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The November/December issue of Hearing Loss Magazine will be out in just a few weeks. In this special veterans issue you will get to know Sergeant First Class David Schible, who lost his hearing from exposure to gunfire and bomb blasts while deployed. You'll also learn about the role of veteran caregivers, our nation's "Hidden Heroes," as well as some great ideas to help build your chapter and the latest on the HLAA2018 Convention.


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Close Out National Audiology Awareness and Protect Your Hearing Month with a Big Bang!

Actually, don't. October is National Audiology Awareness and Protect Your Hearing Month. It's a great reminder that we need to protect our hearing even from the loud noise that is everywhere in our day-to-day lives. So take some time to learn about noise-induced hearing loss, which is preventable.

And remember - get your hearing checked by an audiologist, especially if you find yourself turning the volume up on the TV, or have trouble in meetings or on conference calls.  Read more.

The Latest Updates on HLAA2018 Convention

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It's still several months away, but the planning for HLAA2018 Convention in beautiful Minneapolis is in full swing!

Early-Bird Registration is now OPEN
We have lots of exciting things planned, so be sure to register today and secure your spot before rates increase on April 1.

Call for Papers Deadline: December 1
We’ve got a great lineup of workshop tracks for next year, including a new track! If you or someone you know might be interested in presenting a workshop at the convention, complete the Call for Papers form and submit it to by Friday, December 1.

Have an idea for a workshop that doesn’t fit into one of the existing tracks? Go ahead and submit it anyway! We welcome all proposals.

Be Part of Honoring HLAA’s Finest!

Nominations are now OPEN for the 2018 HLAA Awards Program. HLAA will honor outstanding individuals, HLAA Chapters and State Organizations, companies, and corporations at the HLAA2018 Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in June 2018.

The awards presentations will take place at two separate events: the State and Chapter Awards Reception & Ceremony will be on Wednesday evening, June 20, and the National Awards Breakfast & Ceremony will be on Thursday morning, June 21.

You can find the instructions, application and nomination forms on the HLAA website.

Deadline for nominations is December 8, 2017.

HLAA National Chapter Coordinator Erin Mirante and Executive Director Barbara Kelley to Speak at Upcoming Chapter Events

HLAA National Chapter Coordinator Erin Mirante will be in Wisconsin attend the annual Wisconsin State Association meeting and present the workshop Growing Your Chapter and You. Erin will cover a variety of topics, including education, marketing, fundraising, advocacy, increasing membership, as well as individual member goals and needs. For more information and to register for this event, visit the HLAA Madison Chapter website.

Then, on Thursday, November 16, the HLAA Greater Baltimore Chapter will welcome HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley as their featured speaker at their chapter meeting. For more information, contact chapter president Carrie Nicholsen at

College Students: The Here To Hear Comedy Tour Is for You!

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The Here To Hear Tour Comedy Tour is a cross-country road trip with comedian D.J. Demers, who has a hearing loss and has been wearing hearing aids since he was four years old. D.J. will be performing FREE stand-up comedy shows for students at 20 universities throughout the country. The tour runs through November 2, but the entire trip will be documented on YouTube.

You can learn all about the tour and how college students with hearing loss can get free technology on the Here to Hear website.

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