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

Rating: 5 stars  

My HLAA chapter in Michigan has given me and my family encouragement, support, companionship and invaluable information in coping with my quick, unexpected hearing loss eight years ago. Without HLAA I would know nothing about assistive listening devices, CART, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is so encouraging to know that I am not alone and that there is help out there for me. The national conventions are packed with information about coping with hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants, emergency warning devices, other support groups, rights guaranteed by the ADA, and whatever else a person with hearing loss needs to live life as fully as possible.

HLAA's advocacy efforts in securing captioned television and movies, hearing-aid compatible phones, captioned airport announcements, hotel accessibility have helped me and millions of other hearing impaired people.

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

Every time I turn on the television with closed captioning, when I travel alone with my vibrating alarm clock, in being able to tell others what I need from them to facilitate communication.

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

Find a way to let more hard of hearing people know about the work of the organization and how they already benefit from its work.

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Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Role:  Volunteer & I was captain of a Walk4Hearing team, served as chapter coordinator, and am currently chapter secretary.