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					                                                  Hearing Loss Association
                                                  of America Chapters
                                                  Coming to a town near you!

A    re you looking for mutual support
and information about hearing loss?
                                                                                              with Representative Allyson Schwartz
                                                                                              and her constituents.
                                                                                                   HLAA is working with a coalition
Hearing Loss Association of America                                                           of national organizations supporting
has more than 200 chapters and 14                                                             the re-introduction of the Hearing Aid
state organizations. For a chapter near                                                       Tax Credit bill. At events across the
you, go to www.hearingloss.org.                                                               country, HLAA local members and AG
      Share your good news. If you                                                            Bell members are able to bring in 100-
have news about what is happening in
                                                                                              130 people including children with
chapters or state organizations, send
                                                                                              hearing loss to let their representatives
400 or less words and JPG photos
                                                                                              know how important a tax credit is to
(300 dpi) to Editor Barbara Kelley
                                                                                              help make hearing aids affordable.
at bkelley@hearingloss.org.                Brenda Battat, executive director of HLAA (left)
                                           and Ann Pruitt                                          Prior to this event, on November
                                                                                              2, 2008, a large gathering of HLAA
Georgia’s Peach of a Chapter               traveling in her RV with Hearing Dog               members and invited guests came
In 2006 I began a long journey of          Curly Sue and came to listen to Brenda             together to celebrate the Hearing Loss
losing my hearing and was diagnosed        Battat, executive director of HLAA, talk           Association of Pennsylvania’s Fourth
with auto immune inner ear disease         about HLAA and how the organization                Annual Eastern PA Banquet.
with hearing and balance dysfunction.      is focusing on making hearing loss a                    HLA-PA presented the 2008
I went through a rough time with the       health issue and raising public aware-             Marcia Finisdore Award for Advocacy
psychological effects, hearing aids not    ness about hearing loss through its    
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