09 – September 2009

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHAPTER NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 2009

Montco Chapter Officers:

President:DonnaPenman,phone:610-292-9003or610-279-0905;Emailaddress:pen447@verizon.netorpenguin2@tmail.com

Treasurer:KathyHarral Secretary:NancyWilsonAssistiveTechnology:DonGroff

Newslettercommittee:DianaBender,email:bender@hla-pa.org,andDonGroff

Meetings:1stWednesdayofeachMonth,exceptJulyandAugust:JeanesLibrary,4051JoshuaRoad,LafayetteHill,PA,7:009:00p.m.BeginninginNovember2009,1stMondayofeachMonth,exceptJanuary,February,July,andAugustatMercySuburbanHospitalConferenceRoom,2701DekalbPike,Norristown,PA6:308:30p.m.

****************************************************************************************************************

September Meeting Recap

Nancy Wilson reports:

Our chapter must find a new meeting space — at least for the interim — since the William Jeanes Library will be closing for an undetermined length of time for renovations.  Donna and Alice volunteered to scout out and find a new location which would fit our requirements.

Members also discussed changing our meeting date and whether to meet during the winter months when weather frequently causes consternation about whether the meeting should or will be held.  The group agreed to omit meeting dates in January and February. 

The group decided that, unless we needed to alter our plan to accommodate the availability of meeting spaces, we would be changing the meeting from ‘first Wednesdays’ to first Mondays’ beginning just as soon as we moved to our new location.

The final schedule which was agreed upon for the coming year was:

  • Monthly meetings March through June
  • July and August: Participate in regional HLAA ‘summer picnic’ and PA Walk4Hearing kickoff meeting (typically August)
  • Monthly meetings September through December
  • Winter break: January and February

We have just over $620 in our treasury. Members decided to designate the local portion of moneys raised through the upcoming Walk4Hearing to go to Montco Chapter rather than the PA state office since we do not know whether we might have to pay rent when we move to a new location after our October meeting.

The group agreed to the following format of future meetings:

6:30 p.m. Networking

7:00 p.m. Speaker, followed by business meeting, then networking, as time is available; breakdown of meeting room, as appropriate

9:00 p.m. Firm exit from meeting room

AliceDunganprovidedatechnologyreportonthenewOticonsystemsheistesting.ItincludesOticonhearingaidswithBlueToothforTV,cellphone,etc.Whileshewasjustbeginninghertrialperiod,sheseemedunconvincedthattheimprovements(ifany)wereworththecost. Shewillupdateusonherdecisionaboutwhethershekeptthesystematafuturemeeting.


Montco at Senior Expo

MontcoChapterwasinvitedbyPAStateSenatorDaylinLeachofthe17thDistrict,MontgomeryCounty,toparticipateinaSeniorExpoatthePlymouthMeetingMallonFriday,October23,2009.Donnaacceptedforthechapterandhopesothermemberscanjointhefun.Participantswillincludefederal,stateandlocalagencies,aswellashealthcareandotherinstitutionsofinteresttoseniorcitizens.TheExpowillbeginat10amandlastuntil1pm.Lunchandbeverageswillbeprovidedtoexhibitors.

PA Walk4Hearing was a Resounding Success!

A crowd of over 400 people turned out on a beautiful Saturday morning on September 26th for the walkathon hosted by the PA state office of HLAA. Montco’s team was highly visible with our orange t-shirts and enthusiastic walkers. The final tally is still not in, but we do know that the walk far exceeded its goal of raising $50,000, while we Montco Marchers surpassed our own goal of $800 with a comfortable margin. Thanks to all of you who supported our team!

New Tinnitus Treatment

TheJeffersonBalanceandHearingCenteroftheDepartmentofOtolaryngologyHeadandNeckSurgeryatThomasJeffersonUniversityHospitalhasannouncedthatitisthefirsthospitalintheCityofBrotherlyLovetooffertheFDA-clearedNeuromonicsTinnitusTreatmentThistherapyisproventointeract,interruptanddesensitizetinnitusbydeliveringacustomizedneuralstimulus,embeddedinclinicallymodifiedmusic.

Tinnitus is an awful, debilitating condition that can have a devastating impact on a patient’s quality of life,” said Thomas Willcox, MD, medical director.  “This new treatment represents a significant step forward for a condition with traditionally limited therapeutic options. By targeting underlying neurological and psychological causes, it has been proven to offer long-lasting benefit.”

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head when no external source is present.  Often described as “ringing in the ears,” it affects as many as 50 million people in the United States. 

The therapy is delivered via a compact, lightweight and uniquely designed medical device. Treatment typically occurs over an approximately six-month period, with daily use recommended for two or more hours per day, especially when the tinnitus is most disturbing. The treatment can take place during regular activities such as reading, relaxing or computer work.  It involves a multi-stage process designed for optimal clinical results.

http://www.jefferson.edu/news/news.cfm?artid=/news/2009/article18465.html

Next Meeting: Director of Jeanes Library

Mary Torrey, the Director of the William Jeanes Library, will speak to members of Montco chapter beginning at 7 p.m. Ms Torrey will discuss plans for the new library and its facilities. Donna will then present the business portion of the meeting and tell us more about our new meeting place. Alice and Diana will briefly share their impressions of the Walk4Hearing which took place on Sept. 26. The meeting will conclude with social time.

Please join us for our last meeting at the Jeanes Library, at least for a year, on

Wednesday,

October 7, 2009

downstairs in the Jeanes’ Library.

The meeting will start promptly at 7 pm, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all then!

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHAPTER NEWSLETTER

 

SEPTEMBER 2009

 

Montco Chapter Officers:

 

President:DonnaPenman,phone:610-292-9003or610-279-0905;Emailaddress:pen447@verizon.netorpenguin2@tmail.com

 

Treasurer:KathyHarral Secretary:NancyWilsonAssistiveTechnology:DonGroff

 

Newslettercommittee:DianaBender,email:bender@hla-pa.org,andDonGroff

 

Meetings:1stWednesdayofeachMonth,exceptJulyandAugust:JeanesLibrary,4051JoshuaRoad,LafayetteHill,PA,7:009:00p.m.BeginninginNovember2009,1stMondayofeachMonth,exceptJanuary,February,July,andAugustatMercySuburbanHospitalConferenceRoom,2701DekalbPike,Norristown,PA6:308:30p.m.

 

****************************************************************************************************************

 

September Meeting Recap

 

Nancy Wilson reports:

 

Our chapter must find a new meeting space — at least for the interim — since the William Jeanes Library will be closing for an undetermined length of time for renovations.  Donna and Alice volunteered to scout out and find a new location which would fit our requirements.

 

Members also discussed changing our meeting date and whether to meet during the winter months when weather frequently causes consternation about whether the meeting should or will be held.  The group agreed to omit meeting dates in January and February. 

 

The group decided that, unless we needed to alter our plan to accommodate the availability of meeting spaces, we would be changing the meeting from ‘first Wednesdays’ to first Mondays’ beginning just as soon as we moved to our new location.

 

The final schedule which was agreed upon for the coming year was:

 

  • Monthly meetings March through June
  • July and August: Participate in regional HLAA ‘summer picnic’ and PA Walk4Hearing kickoff meeting (typically August)
  • Monthly meetings September through December
  • Winter break: January and February

 

We have just over $620 in our treasury. Members decided to designate the local portion of moneys raised through the upcoming Walk4Hearing to go to Montco Chapter rather than the PA state office since we do not know whether we might have to pay rent when we move to a new location after our October meeting.

 

The group agreed to the following format of future meetings:

 

6:30 p.m. Networking

 

7:00 p.m. Speaker, followed by business meeting, then networking, as time is available; breakdown of meeting room, as appropriate

 

9:00 p.m. Firm exit from meeting room

 

AliceDunganprovidedatechnologyreportonthenewOticonsystemsheistesting.ItincludesOticonhearingaidswithBlueToothforTV,cellphone,etc.Whileshewasjustbeginninghertrialperiod,sheseemedunconvincedthattheimprovements(ifany)wereworththecost. Shewillupdateusonherdecisionaboutwhethershekeptthesystematafuturemeeting.

 


 

Montco at Senior Expo

 

MontcoChapterwasinvitedbyPAStateSenatorDaylinLeachofthe17thDistrict,MontgomeryCounty,toparticipateinaSeniorExpoatthePlymouthMeetingMallonFriday,October23,2009.Donnaacceptedforthechapterandhopesothermemberscanjointhefun.Participantswillincludefederal,stateandlocalagencies,aswellashealthcareandotherinstitutionsofinteresttoseniorcitizens.TheExpowillbeginat10amandlastuntil1pm.Lunchandbeverageswillbeprovidedtoexhibitors.

 

PA Walk4Hearing was a Resounding Success!

 

A crowd of over 400 people turned out on a beautiful Saturday morning on September 26th for the walkathon hosted by the PA state office of HLAA. Montco’s team was highly visible with our orange t-shirts and enthusiastic walkers. The final tally is still not in, but we do know that the walk far exceeded its goal of raising $50,000, while we Montco Marchers surpassed our own goal of $800 with a comfortable margin. Thanks to all of you who supported our team!

 

New Tinnitus Treatment

 

TheJeffersonBalanceandHearingCenteroftheDepartmentofOtolaryngologyHeadandNeckSurgeryatThomasJeffersonUniversityHospitalhasannouncedthatitisthefirsthospitalintheCityofBrotherlyLovetooffertheFDA-clearedNeuromonicsTinnitusTreatmentThistherapyisproventointeract,interruptanddesensitizetinnitusbydeliveringacustomizedneuralstimulus,embeddedinclinicallymodifiedmusic.

 

Tinnitus is an awful, debilitating condition that can have a devastating impact on a patient’s quality of life,” said Thomas Willcox, MD, medical director.  “This new treatment represents a significant step forward for a condition with traditionally limited therapeutic options. By targeting underlying neurological and psychological causes, it has been proven to offer long-lasting benefit.”

 

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head when no external source is present.  Often described as “ringing in the ears,” it affects as many as 50 million people in the United States. 

 

The therapy is delivered via a compact, lightweight and uniquely designed medical device. Treatment typically occurs over an approximately six-month period, with daily use recommended for two or more hours per day, especially when the tinnitus is most disturbing. The treatment can take place during regular activities such as reading, relaxing or computer work.  It involves a multi-stage process designed for optimal clinical results.

 

http://www.jefferson.edu/news/news.cfm?artid=/news/2009/article18465.html

 

Next Meeting: Director of Jeanes Library

 

Mary Torrey, the Director of the William Jeanes Library, will speak to members of Montco chapter beginning at 7 p.m. Ms Torrey will discuss plans for the new library and its facilities. Donna will then present the business portion of the meeting and tell us more about our new meeting place. Alice and Diana will briefly share their impressions of the Walk4Hearing which took place on Sept. 26. The meeting will conclude with social time.

 

Please join us for our last meeting at the Jeanes Library, at least for a year, on

 

Wednesday,

 

October 7, 2009

 

downstairs in the Jeanes’ Library.

 

The meeting will start promptly at 7 pm, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all then!

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHAPTER NEWSLETTER

 

SEPTEMBER 2009

 

Montco Chapter Officers:

 

President:DonnaPenman,phone:610-292-9003or610-279-0905;Emailaddress:pen447@verizon.netorpenguin2@tmail.com

 

Treasurer:KathyHarral Secretary:NancyWilsonAssistiveTechnology:DonGroff

 

Newslettercommittee:DianaBender,email:bender@hla-pa.org,andDonGroff

 

Meetings:1stWednesdayofeachMonth,exceptJulyandAugust:JeanesLibrary,4051JoshuaRoad,LafayetteHill,PA,7:009:00p.m.BeginninginNovember2009,1stMondayofeachMonth,exceptJanuary,February,July,andAugustatMercySuburbanHospitalConferenceRoom,2701DekalbPike,Norristown,PA6:308:30p.m.

 

****************************************************************************************************************

 

September Meeting Recap

 

Nancy Wilson reports:

 

Our chapter must find a new meeting space — at least for the interim — since the William Jeanes Library will be closing for an undetermined length of time for renovations.  Donna and Alice volunteered to scout out and find a new location which would fit our requirements.

 

Members also discussed changing our meeting date and whether to meet during the winter months when weather frequently causes consternation about whether the meeting should or will be held.  The group agreed to omit meeting dates in January and February. 

 

The group decided that, unless we needed to alter our plan to accommodate the availability of meeting spaces, we would be changing the meeting from ‘first Wednesdays’ to first Mondays’ beginning just as soon as we moved to our new location.

 

The final schedule which was agreed upon for the coming year was:

 

  • Monthly meetings March through June
  • July and August: Participate in regional HLAA ‘summer picnic’ and PA Walk4Hearing kickoff meeting (typically August)
  • Monthly meetings September through December
  • Winter break: January and February

 

We have just over $620 in our treasury. Members decided to designate the local portion of moneys raised through the upcoming Walk4Hearing to go to Montco Chapter rather than the PA state office since we do not know whether we might have to pay rent when we move to a new location after our October meeting.

 

The group agreed to the following format of future meetings:

 

6:30 p.m. Networking

 

7:00 p.m. Speaker, followed by business meeting, then networking, as time is available; breakdown of meeting room, as appropriate

 

9:00 p.m. Firm exit from meeting room

 

AliceDunganprovidedatechnologyreportonthenewOticonsystemsheistesting.ItincludesOticonhearingaidswithBlueToothforTV,cellphone,etc.Whileshewasjustbeginninghertrialperiod,sheseemedunconvincedthattheimprovements(ifany)wereworththecost. Shewillupdateusonherdecisionaboutwhethershekeptthesystematafuturemeeting.

 


 

Montco at Senior Expo

 

MontcoChapterwasinvitedbyPAStateSenatorDaylinLeachofthe17thDistrict,MontgomeryCounty,toparticipateinaSeniorExpoatthePlymouthMeetingMallonFriday,October23,2009.Donnaacceptedforthechapterandhopesothermemberscanjointhefun.Participantswillincludefederal,stateandlocalagencies,aswellashealthcareandotherinstitutionsofinteresttoseniorcitizens.TheExpowillbeginat10amandlastuntil1pm.Lunchandbeverageswillbeprovidedtoexhibitors.

 

PA Walk4Hearing was a Resounding Success!

 

A crowd of over 400 people turned out on a beautiful Saturday morning on September 26th for the walkathon hosted by the PA state office of HLAA. Montco’s team was highly visible with our orange t-shirts and enthusiastic walkers. The final tally is still not in, but we do know that the walk far exceeded its goal of raising $50,000, while we Montco Marchers surpassed our own goal of $800 with a comfortable margin. Thanks to all of you who supported our team!

 

New Tinnitus Treatment

 

TheJeffersonBalanceandHearingCenteroftheDepartmentofOtolaryngologyHeadandNeckSurgeryatThomasJeffersonUniversityHospitalhasannouncedthatitisthefirsthospitalintheCityofBrotherlyLovetooffertheFDA-clearedNeuromonicsTinnitusTreatmentThistherapyisproventointeract,interruptanddesensitizetinnitusbydeliveringacustomizedneuralstimulus,embeddedinclinicallymodifiedmusic.

 

Tinnitus is an awful, debilitating condition that can have a devastating impact on a patient’s quality of life,” said Thomas Willcox, MD, medical director.  “This new treatment represents a significant step forward for a condition with traditionally limited therapeutic options. By targeting underlying neurological and psychological causes, it has been proven to offer long-lasting benefit.”

 

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head when no external source is present.  Often described as “ringing in the ears,” it affects as many as 50 million people in the United States. 

 

The therapy is delivered via a compact, lightweight and uniquely designed medical device. Treatment typically occurs over an approximately six-month period, with daily use recommended for two or more hours per day, especially when the tinnitus is most disturbing. The treatment can take place during regular activities such as reading, relaxing or computer work.  It involves a multi-stage process designed for optimal clinical results.

 

http://www.jefferson.edu/news/news.cfm?artid=/news/2009/article18465.html

 

Next Meeting: Director of Jeanes Library

 

Mary Torrey, the Director of the William Jeanes Library, will speak to members of Montco chapter beginning at 7 p.m. Ms Torrey will discuss plans for the new library and its facilities. Donna will then present the business portion of the meeting and tell us more about our new meeting place. Alice and Diana will briefly share their impressions of the Walk4Hearing which took place on Sept. 26. The meeting will conclude with social time.

 

Please join us for our last meeting at the Jeanes Library, at least for a year, on

 

Wednesday,

 

October 7, 2009

 

downstairs in the Jeanes’ Library.

 

The meeting will start promptly at 7 pm, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all then!

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHAPTER NEWSLETTER

 

SEPTEMBER 2009

 

Montco Chapter Officers:

 

President:DonnaPenman,phone:610-292-9003or610-279-0905;Emailaddress:pen447@verizon.netorpenguin2@tmail.com

 

Treasurer:KathyHarral Secretary:NancyWilsonAssistiveTechnology:DonGroff

 

Newslettercommittee:DianaBender,email:bender@hla-pa.org,andDonGroff

 

Meetings:1stWednesdayofeachMonth,exceptJulyandAugust:JeanesLibrary,4051JoshuaRoad,LafayetteHill,PA,7:009:00p.m.BeginninginNovember2009,1stMondayofeachMonth,exceptJanuary,February,July,andAugustatMercySuburbanHospitalConferenceRoom,2701DekalbPike,Norristown,PA6:308:30p.m.

 

****************************************************************************************************************

 

September Meeting Recap

 

Nancy Wilson reports:

 

Our chapter must find a new meeting space — at least for the interim — since the William Jeanes Library will be closing for an undetermined length of time for renovations.  Donna and Alice volunteered to scout out and find a new location which would fit our requirements.

 

Members also discussed changing our meeting date and whether to meet during the winter months when weather frequently causes consternation about whether the meeting should or will be held.  The group agreed to omit meeting dates in January and February. 

 

The group decided that, unless we needed to alter our plan to accommodate the availability of meeting spaces, we would be changing the meeting from ‘first Wednesdays’ to first Mondays’ beginning just as soon as we moved to our new location.

 

The final schedule which was agreed upon for the coming year was:

 

  • Monthly meetings March through June
  • July and August: Participate in regional HLAA ‘summer picnic’ and PA Walk4Hearing kickoff meeting (typically August)
  • Monthly meetings September through December
  • Winter break: January and February

 

We have just over $620 in our treasury. Members decided to designate the local portion of moneys raised through the upcoming Walk4Hearing to go to Montco Chapter rather than the PA state office since we do not know whether we might have to pay rent when we move to a new location after our October meeting.

 

The group agreed to the following format of future meetings:

 

6:30 p.m. Networking

 

7:00 p.m. Speaker, followed by business meeting, then networking, as time is available; breakdown of meeting room, as appropriate

 

9:00 p.m. Firm exit from meeting room

 

AliceDunganprovidedatechnologyreportonthenewOticonsystemsheistesting.ItincludesOticonhearingaidswithBlueToothforTV,cellphone,etc.Whileshewasjustbeginninghertrialperiod,sheseemedunconvincedthattheimprovements(ifany)wereworththecost. Shewillupdateusonherdecisionaboutwhethershekeptthesystematafuturemeeting.

 


 

Montco at Senior Expo

 

MontcoChapterwasinvitedbyPAStateSenatorDaylinLeachofthe17thDistrict,MontgomeryCounty,toparticipateinaSeniorExpoatthePlymouthMeetingMallonFriday,October23,2009.Donnaacceptedforthechapterandhopesothermemberscanjointhefun.Participantswillincludefederal,stateandlocalagencies,aswellashealthcareandotherinstitutionsofinteresttoseniorcitizens.TheExpowillbeginat10amandlastuntil1pm.Lunchandbeverageswillbeprovidedtoexhibitors.

 

PA Walk4Hearing was a Resounding Success!

 

A crowd of over 400 people turned out on a beautiful Saturday morning on September 26th for the walkathon hosted by the PA state office of HLAA. Montco’s team was highly visible with our orange t-shirts and enthusiastic walkers. The final tally is still not in, but we do know that the walk far exceeded its goal of raising $50,000, while we Montco Marchers surpassed our own goal of $800 with a comfortable margin. Thanks to all of you who supported our team!

 

New Tinnitus Treatment

 

TheJeffersonBalanceandHearingCenteroftheDepartmentofOtolaryngologyHeadandNeckSurgeryatThomasJeffersonUniversityHospitalhasannouncedthatitisthefirsthospitalintheCityofBrotherlyLovetooffertheFDA-clearedNeuromonicsTinnitusTreatmentThistherapyisproventointeract,interruptanddesensitizetinnitusbydeliveringacustomizedneuralstimulus,embeddedinclinicallymodifiedmusic.

 

Tinnitus is an awful, debilitating condition that can have a devastating impact on a patient’s quality of life,” said Thomas Willcox, MD, medical director.  “This new treatment represents a significant step forward for a condition with traditionally limited therapeutic options. By targeting underlying neurological and psychological causes, it has been proven to offer long-lasting benefit.”

 

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head when no external source is present.  Often described as “ringing in the ears,” it affects as many as 50 million people in the United States. 

 

The therapy is delivered via a compact, lightweight and uniquely designed medical device. Treatment typically occurs over an approximately six-month period, with daily use recommended for two or more hours per day, especially when the tinnitus is most disturbing. The treatment can take place during regular activities such as reading, relaxing or computer work.  It involves a multi-stage process designed for optimal clinical results.

 

http://www.jefferson.edu/news/news.cfm?artid=/news/2009/article18465.html

 

Next Meeting: Director of Jeanes Library

 

Mary Torrey, the Director of the William Jeanes Library, will speak to members of Montco chapter beginning at 7 p.m. Ms Torrey will discuss plans for the new library and its facilities. Donna will then present the business portion of the meeting and tell us more about our new meeting place. Alice and Diana will briefly share their impressions of the Walk4Hearing which took place on Sept. 26. The meeting will conclude with social time.

 

Please join us for our last meeting at the Jeanes Library, at least for a year, on

 

Wednesday,

 

October 7, 2009

 

downstairs in the Jeanes’ Library.

 

The meeting will start promptly at 7 pm, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all then!

 

 

 

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