Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 37

awards and
recognition

HLAA's Lise Hamlin Receives Esteemed Award
at TDI Biennial Conference

F

or more than 25 years, Lise Hamlin has acted with
resolve and purpose in advocating for people with
hearing loss.
On August 16, those efforts were recognized. Lise
was honored with the Karen Peltz Strauss Public Policy
Award-named after the former deputy chief of the
consumer and governmental affairs bureau of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). TDI gives this
award every two years to an individual who's made
outstanding contributions in improving accessibility for
telecommunications, media and information technology
through efforts in public policy development. Others
who've received the award include the late Sen. John
McCain, former Sen. Tom Harkins and former FCC
Commissioner Michael J. Copps. Lise is the first individual
who represents consumers to receive the award.
Karen Peltz Strauss herself presented the award. And
she aptly captured the magnitude of Lise's hard work:
When I think about optimism and resilience, I think
about Lise. There are tens of millions of people who are
deaf or hard of hearing in America, and countless
hundreds of millions in the world. The impact that your
advocacy has had on these people has been astounding.
I have had the good fortune to work with you both as a
colleague and as a regulator. From both vantage points,
I have found you to be inspirational. In your calm and
dignified way, you have been a tireless leader who is both
powerful and persuasive.

HLAA Values ALL Our Volunteers!

HLAA will honor outstanding individuals,
HLAA Chapters and State Organizations,
companies, and corporations at the
HLAA2020 Convention. If you have any
questions about the nomination process
for HLAA awards, please send them
to awards@hearingloss.org. For more
information, go to hearingloss.org.

HEARING LIFE

Lise giving remarks upon accepting the Karen Peltz Strauss Public
Policy Award. Photo credit: TDI/Barry White

You've taken the power of your own story to better
the lives of others with similar experiences, bringing
about legislative and regulatory reforms that have
led to higher standards of living and full inclusion
for all. Your deep awareness and understanding of
issues affecting access for people with hearing loss is
unparalleled and unique. I recall at the FCC you
became our source for all things related to hard of
hearing issues. Your collaborative and easy-going style
has enabled you to work through often complicated
and challenging problems, to find common ground
that can successfully result in achieving mutually
agreeable solutions. This is to the good fortune of
not only consumers, but regulated industries and
government staff tasked with overseeing those
industries. I think we can all agree that, given your
successes, your style is not only worthy of admiration,
it is worthy of imitation.
For more information on Lise's work in advocacy, see
hearingloss.org/hamlin-receives-award.
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Hearing Life November/December 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hearing Life November/December 2019

A Note From Our Executive Director
Thoughts From Our Board Chair
Founder’s Corner
Supporting Our Veterans Through All Their Years: The HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter
Advocacy
Convention
Never Give Up: A Vietnam Veteran’s Hearing Journey
Walk4Hearing Update
Sue, Eleanor, Fred—And Facing Our Fears
Awards and Recognition
Acoustic Trauma and the Impact of Noise on Our Men and Women in Uniform
A Holiday Getaway to the Big Apple
Hearing Loops at Home
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Cover1
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Cover2
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 3
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 4
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 5
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 6
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - A Note From Our Executive Director
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 8
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 9
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Thoughts From Our Board Chair
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Founder’s Corner
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 12
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Supporting Our Veterans Through All Their Years: The HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter
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Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Advocacy
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Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Convention
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Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 25
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Never Give Up: A Vietnam Veteran’s Hearing Journey
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Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Walk4Hearing Update
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 32
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Sue, Eleanor, Fred—And Facing Our Fears
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Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Awards and Recognition
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 38
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Acoustic Trauma and the Impact of Noise on Our Men and Women in Uniform
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 40
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - A Holiday Getaway to the Big Apple
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 42
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Hearing Loops at Home
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