Educational Opportunities by Experts & More
West Valley Chapter meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from October through May. We meet from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Our monthly chapter meetings provide educational opportunities by experts in the hearing loss community. At our meetings, individuals with varying levels of hearing loss help one another by providing ideas, support, and sharing experiences to make life a little easier with hearing loss.
Our meetings are free, amplified and the room has an induction loop system allowing you to use your t-coil setting. We also use CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) caption service, which means the meetings are captioned in real time.
In addition to a short business meeting and information about current events, the time is used for a guest presenter to share their expertise on a topic related to hearing loss. We allow time for questions and answers.
West Valley Readers Book Group
Our chapter has a drop-in book group that meets twice a month on Mondays on Zoom. We read a few chapters then discuss what we've read. It has been a great way to understand hearing loss and how it affects us.
Our current book is Hearing Loss for Dummies, was co-authored by Frank Lin, MN, PhD., and Nicholas Reed, AuD.
List of books read to date:
Hear & Beyond, Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss was co-written by our November 8, 2022 presenter, Gael Hannan.
True Biz by Sara Nović
Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World by David Owens
Shouting Won't Help: Why I and 50 million Other Americans Can't Hear You by Katherine Bouton
Smart Hearing: Strategies, Skills and Resources for Living Better with Hearing Loss by Katherine Bouton
Life After Deaf: My Misadventures in Hearing Loss and Recovery by Noel Holston
I'll Scream Later by Marlee Matlin
A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss by David Myers
Join us! Contact Fred Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information about the book club and to request a link to the Zoom meeting.
The 2023 National Conference is going to be held in New Orleans.
Here is the national web site's link to its conference: https://www.hearingloss.org/programs-events/convention/