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about HLAA
STAFF

ABOUT HLAA -Founded in 1979 by Howard E. "Rocky" Stone (1925-2004),

Barbara Kelley
Executive Director

the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation's leading organization
representing consumers with hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to
people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Richard Einhorn, NY
Chair
Shari Eberts, NY
Vice Chair
Katherine Bouton, NY
Secretary
Kevin H. Franck, Ph.D., MA
Treasurer
Barbara Kelley, ex-officio
Jan Blustein, M.D., Ph.D., NY
Don Doherty, M.A., Ed.S., NC
Peggy Ellertsen, M.Ed., MA
Pete Fackler, NY
Larry Guterman, CA
Zina Jawadi, CA
Michael Meyer, IL

Cheri Perazzoli, WA
Roxana Rotundo, FL
James C. Saunders, Ph.D., PA
Michael Stone, Esq., DC
Kelly Tremblay, Ph.D., WA

PROFESSIONAL
ADVISERS
Audiology
Larry Medwetsky, Ph.D.
Gallaudet University
Captioning (CART)
Deanna Baker, RMR, FAPR
Chapter Development
Joan Kleinrock
Hearing Loop Technology
Juliëtte Sterkens, Au.D.

Legal
Henry Fader, Esq.
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Fabia D'Arienzo
Editor
Lise Hamlin
Director of Public Policy

Medical
Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine

Ronnie Adler
National Walk4Hearing Manager
Alissa Peruzzini
National Walk4Hearing Manager
Ann Rancourt
National Walk4Hearing Manager

Mental Health
Samuel Trychin, Ph.D.

Sara Mazariegos
Walk4Hearing Program Assistant

Public Policy
Barry Kasinitz

Susan Parras
Director of Web Technologies

Technical
Linda Kozma-Spytek,
M.A., CCC-A
Gallaudet University

Amanda Watson
Meeting Planner

Harry Levitt, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
City University of New York

Carla Beyer-Smolin
National Chapter and Membership
Coordinator
Rini Indrawati
Controller

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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
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Hearing Life November/December 2019 - A Note From Our Executive Director
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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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