Hearing Loss Association Announces New Programs

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Rochester Chapter will offer several virtual programs in February benefitting anyone interested in hearing loss. All are free and in real time on the Zoom platform. They all are closed captioned. Preregistration is required by visiting the HLAA website at: http://hearinglossrochester.org

Here are the programs:

• “Why I like Rochester Chapter.” Noon on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Carla Beyer-Smolin, HLAA Chapter and membership coordinator at the national office in Rockvillle, Maryland, joins Rochester Chapter members virtually. She will interview Rochesterians to explore what has attracted them to Rochester Chapter.

• “Hearing Other People’s Experiences (HOPE).” 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. Prospective, new or experienced hearing aid users can share their experiences, questions and hearing loss journeys in an informal virtual round table discussion facilitated by retired audiologist and hearing aid user Joseph Kozelsky.

• “Virtual ALD Demo Center.” Noon on Thursday, Feb. 17. HLAA-Rochester Technology Team. This is a continuing orientation to the online “Virtual Demo Center” web site. It is a review of selected assistive listening devices, captioning-capable and amplified telephones, signaling-alerting devices and smart phone APP’s related to hearing enhancement and gives the opportunity for the presenters to answer questions from those joining the Zoom meeting.

• “Hear Together: Parent/Caregiver support group.” 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22. This will focus on a new group for helping deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
For more information visit the HLAA Rochester Chapter website at www.hearinglossrochester.org or telephone 585 266 7890.

Feb. 15

Who is Your Second Half of Life Hero?

Lifespan is seeking nominations for the Second Half Hero Awards to be given at the organization’s March 24 Celebration of Aging luncheon.

The award highlights older people who are roles models for the ways they take on either the challenges or opportunities of longer life.

Nominees must be age 65 or older and must be able to attend the March 24 event at the Convention Center.

Nominating someone is easy. Lifespan wants to know why this person is your role mode, the words which best describe your hero and about their life attitude and outlook.

Nominations are due by Feb. 15. For more information or to submit a nomination, go to www.lifespanrochester.org.