Meetings 2023

Saturday, Dec 16, 2023

Holiday Party!
12:00 - 2:00pm

Family and Friends Welcome!
Blue Bonnet Restaurant - 457 S. Broadway, Denver 80209
On Broadway between W Alaska Pl and W Virginia Ave

See menu here:

Please RSVP to Ann Monson at

November 19, 2023 - Sunday (note change of date due to room availability)
1:00 - 3:00pm

Group Discussion about purchasing a hearing aid, finding a provider, insurance coverage, financial assistance, over-the-counter hearing aids, and assisted listening devices. Please bring any assisted listening devices you use to share with the group.

October 21, 2023
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Trish Leakey is the Auxiliary Services Manager for the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind. She will share information about the Legal Auxiliary Services (LAS) program, which provides communication access services to the Colorado State Courts, state administrative bodies and rural areas of the state. She will review Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) captioning services, the credentialing of providers, and how to request such services, including for jury service.

September 23, 2023
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Jennifer McBride attended the National HLAA Convention in New Orleans in June. She will share information from the workshops she attended and tell us about the wonderful experience of being there in fully accessible meetings with so many other people with hearing loss.

To watch a recording of the presentation, CLICK HERE.

To see Jennifer's slides including pictures from the conference, tips for Cochlear Implant appointments, book recommendations, and more, CLICK HERE.

July 15, 2023
11:00am - 2:00pm
- Come when you can.

Annual Picnic
Creekside Park
4400 E. Virginia Ave.
Glendale 80246

Friends, families, and dogs welcome!

June 17, 2023
1:00pm - 3:00pm

International Hearing Dogs, Inc.

International Hearing Dog, Inc. (IHDI) staff will discuss the role of hearing dogs for people who are d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing and demonstrate live the work that a hearing dog performs. IHDI staff will provide an overview of the organization and discuss opportunities for community members to get involved by becoming homes for hearing dogs in training, on a short-term or longer-term basis - a rewarding experience and wonderful way to serve the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. We will have time for questions and answers about dog training and the client application process etc.

To watch a recording of the presentation, CLICK HERE.

May 20, 2023
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Dr. Vinaya Manchaiah, Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine; Director of Audiology at University of Colorado Hospital (UC Health)

There has been tremendous progress in the merger of medical devices and consumer technology in hearing devices during the last decade. Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids are the new category of hearing devices that are regulated under the FDA. In this talk, we outline the categories of hearing devices, discuss the benefits and limitations of OTC hearing aids and provide some tips for consumers who are considering these devices.

To watch a recording of Dr. Vinaya's presentation, CLICK HERE.

April 22, 2023
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Wynne Whyman, Chairperson of the Let's Loop Colorado project.

Hearing Loops in Colorado and Beyond
Come learn about the latest hearing loops in Colorado, how you can help advocate for hearing loops, and about hearing loops in Google Maps. If you’d like, bring your smartphone.

Google Maps Now Includes Hearing Loops (blog post)

How to Find Hearing Loops in Google Maps (1 min video)

March 18, 2023
9:30am - 11:30am

Dr. Dusty Jessen, audiologist and owner of Columbine Hearing Care

Dr. Jessen is the author of "Frustrated by Hearing Loss? 5 Keys to Communication Success." Her book is being used around the globe to educate and empower those with hearing loss, as well as their friends and family members, to be more effective communicators. We are excited to have her share the key concepts with our Chapter.

To watch a recording of Dusty's presentation, CLICK HERE.

February 18, 2023
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Jessica Brock, Engagement Manager at Cochlear

Jessica will discuss the differences between cochlear implants and hearing aids, describe the process of getting a cochlear implant, and describe features of Cochlear’s newest sound processor, Nucleus 8.

January 21, 2023
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Jon Wilson, Regional Sales Manager at Unitron US

Come and learn about all the latest features in the newest hearing aids!