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 email@example.com. 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