May 2022 Edition
What's New In This Month's Edition?
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COVID-19 Update For Kentucky
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Tornado Disaster Resources For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Individuals In Western Kentucky
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May Is Better Hearing And Speech Month!
Help ensure that no one faces the risk of hearing loss from loud sounds. CDC supports Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), founded in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Each May, this annual event provides an opportunity to raise awareness about hearing and speech problems, and to encourage people to think about their own hearing and get their hearing checked. Please CLICK on the following link: Better Hearing And Speech Month
HLAA Convention 2022 Registration Is Open!
We are pleased to announce that HLAA 2022 Convention registration is OPEN! Join us June 23-25 to learn the latest about hearing health, communication access and the technologies and strategies that help people with hearing loss live well. This three-day event includes a research symposium on cochlear implants and a variety of educational workshops: Register HERE!
HLAA Webinar: Navigating Federal Employment For People With Disabilities - May 12 3.00pm EST
The federal government offers people of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities, opportunities to have a meaningful career in public service. In this webinar, you’ll learn about pathways to federal service for people with disabilities, strategies for effectively navigating the federal workplace and resources from the Office of Disability Employment Policy. Please CLICK on the following link to register: Register HERE!
HLAA Hearing Life E-News:
Hearing Life E-News keeps readers up to date with the latest information on hearing loss. Please CLICK here!: Hearing Life E-News
HLAA IN Action - HLAA Promotes Consumer Protection in Comments for New Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Rule
HLAA filed comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed rule establishing Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids. Once finalized by the FDA, consumers 18 and older with mild to moderate hearing loss will be able to purchase hearing aids at retail and online outlets. Please CLICK on the following link: HLAA In Action
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Read articles on hearing loss subjects of immediate importance, that have recently been announced. Please CLICK here!: STOP PRESS
See How Much Fun We Have At Our Local Chapter Virtual Meetings!! Come And Join Us!
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Read Linda Bilodeau's Special Article Each Month!
Linda has grappled with hearing loss since 1978. Through it all, she has faced denial, acceptance, curiosity, trust, and hope. She has felt annoyed, angry, and frightened. She has encountered despair, loneliness, and envy. She has experienced panic attacks. Does that all sound familiar to you? Over the years she has met understanding people, kind souls who have helped her a great deal and others who thought she had nothing short of an invisible plague.
As a way of coming to terms with her hearing loss, Linda decided to put her feelings about her disability down on paper. Her hope is to better understand herself. Perhaps you will find a little something in her meanderings that will help you, too! Please CLICK on the following link to visit her section, called "Meandering Through a Hearing World", and enjoy reading her new article each month: Meandering Through A Hearing World
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