*VIRTUAL MEETING* Monique Hammond, "What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey Into the World of Hearing Loss"

The Thursday, February 3, NOON, meeting will be 100% VIRTUAL! WE WILL NOT MEET AT THE HOTEL!

Our original speaker, Marcus Margerum, has been rescheduled to speaker IN PERSON, next week (February 10).

This week’s speaker will be MONIQUE HAMMOND. Monique is a registered pharmacist who lost hearing in her left ear – from a loud folk rock band – at a church fundraiser over 10 years ago. The incident became a life-changer – she had to quit her job at the University of Minnesota Hospital Pharmacy. Monique had graduated with high distinction from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy.

After losing hearing, she did 5 years of research and wrote the book: “What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss (1st and 2nd Editions).”

Monique was appointed by the governor to the Commission of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard-Of-Hearing Minnesotans, where she completed two terms as vice-chair. She is also past president of Minnesota Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Monique speaks regularly to employees and the members of the public about hearing loss and the dangers of loud noise. Monique is a former Rotarian and has spoken – in person and via Zoom to over 200 Rotary Clubs across the U.S., Canada and other countries.

Website & blog: https://hearing-loss-talk.com

Tune is early (12:10pm) to hear a special hello from District Governor Carol Hughes!!