October is National Protect Your Hearing Month​

Although we want to protect our hearing and that of our family and friends all year, October is set aside as the official Take Action  to protect your hearing, month. The value of good hearing is often not appreciated until we no longer have it. Poor hearing can take a heavy toll on us as well as those with whom we interact.

     1. Encourage the use of hearing protection when in noisy environments.

     2. Be sure children use volume limiting headphones.​​

     3. Give ears a break from loud music and other noise. Limit the time of
         exposure to loud sounds.

     4.Those with hearing loss can still be harmed by loud sound.
        Your hearing aids/CI have been configured by your hearing aid
        professional to protect your hearing from loud sounds. If you use a device to                augment normal hearing, learn about the hearing safety of what you purchased


Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Let’s Talk Tinnitus!
Presenter: Shahrzad Cohen, Au.D., FAAA

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Free First Come First Served
by Irene Taylor Brodsky,
featuring RIT/NTID retirees Paul and Sally Taylor
Friday, October 18
Panara Theatre, LBJ Hall
7:30 -9:30 p.m. - film
9:30-10:00 p.m. - Question and Answer with Irene Taylor Brodsky, Paul and Sally Taylor, and Jonas Brodsky   
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. 

Chapter Meetings-​​
General Information

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


Tuesday, November 5, 10:00am--Vestry room

HOPE (Hearing Other People's Experiences)
With Joe Kozelsky, MS, CCC/A retired

Prospective, new or long-time hearing aid users share their experiences, questions and hearing loss journeys in an informal round table discussion facilitated by retired audiologist and hearing aid user, Joe Kozelsky.
Tuesday, November 5: 11am-1pm Daytime Chapter Meeting: 
Speaker begins at noon in the Parish Hall
"Latest Assistive Technology for Hearing Loss" with Dan Brooks, Loren Gallistel and Charlie Johnstone

Next Chapter/ Cochlear Implant Meetings​​

Tuesday, November 5:  7-9pm Evening Chapter Meeting: 
Speaker begins at 8pm. in the Parish Hall

"New at the Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic" with Danny Martinez, Chief, US Navy, Ret.

Assistive Device Demonstration Center

The Rochester Chapter's Assistive Listening Demonstration Center is open the third Thursday of the month September through June.

 10:00 AM-2:00 PM at Lifespan 1900 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, 14618
The Demonstration Center provides hands on experience with a variety of Assistive Listening and Alerting/Signaling Devices. Chapter volunteers provide helpful information and guidance.



The Young Adults Group 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 section of HLAA-Rochester works to
serve as a means to unite and support students and younger people who have hearing loss. Our Young Adult group 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. Please contact Suzanne Johnston, HLAA-Rochester Liaison at

If you are not in the above age group but are interested in our Chapter please contact us or just 'show up" at any of our Hope Sessions, Chapter Meetings or come to our  Demo Center. No need to be shy, you will be welcomed. Contact us at [email protected]​ or call 585-266-7890 (Voice Mail)