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Zola leads the first half of the program by asking students how many of
them know someone with hearing loss.
(Typically, almost half of the students
raise their hands!) She then presents
"How to Communicate with Someone
Who Has a Hearing Loss" in which she
explains how people with residual hearing use assistive listening devices and
shares five, key communication tips.
Alan Gould presents the second
half of the program, "Noise Isn't Cool,"
that stresses the importance of turning
down the volume on TVs and MP3
players, and limiting time spent in noisy
situations. The children learn that intensity and duration of loud noise are equal
partners in producing hearing loss, and
pick up tips for preserving their hearing.
Pat Gould then explains how decibels
are measured and their significance in
preserving our hearing.
Because of the positive response
from students and their teachers, the
three presenters look forward to expanding the program and presenting it to
fourth graders in other school districts.
Marcia is vice president of education for the Southwest Connecticut
Chapter. Alan Gould is a former speechlanguage pathologist and past president
of the chapter, and his wife Pat is a
former fourth grade teacher.
Summer 2013 celebrated the collaboration between the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(KCDHH) and other organizations
for people with hearing loss including
HLAA's Kentucky chapters. Read the
summer 2013 issue of the KCDHH
Communicator newsletter for more
Commission Executive Director
Virginia Moore writes, "This summer
has been an exciting one for KCDHH
and the deaf and hard of hearing communities. In May we celebrated the
30th anniversary of the commission's
founding. In July the Hearing Loss
Association of America Kentucky
Chapters held its first-ever regional
conference. We were pleased to be
invited to take part in the planning
KCDHH Executive Director Virginia Moore (far right) joins HLAA Chapter Coordinator for
Kentucky Ron Haynes (far left). Comedienne Kathy Buckley (second from left) was the
conference keynote speaker. To her right is Paula Esterle, conference co-chair, former
HLAA Chapter Coordinator for Kentucky, and past president and current historian for
the HLAA Kentuckiana Chapter.
and execution of the successful HLAA
Kentucky Chapters' conference in
Louis-ville. It is a reminder that sometimes the only thing standing in the way
of moving a mountain is someone ask-
ing the question 'what if we could move
a mountain?' The key is collaboration.
We accomplish great things when
we work together." HLM
Note to State Organization and Chapter Leaders
Have you visited the HLAA website recently? Robust, new resources
are available under the Support section. The materials provide you
(and potential, future leaders) with more tools to help you develop
HLAA organizations. The Leaders Wiki, previously used for leadership materials is now closed. View the newly-expanded section
Welcome State Chapter Coordinators
HLAA welcome backs Don Senger as the state coordinator for northern California. He served as coordinator for the entire state of California for many years but is currently filling in as coordinator until the
right person can be found to serve as liaison between the chapters and
the HLAA office in Bethesda. Karen Utter in Washington state oversees six chapters in her reprised role as coordinator, a position she held
from 1999-2011, and is the immediate past president of the HLAA
Washington State Association. Sue Miller of the Rochester Chapter
has been named the New York Upstate Coordinator. Thank you all!
Find an HLAA Chapter Near You
Go to www.hearing loss.org, click on "Support," then "State Orgs and
Chapters," then "Find an HLAA Chapter."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hearing Loss Magazine March-April 2014
Being a Clear Voice for Consumers
The Live Music Capitoal of the World Awaits You
HLAA Fights for Consumer Rights
Tinnitus is Big Business
I Might Not Hear Everything, but I'm Still Listening
Seen & Heard: Jane A. Seifert
Hearing Lost, Inspiration Found
"Grandma Doesn't Know What We're Talking About"
Be the Messenger
Waiting Rooms-Why Does It Have to Be So Hard?
Walking4Hearing: Wrap-Around Fundraisers
HLAA States and Chapters
Hearing Loss Magazine March-April 2014