About HLA-NC and Local Chapters
HLA-NC is a state association of Hearing Loss Association of America, and it's focus is on state-wide advocacy and cooperation. All HLA-NC meetings are open to anyone interested in hearing loss. If you'd like to attend and get involved in promoting the interests of people with hearing loss, please email Steve Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You're also invited to attend local chapter meetings where you will meet others sharing information about hearing loss and working on a local level to support our interests. See Local Chapters for more information.
The next meeting of Hearing Loss Association of North Carolina will be announced here when details are available. Meetings may be HLAA business meetings, or 2013 North Carolina Walk4Hearing planning meetings. If you are interested in participating in either of these types of meetings, please email Steve Barber at email@example.com.
The 2013 NC Walk4Hearing will be held at Tanglewood Park near Winston-Salem on 12 October 2013. You can Find, Start, Join or Contribute to a team at the NC Walk4Hearing Site. As new information and materials become available, links will be added here for convenient access.
Less Than a WEEK to GO!: Make sure the NC Walk4Hearing is on your schedule; Weather looks FABULOUS!. A BIG THANK YOU to all who have already joined or donated to a team or walker. Whether you can make the walk or not, there's still time to make a tax deductible donation to the team or walker of your choice. If you care about hearing loss, there's it's tough to find a better way to help HLAA improve the life of everyone with hearing loss.
Several Ways to Donate!: You can choose the way that makes it easy for you to donate to the Walk4Hearing:
- You can donate on-line: Just choose the walker or team you want to support. It's easy and secure.
- You can give a check to any chapter leader.
- You can send a check to the NC Walk4Hearing Treasurer at:
9022 Klein Road
Ft. Mill, SC 29715-6500
Pre-Walk Registration Party!: You're invited to a Pre-Walk Registration Party on Friday night, October 11th, from 4-8 pm at:
- Omega Sports
- Thruway Center
- 414 Stratford Road, Suite 120
- Winston-Salem, NC 27103
- Phone: 336-760-9172
Everyone who registers early at the party will be entered into a special raffle for a free pair of shoes at Omega Sports! I’ll draw the prize winner at the Walk on Saturday with the rest of the Raffle at 11am. Other Raffle Prizes include:
- DASH Packet – 4 person game night tickets/parking/meal
- “Weekend in Wilmington” hotel package
- One-year AAA membership
- 3-jar sampler of Millies Dillies Pickled Green Beans
- Day-Pass Tickets to Old Salem
- Wake Forest University Men’s Soccer Tickets and Parking Pass
- Tickets to the North Carolina Transportation Museum
- …And more…
Other Walk Activities:
- Bounce House
- Bolt, the Winston-Salem DASH mascot
- BBQ catered lunch from Honky Tonk Pig, provided by Med-El
- Face-painting at the Brenner Children’s Hospital Table
Check back here occasionally for more information about how to form a team, join a team, donate to a team, become an alliance organization, or a sponsor.
Don't miss the next HLAA National Convention:.
Hearing Loss Glossary: Check out HLA-NC's Hearing Loss Glossary.
It's a work in progress, but if you want, you can help by submitting terms or definitions. If the glossary doesn't pop-up on the left of your screen, then you may have to disable your pop-up blocker (try selecting the link while holding down the Cntl key). If that doesn't work try this alternate link to glossary.
3D Model of Inner Ear: To see and interact with this 3D Model of the Inner Ear
, you'll need Shockwave and a reasonably fast computer. It may take a couple of minutes to load on a dialup, too, but it could be worth the wait.
These web pages provide news, information and paid advertisements for things related to hearing loss. None of these should be considered as product, program or service endorsements by Hearing Loss Association of America, Hearing Loss Association of North Carolina or the local chapters in North Carolina.
More About These Web Pages
These web pages have been tested to work correctly on recent versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and on Netscape 4.7 and later. The pages also work under limited testing on the latest Mac OS.
If you have any questions, problems or recommendations for these web pages, please email Steve Barber.
News From National: Here are recent links to the monthly update from HLAA national. Click on these links, if you want to learn more about why the HLAA national organization is so important to us, or if you just want to see what's going on at the national level:
Wake Artists Fundraiser: Thanks to Susan Golder who again organized a great fund-raiser with a proceeds going to the NC Walk4Hearing and shared with Wake Chapter. Wake members, family and friends, had fun being artists for a day at "Wine and Design" in Cary. We were able to sip a little wine, snack on fruit and veggies, and paint a picture with the help of an instructor. Nice way to have fun and raise money for the Walk. Here's a picture showing the artists and their masterpieces.
Life Without Boundaries: Hearing Loss Association of America - Wake County is fortunate to have Chris Myers as a member. Not many people have a professional documentary about their lives, but Chris does. Click on the following link to watch this inspiring video.
Way to go, Chris!
HLA-Wake Supports Beginnings: Hearing Loss Association of America - Wake County was well represented at the Beginnings Gala on 25 April. HLA Wake Chapter sponsored Steve Barber and Susan Goldner to represent our chapter at the event. In addition, Joyce Adler, Julie Bishop volunteered at the event. Other Wake Chapter members attending included Deborah Stroud, Kim Calabretta and Steve Adler. It was a great way for our chapter to support the wonderful work done by Beginnings. North Carolina is lucky to have such a great resource for families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing children.
Kathy Borzell Recognized by HLAA: Congratulations to Kathy Borzell. Kathy, a leader in HLA-NC and for the HLAA Brevard Chapter, is being recognized with the 2013 Rocky Stone Humanitarian Award. She will receive the award at the Saturday evening banquet of the 2013 HLAA National Convention in Portland, Oregon next month.
From the press release: "The HLAA Board of Trustees presents this special award to a former trustee for extraordinary contributions toward the furthereance of the objectives and personal exemplification of the philosophy envisioned by Founder Howard E. Stone. Kathy has worked diligently at the state and chapter levels, and claims she has gained far more from her hearing loss than she has lost." We are so lucky to have Kathy now as part of HLA-NC!
Tim Boyd Recognized by HLAA: Tim Boyd has been selected by HLAA to receive the Rocky and Ahme Stone Convention Scholarship Award.
is now HLA-NC's Vice President, and the new President of HLAA-Wake Chapter.
Here is the link to Tim's inspiring story published on the HLAA web site when his team was the top fundraiser for the 2012 Walk4Hearing in North Carolina.
If you've ever wanted to really understand how we hear you won't want to miss this video "tour" that is perhaps the best I've ever seen. Take time to watch it all; it's amazing.
New Audio Loop at UNC Asheville
There's a new audio loop in the Manheimer Room
(#102) at the Reuter Center, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/OLLI, at the UNC Asheville. The room:
- seats about 150 people
- is in almost daily use for lifelong learning classes and for many special lectures and events, both weekday and weekend.
There are six headsets which can be borrowed from the office for use by those without HAs or T-coils.
For information, call: 828.251.6140. Ask for Leanna Preston.
(See next article about the ALD Locator).
ALD Locator Web Site: Here's a link to a web site that maps facilities with assistive hearing technology: http://www.aldlocator.com/. If you know of any site that is not shown on the map that provides hearing assistance technology, you can fill in an on-line form at that site to have them add it to their map.
Charlotte Chapter Posts Schedule for Year: See a Flyer showing upcoming Charlotte chapter meetings.
State of NC Job Opportunities: You can search the State of NC Office of State Personnel' job listings at the NC Gov Jobs Web site for available jobs. There are often jobs available that require skills or experience related to hearing loss or deafness. Enter any term such as "hearing loss", "deaf", "assistive", or "interpreter" into the search field at the site to identify jobs that you might be interested in and qualified for.
Did you missed an earlier HLA-NC newsletter? You can still get them:
Invisible No More
Check out the new article and program material that covers the "Invisible No More" theme that HLA-NC is using for outreach and education. Read the article. Download the presentation material; adapt and use it for your chapter's outreach.
HLA-NC Web Site Hits New Highs, AGAIN!: Activity increased substantially for the HLA-NC web site for 2012 continuing a 9-year trend since 2004 when statistics were first gathered. The chart below shows for annual results for unique visitors.
As you can see, results for 2012 included about 140,000 unique visitors.