As the new executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America I want to hear from you – members, nonmembers, Chapter leaders, and policy makers. I would like this blog to serve as the vehicle for that dialogue. I will be sharing information with you about HLAA’s activities and our progress in advocating for people with hearing loss and their families. I would like your ideas and suggestions for how we can all work toward addressing the many opportunities being presented to HLAA and our members. I would also like to know more about the challenges and successes that you are facing – whether you are a member or not. I will periodically post questions to get your ideas and opinions on topics of the day.
We know that the fall brings an increased activity with the FCC, Congress and state capitols. Let’s be sure that we are sharing information and strategies for engaging policy makers around the important issues facing us around hearing health care, access to technology and telecommunications vehicles.
During the next few weeks, I will be traveling to New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania to meet with HLAA Chapter leaders, members, and participate in several of our fall walks. I would love to meet you, so please introduce yourself. Talk with me about how we can work together to meet the needs of people with hearing loss and their families.