November 12, 2018

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

Have you heard of Ototoxic Drugs? 

Are you aware that these drugs can cause hearing loss? 

Join us for the next meeting when Joni Doherty, M.D., Ph.D. of the Keck School of Medicine of USC presents a discussion of these drugs and their possible side effects on hearing loss and balance problems.  The presentation will provide a comprehensive introduction of current studies on how certain drugs adversely affect the sensory (hair) cells, and thus potentially cause hearing loss and balance functions.  Symptoms that may indicate Ototoxicity will be discussed.

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Dr. Joni Doherty, MD, PhD

Classes of drugs and how they affect the inner ear will be included.  An overview of pre-treatment that could prevent Ototoxic damage to the ear will be provided.  Finally, there will be a discussion of potential treatments.  This is a guest speaker program you will not want to miss.

Admission is free, and reservations are not required.

Date:  Monday,  November 12, 2018

Time:  Doors open at 9:45 am,  Program begins at 10:00 am

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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October 2018

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

Do you avoid meeting friends and family in restaurants?
Do you have trouble hearing everything your doctor is telling you?
Do you dread going to the bank?

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How often have you said, “I’m just going to stay home; it’s too much work to understand what everyone is saying.”  We all know that hearing aids aren’t perfect; there are so many situations where we just don’t understand what is being said.

Join us for a special presentation by Katie Wright, a certified trainer with HLAA’s N-CHATT program.  Come get some hands-on practice with personal amplifiers.  See what may work to help you fully participate in life.  Then you can say:  Ah!  Now I Can Hear You!

Be sure to bring your questions. Admission is free.
Reservations are not required. Free Parking

Date:  Monday,  October 8, 2018

Time:  Doors open at 9:45 am,  Program begins at 10:00 am

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.

 

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September 2018

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

Over the Counter Hearing Aids (OTC)

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You may have heard of them. You may be wondering what these OTC Aids can do for you? Learn about these products and whether they will improve your hearing and how they will affect the hearing aid industry. Bob Rennie, a hearing aid user since early childhood, will share with you his personal experience and research about the OTC hearing aid market. Join us for an informative presentation.

Be sure to bring your questions. Admission is free. Reservations are not required.

Next Meeting

Date:  Monday,  September 10, 2018

Time:  Doors open at 9:45 am,  Program begins at 10:00 am

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.

 

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July 2018

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

 

The Mission Viejo Chapter is dark in July and August and will return to regular monthly meetings  September 10, 2018.
If you are not on our email list, sign up here: E-mail Sign up

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While we take the summer off you can still get answers you may be looking for by exploring this website.   Here are some popular links on this website:

Basic Facts about Hearing Loss

Telephone Options

Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Assistance Programs

Lip Reading Classes

Beware of Proprietary Hearing Aids

Next Meeting

Date:  Monday,  September 10, 2018

Time:  Doors open at 9:45 am,  Program begins at 10:00 am

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.

 

 

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June 11, 2018

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

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Join us in June for our Annual Ice Cream Social and then hear our special guest presenting on the latest in medical research, hearing/ balance, and advances in surgeries for hearing loss.

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We are proud to again welcome Dr. Harrison W. Lin as our guest speaker. He is a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist at UC Irvine Health Center who specializes in hearing disorders and skull base surgery. His clinical interests include hearing and balance problems, chronic ear infections, facial paralysis and devices that help people cope with hearing loss. Dr. Lin will discuss some of the following topics: Current medical research, advances in surgeries and treatments for hearing loss. In addition, there may be other pertinent and related topics as part of attendee Q & A.

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Raffle/ Refreshments/ Free parking

Date:  Monday,  June 11, 2018

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.

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.

 

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May 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking said, “Where there is life, there’s hope. There are
no limits to the human spirit.” (or to hearing better!)

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

Are you confused about hearing aids and how they work with your “Smart Phone?”  Did you know your hearing aids can help make YOU be smarter?

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Please join us for an informative presentation by Audiologist, Ann Mundell-Noel, owner of Ultimate Hearing in Laguna Hills; and audiology advisor for our Mission Viejo Hearing  Chapter. She will show us how hearing aids are getting smarter and how we can use our smartphone to improve our comprehension in both quiet and noisy environments.  Don’t have a smartphone?  Don’t worry!  Ann will talk about things you can do on your computer to also help improve your hearing.  Get up to speed – join us for a fun, interactive session on hearing aids and smartphones.  May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.  With better hearing, better speech follows.  

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Raffle/ Refreshments/ Free parking

Date:  Monday,  May 14, 2018

Time:  Doors open at 9:45 am,  Program begins at 10:00 am

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.

 

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April 9, 2018

“The most certain way to succeed is always to try just
one more time.” (Thomas Edison)  Let’s keep trying
to help dealing with our hearing loss!

The Hearing Loss TEN COMMANDMENTS

You’ve had a long day and want to relax.  You get comfortable and pick up a book to read.  Suddenly you hear:  Buzz-Buzz…Ring-Ring; it’s that darn Tinnitus thing.  This syndrome is very annoying, disturbing and distressing.  It can manifest itself in varying sounds and loudness.

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Our special guest speaker, Stephani Rose, Au.D. from the House Clinic in Orange County, will give us a presentation on possible causes and current treatments of Tinnitus.  Her discussion will provide you with a better understanding of what works to ease the symptoms and what may not work.  She will also address whether there are any cures to this bothersome syndrome.

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Raffle/ Refreshments/ Free parking

Date:  Monday,  April 9, 2018

Time:  Doors open at 9:45 am,  Program begins at 10:00 am

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.

 

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