After 12 years, we are excited to announce that we are relocating our meetings!
The quarterly newsletter of HLAA-CA, the Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association, is edited by our very own Grace Tiessen. Inside this edition, you’ll find articles from HLAA-LA chapter members Mitzi Shpak (page 2), and Liz Lesan (page 8), who shares her experiences as a first-time attendee at the HLAA National Convention last June. There’s also a lovely, well-deserved tribute to Nanci Linke-Ellis, who is retiring from her position as HLAA-CA SoCal Chapter Coordinator.
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August 5, 2016 on change.org: The Federal Communications Commission unanimously approved a rule on Thursday implementing new requirements for hearing aid compatibility with wireless service providers and manufacturers of wireless devices. The goal is that all wireless devices will be compatible with hearing aids by 2024.
Chapter members from L.A., Long Beach and Orange County headed up north » Read more
We have a special second meeting planned, starting at 12:30 pm following our regular chapter meeting on Saturday, July 23.
We’re thrilled to have the Coordinator for Disability Services at L.A. International Airport, Larry Rolon, join us to discuss accessibility at Los Angeles International Airport. Larry would like our input on ways to make LAX more accessible to people with hearing loss. This is a great opportunity to make our voices heard!
Here’s a great article shared by Diane Gross about air travel and accessibility to travelers with hearing loss. We still are far from equal access to services, but changes are slowly happening. We can help instigate change quicker by advocating for ourselves. Click here to read the full article, published by Healthy Hearing.
A great article found from Ken Cluskey regarding efforts underway in the UK to take “noise off the menu” from the charity’s Speak Easy campaign. Based on responses from individuals with AND without hearing, there is indeed great benefit to take steps toward providing a more meaningful and enjoyable experience when dining with others. Check it out via the link below!
It was an amazing 2016 HLAA National Convention! The LA Chapter was well represented with nine members attending, including the whole steering committee! Getting there and back home, well that was another story but everyone that attended can attest that it was well worth the experience.
The Walk was a great success. Our LA Stars Team was once again the top team at $4099 as of this am. Everyone did a great job getting donations this year. I want to congratulate our Wendi Washington for gathering $1392 in donations. Also congratulations to Liz Lesan who had $1212. Wow!