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. See below for Interpreter information
For more information and questions Contact Us via email or call:585 266 7890.​

HOPE  session Tuesday, February 4 : 10:00am--Vestry Room​​

HOPE (Hearing Other People's Experiences) with Jim Feuerstein, Ph.D., CCC/A, Professor Emeritus Nazareth College. 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 February 4

11:00am-1:00pm Parish Hall. Speaker begins at noon

Ask the Audiologists with Presenter John McNamara Au.D. accompanied by one of Dr. McNamara's Associates

As audiologists who prescribe and fit hearing aids, our presenters are ready to answer questions and provide additional information on current developments in hearing aid technology, discuss audiograms, and much more.

Longtime HLAA friend and Presenter John McNamara has owned Ontario Hearing Center since 1990. The firm has offices in Brighton, Gates, and Penn Yan and has dispensed hearing instruments since 1956. Dr. McNamara has worked with people with hearing loss for almost 40 years, having earned his Au.D. in 2006. He is a member of a nationwide group of audiologists and belongs to a number of professional organizations, including ENTHEOS.

"Entheos Cooperative is a collective of hearing professionals committed to reconnecting with the larger purpose of their private practice and is committed to educating the public about effects of hearing loss on quality of life and participating in outreach humanitarian projects in the US and abroad."
Ask the audiologist has always been one of most popular programs and this one surely won't disappoint!

EVENING MEETING Tuesday February 4

   7:00-9:00pm    Parish Hall.  Speaker begins at 8:00pm

Relationships/Communication between those With and Without Hearing Loss
With Lisa Brooks, RN, and Dan Brooks.

Immediate past Chapter president Dan Brooks and his “first lady” will lead an open mic session where all can share their experiences with relationships and communication. By discussing barriers to communication, Dan and Lisa hope that people with hearing loss bring  their spouses, children, co-workers, friends and other loved ones to this important and informative Chapter Meeting.  They say, “Together we can strive to make hearing loss OUR barrier and together learn ways to communicate better with one another.”

Lisa Brooks is a home care nurse for Home Care of Rochester. She oversees the agency’s services in Wayne and Ontario Counties.  Her husband Dan Brooks, has a severe to profound hearing loss. Dan currently is President of HLAA New York State. He also is a co-chair of Healthy Living with Hearing Loss (HL2.)  You can also find him at the Device Demo Center the third Thursday of the month at Lifespan.
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.