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Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Developed by Liz Kobylak Submitted by Brenda Stimson Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Developed by Liz Kobylak Submitted by Brenda Stimson HLA-Michigan This presentation may be freely used by any Hearing Loss Association Chapters. It’s available for download from www. nchearingloss. org/programs. htm

Today’s Goal To inform about HLAA and how this organization provides services for hard Today’s Goal To inform about HLAA and how this organization provides services for hard of hearing (HOH) individuals and to the public at large.

HLAA National Topics l l l What does HLAA do? HLAA Delivery System Public HLAA National Topics l l l What does HLAA do? HLAA Delivery System Public Policy Journal Membership National Convention

HLAA l Mission Statement To open the world of communication to people with hearing HLAA l Mission Statement To open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, advocacy and support.

What Does HLAA Do? l l Awareness to General Public Information/Referral Public Policy Coping What Does HLAA Do? l l Awareness to General Public Information/Referral Public Policy Coping Strategies

HLAA Delivery System National Office l Journal l Website l Conventions l Committees/Boards l HLAA Delivery System National Office l Journal l Website l Conventions l Committees/Boards l Federal Advocacy l Congress l Bookstore l Exhibits & Public Speaking l National Publicity l E-News Chapter/State network l Newsletters l Websites l Conferences l Committees/Boards l State/Local Advocacy l General Assembly l Guides/Fact Sheets l Exhibits & Public speaking l State/Local Publicity l One-on-one

Top Priority Issues l l l Tax credit for Hearing Aids Hearing Aid Compatible Top Priority Issues l l l Tax credit for Hearing Aids Hearing Aid Compatible Digital Wireless Telephones Compliance with the ADA regarding access in public places Insurance coverage for Hearing Aids Cochlear Implant Reimbursement

Hearing Loss: The Journal of the Hearing Loss Association Who We Reach l People Hearing Loss: The Journal of the Hearing Loss Association Who We Reach l People who need it the most – people with hearing loss who are looking for the latest information on coping, technology, products, services and legislation, to enable them to be more informed about hearing loss

HLAA Website www. hearingloss. org HLAA Website www. hearingloss. org

National Convention 2007 International Convention Oklahoma City, OK June 21 -24, 2007 National Convention 2007 International Convention Oklahoma City, OK June 21 -24, 2007

Membership l l 12, 000 members and growing Dues are $25 per year Membership l l 12, 000 members and growing Dues are $25 per year

Hearing Loss Association of Michigan (HLA-MI) Topics l l Education Advocacy Self Help Technology Hearing Loss Association of Michigan (HLA-MI) Topics l l Education Advocacy Self Help Technology

Education l l l Education Newsletter Web site Conferences Exhibits and Public Speaking Tools Education l l l Education Newsletter Web site Conferences Exhibits and Public Speaking Tools for self help Education leading to empowerment and independence!

MICHIGANIAN Newsletter l l Established in 1996 Published 3 times a year Current list MICHIGANIAN Newsletter l l Established in 1996 Published 3 times a year Current list of support groups Articles written by HLAMI members

HLA-MI Website www. mi-shhh. org HLA-MI Website www. mi-shhh. org

Advocacy l HLA-Michigan has representation in state and local endeavors: MI Coalition for Deaf Advocacy l HLA-Michigan has representation in state and local endeavors: MI Coalition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Division On Deaf and Hard of Hearing Michigan Disability Rights Coalition Michigan Relay Advisory Board

Local Chapters Local Chapters

Why Join a Local Chapter? Before joining, many members l Didn’t know where to Why Join a Local Chapter? Before joining, many members l Didn’t know where to turn l Felt isolated l Struggled with communication l Were confused about technology l Didn’t know their Rights l Hid their hearing loss With HLA, now they: l Are educated on their rights (ADA) l Experience increased independence l Have improved quality of life l Know they are not alone l Are informed about hearing loss l Refuse to be left out

Local Chapters l l l 15 HLA Chapters in Michigan Outreach to HOH people, Local Chapters l l l 15 HLA Chapters in Michigan Outreach to HOH people, their families, friends, service providers and employers in local communities Public awareness through distribution of printed materials

Hear Here IV Expo l l MI has coordinated 8 statewide conferences Last Conference Hear Here IV Expo l l MI has coordinated 8 statewide conferences Last Conference was April 28 -29 th, 2006 in Grand Rapids.

For More Information HLAA (National) 7910 Woodmont Ave. , Ste. 1200 Bethesda, MD 20814 For More Information HLAA (National) 7910 Woodmont Ave. , Ste. 1200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 657 -2248 Voice (301) 657 -2249 TTY (301) 913 -9413 Fax www. hearingloss. org HLA-MI PO Box 4808 Troy, MI 48099 (517) 487 -2583 V/TTY www. mi-shhh. org Email: [email protected] org HLA-MI Chapter Coordinators: Liz Kobylak [email protected] org Brenda Stimson [email protected] org