CHAPTER MEETINGS

   
All HLAA Meetings are Free.

The Rochester Chapter is a dynamic group of individuals working together as a team. Please join us; we welcome visitors and members alike!

Our meetings feature a Hearing Loop system and open captions.
For more information and questions  Contact Us via email or call:585 266 7890.
HOPE  session Tuesday, November 5 : 10:00am--Vestry Room​​

HOPE (Hearing Other People's Experiences) With Joe Kozelsky, MS, CCC/A retired audiologist. Join in a roundtable discussion about hearing loss. Share your hearing loss experiences, exchange information and obtain answers to many of your questions. Open to all those with hearing loss and those interested in finding out more about some of the issues that concern those with hearing difficulty.

DAYTIME MEETING Tuesday November 5

11:00am-1:00pm Parish Hall. Speaker begins at noon.
   
Latest Assistive Technology for Hearing Loss with Dan Brooks, Loren Gallistel, Charlie Johnstone

Are you up to date on the latest assistive gadgets? The chapter Technology Committee trio—Brooks, Gallistel, and Johnstone—will review the most current assistive technology for people with hearing loss.  They will concentrate on lower cost, innovative devices and smartphone apps.  A “virtual device demo center web site” will be previewed.
All three men assist in the “Assistive Listening Device Demo Center” hosted by Lifespan, where displays of assistive devices can be viewed and tried.
Dan Brooks is immediate past president of HLAA Rochester Chapter and the current president of HLAA/New York State. With a lifelong hearing loss, he is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo.
Retired from a career in electronic hardware and software product design, Lorin Gallistel got his first hearing aids in 2015 after 25 years of declining hearing. Charlie Johnstone was the “computer expert” at NTID for thirty years, retiring in 2016.  He is a consultant to the NY State Unified Courts System on access and oversees the demo center.

EVENING MEETING Tuesday November 5

   7:00-9:00pm    Parish Hall.  Speaker begins at 8:00pm
    
   New at the Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic with Danny Martinez, Chief, US Navy, Ret.
       
Attention, veterans!  The VA outpatient clinic has a new home in Henrietta! Danny Martinez, Supervisor of the Veterans Service Center Outpatient Clinic, tells us about the recently opened facility on Calkins Road and its expanded services.  He will advise veterans about their eligibility for enrollment in VA health care and the services available, as well as special enrollment eligibility.
HLAA Rochester Chapter meetings are held in the Parish Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, East Avenue at 25 Westminster Road, across from the George Eastman House Museum.

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 number is only for those needing an interpreter.