Award for Survivor’s Manual

The Hearing Loss Association of America, Oregon State Association was selected to receive the HLAA Community Outreach Award for 2013, for producing the “Facing the Challenge: A Survivor’s Manual for Hard of Hearing People.”

The award recognizes HLAA organizations that have undertaken projects that serve the surrounding community by teaching others about hearing loss and the communication obstacles that it can create, followed by instruction in sensitivity training.

For those who don’t know: This was originally a project from our own Lane County Chapter and grew so large that the state organization is now involved. We’ve printed 62,000 so far and they’ve gone all over the US!! The original committee was Leone Miller, Karen Swezey, Clark Anderson, Helen Boyd,Jocelyn Cox and Karin Smith.