform ROC inside and out to a 21st century airport complete with high tech smart terminal technology and a near barrier free environment to create a better passenger experience."

With eight years at ROC, Moore is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives and secretary of the New York Aviation Management Association.  

Evening meeting   7:00-9:00pm
 Parish Hall  Program begins at 8:00pm.

Over the counter (OTC) hearing aids:  What you need to know  with Ramona Stein, PhD, CCC-A

If the current pricing model for obtaining hearing aids shuts out 86% of hearing disabled people who need them because of high costs, can Over the Counter (OTC) hearing aids reduce this gulf?

The Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, supported by HLAA, will enable anyone to purchase a hearing device directly from a retailer or online, bypassing an audiologist.  These devices are to become available in 2019. They target adults with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Ramona Stein, owner and audiologist at Sounds for Life in Pittsford, explores the controversial issue of OTC hearing devices. She will comment on the OTC Act's purpose, types of devices on the market, and the benefits vs. drawbacks for OTC devices as opposed to purchasing a brand name hearing aid from a traditional audiologist.

Ms. Stein has practiced audiology for 26 years in a variety of settings.

All HLAA programs are free. Anyone interested in hearing loss is welcome.  For more information, telephone 585 266 7890.

Those needing a sign language interpreter for an evening meeting should contact Linda Siple at 585 788 6744 a week in advance. Please note, this phone is only for those needing an interpreter.

The Rochester Chapter is a dynamic group of individuals working together as a team.  HLAA has a support network of organizations:  Bethesda, MD, state organizations, and local chapters.​​