By Sue Miller

We’ll all have the chance to come together on Tuesday,
May 22nd for the Annual Dinner of the Rochester Chapter of HLAA. From 6:00 to 9pm, we’ll get to know our scholarship winners and their families. And, recognize just some of the people who make a difference to our Chapter in the Rochester area by presenting 3 awards.

The Cobblestone Creek Country Club has done a superb job in past years with service, hearing accessibility and scrumptious food.

You will enjoy being part of this fabulous evening!

Please sign up by Thursday, May 17th using the form included here. We hope to see you there!

Please join us!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Cobblestone Creek Country Club
100 Cobble Creek Road, Victor, NY 14564

6:00 to 9 P.M.
Spouses/guests welcome!

Menu choices:

                                 (1) 6 oz. Sirloin filet with Pinot noir reduction,
(2) Classic Chicken French,
   (3) Spring Vegetable Risotto

Chef’s choice seasonal vegetable and starch
House Salad, and Strawberry Shortcake
$26.00 per person (includes gratuity)

Questions? Please email, or call, Sue Miller at; or, phone,



 If you're not ready to bite into the delicious apple, come to a Chapter obligation; get to know some of your fellow members. You may find you have a special talent or interest and would like to share it, even on a limited basis.​
Do you See the Word "Volunteer" and suddenly feel the urge to flee? You are not alone, to be sure.
Granted there are always reasons not to volunteer. Most people are trepidatious because they worry about having a committement or worse feel they are being pressured or will have to lead a group. Most of us feel a bit aprehensive about volunteering.

We enjoy our free time and may find we don't have enough and are concerned we may get ourselves into something and not be able to back out gracefully.
If you are a Chapter Member we'd enjoy your company at any of our committee meetings or project meetings. 
​You do not have to "join" the committee or even particiapte..come, observe...get the lay of the land. 

Committees and More

Below you will see a small subset of committees, groups, and activities that keep our Chapter going. There are also many
projects that are small and needed only once or twice a month or a year! It may be you have a special talent or interest and would like to share it with our Chapter. No need to be shy...there's no obligation. Give us a call or send us an email... Contact Us... you will open up a new world of friendship and comeraderie.
 EDUCATION/OUTREACH/Technology provide presentations to outside organizations, advocate for assistive listening sysems, captioning, work with a library etc.. If you're interested in technology help out at our Assistive Listening Device Demo Center (training provided), provide a 5 minute "tech talk" at a Chapter Meeting or chose a project of your choice; simple or decide!​​​​
Invite a special speaker or help organize one of our special programs. 
The featured speaker program is apart from our regular Chapter
Meetings and usually held once or twice a year..

GREETER: Greet people attending chapter meetings
or special events. Sign people in, perhaps hand out
literature and provide general information. You will not have
to attend every meeting or special event!

​​HEALTH FAIRS: Help out at health fairs. Bring provided literature, speak with health fair attendees about HLAA/hearing loss (at a non professional level). 

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICE DEMONSTRATION CENTER: volunteer with others at our Device Center. You will be part of a group of other volunteers and will learn how to set up our devices, learn their use and soon be able to assist visitors with assistive lisenting devices.


PROGRAMS: Meet once or twice a year in the summer to plan our Chapter programing.​​

REFRESHMENTS: Help keep our paper goods suppy and handle refreshment areas..."No" you won't be responsible for providing all the refreshments, we share that responsibility.  

SPECIAL EVENTS: Help out at special events. You will meet with others to plan fun events, we do all kinds of interesting activities.

TELEPHONE QUESTION RESPONDER: Provide information to callers who have questions about hearing loss. You will be provided with a name and contact number of the caller. and the question. We have lots of material you to answer questions and information you can Callers call into the Chapter's voice mail system, you will be notified as to the information needed, questions are usually very basic...not to worry, there is always help, if you "get stuck".

Please call us or send an email for more information. By working together we can promote understanding and facilitate communication between people who hear well, and those who’s hearing is less than ideal. ​​

Contact us for more information! ​​

National Convention Partial Cost Reimbursement 

If you will be attending this year's National Convention in  Minneapolis, and are an actively contributing member of our Rochester NY Chapter, you may be eligible for a partial reimbusement for your cost when attending the convention.

There are certain criteria to be met so please read the form carefully.

Books You May Enjoy

A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss, David G. Myers

Mr. Myers writes about some of the problems he faced when gradually losing his hearing. Some information about technology and medical advances are discussed.

Shouting Won't Help: Why I--and 50 Million Other Americans--Can't Hear Katherine Bouton;

learn about hearing loss from Bouton. She discusses hearing loss with a number of medical personnel as she discovers more information about hearing loss. Recounting some of her own stories makes this book come to life.

Living Better with Hearing Loss: A Guide to Health, Happiness, Love, Sex, Work, Friends . . . and Hearing Aids. Another informative book from Katherine Bouton. This book provides practical information on hearing loss with a focus on assistive listening devices and other aids that can be used by those living with hearing loss.

The Way I Hear It: A Life with Hearing Loss by Gael Hannan

Learn strategies and read engaging episodes how Hannan lives with her hearing loss. Read about some of the people she has met while traveling to a number of locations to present seminars on hearing loss. Her use of humor while providing helpful practical information makes this book an easy read.

What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey Into the World of Hearing Loss: Monique E. Hammond

If you have experienced sudden hearing loss or know someone who has, Hammond's book will remind you that you are not alone. She provides information about sudden hearing loss through her quest to learn more about her own exp