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Posted September 9, 2013
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10-18-2013 from Deb Herczog, hard of hearing representative to the Council:
Wisconsin Governor'sCouncil for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Position Statement by the Council:
The WI Governor's Council for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind advocates for automatic inclusion of the T-coil option (also known as a telecoil, T-switch or Audiocoil) on all hearing instruments sold in the state of Wisconsin unless omitted by documented, informed consent of the hearing aid purchaser at the initial examination for fitting and sale of a hearing aid.
The Council feels it is extremely important that, prior to selecting a hearing aid, every potential hearing aid purchaser in Wisconsin is informed & educated by their licensed hearing health professional about the benefits of t-coils for use with telephones, hearing loops & other assistive listening devices.
New Metro Milwaukee HLAA Chapter Seeks Charter Members
Meetings at: Center for Communication Hearing & Deafness
10243 National Ave. West Allis WI www.cchdwi.org
6:00 PM Meetings planned for October 21, November 11 & December 16.
Your decision to do something about your hearing loss may begin here...
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 wiht 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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