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.
Next State-Level Event/Meeting
If you are interested in participating in HLAA-NC, please email Steve Barber at email@example.com.
For local chapter contacts and other information see Local Chapters.
The 2014 NC Walk4Hearing is scheduled for the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary on Sunday, 19 October, 2014. Register to start a team, join a team or as an individual.
Teams already started (Email me if you start a team and I'll add the link here too):
The Kickoff Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday 23 August, 2014 at Maggiano's Little Italy in Durham.
We are currently accepting Local Sponsors. In addition to the recognition level provided by the National Walk4Hearing, Local sponsors of the North Carolina Walk4Hearingat the $250 level or above will receive a banner ad (examples at top of the second column of this page) and a right margin icon as in the third column of this page) for a year.
We are also accepting Non-Profits (churches, civic groups, etc) which will form Affiliate Teams and raise funds for the NC Walk4Hearing. These teams will receive recognition on our HLAA-NC web site, and will be awarded a percentage of the funds their team raises under the guidelines that those funds must be used for hearing loss or deafness projects.
For other information, please email
Start planning now for the 2015 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.
Lets Loop Concord:
Rose and Michael Eury have gotten a great article published that encourages Concord to "get in the hearing loop". See the article.
Perhaps this article will inspire other local articles to be published and will lead to more loops in North Carolina.
National News Releases: Ever wonder what the HLAA National organization is up to? See the HLAA National News Releases see how important it is for all people with hearing loss to support or national organization.
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!
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.
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 article and program material that covers the "Invisible No More" theme that HLA-NC is using for outreach and education. Read the article. Download this or other presentation material at that link. You can adapt many for your chapter's programs or outreach.
HLA-NC Web Site Hits New Highs, AGAIN!: Activity increased substantially for the HLA-NC web site for 2013 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, we welcomed almost 217,000 visits, of whom 187,000 were unique visitors.