February 23, 2019 – Celebration of Life: Louise Hennessy Allen

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of one of our most active members, Louise Hennessy Allen.  Her Celebration of Life is set for Saturday, February 23, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Grand in Long Beach (4101 E. Willow Street).  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to or text/call 949-637-5898.  This is an open invitation to all of her HLAA friends.

February 14, 2019 Chapter Meeting 6:30 pm 

Let’s Go to the Movies!”

How long has it been since you went to the movies because of your hearing loss?  Did you know many of them have reclining seats? These days you can buy your tickets and even pick where you want to sit before you go.  Some will even deliver dinner to your seat!  Theaters are required now to provide listening devices but they can be confusing to use.  Come hear what kind of assistance there is, how to get it to work, what to do if it doesn’t …  and “Let’s Go to the Movies!”

Katie Wright is a past president of the Long Beach/Lakewood chapter of HLAA, and current Chair of their HAT (Hearing Assistive Technology) Committee and works with multiple other committees related to hearing loss and technology. She has worn hearing aids for almost 20 years and is passionate about helping others discover how technology can help them live better in a hearing world.

January 10, 2019 Chapter Meeting

Dr. David DeKriek, Au.D., our Professional Advisor, with be telling us all we ever wanted to know about our audiograms.  Bring yours with you!

December 17, 2018

A good time was had by all at our Holiday Party! We had a drawing for presents, an ice-breaker game and more than enough food.  Ellen Mathis shared with us her hearing loss story – her difficulties and her triumphs.

Join us for our next meeting on January 10!

December 13, 2018   COME JOIN US! 

We’re celebrating the Holiday season with a party!  Bring a dish to share or just show up! We have a game or two to play and good food to eat.  We’re starting a new part of our meetings; we plan to have someone take 5-10 minutes and tell their hearing story.

Then on the following Saturday is our last HAT demo for 2018.   If someone you know is struggling to hear even with hearing aids, come see some devices that might help.  Great Christmas present ideas!  We can help with face-to-face communication, watching TV or using a computer, or a device to let you know someone’s at the door.

November 8, 2018 Meeting Re-cap

We had a great presentation at our November Chapter meeting.  Dr. Gary Dorf, Au.D., spoke to us about “How Our Brain Works to Hear.”