Hearing Loss Association of America
Virginia Beach Chapter - Norfolk-Chesapeake-Newport News-Hampton-Portsmouth-Suffolk-Poquoson, Moyock -Southeastern Virginia - Northeastern North Carolina
Mr. Don Doherty, HLAA Virginia State Coordinator
President, HLAA Virginia Beach Chapter
Ronette Jacobs, Acting Vice President
The Hearing Loss Association of America - Virginia Beach Chapter - is a chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) www.hearingloss.org and serves the entire Hampton Roads VA community. Please spend some time looking through the National HLAA website as it provides a wealth of information about hearing loss, technology, educational Webinars, and late breaking news. Events such as the HLAA Walk for Hearing www.hearingloss.org/programs-events/walk4hearing are also included. We have also added a listing of websites that provide useful information for someone new to hearing loss or for those who just want to gain new information (including families and spouses).
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Officers of the Chapter felt it was prudent for the safety of all concerned to suspend in-person meetings and to use Zoom technology to reach out to our members, friends and supporters. The good news is that our meetings are close captioned through the generosity and support of Access Virginia www.accessvirginia.info Zoom technology is easy to use, if you are interested in attending a Chapter Zoom meeting just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add you to our Zoom listing and register you for the meeting. You will then receive an email with a link to the meeting. Click the link at the time/date specified and you're in. Right now the Zoom meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month (except the months of July and August) beginning at 10:30 AM and ending about 12:00 PM. Remember, you have to send in your email address to register for the meetings. Your email addresses will be protected for your privacy. Meeting Distribution Lists will be sent out using the Blind Copy function on email.
After making this change from in-person to Zoom meetings in May 2020 we realized there were many advantages to using this medium. It is easier for everyone to attend meetings; we can still have top notch speakers on a variety of hearing loss topics, and we can expand our reach even outside the Hampton Roads area.