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Paul L

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Review for Hearing Loss Association of America, Bethesda, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

HLAA is the premier organization that provides education to those with wide varieties of hearing loss in addition to advocating to influence governmental policies as they pertains to persons with hearing loss. HLAA accomplishes an ambitious agenda with a small but extremely high quality national staff. In addition HLAA supports a large number of local and state chapters that do advocacy at a state level and also provide personal support to persons with hearing loss and their families. HLAA also provides on its website and in its publications a wide variety of objective information about hearing aids, cochlear implants and assistive equipment.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a person with a cochlear implant, I am grateful for the what HLAA has accomplished to change in FCC policy concerning cellphones, TVs and closed captioning.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Considering the number of persons with hearing loss, HLAA needs to be a larger organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Started with local involvement.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Advocacy for policy affecting those with hearing loss.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Providing more resources to those with hearing loss.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Board Member & I am very active on the Board and in the local Illinois chaptes.