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Bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature:  H.B. 4440 – Amends the Public Health Code of 1978 related to cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives in March by Representative Kosowski.  This bill, if passed, would require the state health department to do a public and health provider education and awareness campaign on […]

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Lansing Chapter Meeting Announcement

Lansing Chapter Meeting Announcement Wednesday, May 3, 2017 To Bluff or Not to Bluff Presenter:  Rich Baldwin Many of us with hearing loss often use bluffing as a communication strategy.  Is bluffing truly a useful tool?  Does it affect our relationships?  Are there better communication strategies for us to use?  Come and learn the answers […]

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SE MI Walk4Hearing Press Release

Contact:  Barb Quart / bquart@hearingloss-mi.org                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Together, We Can Step Up for Hearing Loss SE Michigan Walk4Hearing BETHESDA, MD – The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites you to the SE Michigan Walk4Hearing on Saturday, May 20, 2017 […]

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HLAA-MI now accepting applications for the BOT

Dear Michigan Hearing Loss Enthusiast, We are now accepting applications to join the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Michigan State Association (HLAA-MI).  The mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.  These HLAA-MI committees are […]

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An update on the Jobs Posting

Here is an update on the job posting for a position at the Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing (DODDBHH).  A level of proficiency in American Sign Language was required for hire at that time.  That level of proficiency has been changed to preferred.  The deadline for applications has also been changed.  It is […]

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Happy Thanksgiving and a couple of job postings.

HLAA-MI wishes you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! May you have warm gatherings with family and friends, travel safely and hear your very best! Here are a couple of jobs recently posted by the Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing. Please share with anyone you think might be interested! Rights Representative/Grievance Investigator https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan/jobs/1587988/division-of-deaf-deafblind-and-hard-of-hearing-rights-representative-grievanc […]

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Helpful Info if You Have an iPhone

Apple Responds to the Concerns of People With Hearing Loss About New iPhone Nov 2 2016 In the weeks following Apple’s announcement that new iPhones will not have a headset jack, HLAA received more than one call from people outraged by the company’s decision. Apple did not consider the impact removing the jack would have […]

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A Message From HLAA-MI Advocacy Committee

Action Alert!!  Please share this message with everyone you know and send the letters to your legislators!! Below are links to the letters. The letters require some customization and that’s is indicated with the yellow highlight. lead-kborhouseletter   .pdf file lead-kborsenateletter   .pdf file lead-kborhouseletter  .docx file that you can download and make changes to lead-kborsenateletter  .docx file that you […]

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