January / February 2017

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January / February 2017

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In This Issue . . .

Ringing in the New Year with Good News
by Barbara Kelley
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Stepping Up for #CommAccess
by Ann Rancourt
Last year’s Call to Action challenged people to step up and advocate for better communication access. Learn how these HLAA members did just that, and the difference it made in their lives.

When Passion Shines, Walkers Step Up
by Ronnie Adler and Ann Rancourt
For our top fundraisers – and many others – the Walk4Hearing is about much more than raising money.

HLAA Chapters and Walk4Hearing: a Winning Combination
by Valerie Stafford-Mallis
Actively participating in the Walk4Hearing is a fun activity that can help your chapter grow. Read the whole article

The Beauty of Salt Lake City Awaits You
by Niaz Siasi
The excitement for HLAA2017 Convention is building!

Saving Tax-free With an ABLE Account
by Marilyn L. Weber
A new law allows people who are disabled, including those with hearing loss, to save tax-free.

Cochlear Implants: A Hidden Technology?
by Vint Cerf
The “Father of the Internet” talks about his firsthand experience with cochlear implants and why he believes they are underutilized. Read the whole article.

Meet Donors Who Make a Difference
by Gail Garfinkel Weiss
Three long-term donors and supporters of HLAA discuss their involvement and visions for the future.


American Cochlear Implant Alliance: Removing Barriers to Cochlear Implant Care
by Donna Sorkin
The ACI Alliance focuses on carrying out initiatives that are designed to remove barriers to cochlear implant care that currently exist for children and adults who could benefit from them. Read the whole article.

Seen & Heard: Cindy Jagger

After 100 Years, Still “The Luckiest Hard of Hearing Person in the Country”
by Vern Thayer
HLAA’s oldest living member shares part of his long journey with hearing loss and why he considers himself to be so lucky.

Advocacy: Department of Justice Issues Final Rule on Movie Captioning
by Lise Hamlin
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