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Michael B.

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

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with elders for over 24 years. Through my husband's hearing loss, I became involved with the Hearing Loss Association of America, our state association and my local chapter. The knowledge I have gained has helped me immeasureably in my professional life. I can not only help my residents to be more actively involved in life, but I use the knowledge to train other caregivers in my state and across the country. I have seen how much the Hearing Loss Association has helped my husband to cope with his hearing loss. Being able to talk with others who share his loss, who understand how it impacts every aspect of his life, and who help each other to function in all situations has made an incredible difference in his life. He now talks with groups about Meniere's Disease and about the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid, and acts as a mentor for others who share is kind of hearing loss.

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

the life of my spouse. He has found great support in all areas of his life, personal, social & professional, for his hearing loss, which is severe.

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

Make it better known; have it reach even more people who need it's help.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Teach caregivers of the elderly and disabled about hearing loss and how to improve quality of life by helping others to hear and be involved. I do presentations at health care association conferences across the USA.