HI-ARO is an informal group of ARO MWM attendees and ARO members with hearing loss. Three main goals are to a) learn more about accessibility services at MWM, b) provide an informal vertical mentoring network, and c) organize the annual HI-ARO dinner at an ethnic restaurant usually on the first night of the MWM. To join HI-ARO, send an email to email@example.com or register at deafearscientists.org. HI-ARO began at the 1992 MWM with three deaf scientists and others over a case of beer. More recently in 2015, Tilak Ratnanather’s work with HI-ARO was recognized with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.