Program: When Hearing Aids Don’t Do The Job – A Cochlear Implant May Be The Answer

SANTA FE – Are your hearing aids failing you? Have you considered a cochlear implant?

The October meeting of the Santa Fe Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will feature a representative from a major cochlear implant manufacturer who will discuss the procedure, the results you can expect and how Medicare and most health plans cover the costs. Following the presentation, HLAA members with cochlear implants will share their experiences and take questions.

The meeting is free and open to all. No reservations are required. The meeting is 10 a.m., Sat. Oct. 18, at the Vitamin Cottage Event Center, Natural Grocers, Cerrillos Road and Richards Avenue in Santa Fe. Sign language interpreters will be at the meeting and the meeting room is equipped with a hearing loop that allows attendees to use the telecoil switch on hearing aids and hear without interference.

For more information, contact Laurie Meyer at 505.428.0698.

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss, a condition that affects 20 percent of Americans. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. The mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy. Its national office is located in Bethesda, MD.