C H A P T E R     M E E T I N G S​​

HLAA Rochester Chapter meetings are held in the Parish Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Rochester, New York  14607 across from the George Eastman Museum.

HOPE (Hearing Other Peoples' Experiences)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 10:00-11:00 am Vestry Room

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

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Daytime meeting March 6, 11:00am-1:00pm Parish Hall Program begins at noon
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   Alphabet Soup:  IP CTS (Internet Protocol based captioned telephone service) and new technology
 
With Michael Holm and Cameron Tingey, Vice presidents, CaptionCall
 
     Captioned telephones enable hearing disabled callers to read incoming conversations on a small monitor. CaptionCall bills itself as the country's largest provider of Internet Protocol based captioned telephone service. CaptionCall's Mike Holm, vice president of engineering and information technology, and Cameron Tingey, vice president of outreach, will review current state of the art technology supporting captioned  telephone service, FCC regulations, and recent technology changes influencing these services over the next five years. Factors to be considered are demographics, phone usage habits, mobile technologies and advances in speech recognition and artificial intelligence.
 
CaptionCall has covered the cost of captioning chapter meetings since 2011 so that members can read as well as hear speakers' remarks.

​​Evening Meeting: March 6, 7:00-9:00pm Parish Hall, program begins at 8:00pm

The Daytime Meeting Repeats for the Evening meeting

Alphabet Soup:  IP CTS (Internet Protocol based captioned telephone service) and new technology
 
With Michael Holm and Cameron Tingey, Vice presidents, CaptionCall

​​ NOTE: 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.)

All HLAA programs are free. Anyone interested in hearing loss is welcome. 

Tuesday, April 3, Cochlear Implant Group Meeting : 1:30pm  following the regular Chapter Meeting

Cochlear implants give hope and hearing to those whose deafness exceeds the capabilities of hearing aids.

 Jane Ledingham, AB Consumer Specialist, NE region, will speak to the group.

Ms. Ledington will introduce AB's devices to those considering implants. Qualifications for candidacy, insurance issues, aural rehabilitation and audiology will be explored. Advanced Bionics, headquartered in California, is one of three CI manufacturers. It incorporates hearing technology from Phonak.

Ms. Ledington's talk is free and open to all CI "wannabes" and those wondering about CI technology, as well as their significant others. Contact Janet McKenna deaphyduck@gmail.com for information.

We hope you will also attend the Daytime Chapter 

Ginger and Janet          Contact our Chapter for more information