February 4 Meeting – Recap

Cheryl Deitz, Outreach Coordinator for Pennsylvania Captioned Telephone Relay Services (Hamilton Relay) discussed the many services provided by Pennsylvania Relay, many of which go well beyond the familiar captioned telephone service used by many of the group

Cheryl Deitz at MontCo HLAA

There 22 in attendance, inducing a number of first-time visitors.

Hamilton Relay provides traditional relay services for Pennsylvania including

  • TTY,
  • Voice Carry Over (VCO)
  • Hearing Carry Over (HCO)
  • Speech-to-Speech (STS)
  • Spanish-to-Spanish
  • CapTel®.

You can find more details about these services at PARelay.net

Cheryl suggested a YouTube video that illustrates the Speech to Speech function.

For our March 4 meeting, MontCo member Chris Doig will speak about new developments in remote microphone technology.

Please join us. As always, visitors are welcome.

At the Jeanes Library, 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444, 5:30 p.m., March 4, 2019




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December Meeting – Party – Update

There were 20 in attendance at the party, including a few visitors.  Members contributed a variety of food and drink.

Chris Doig demonstrated a Roger Pen system to a number of members

HLAAMCC does not meet in January.  Our next meeting will be on February 4, 2019, at which time Jim Saunders will speak on research into hearing restoration.

Further details here closer to that date.

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November 5 Meeting – Resound

Michael Hahn, Regional Sales Manager for GN Resound will speak about advances in hearing aid technology.  He will be discussing Resound products, and how to get the most out of them and their accompanying apps, including wireless technology.

There will be a brief business meeting to approve a budget for the year and update the standing rules for the chapter.

As always, visitors are welcome.

At the Jeanes Library, 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

5:30 p.m

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October Meeting – Recap

Our October 1 meeting was a discussion of the last year and plans for the coming year.  A wide range of topics was discussed by the 13 attendees.

Elected New Officers:

  • Andy Walker, President,
  • Chris Doig,  Vice-President
  • Cathie Harvey,  Treasurer
  • Kathy Harral, Secretary

Hearing assistance at area theaters was a major topic.

Many members will participate in the Walk4Hearing on October 21 at the Navy Yard.

Several members described their experiences at the HLAA convention in Minneapolis

The HLAA-PA booth at the Farm Show in January 2019 always welcomes help, and some MontCo members have participated in recent years.

For our November meeting, Michael Hahn, Regional Sales Manager for GN Resound will speak about advances in hearing aid technology.  Further details here closer to the date.
Novemer 5 , 2018 at 5:30

Jeanes Library
4051 Joshua Road
Lafayette Hil, PA 19444

Our December 3 meeting will be the traditional holiday party.

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September Meeting Cancelled

MontCo HLAA will not meet in September. Our normal September meeting date, the second (rather than the first) Monday falls in Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

The following Monday is not available because of the book sale at Jeanes Library, and the following Monday is just one week before our October 1 meeting.

Election of new officers will take place at that October 1 meeting. Other details closer to the date.

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Picnic – July 15 Fort Washington State Park – Recap

The weather forecast of ‘scattered showers’ gave way to heavy rain, more than an inch, in the morning.  A further forecast of clearing skies was borne out, and some 20 attendees enjoyed the afternoon the the MH-3 pavilion. 

Picnic organizer Kathy Harral in the hat.

 There were a number of attendees from other than the hosting Montgmoery County chapter.  Per tradition, there was a wide variety of food and drink available, some of it made possible by a generous contribution from the Chester County chapter.

The MontCo chapter does not meet in August.

Our next meeting will be on September 10, not our usual first Monday of the month, which is already taken for September.  It will be a planning and organizational meeting for the year,  and will include election of new officers. Candidates are:  Andy Walker, President; Chris Doig; Vice President; and Cathie Harvey, Treasurer.  The position of Secretary has not been occupied for some years, but a candidate would be welcome.

Many thanks to the organizers: Kathy Harral, Patty Cortez, Diana Bender, and to all who contributed in some way and attended.  A very nice afternoon.



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June Meeting – Audiology Education – Recap

Leah Castrovince,  Au.D. spoke at our June 4 meeting.    A New Jersey native, she did her undergraduate work at the University of Maryland, then received her doctorate in audiology from the University of Pittsburgh.  She is now finishing a year of externship at Temple University.

Externship involves full-time on-site training to polish clinical skills and employ everything that was taught in the classroom. Dr. Castrovince went into considerable detail as to what this process entails, and her personal journey through graduate school, what the expectations and clinical training is like. She discussed the  differences in clinical training between programs and other hearing healthcare professions, and a few things to keep in mind as educated healthcare consumers going forward.

Temple faculty member Eric Bostwick, Au.D. also participated in the presentation.

A lively discussion of these topics followed her presentation.

There were 21 in attendance.

The CART transcript is available on request to hlaamcc(at)gmail.com

Our July event will be a picnic at Fort Washington State Park on July 15.  Details here later.

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