Free Monthly Meeting
Mark your calendar to attend!
Saturday, October 9, 2021
10:30 am – 12:00pm
Via ZOOM with CART

Advance registration is requested!
Click on or paste the link in your browser.
Please join the meeting between 10:20 and 10:30
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about
joining the meeting.

Checkout these You Tube videos to learn more about using Zoom. You can also contact Denice at 970-241-0315 x 29 and she will help you get set up.
Denice works Monday – Thursday 9-5.
1. “Signing Up for Zoom” – presented by Senior Planet
2. “How to Use Zoom to Stay Connected” – presented by AARP in collaboration with Senior Planet.


Our Western Chapter HLAA October Zoom Meeting welcomes
Courtney Abeyta, Caption Call Account Manager
What is CaptionCall?
Make your next phone call with confidence knowing you’ll understand every word with the CaptionCall service. CaptionCall phones work just
like a regular phone with the advantage of real-time captions. It’s easy to use and available at no cost for qualified people with hearing loss
who need captions to use the phone effectively. Free delivery and free installation are included and no Medicare or insurance is required.
You can reach Courtney at
[email protected]

Upcoming Western Colorado Chapter Meetings:

November 13, TBA
December 11, Holiday Potluck
January 8, TBA


We would like to invite the Deaf Group to our presentations. If you need to request an ASL Interpreter, please contact [email protected] by October 1, 2021.


Amy has asked us to include the following information and links:

Useful Resource on Hearing Loss and Music

The University of Iowa, a world leader in research on hearing loss and music, is building a website on hearing loss and music.
The site is still under development, but already has an extensive amount of information.
Here is how to get to it –

Wendy Cheng Founder and president, Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss
Also check out an upcoming event organized by Wendy Cheng, (301) 838- 0443,  and noted below.

Upcoming Event: Beethoven, Hearing Loss and Faith
Date: October 30, 2 pm Central / 3 pm Eastern time
Where: Online via Zoom
Presenter: Dr. Robin Wallace, professor of musicology at Baylor University.
He is the author of the book “Hearing Beethoven: A Story of Musical Loss and Discovery.

Please register to receive Zoom link for this event:

The many healing stories in the Bible pose a challenge to those with disabilities, for many of whom physical healing is an unrealistic expectation. Often the disabled have chosen to see disability as a part of their identity, and they neither expect nor want to be healed. Thus, when Jesus and others in the Bible react to disability by offering healing, the disabled can feel negated and unseen.

In this talk Robin will examine the implications of this problem through the multiple lenses of his research on Beethoven’s deafness, experience with my late wife Barbara, and the writings of Christian disability activists Jean Vanier and Bethany McKinney Fox. Robin will not seek to resolve the paradox, but to situate it within a deeper understanding
of the complexity of lived experiences of disability and faith.

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this presentation are solely the presenter, and do not represent any set opinion by AAMHL regarding faith and disability.

Colorado HLAA Walk for Hearing

Thanks again to Amy & Dennis Becktell, Pamela Kreps and Denice Roberts they raised over $3,190 for the Walk4Hearing 2021,


Nationwide HLAA Virtual Events
Some HLAA Chapters are opening up their Zoom meetings to anyone interested.
You can find a schedule here:

Colorado HLAA Chapters
Boulder Chapter
Colorado Springs Chapter
Denver Chapter
Northern Colorado Chapter
Western Colorado Chapter
Keep in mind, pre-registration is often required. Some of the other chapters are still using Zoom.

2022 National Hearing Loss Association Convention
June 22nd – 24th 2022
JW Marriott Tampa Water Street Hotel
Tampa, Florida
CLICK HERE to learn more

As an HLAA member, you are part of an organization with a mission to provide information, education, support and advocacy to people with hearing loss. Through our advocacy work at the federal level, we represent 48 million people nationally with hearing loss in the United States – that includes you. Please choose Western Colorado Chapter to represent us at the state level.
Thank you!
CLICK HERE  to Become a Member/Renew
One Membership Gives Benefits of
Both HLAA National & Local Chapter News


The Western Colorado Chapter:
The Hearing Loss Association of America:
The Center for Independence:


CLICK HERE to download a copy of our October Newsletter

Thank You,
Denice Roberts, Leader
Hearing Loss Association of America – Western Colorado Chapter
[email protected]
970-241-0315 ext. 29

Our mailing address is:
998 Crown CT.
Grand Junction, CO 81505

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