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Midwest Ear Institute – The HEARAid Gala

The HEARAid Gala took place on November 13th at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel.  G. Richard Hastings was the honorary chairman.  Jeff Greiner was honored for his contribution in the field of cochlear implants.  Guests enjoyed a wonderful performance from Las Vegas headliner Larry G Jones.  The beautiful home of Ann Dickinson was the site for the Patrons’ Party on November 11th.  Proceeds supported the Midwest Ear Institute which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by restoring or improving hearing.

Also featured in the January 22nd issue of The Independent Magazine
Photo Credit: Double Exposure Photography and Midwest Ear Institute


Robert Regnier, Dr. Charles M. Luetje, MEI founder; Ann Dickinson, Patrons’ Party host; and G. Richard Hastings, honorary chairman

23Jim McDowell, board member; Larry G Jones, featured performer; and Dr. Charles M. Luetje, MEI founder

33Jeff Greiner, honoree; Larry G Jones and Kim Greiner


Jim McDowell, board member; Jeanne McDowell, committee member; Bonne Illig, board member; and Cliff Illig


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Park International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends

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