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Hearing Technology Resource Specialists (HTRS) Program

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 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.

Communication Devices

  • Personal Amplifiers
  • FM Systems
  • Telephones and Phone Amplifiers
  • Cell Phones
  • Bluetooth Devices
  • Induction Loop Systems
  • TV Listening Systems

Alerting Devices

  • Alarm Clocks
  • Timers
  • Shake-Awakes
  • 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-MI), 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-MI 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.

HTRS PresentationDemonstrations are provide in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. HTR Specialists do not sell HAT devices.