June Update

June is shaping up to be a busy month for the Kansas City Chapter!

The Walk4Hearing is tomorrow in St. Louis.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed.  There is still time to donate!  Go to the Walk4Hearing button at the side of our blog  to support the Kansas City Chapter Team.  The goal of Walk4Hearing is to increase awareness about the causes and consequences of hearing loss and to raise funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss.  The funds raised will go towards providing resources for the Kansas City Chapter and to the National HLAA organization and is tax deductible.

Next week, June 16-19, is the HLAA National Convention in Washington D.C.!  Be on the lookout for blog posts and updates from the convention.

We are also busy planning our June social event.  Details to come soon!

There will be no formal June meeting due to the HLAA Convention in Washington D.C.  The Kansas City HLAA Chapter’s July event will be a monthly meeting on Saturday, July 16, 10:30 a.m at the Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Library Branch.   The July meeting will be an overview of what was learned at the National Convention in Washington D.C.

Thank you to all who participated in our recent survey! We are pleased to announce that the winner of the $20 Visa gift card goes to James Ankrom! Congratulations, James!

The purpose of the survey was to gather feedback from HLAA-KC participants and use the information to help us prepare for the next year. From the survey, we learned that:

Approximately 90% of those who filled out the survey were individuals with hearing loss.  Nineteen percent of you are professionals in the field of hearing loss and 14% have a friend or family member with hearing loss.

We were delighted that so many of you offered specific ideas for how we could improve HLAA-KC’s services and influence in the community. Some of the ideas included offering more social events, demonstrating how to use hearing loss technology and encouragement to work more closely with local audiologists and ENTs to help spread the word about HLAA-KC. Thank you so much for these valuable suggestions and more! Our steering committee will take your ideas and comments into consideration at our next planning meeting in July.

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