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Hearing Access in Healthcare: What’s Coming and What You Can Do Now

Healthcare access for people with hearing loss is needed now. What can you do? Continue reading

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A Introduction from the New ODHH Hard-of-Hearing Program Manager

by Mary “Maggie” Campbell Hello! My name is Mary Campbell, and I prefer to be called Maggie. I am so excited to begin my journey with ODHH as the Hard of Hearing Consultation and Resource Program Manager. I was born … Continue reading

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In Grateful Memory: Jerry Olmstead

Jerry Olmstead, longtime hearing loss advocate, mentor, and HLAA leader passed away this past November. He leaves behind his wife and fellow hearing loss advocate Joanna Olmstead, a son and daughter, and with a legacy of serving others and ensuring … Continue reading

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Advocacy Opportunity: Help us Leverage Better Hearing & Speech Month

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about hearing loss and communication disorders. HLAA-WA would like to use BHSM 2022, as an occasion to communicate with elected officials, educating them about hearing loss. … Continue reading

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Hearing Loops Arrive at Grocery Outlet Store

High ceilings, clattering shopping carts, and chattering people can make grocery stores challenging places to hear. But hearing loops change all that, making communication with employees and customers with hearing loss easy and fast. The Grocery Outlet in Springfield, Oregon, now … Continue reading

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