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

Rating: 5 stars  

When I first learned about HLAA (then SHHH) in 1995 I had already been struggling with my hearing loss for 30 years. I was amazed to find an organization that not only understood the many problems that hearing loss presents, but welcomed me and offered solutions to those problems. I joined the organization initially as a chapter member, but soon became involved in the state level, representing hard of hearing people on advisory boards. I also soon learned to overcome my initial nervousness in public speaking and shared my learnings with others who could benefit from the information. As my hearing continued to deteriorate I found the courage to have cochlear implant surgery after talking to HLAA members who had benefitted from the procedure.

Role:  Board Member & I served as president of my local chapter in PA for 6 years and am the current news editor of the chapter. I am currently the state co-director of the PA state office and a member of the Board of Trustees of HLAA.