by Ron Hendricks

Oklahomans head for the hills, mountains actually, Salt Lake City for the annual Hearing Loss Association of America national convention. The HLAA convention is held every year in late June in various cities across the country. The Central Oklahoma Chapter (COCHLAA) sponsored the convention here in Oklahoma City in 2007, the One Hundredth birthday of Statehood. This year two members will receive national awards. Vernice Meade; Spirit of HLAA and Sharon Hendricks; Website. COCHLAA is a very active chapter and brings home national awards almost every year. The convention is an opportunity for members to meet and exchange ideas. There are speakers on all sorts of topics from the latest technical advances in hearing aid technology to well known motivational experts, and always, food and fun.
COCHLAA’s summer schedule is more relaxed. in early June we enjoyed a bingo and pizza night. July 21st we will hold a game night with sandwiches and August 5th is the annual Ice Cream Social where new chapter officers will be named and our two scholarship winners will be introduced. All meetings are held at the Lakeside United Methodist church, 2925 NW 66th St. The public is invited and there is no charge. September thru May meetings are a little more formal with a guest speaker and a business meeting. All are hearing friendly. For convenience sake, there are two group meetings monthly. Evening meetings are on the 2nd Monday at 6:30 PM and the day group meets on the 3rd Thursday at 1PM. For more information visit the website. WWW.