Mission: To increase knowledge of hearing assistive technology (HAT) so that people with hearing loss will experience greater inclusion within their families and communities.
Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT): Refers to any technology that can improve reception of communication in various listening situations and alerting devices that lead to greater independence.
- Personal Amplifiers
- FM Systems
- Telephones and Phone Amplifiers
- Cell Phones
- Bluetooth Devices
- Induction Loop Systems
- TV Listening Systems
- Alarm Clocks
- Doorbell Ringers
- Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Sound Monitors (Baby Cry)
HTR Specialist: Specialists are volunteers of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Michigan State Association (HLAA-MSA), who have been trained to:
- Demonstrate HAT to people on a one-to-one basis
- Provide displays at conferences, health fairs, etc.
- Give presentations to groups within their local communities
An HTR Specialist can provide names of reliable, trustworthy technology businesses. They can also put you in contact with local HLAA-MSA Chapters where you can share coping strategies and support for hearing loss related issues. Most HTR Specialists have a hearing loss and use HAT themselves. They know about the struggle to function in a hearing world. They want to share what they have learned with you.
To Schedule a personal demonstration, display or presentation, Email HTRS
Demonstrations are provide in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. HTR Specialists do not sell HAT devices.