Programs at ALOHA

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Peer Discussion Groups

All peer discussions are FREE and open to the public.

What is an ALOHA Peer Discussion Group?

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A peer discussion group is a small number of people with a common impairment who meet regularly to exchange knowledge and provide support to one another. Most in attendance experience hearing loss, however since communication is a two-way street, spouses, friends, and caretakers are encouraged to attend to better understand struggles associated with losing one’s hearing.

The discussions focus on positive strategies for dealing with hearing loss including helping attendees stay informed of new information and technology such as the latest hearing aids, hearing loops and cochlear implants.

How do peer groups work?

Currently, the groups meet virtually via Zoom. When the ALOHA office can open again, we will meet in ALOHA’s main conference room.

The group, usually facing each other in a circle (easier to read lips), shares experiences, common  struggles in coping with noise, what works best in terms of hearing aids and other assistive devices, humorous happenings, and just about anything else that is of current interest. The experiences of one person may be helpful to another in the group. Group members have the opportunity to raise concerns of their own or respond to the concerns of others.

*** Peer Discussion Groups do not serve as a professional medical or audiology resource. ***

If you would like an invitation to any of the meetings, please email info@alohaaz.org.

  • Peer Discussion Groups
  • 10 – 11 am 1st Monday of every month (Green Valley)
  • <Stopped for the Summer.  Zoom meetings will resume October 2021>
  • 1 – 2 pm 3rd Monday of every month (Oro Valley) 
  • <Stopped for the Summer.  Zoom meetings will resume October 2021>   
    1 – 2 pm every Tuesday
    7 – 8 pm 1st Tuesday night of every month
  • Vet-2-Vet Peer Discussion
    4 – 5 pm 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Readers Book Club
    1 – 2 pm every Wednesday

    Desert Cochlear Connections
    11 – 1 pm 2nd Saturday of every month
    <Stopped for the Summer.  Zoom meetings will resume October 2021>
  • Tinnitus Discussion  
    1 – 2:30 pm 4th Saturday of every month