Programs at ALOHA
Consider participating in one of our online meetings. All are held Mountain (Arizona) time.
- Peer Discussion Group
1 – 2 pm every Tuesday
- ALOHA READERS Book Discussion
1 – 2 pm every Wednesday
- Desert Cochlear Connections
11-1 pm 2nd Saturday of every month
- Tinnitus Support Group
1 – 2:30 pm 4th Saturday every month
These one-hour meetings are conducted using the Zoom platform. All discussions are captioned by the Relay Conference Captioning service.
If you would like an invitation to any of the meetings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Praise from a few of our meeting participants:
“Logging in is much easier than I imagined!“
“I am always comfortable asking questions, whether I need help using ZOOM or moving my laptop for positioning.”
Peer Discussion Groups
Group discussion meetings for those suffering from hearing loss and their families to learn how to get the most out of your hearing device and stay informed with new technology and information.
Peer discussion groups focus on positive coping strategies for dealing with hearing loss. The groups are an effective way of providing knowledge and support to hearing aid and cochlear implant wearers.
What is an ALOHA Peer Discussion Group?
A Peer Support Group is a small number of people that meet regularly to help one another cope with hearing loss. They are peers with a common impairment. Although most in attendance are hard of hearing, often family members and friends attend to better understand the coping struggles of those with hearing loss. Communication is a two-way street between the hearing and those with hearing loss.
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 Support Groups do not serve as a professional medical or audiology resource. ***
Who can attend?
ALOHA Peer Support Groups are FREE and open to the public. Spouses, friends, and caretakers of people with hearing loss are encouraged to attend.