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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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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars at the HLAA site: 1 – Hidden Heroes: The Importance of Caregivers to the Health and Well Being of the Veteran Guest Bio: Laurel Rodewald Date & Time: Oct 19 2016 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm We envision an America where military caregivers are empowered, appreciated, and recognized for their service to our nation. […]

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Traveling With Hearing Loss

By Tony Ferack, Hearing Loss Association of America For a person with hearing loss, traveling can be a frustrating experience.  I recently attended the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) national convention in Washington, DC.  I do not travel often so I was surprised with how accessible traveling has become.  Even though each transportation option […]

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Message from Lansing Chapter

Hello Everyone! It is time to welcome you all back to our fall chapter meetings.  Our first meeting will be on September 7.  Meeting details have not changed.  We will still be meeting at the Plymouth Congregational Christian Church at 2001 E. Grand River Avenue in Lansing.  For those of you who may be attending for […]

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