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Remember Early Bird Registration  with dicounted rates, for our 2020 National Convention, closes March 1. Look under "Events" below.

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Chapter Member Survey

"As our Chapter continues to is essential that we monitor what we are doing well, what is important, and where we might improve. "
---Suzanne E. Johnston, President HLAA, Rochester Chapter

Please take a few minutes to take our short survey; you will be contributing to our Chapter's planning for the future. We share a common goal of providing support, education and advocacy for people with hearing loss, let's plan together to fullfull those goals!

Surveys will be mailed to every Chapter Member, or find it on our Website here. 

New Paid Study Participation Request. Check the details on our Forms, Surveys and Studies Page.

Rochester Chapter Assistive Device Demonstration Center​​

Need or want information about Assisitve Listening Devices?
Visit our Demo Center Page.

Lorin Gallistel, a member of our Technology Committee, has created a Virtual Demonstration Center where you can find information about Assistive Listening Devices (ALD'S) including items from our center. 

Chapter Meetings-​​
General Information

All meetings are free, accessible, and open to the public. 

Chapter Meetings are held in the Parish Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 25 Westminster Rd.(at East Ave. accross from the George Eastman House), Rochester, NY 14607. Please enter only from the door on Westminster Rd.
Weather Note: Meetings are cancelled when:

1. Monroe County issues a ban on unnecessary travel; and/or:

2. The Rochester City School District closes and/or cancels afternoon activities; and/or:
3. The wind chill is at / or below -20 degrees. 


Tuesday, Tuesday March 3, 10:00am--Vestry room

HOPE (Hearing Other People's Experiences)
Jim Feuerstein, Ph.D., CCC/A, Professor Emeritus Nazareth College.

Prospective, new or long-time hearing aid users share their experiences, questions and hearing loss journeys in an informal round table discussion.

Next Chapter/ Cochlear Implant Meetings​​

Tuesday, Tuesday March 3, 11-1pm Daytime Chapter Meeting: 
​​Speaker begins at noon in the Parish Hall

Healthy minds; healthy bodies with Katie Bauer, Episcopal Senior Life, Community Liaison
Tuesday, March 3, 7-9 pm Evening Chapter Meeting: 
Speaker begins at 8pm. in the Parish Hall
Latest assistive technology for hearing loss with Loren Gallistel, and Charlie Johnstone

Tuesday, April 7, 1:30-2:30pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, immediately following the regular chapter gathering,​​

Cochlear Implants: Why expanded candidate criteria matter
With Alexanna Rodgers, CCC/A, SLP Med-El Northeast consumer engagement manager

A Group for Adults with Hearing Aids or Cochlear Implants who want to improve their Communication

Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. February 5 to April 8, 2020 There is no cost to participate. Details Here

HLAA 2020 National Convention

Planning for the HLAA2020 Convention in New Orleans? Early Bird registration is open until March 1 Hurry!


​Adult Board

The Young Adults Board of the Rochester Chapter HLAA

Are you ready to graduate high school, of college age or young adult and would like to Meet and enjoy the company of others your age who have hearing loss?

The Young Adult Board of HLAA-Rochester works to
serve as a means to unite and support students and younger people who have hearing loss. Our Young Adult Board welcomes upper high-school, college-age and younger people out in the work force who are deaf and/or HOH to participate.

Those in the same age group who are interested and involved in serving those with hearing loss are welcome as well. Contact Us to find out more!

HLAA and the American Girl Doll Connection

American Girl Dolls focus on “inspirational characters who impart meaningful life lessons to help girls learn and grow with confidence”.

“American Girl is donating $25,000 to support HLAA’s educational programs. American Girl is also supporting the organization’s 2020 Walk4Hearing with a donation of Joss dolls. And, from January 1, 2020, through the end of the year, the company will collect donations for HLAA at and at American Girl stores nationwide.”

Find out more at HLAA National's Website.