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Interested in Making Hearing Loss an Issue of Concern in Wisconsin? Your energy is needed on 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 to contact the chair of the HLAA-WI Nominating Committee for information.
Trustees will be elected at the Annual Meeting in October. Self Nominations are encouraged.
|THE ADA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS|
This past Monday, July 27, was the culmination of a year of events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Read more about the ADA and events marking this historical civil rights legislation and what it means for people with hearing loss.
Wisconsin's 2015 Walk4Hearing was held on Saturday, May 30th in Milwaukee at Veteran's Park on the Lakefront.
In spite or rainy weather, over 150 walkers showed up for the event. The best news is that Wisconsin Walk Teams raised nearly $50,000 this year. Donations are still being accepted on the Walk4Hearing website if you care to raise the bar! CONTRATULATIONS EVERYONE!
STEP UP for PEOPLE with hearing loss!
www.walk4hearing.org CLICK ON MILWAUKEE WALK
People of all ages "walked 4 hearing" last year. Wisconsin walkers raised over $50,00o to support programs provided by a variety of organizations whose missions relate to hearing loss.
Congratulations to the HLAA Madison Chapter; sponsor of the successful 2014 HLAA State Conference.
"Hearing in the 21st Century"
People from all over Wisconsin came to learn from a variety of presenters on a variety of topics at the October 2014 state conference in Madison.
Why Care About HLAA?
Your decision to do something about your hearing loss may begin with HLAA...
HLAA is a non-profit consumer based organization.
There are over 175 HLAA chapters in the United States.
There are 5 chapters in Wisconsin; all are organized and run by volunteers.
HLAA Chapter Meetings provide a place for people with hearing loss to learn more about hearing loss and it's remedies from other people who experience hearing loss themselves. Chapters are social, educational, an supportive.
HLAA-WI is the state affiliate of The Hearing Loss Association of America, Inc. the nation's foremost consumer organization representing the rights an interests of pepole with hearing loss.
The mission of HLAA is to make the nation accessible to people with hearing loss through education, information sharing, advocacy & 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.
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