Meetings and Socials

Schedule for Meetings and Social Events

March 16, 2019* - Effective Communication in Healthcare
May 18, 2019* - Music and Hearing Loss

*Meeting Location for Our Chapter Meetings

Summit Speech School
705 Central Ave.
New Providence, NJ

Our chapter meetings are CART captioned thanks to the NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the room features a Sound Field FM system

Meeting topics may include:

  • The latest in hearing aids of ALDS (assisted listening devices), including looping systems
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Coping strategies
  • Resources for managing hearing loss
  • General sharing of information and encouragement in coping with hearing loss
  • Advocacy - What is being done, and what we can do,  at the national, state and county levels to make hearing loss less costly and easier to handle.

Past Meetings

January 12, 2019 - Jed Kwartler MD, MBA - Cochlear Implants/Criteria and What to Expect

November 3, 2018 - Our Hearing Loss Our Selves: Questions/Answers and Chapter Business

September 22, 2018 - Craig Barth and Karen Kushla: How to Have a Productive Relationship with Your Audiologist

May 18, 2018 - InnoCaption: Captions for smartphones

April 28, 2018 - Jeanne Graulich, Demystifying Digital Hearing Aids

January 6, 2018 - Dina Leyden, Hearing and Balance

October 28, 2017 - Our Hearing Loss, Our Selves: Questions and Answers and Chapter business

September 9, 2017 - Richard Einhorn, Jay Alan Zimmerman, Matt Kaplan, Technology for People with Hearing Loss

May 20, 2017 - Craig Barth, Tinnitus

March 11, 2017 - Ed Nunn, Fire Safety for People with Hearing Loss

January 14, 2017 - Pam Paskowitz, Aural Rehabilitation

November 12, 2016 - Karen Kushla, Understanding Your Audiogram

September 17, 2016 - Arlene Romoff shares her experience about advocacy

May 14, 2016 - Sheree and Howard Listwa, Communication Partners

March 12, 2016 - David Landsberger, PhD and Alison Mendez (Cochlear Americas), Everything you always wanted to know about...Cochlear Implants

January 9, 2016 - Karen Kushla, Listening - The Receiving and Processing of Auditory informaton

November 7, 2015  - Pat Dobbs, Traveling Adventures with Hearing Loss

September 12, 2015 - Debra Schaser, Canine Hearing Companions

May 30, 2015 - Pamela Paskowitz, Executive Director of the Summit Speech School - Aural Rehabilitation

March 14, 2015 - Ask The Audiologist

January 10, 2015 - Rap Session - informative discussion about our website and sharing information about assistive listening devices

November 8, 2014  Nancy Williams of Grand Piano Passion - Following your passion despite hearing loss

September 13, 2014 - Daniel Berke of Loop NJ and co-owner of Ahrens Hearing Aid Center in Fair Lawn, NJ

May 31, 2014 - Richard Einhorn world renowned composer and hearing technology advocate

March 8, 2014 - Katherine Bouton, former NY Times editor and author of "Shouting Won't Help-Why I and 50 Million Other Americans Can't Hear You"

January 11, 2014 - Pat Dobbs, Chapter President and Hearing Loss Advocate will share her new Hearing Loss Revolution and 9 Positive Principles

November 11, 2013 - Jed A. Kwartler, MD, MBA, Director of the Ear Specialty Center at Summit Medical Group in Berkley Heights, NJ

September 21, 2013 - Elizabeth LaBarron, HLAA State and Chapter Coordinator

May 11, 2013 - Pat Dobbs, Psychological Effects of Hearing Loss based upon material from the acclaimed psychologist Sam Trychin

March 9, 2012 - Jeanne Graulich, MA, CCC-A audiologist, Communication Strategies

January 12, 2012 - Morris Leo Greb, Esq, Representing people with hearing loss

November 12, 2012 - Mark Zuckerman of Emcom Systems, True Hearing Loop mat for consultation settings

September 13, 2012 -  Arlene Romoff, Past-President of HLAA-NJ and author of "Hear Again" and "Listen Closely"

May 12, 2012 - Learning From Each Other - Questions and Answers

March 10, 2012 - Presentation from representatives from CaptionCall

January 7, 2012 - Traci Burton, field representative for the NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

October 29 2011 - First meeting of the new Morris County Chapter of HLAA