June 2017

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
Stephen Hawking, astrophysicist with ALS affliction.

“Ask the Doctor”

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Dr. Mark Wohlgemuth, MD, ENT (Head & Neck Associates of OC) and Dr. Stacy Kolb, Au D (OC Physicians Hearing Services) will answer your questions on hearing loss. This is your opportunity to “Ask The Doctors” on hearing issues.  Time permitting, they will discuss related topics. This Special Summer Program will feature an Ice Cream Social preceding our guest speakers. Doors will open to the Juniper Room at 11:30 am, with the program beginning at 1:00 pm.   Admission is free and no reservations are required.

Date:  Monday  June 12, 2017

Time:  Doors open at 11:30 am,  Program begins at 1:00 pm

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center
Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

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The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter, is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

Posted in Chapter Meetings, Deaf, Ear, Ears, Hearing Loop, Hearing Loss, Special Event, Telecoil

May 2017

  Download 9 Things Misison Viejo April 10 2017 Handouts with Dr. Brad.

 “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”  by Joseph Campbell

 “Personalized Hearing and the Risks of Untreated Hearing Loss.”

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Dr. Rachel Burnett, Au.D., of Mission Audiology

Dr. Rachel Burnett, Au.D., of Mission Audiology, will discuss “Personalized Hearing and the Risks of Untreated Hearing Loss.” Many people are frustrated with their hearing aids and they end up in a drawer, not being used.  There are many aspects to successfully treat hearing loss, such as: The initial consultation, aid selection and verification methods. It is very important that the best standards of care are followed.  Dr. Burnett’s presentation will focus on hearing health, the risks of untreated hearing loss, what to expect and do during the consultation and the personalized treatment process.  Questions are always welcome.

Date:  Monday  May 8, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center
Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

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The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter, is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

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April 2017

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”  (Coach John Wooden)

Beyond hearing aids.

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Dr. Brad Ingrao, Au.D – an Advanced Practice Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Ingrao, of the Veterans Healthcare System in Long Beach, will discuss Assistive Technology beyond hearing aids.  Your hearing has been optimized with aids specific to your type of hearing loss.  Additional hearing improvement and options are available.  Dr. Ingrao will describe how these new Assistive Devices can enhance your hearing under various conditions.  In addition, he will cover veterans offerings by the Veterans Administration.  Any related questions are welcome.

Date:  Monday  April 10, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center
Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

Captions-T-coil

The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a
chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter, is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

 

Posted in Chapter Meetings, Deaf, Ear, Ears, Hearing Loop, Hearing Loss, Telecoil

March 2017

Do you have ringing in your ears?  There is new technology helping people with tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?

 

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Holly Skinner West Coast Sales Representative for Desyncra, Inc.

We are pleased to have Holly Skinner, the West Coast Sales Representative for Desyncra, Inc., give a presentation on a revolutionary treatment for tinnitus symptoms.  Desyncra for Tinnitus is a targeted therapy designed to change the patterns in tinnitus neuronal networks and reduce the distressing symptoms, including tinnitus loudness and annoyance.

Holly has been an audiologist for over 30 years and was originally drawn to audiology through growing up with a deaf sister.  She is excited to now be involved in one of the most innovative areas of the field.  When Holly is not at work you can find her having lunch with a girlfriend or enjoying a day trip, hike or bike ride with her husband of 31 years.

Date:  Monday  March 13, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center
Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

Captions-T-coil

The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a
chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your
challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter, is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

 

Posted in Chapter Meetings, Deaf, Ear, Ears, Hearing Loop, Hearing Loss, Special Event, Telecoil

February 2017

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.”  (Joyce Brothers)

Help is on the way for Orange County residents who might feel overwhelmed about purchasing hearing aids.  

The topic for February’s meeting will be the “Consumer’s Guide to Purchasing Hearing Aids.”  You will learn about selecting a hearing aid provider, essential services, hearing aid considerations, warranties, trial periods, and  the “fitting.”

All attendees will receive “The Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids”  free.  

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Chapter adviser, Toni Barrient will present.  Toni was appointed HLAA SoCal Chapter Coordinator in June 2016. For nine years, Toni was director of member services and chapter development for HLAA National in its Bethesda, Maryland headquarters.

If you or a loved one is considering purchasing hearing aids sometime in the future, this meeting is for you.

Date:  Monday  February 13, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center
Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

Captions-T-coil

The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a
chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your
challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter, is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

Posted in Chapter Meetings, Deaf, Ear, Ears, Hearing Loop, Hearing Loss, Telecoil

January 2017

Next Meeting, Monday, January 9, 2017

Debra Rogers is coming in January to show us how we can read captions to what’s being said during smartphone conversations, or on the  PC/iPad/tablet while using a landline phone.  Hamilton CapTel apps allows users to read captions of what’s being said to during phone conversations as users listen and talk with people.  Similar to captions on a television, word-for-word transcriptions of what’s said are displayed on your smartphone.  Don’t miss this informative and helpful program.

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Debra Rogers, Hamilton CapTel

Date:  Monday, January 9, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center
Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

Captions-T-coil

The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a
chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your
challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter, is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

Posted in Chapter Meetings, Deaf, Ear, Ears, Hearing Loop, Hearing Loss, Special Event, Telecoil

November 2016

Next Meeting, Monday, November 14, 2016

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Mark Wegener, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Balance Rehabilitation, Mission Viejo

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of accidental death above the age 65, and 80% of people in this age group have experienced dizziness? Hearing loss, balance problems, dizziness, and vertigo are often related and can result in a significant loss of independence. Dr. Mark Wegener is a physical therapist that specializes in helping people with dizziness and balance issues. He will join us to speak on ways to prevent falls, improve our balance, identify the cause of our symptoms, and give insight into this complex “balance” system and ways to maximize our independence and safety.

Date:  Monday, November 14, 2016
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center
Juniper Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA  92692

Accessibility:
Our meeting room is looped and our meetings are captioned.

Captions-T-coil

The Mission Viejo Chapter offers people with hearing loss (and family and friends) a
chance to gather in a quiet room with good acoustics, and to meet others who share your
challenges as we all learn to cope better in a hearing world.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Mission Viejo Chapter, is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) exempt organization.

Posted in Chapter Meetings, Deaf, Ear, Ears, Hearing Loop, Hearing Loss, Telecoil