WE ARE DRIVEN!
We are committed to be ADVOCATES for the hearing impaired. Advocating for hearing accessible technology is important both at a local and national level in order to help improve the lives of those with hearing loss. We are here to help fight for their core needs, that would allow them to live more independently and fully participate in their communities.
LET’S GET YOU IN THE LOOP
Talking to others about your hearing loss isn’t fun, but advocating for yourself is essential if you want to get the most out of your interactions with family and friends.
Loop systems would allow those with hearing loss the same opportunities as the rest of the community when it comes to entertainment, community participation, employment, healthcare and education.
Here’s How You Can Help
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
How do you bring this technology to a new venue? More widespread use of Hearing Loops requires advocacy and working with local public officials. Here are some steps you can take to get involved:
- Identify places in your community that YOU would benefit from loop technology, such as a library or doctor’s waiting room
- Build community awareness. Speak with local community organizations. Write a letter to your local newspaper
- Approach your local city council about possible funding
Contact your local chapter of HLAA to find out about efforts to bring loop technology to your area.
Advocacy for Hearing Loop Systems received a national push in June 2010, when the Hearing Loss Association of America and the American Academy of Audiology teamed up for a successful year-long public education campaign called “Get in the Hearing Loop” designed to bring awareness to and increase the use of induction loops across the country. The campaign not only served to bring awareness to the public about the necessity and benefits of the technology, but involved hearing healthcare professionals in getting information out to their patients about taking full advantage of the telecoil technology available to them.
Bottom line – If you have hearing loss, talk to your hearing healthcare professional and discuss loop technology and telecoil-equipped devices that are appropriate for you.