The Southwest Connecticut chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will meet Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m., at the New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. The speaker will be Dr. Robert Weiss, director of ENT Sinus and Allergy, Hearing and Balance Center in Norwalk. He will discuss his trip to Ethiopia to aid those with hearing loss there. A second topic for discussion will be tinnitus, a ringing sound in the ear that can be very annoying. The room offers an inductive loop system and state-of-the-art microphones. Information: Peg at 203-656-2733 or Marcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.