Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, February 5  Daytime meeting 
   
11:00-11:30am – Social time and refreshments.
11:30 – 12Noon – Short business meeting.  All are welcome.
 
Program begins at 12:00 Noon

Acoustic Neuroma

A Panel discussion with Tom Banach and Ceci McCurdy.
 
Acoustic neuroma is an uncommon, benign tumor growing on the auditory nerve.  Tumors can affect hearing and balance. Ceci McCurdy started the local Acoustic Neuroma support group, and Tom Banach is its co-leader. They will  head a panel of AN patients to discuss what it is, treatment options, and life as an AN patient. The national organization’s web site anausa.org is outstanding (writer’s opinion) and worthwhile reading for anyone with hearing loss.

Tuesday, February 5  Evening meeting
   
7:00-7:30pm – Social time and refreshments.
7:30 – 8:00pm – Short business meeting.  All are welcome.

Program begins at 8:00 pm
     
“This One’s forYou: Communication is a Two-
Way Street” - Mary Chizuk, RN; and Barbara Law
         
Mary Chizuk and Barb Law facilitate a round table discussion about communication strategies for improving relationships where hearing loss is a factor.  This grew out of a story submitted by the spouse of a cochlear implant user who was injured in an  accident: in the hospital no one knew how to attach/operate/ or deal with his CI. Only the spouse could intervene, but not all spouses have this ability. Significant others are urged to attend.
   

All HLAA programs are free. Anyone interested in hearing loss is welcome. For more information, telephone 585 266 7890 or email us at [email protected]

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.