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Inclement weather guidelines, Whenever any of the following school districts cancel after-school activities, our meeting will be canceled:
Union Endicott, Maine Endwell, Johnson City, Vestal, Binghamton
We may cancel at our discretion even if none of the above school districts cancel after-school activities.
Please always use your discretion when deciding whether or not to attend a meetin

March 7, 2018 - 5:30pm. Farewell Get-Together. See homepage.

December 6, 2017 : Dinner dutch treat- 6:00 p.m. Ground Round Johnson City, NY Note: Earlier Time

January 2018- no meeting


September 6, 2017 Election of Officers and Tony Miller explains how to navigate the HLAA website.

October 4, 2017: Ask the Audiologist, featuring David Glaser, MS

November 1, 2017: Attorney General, Mike Danaher, senior scams

July & august - no meeting, have a wonderful and safe summer!

June 7, 2017 Indoor picnic and business meeting, bring a dish to share

May 3 2017 Dr. Neil Baumann speaks on Ototoxic Drugs

April 5, 2017 Rachel Esserman handlingmedical crisis from the point of view of a hard of hearing person
Sue Miller “Surrounded by Sound” from the Family Audiology Newsletter and information from the ASHA Leader, a publication received from member Linda Eggleston

March 1, 2017 Time change for this meeting: 6:00pm Linda Eichengreen, CSW and Carole Rosen, CSW "The Emotional Challenges of dealing with a Hearing Loss"

February 1, 2017 Rachel Esserman tips on how to communicate your needs as a hard of hearing person to others

January 2017 NO MEETING


February 3, 2016 Bring your hearing loss story to share with the group and Rachel Esserman, Treasurer will update us on her cochlear implant

March 2, 2016 Dot Marinaccio, Regional Business Relations Coordinator for NYS ACCES-VR will provide information about ACCES-VR’s program, services, successes, and how to apply to the program. Resources on the Americans with Disabilities Act and reasonable accommodations will also be discussed. NYS ACCESS-VR assists individuals with disabilities to prepare for and obtain employment.

April 6, 2016 - Jane Long from STIC. Topic: Your Quality of Life with Hearing Loss (Sign Language interpreter will be provided).

May 4, 22016- Sue Miller, VP presents "Hearing, come & Explore", Lynn finch, Community Outreach Liaison demonstrates assistive listening devices.

June 1, 2016 Sue Miller and Lynn Finch present assistive listening devices and Hearing Loss Decals for Dashboards


Sept 7, 2016 Don Bataille, Architect, CCS. Topic: Listening to Music with Hearing Loss

Oct 5, 2016 Panel of Audiologists, bring your questions. cider & Doughnuts will be served!

Nov 2, 2016 Time change for this meeting: 4:30pm Leonard Sas from NYS Veterans Department - important information for Veterans. Light refreshments will be served, please RSVP to Donna Glover: or (607) 427-0186.

Dec 7, 2016 6:00 pm Holiday Dinner at Little Venice, 111 Chenengo Street, Binghamton, NY RSVP to Donna Glover: or (607) 427-0186


January 7, 2015 NO MEETING

February 4, 2015 Two representatives from STIC (Southern Tier Independence Center) Kevin Jackowski will bring some of STIC's loaner devices and Heather Schaffer will discuss STIC's Deaf Services

March 4, 2015 see next entry

March 8, 2015 - Hearing Loss Awareness with the B-Sens (Sunday) 3:05 pm at the Veterans Memorial Arena Binghamton. Buy a group ticket $15.00 from Donna.

April 1, 2015 Dr. Brian Nicholas, MD Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery
See Article at:

April 13, 2015 (Monday) - Juliette Sterkens, audiologist "Getting in the hearing loop".

May 6,2015 Donald W. Bataille AIA, CCS - Owner of Hearing Loops Unlimited. Making the most of your hearing aids; looping, streaming and T-Coils

June 3,2015 Donna Glover & Sue Miller present "The Bickersons". Bring your most embarrassing or funniest "oops, I didn't hear that right!" anecdote to share.

July & August - no meeting- have a wonderful summer!

September 2, 2015 Jamie Sklarski, cochlear Implant Consume Specialist with Advanced Bionics

October 7, 2015 Panel of audiologists- bring your questions!

November 4, 2015 Jeanne Fredriksen - Med-El update on new devices

December 2, 2015 Dinner meeting at Little Venice Restaurant, 111 Chenagno Street, Binghamton, NY 13901 Phone: (607) 724-2513, menu dutch treat! RSVP to Donna (607) 427-0186.


February 5, 2014 Meeting cancelled due to inclement weather.

March 8, 2014 7:05 p.m. Binghamton Senators Hockey Game/Hearing Loss Awareness Night. Join us at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
Downtown Binghamton.

April 2, 2014 Lynn Finch speaking on Assistive Listening Devices

May 7, 2014 Hospital Kits for Hard of Hearing discussion and for purchase

June 4, 2014 see next entry

June 12, 2014 (Thursday) Dr. Juliette Sterkens, Au.D 'Looping Broome County 2014' program and demonstration
at Johnson City Senior Center, 30 Brocton Street in the Dining Room 530pm- 7:00pm supper meeting -- light refreshments will be served.
Speaker portion to begin at 7:00pm.
See Juliette's web page @

July and August No Meetings Have a Safe and Happy Summer

September 3, 2014 Mark Franks from Broome County Office for the Aging.talks about a General Overview of services that are offered.

October 1, 2014 Panel of Audiologists

November 5, 2014 Mike Taylor and Daniel Kerila from Union Volunteer Emergency Squad. "Are you ready in case of an emergency" and free blood pressure screening

December 3, 2014 5:30 pm Holiday Dinner, Little Venice Restaurant, 111 Chenango Street, Binghamton, small back room, separate checks will be provided, RSVP to Donna (607) 427-0186.


September 5,2012 - Jeanne Fredriksen M.Ed., CED,Sr. Consumer Outreach Manager for Med El
speaks about Cochlear Implant Technology.

October 3, 2012 speaker: Dana Apruzzese Caption Call

November 7, 2012 Bill Tomack, Retired Principal speaking on Broome County Carousels

December 5, 2012 Holiday Dinner at Christie's, Johnson City, NY 6:30p.m.

January 2013 No Meeting

February 6, 2013 Prepare for Hearing Loss Awareness Night, assemble packets, etc.

March 6, 2013 Meeting re-scheduled to March 8, 2013 at Broome County Arena

March 8. 2013 Hearing Loss Awareness Night at Broome County Arena 7:05pm Purchase your tickets for Senator's hockey game from HLAA officers.

April 3, 2013 TBA

May 1, 2013 Speaker: Neil Baumann, PhD. Topic: Come See Assistive Listening Devices

June 5, 2013 Panel of Audiologists

July no meeting

August no meeting

September 4, 2013 TBA

October 2, 2013 Bruce Nelson, Caption Call


Jan, No Meeting

Feb 1, 2012 - Panel discussion,- get to know your officers, our stories and your questions

March 7, 2012 - Anna Peters - Audiologist speaks on new aural rehabilitation program called LACE (Listening and
Communication Enhancement) offered by Family Audiology

April 4, 2012 - TBA

May 2, 2012 - David Glaser, Audiologist Open Forum

June 6, 2012 - Panel of Audiologists

July - Aug, Summer Break (no meeting)

September 5, 2012 - TBA

October 3, 2012 - TBA

November 7, 2012 - TBA

December 5, 2012 - Holiday Dinner at Christie's Grill, Johnson City .

Past Meetings

Jan no meeting

Apr 6, 2011 David Glasser, audiologist

May 4, 2011 Potluck dinner 6pm, Neil Baumann PHD assistive listening devides

June 1, 2011 Panel of audiologists


Sept 1, 2010 Bill Flynn Radio's Polka :King

Oct 6, 2010 Broome Co Sheriff Deputy BobStapleton and Explorer Daniel Kerila

Nov. 3, 2010 Broome County office for Aging Mark Franks

October 7, 2009 Speaker: Fran Battisti on "Personal Power- A Motivational Experience" ".November 7, 2009 Joe Croteau (sign language interpreter) from BCC on "Captioning".

December 2, 2009 Pre-holiday get-together;

January 2010 No meeting,

February 3, 2010 Jonathan Dollhopf "Modern and Assistive Technology for Deaf and Hard of Hearing" (Sign language interpreter available)

March 3, 2010Tony Miller, "Navigating our website and other cyberspaces."

April 7, 2010, Jane Long from STIC will talk about her personal experience getting a cochlear implant.

May 5, 2010, We are looking for couples interested in being on a panel, topic "How does hearing loss affect couples"

June 2, 2010, Audiologist panel

February 4, 2009 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Jonathan Dollhopf "Modern and Assistive Technology for Deaf and Hard of Hearing"

September 3, 2008 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Broome County Executive, Barb Fiala "Adaptations in Broome County for the Hearing Impaired"

October 1, 2008 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Helen Waters, Audiologist & Kris Rafter, Advanced Bionics Topic: "Learn the Latest on Cochlear Implants & Meet Cochlear Implant Recipients"

November 5, 2008 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Ron Miles, The Fly Guy Topic: "Update on his Hearing Loss Research Grant at SUNY Binghamton"

December 3, 2008 Holiday Dinner January, no meeting,

February 4, 2009 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Jonathan Dollhopf from Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC)

March 4, 2009 7:00 p.m. Speaker: tentative Pamela Vitali Topic: "Hearing Loss Restored using Essential Oils"

April 1, 2009 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Jayme Lindsey, Esq. Topic: "Senior Legal Issues"

May 6, 2009 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Neil Baumann, PhD. Topic: Come See Assistive Listening Devices

June 3, 2009 7:00 p.m. A panel of Audiologists Topic: "Ask the Audiologists"

November 7, 2007 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Assistant Attorney General Mike Danaher Jr Topic: How to protect Seniors from Scams and Frauds

December 5, 2007 6:30pm Phils Chicken House Rt 26 Endicott for our Holiday Dinner January, no meeting, Happy New Year!

February 6, 2008 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Dot Marinachio from VESID

March 5, 2008 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Lorie Brewer & her little dog "Will" from Action For Older Persons Topic: Advocacy for Seniors

April 2, 2008 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Dr King, local ENT Topic: to be announced

May 7, 2008 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Neil Bauman Topic: See Assistive Listening Devices

June 4, 2008 7:00 p.m. Jaime Parrotte, Audiologist Topic: to be announced

October 3, 2007 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Topic: Current issues affecting those with hearing loss

September 5, 2007 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Broome County Office for the Aging "Services for Seniors"

June 6, 2007 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Elizabeth Cohen, Binghamton Press Columnist "Caring for Daddy & Baby"

May 2, 2007 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Neil Bauman, Author returns Assistive Listening Devices to Help You Hear Better

April 4, 2007 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Jayme Lindsey, Attorney "Elder Law"

March 6, 2007 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Stacy Winterstein, from STIC "Her experience working with the deaf"

February 6, 2007 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Dorothy Gardner of UHS "Humor is Good for your Health"

February 6, 2007

November 2, 2005 7:00 p.m. Mike Aswad of Broome County Emergency Services discusses Emergency Preparedness

October 5, 2005 7:00 p.m. Joe Gordon & Suzzanne Jeffrey from NYS SSSH discuss Cap-Tel and NYS SHHH.

September 7, 2005 7:00 p.m. Election of Officers, Update by-laws

April 6 6:30pm at Christie's Grill, Harry L. Drive, Johnson City. Social Gathering.

March 2, 2005 Speaker: Rachel Esserman Topic: - Coping with large crowds, Sharing Problems & Solutions

February 2, 2005 A Night at the Movies Join us as we watch an Open Captioned Movie Location: Regal Theatre, 900 Front St., Binghamton, NY Meet in lobby at 7:15 p.m. Cost $8.00, $5.25 Seniors Movie: The Incredibles

Janaury 5,2005 postponed due to weather conditions Tonights speaker will talk at our March meeting Please join us on the 2nd of February for Open Caption Movie Night

Decmber 1, 2004 We will meet at Phil's Chicken House 1208 Main Raod West Corners, NY

November 3,2004 Speaker: Kristi Leniek,M.S.,CCC-A Topic: - Care and Maintenance of Your Hearing Aid"

October 6, 2004 Our speaker will be Mr. Brian Colpoys, a retired audiologist/speech language therapist. His talk is titled "A Little Background and Some Practical Suggestions"

September 1, 2004 Dr. Neil Bauman returns. If you missed Dr. Bauman last year, here is your chance to see him. If you saw him last year, we know you will want to see him again this year. July & August No meetings

June 2, 2004 Election of officers a panel of hearing friends & relatives discuss what its like living with a hard of hearing person and we'll have an indoor picnic.

May 5, 2004 Dr. Ron Miles - From Binghamton University, recipient of $5M hearing aid research grant.

April 7, 2004 David Glaser, M.S., Audiologist He will discuss his hearing loss history, how he has coped with hearing loss and his view on hearing aids today.

March 3, 2004 Mary Jane Westbrook from UHS - How to talk to your doctor

February 4, 2004 Kelly Steward from VESID.

December 3, 2003 Holiday get-together catered by Phil's Chicken House.

November 5, 2003 Open Captioned Movie Night

October 1, 2003 David DeFrancis from Aurora.

September 3, 2003 Marcia Dugan is speaking on the book Living with Hearing Loss which was written in corroboration with SHHH. You can see the information at:

June 4, 2003 Helen Waters, an audiologist from Syracuse, will talk about her experiences working with cochlear implant patients.

May 7, 2003 Dr. Neil Bauman, PhD, author of several books dealing with hearing loss, will be our featured speaker.

April 2, 2003 Patricia Barno of VESID (Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities) will make a presentation.

March 5, 2003 To be announced

February 5, 2003 Jennifer Grove from the Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC) will talk about assistive techonolgy, including telephones, designed for hard of hearing people.

January 8, 2003 A panel of hearing professionals will be on hand to answer your questions.