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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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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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HLAA – MI Picnic

Join us for a Picnic!  More details on the PDF  file but just in case you can’t open it,  here’s the basics: Raynor Park, 738 E. Ash, Mason, MI (near Lansing). Look for the pavilion Contact person: Tony Ferack, aferack@comcast.net, 734-664-3297. RSVP appreciated Date: 8/21/2016 Time: 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

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Internet of Things (IoT) for AT? Pay Attention to the Details

Internet of Things (IoT) for AT?  Pay Attention to the Details Tony Ferack, Hearing Technology Resource Specialist I was reading a recent article titled “AT&T unveiling Internet of Things-linked wheelchair“ and felt compelled to write this blog.  First, if you have not yet heard the buzzword “Internet of Things”, I’ll fill you in.  Internet of […]

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