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Posted August 25, 2014
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Interested in the HLAA-WI Board?
There will be 3 vacancies on the HLAA-WI Board this year. Applications are currently being accepted by the HLAA-WI Nominating Committee. Click HERE for the 2014 Application Form. Trustees will be elected at the Annual Meeting in Madison on Friday, October 17th. Self Nominations are encouraged.
"Hearing in the 21st Century"
HLAA-WI State Conference
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Anna Gilmore-Hall
Executive Director of HLAA
10 Workshops to choose from, including:
*Medical Research for a Cure
*Wisconsin Mental Health Project for D/HH
*Cochlear Implants Now
*Implantable Devices for Single Sided Hearing Loss
*Hearing Loss & Personal Relationships
* Exhibits & Much More
HLAA-Madison Chapter is coordinating the event.
This is a unique opportunity to learn about hearing loss and it's possible remedies: including medical intervention, technology advancements, and strategies for coping. An excellent group of presenters has been assembled for this conference. You will have 10 different presentations to choose from, based on your needs and interests. Presenters include UW Madison personnel and the executive director of HLAA. This is also an opportunity to meet and greet other HLAA members and friends.
NOTICE: The Annual Meeting of the HLAA-WI Board of Trustees will be held the evening prior to the state conference. All HLAA members who live in Wisconsin are encouraged to attend this open meeting. Elections will be held, initiatives will be established, and funding priorities determined. Speak up, participate and let your voice be heard. The links to the conference information above include information about locations, and special hotel rates for those who stay overnight.
The decision to do something about your hearing loss may begin with HLAA...
HLAA-WI is the Wisconsin state affiliate of the national organization, The Hearing Loss Association of America, Inc, the nation's foremost consumer organization representing the rights of people with hearing loss. The mission of HLAA is to make the nation accessible to people with hearing loss through education, information sharing, advocacy, and peer support. By exploring this website, you will learn who we are, what we stand for, and why we belive in and volunteer for HLAA.
We are PEOPLE whose lives are affected by hearing loss; ours or someone else’s. We are people of all ages, from different backgrounds. Many of us work full time jobs; some of us are retired. Some of us are parents of kids with hearing loss. We all believe that by working together we can help hard of hearing people live fuller, happier, more productive lives.
We believe it’s important to reach out to others who need information. We know that hearing loss is often misunderstood. Most of us agree that we have learned more about how to live well with hearing loss from each other than from anyone else.
We come together to offer support and hope, to share ideas and information. We advocate for laws, rules and services that make hearing loss, partial deafness in particular, an issue of concern.
We support ‘communication access’ through technology. We also support medical research that will someday eradicate deafness. We focus on remaining in the hearing world.
We encourage involvement in HLAA chapters and in our HLAA state association. We encourage you to consider membership in the national HLAA organization.When you join HLAA, you become a part of a movement to make the world a more friendly place for people with hearing loss. Your voice counts!
We invite you to join us!
Hearing loss is a daily challenge you can overcome. You do not have to hide your hearing loss! You do not have to face hearing loss alone.
Until this organization was founded in 1979 there was no voice or focus for people who are hard of hearing. HLAA changed that! HLAA has become known as 'The Voice for People with Hearing Loss'.
National HLAA Website ~ www.hearingloss.org
Donations to HLAA-WI are Tax Deductible
HLAA-Wisconsin is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductable as defined by federal and state law.
HLAA-WI does not have membership dues. The organization is dependent on donations and funds raised through the Milwaukee Walk4Hearing event, which is held annually.
Donations to HLAA-WI can be sent directly to: Tom O'Connor, HLAA-WI Treasurer, 1149 Wedgewood Lane, Fond du lac, WI 54935
Can't hear well on the phone? This information is for you!
Vouchers Available for Special Telephone Equipment Needed for People with Hearing Loss Through T.E.P.P.
The TEPP program (Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program) is run through the Public Services Commission of Wisconsin. To obtain more information, one can contact Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Madison, Eau Claire, Wausau, Appleton, and Waukesha offices. Click on the link and then on the map, specific to where you live and you will see the contact information for your region. http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/sensory/Staff/regions.htm
NOTE: There are no income restrictions on this program.
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Become an HLAA Member...
HLAA is a national membership organization. Dues are payable to national HLAA. By joining HLAA, you become a part of a movement that is making a positive difference locally, regionally & nationally.
HLAA's National Office is located at: 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 1200 Bethesda MD 20814. 301-657-2248