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preface

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of
freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues
of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine wrote those words almost two and a half centuries ago. But their
significance endures.
This issue of Hearing Life is dedicated to the millions of men and women who've
served with honor and courage to protect those blessings of freedom on which
we've built our country and our lives.
For the many of us who've never served in the armed forces, we'll never truly know
the fatigues that these men and women have undergone on our behalf. Yet, there's
hardly one among us whose life hasn't been intertwined with that of a Veteran.
For their service, dedication, fortitude and love of country we extend to them our
utmost respect.
As an organization that serves the needs of people with hearing loss, we recognize
the long-term implications of injury to the inner ear caused by the high-decibel and
excessive noise that so often accompanies military service.
Today, millions of U.S. Veterans have hearing loss, tinnitus or related issues.
Each year, we learn more about the damage that unaddressed hearing loss inflicts on
quality of life and many other aspects of health.
Of significant concern for our Veterans is the isolation that hearing-related problems
can cause-and the toll it can take on mental and emotional well-being. When
an individual is left without the right information and resources to appropriately
address the loss of hearing and other related issues, it can undermine the strongest
and most resilient among us.
In an effort to honor our Veterans through all their years by providing them with
information, resources and community, our organization has established the HLAA
Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter.
We encourage all Veterans with hearing-related issues to join the virtual chapter-at
no cost. And we hope that the information in this issue proves instrumental to our
Veterans as they move forward in living their best lives with hearing loss. For their
service and sacrifice, we are honor-bound.

HEARING LIFE

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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 - 18
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Advocacy
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 20
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Convention
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 22
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 23
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 24
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 25
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - Never Give Up: A Vietnam Veteran’s Hearing Journey
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 27
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 28
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 29
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 30
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
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 34
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 35
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 36
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
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 44
Hearing Life November/December 2019 - 45
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