GiveBIG to HLA-WA on MAY 15
GiveBIG is a community-wide, online day of charitable giving, hosted by The Seattle Foundation, that makes your gift go further. A percentage of each donation made to the Hearing Loss Association of Washington will be matched by the Seattle Foundation and local sponsors. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a contribution to HLA-WA and to help make an impact in the lives of those with Hearing Loss.
This is the first time HLA-WA has participated in the GiveBIG campaign and we are looking for your help to make it a successful inaugural year.
Make your donation on May 15, online through the GiveBIG website, and watch your donation grow!
Our mission is to make Seattle the most hearing accessible city in the country. Our goal is to build knowledge about hearing loops, provide information and resources to facilities and users, support certified loop installations and most importantly, make sure residents and visitors alike, can hear and enjoy everything this great region has to offer.
A Hearing Loop is a simple and economical technology that provides people with hearing loss the opportunity to hear the world clearly. Even with the most up to date technology, individuals who wear hearing aids or cochlear implants can not completely separate important sounds from background noises; nor do they pick up sounds from a distance as in a performance hall, or in a noisy airport or sporting event. Critical information must often be exchanged in acoustically difficult environments found in hospitals, pharmacy counters, and transportation stations. A hearing loop sends clear pure sound to a person’s t-coil equipped hearing aid.
Hear the Difference
The video below compares the experience at a ticket booth in the New York Subway of a looped and a non-looped interaction. Watch it now and hear the difference:
Share the Sound
By embracing Hearing Loop Systems we can break down the “sound barriers” for people who have trouble hearing in noisy or difficult situations.
A Hearing Loop System is the internationally accepted standard for providing universal hearing access and is already a proven success across Northern Europe. Sixty-nine percent of all hearing aids dispensed in the U.S. today have T-coils. Yet far too few consumers know about them. By educating consumers, business leaders and public officials we can inspire our community to embrace Hearing Loops and Share the Sound.
Read Dave Myers’ article “Looping the World” to learn more about hearing loops.
Visit www.hearingloop.org for even more information.