Turn coffee shops and cafes into a public forum to discuss hearing loss!
You could advertise the weekly meetings online, in the local newspaper, and at the coffee shop itself. Each meeting could focus on a different topic related to hearing loss, such as hearing instruments, communication strategies, and self-advocacy. If you are looking for potential topics to discuss, you can explore the Ida Institute's GROUP tool for inspiration.
Café Philosophique is a grassroots forum started in 1992 by philosopher Marc Sautet in Paris, France. His idea was to bring together people in a public forum so that they could freely discuss ideas.
The concept has spread and there are now thousands of Café Philosophique taking place all around the world.