Chapter Spotlight has been incorporated into this Chapter and State Development Blog

Congratulations to our HLAA affiliates on their many successes during the past year. HLAA Chapters are like fingerprints – alike in many ways but unique in many others. Those attributes inspire a variety of projects and participation in all parts of the country. We take great pleasure in sharing these chapter successes. To receive the blog news, be sure to sign up on any page of this website where the box appears “Subscribe to Receive HLAA News Via Email.” When Chapter news is posted, it will appear in your email, no login needed. Note: Even if you have signed up for the HLAA Chapter Blog in the past, you will need to sign up again on this new website. Don’t miss any news!

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HLAA Chapter Honored as Recipient of Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Health Care and Wellness Organization of the Year Award

The HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee Chapter (Florida) was honored to be the 2017 recipient of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Health Care & Wellness Organization of the Year Award. Organizations were judged on...The HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee Chapter (Florida) was honored to be the 2017 recipient of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Health Care & Wellness Organization of the Year Award. Organizations were judged on what they contribute to the community, who their workers are, and how involved they are. Board member Dave Donnelly points out the chapter’s involvement in … Read More >

HLAA-Whatcom County Chapter Works to Establish a Hearing Aid Bank

The HLAA-Whatcom County Chapter (Washington) which has been meeting since 2004, holds its meetings once a month on Saturday mornings. The chapter is collaborating with the Audiology Clinic at Western...The HLAA-Whatcom County Chapter (Washington) which has been meeting since 2004, holds its meetings once a month on Saturday mornings. The chapter is collaborating with the Audiology Clinic at Western Washington University to establish a hearing aid bank at WWU to serve the local community.  The chapter recently raised funds which made it possible for … Read More >

HLAA-Lakeland Chapter Receives Grants to Support Advocacy

The HLAA-Lakeland Chapter (Florida) has applied for and received grants of $1000, $1000, and $15,000 to raise funds to support a growing advocacy program to provide hearing aids and professional...The HLAA-Lakeland Chapter (Florida) has applied for and received grants of $1000, $1000, and $15,000 to raise funds to support a growing advocacy program to provide hearing aids and professional services to fit them to children ages birth to six. They plan to use their ‘hearing aid recycling program’ to provide the hearing aids.  The … Read More >

HLAA-Chattanooga Chapter Sees Success through the Unified Membership Program (UMP)

The HLAA-Chattanooga Chapter (Tennessee) is having success by promoting national HLAA membership by sharing information about the national HLAA United Membership Program (UMP). In recent months, through promotion of the...The HLAA-Chattanooga Chapter (Tennessee) is having success by promoting national HLAA membership by sharing information about the national HLAA United Membership Program (UMP). In recent months, through promotion of the UMP, the chapter has gained 30 new national members including several who had let their national membership lapse.  Promoting the UMP option in the chapter’s … Read More >

HLAA-Chicago North Shore Chapter and the J88 Program for Driver Safety

After a chapter program presented by a local police officer, the HLAA-Chicago North Shore Chapter has become involved in advocacy related to a program called J88 that identifies drivers with...After a chapter program presented by a local police officer, the HLAA-Chicago North Shore Chapter has become involved in advocacy related to a program called J88 that identifies drivers with hearing loss. This program allows a driver’s license holder to ask the Secretary of State’s Office to add a notation to the driver’s vehicle registration … Read More >