The Westchester Chapter was founded in February 1983 by Miriam Koryn and Rosalyn Fein when Miriam called the HLAA National Office inquiring about a local group and the answer came right away with the words, Why don’t you start one?
After receiving a list of New York State National members, a process began by writing to those on the list in the Westchester area. After receiving about 20 responses, the first meeting was scheduled at the Scarsdale Public Library then later held at Burke Rehabilitation Center. Meetings are now held at the Yonkers Public Library
1500 Central Park Ave Yonkers, NY.
The Westchester Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America shares the mission of our National Organization. We work on a local level “to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by
providing information, education, support and advocacy.
We provide support and information through Chapter meetings,
social gatherings, our newsletter,
our website and personal contact when needed.
The monthly meetings help keep members apprised of legislation advocating for improved accessibility, communication, and other important issues to help those with a hearing loss cope in the hearing world. Along with meetings, social activities for entertainment are also planned to help alleviate some of the stress that comes with coping.
ALL MEETINGS ARE LOOPED AND C.A.R.T. IS PROVIDED
As a group and as individuals we advocate for communication access to locations and events in our community and beyond.
We promote the use of assistive listening systems,
we communicate with legislators and participate in
studies and research which further the
understanding of hearing loss.
Don't Let your hearing loss
shut you out!