Past Meetings

April 2017 Meeting

We were pleased to have Dr. Veronica Heide, Au.D. attend our meeting and discuss the many challenges consumers face in today’s marketplace. We discussed how to make decisions that are right for our hearing, lifestyle, communication, and budgetary needs.

March 2017 Meeting

We had a good turn out at the March monthly meeting. Our Speaker, Tanvi Thakkar a 4th year PhD Candidate in the UW-Madison Communication Sciences & Disorders Department presented on, “Hearing in Noise”.

March 2017 Meeting

February 2017 Meeting

Our February Chapter meeting featured Mason Aumanstal, the Assistive Technology Program Coordinator from the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He joined us and discussed the following topics:

  • technology that can help you live better with hearing loss
  • the Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program, TEPP, which helps people with disabilities buy specialized equipment they need in order to use basic telephone services
  • how the TEPP program relates to the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s Telecommunication Assistance Program
  • other people’s experiences with various technology

January 2017 Meeting

meeting cancelled due to scheduling conflicts

December 2016 Meeting

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Our December Chapter meeting included a Potluck to celebrate the holidays along with a H.O.P.E. (Hearing Other People’s Experiences) discussion. Everyone brought in their favorite dishes to share, we all chatted, laughed while dined and then we gathered around to talk about our experiences with hearing loss. It was a great opportunity for those with hearing loss, their family members, spouses and friends to talk, listen, laugh and learn from each other. Some came seeking solutions and others came to connect with others with hearing loss. It’s nice to be among others with hearing loss (and spouses of those who have hearing loss) and have a sense of “belonging” and that we are not alone.

November 2016 Meeting

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Our November Chapter meeting focused on public policy and advocacy initiatives for people with hearing loss. More details about HLAA advocacy efforts can be found at

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