Note: light refreshments are available prior to every Chapter Meeting. Enjoy the opportunity to get to know Chapter Members and visitors who attend meetings. You do not have to join or be a member to attend...although we certainly would love to have you as a Member!

Tuesday, September 10th. 10:00am--Vestry room​​

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

Tuesday, September 10th.  11am-1pm Speaker begins at noon in the Parish Hall

Relationships at sea: Returning them safely to port With Samuel Trychin, PhD 

Hearing loss can create behavioral, cognitive, and emotional difficulties in relationships for both the person who has it and her/his communication partner.  Lacking information about how to understand what is being said can yield negative thoughts and feelings, often damaging relationships and leaving a person at sea.  Learning to manage  communication better  results in calmer thinking, positive feeling and improved relationships, returning individuals safely to port.

Tuesday, September 10th.  7-9pm Speaker begins at 8pm. in the Parish Hall

ABC's of living well with hearing loss With Samuel Trychin, PhD

Effectively managing hearing loss requires viewing it as a communication disorder affecting both listeners and speakers and requiring some communication behavior changes on the part of each.  What are the optimal conditions for communication when hearing loss is present--the A's?  What must both the person with hearing loss and the communication partner do differently to increase understanding--the B's? What can help both to manage themselves  better, eg, regulate emotional reactions--the C's?

Dr. Trychin is a psychologist in private practice in Erie, Pa.  He focuses on psycho-social interventions for people with hearing loss and their communication partners.  He also helps train individuals with stress-related disorders.  He is the Mental Health and Rehabilitation Advisor to HLAA and serves on the PA Governor's Council on Aging.  The author of 15 books and several book chapters and journal articles, Dr. Trychin has produced DVD's targeting skills for living better with hearing loss.

All HLAA programs are free and open to the public. 585 266 7890.
 Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 1:30-2:30pm  Cochlear Implant Group Meeting in the Parish Hall after the October Chapter Meeting
Are you a cochlear implant newbie (new user) or a wannabe or gonnabe (candidate?)  Maybe you are exploring the whole cochlear implant experience.
Anyone interested in cochlear implants is welcome at the “CI Group’s” informal round-table meeting Tuesday October 1, following the regular HLAA chapter meeting in the same place (St. Paul’s parish hall).  And the Daytime Chapter meeting will be a rep. from Advanced Bionics speaking about
“A Cochlear Implant—now or wait?”
Our CI Group session  is planned as an “other people’s experience”  question and answer event. Fred Altrieth and Janet McKenna will facilitate the open captioned discussion. We hope to learn from each other as users of more than one implant.  Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for further information.
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.