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Today! Tucson Public Meeting – Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) is holding a Public Meeting today, August 24th, in Tucson @ 4:30 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (445 S. Alvernon).  This is a great opportunity to learn about the commission and their current projects without having to drive to Phoenix!  CART will be provided.  If you are unfamiliar with CART, you can learn more at this link and come down and see it in action!

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The agenda for tonight’s meeting can be found on the ACDHH website and/or at this link:,-agenda-minutes/agendas

Third Tuesday Educational Seminar – Guest Speaker Kerry Hamm, H.I.S.

We are excited to host an extra Third Tuesday Educational Seminar before we break for summer.  Join us on Tuesday, June 20th @ 1:00 pm at ALOHA for a discussion with Kerry Hamm on hearing device repairs and maintenance.  Find out what repairs a hearing device user can do and what to expect from your visits with your hearing care professional.

Kerry W. Hamm, HIS has been a licensed hearing instrument specialist in the Tucson community since 2008 and is the owner of Desert Vista Hearing.  Kerry started his career in the hearing industry working with hearing device manufacturers, and has nearly 23 years of experience in the manufacturing, assembly, and repair of all styles of hearing devices. 

We hope to see you on Tuesday, June 20th at 1:00pm for this popular discussion!

The Seminars are free and open to the public.

Third Tuesday Seminars are in lieu of our regular 1 – 2 pm support group.

Calendar Reminders!!

Calendar reminders!!

At today’s Third Tuesday Educational Seminar, ALOHA Board Member, Cynthia Amerman, will be sharing a presentation about Arizona celebrities who wore noise-blocking ear molds to experience life with hearing loss.  Join us at ALOHA (4001 E. Fort Lowell) today, May 16th at 1 pm and participate in the discussion. 

This Friday, May 19th at 1:00 pm, Jim Lootens will be facilitating the last monthly Far Horizons East peer support group meeting before summer break.  It is a great opportunity to share summer travel strategies and discuss potential areas of interest for guest speakers in the fall.  The ALOHA meetings at FHE are held in the Main Clubhouse (7570 E. Speedway).  Hope to see you at both meetings!

Michele Michaels will be speaking in Oro Valley this Thursday!

Join us in Oro Valley this Thursday, May 11th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm for Michele Michaels’ discussion on Emergencies and the HOH. Bring your questions, she’ll have the answers!

The ALOHA Peer Support Group in Oro Valley meets at the Santa Catalina Catholic Church (Cholla & Ocotillo rooms), 14380 N. Oracle Road.

Michele Michaels, B.A., C.P.M., is the Hard of Hearing Specialist for the State of Arizona at the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing. She provides outreach, education, training, resources, empowerment, information, and referrals to Arizonans. She began working in the field of hearing loss 24 years ago after a 12-year career in broadcasting. A hard of hearing person herself and the daughter of a parent who progressively lost her hearing, Michele understands the challenges and opportunities inherent in hearing loss.

Michele graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Human Communication and a minor in Anthropology from Arizona State University. In 2011 she graduated from ASU’s Certified Public Manager program. Michele is a Director on the Board of Directors for the Area Agency on Aging, Region 1 and serves as its Secretary, as well as being a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging: Aging in Community Committee. She also holds a position on the Speech and Hearing Professionals Advisory Committee at the Arizona Department of Health Services and is a member of the Arizona Loans for Assistive Technology committee as well as serving as a grant reviewer for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing grant at the Arizona Community Foundation.

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