Hearing Loss Association of Washington

Current E-News From HLAA-WA (Web Edition) September 14, 2018

In this edition:

  • Potential Consequences of Not Hearing in Hospital Setting
  • Seattle VA Medical Center – National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Resource Fair & Symposium
  • Summer Issue of Sound Waves Available Online
  • Tacoma Area HLAA Chapter Closed
  • Key Arena Accessibility Listening Session
  • The Potential Impact of Deregulation on People with Disabilities
  • In the News
  • ALDA Conference
  • Whatcom Chapter 2018 Saturday Meeting Schedule
  • Save the Date – HLAA-WA Annual Meeting
  • Correction
  • Join or Renew Your Membership
  • Calendar

E-News From HLAA-WA

10 Tasks For Effective Legislative Advocacy

Buying Hearing Aids in Washington
(What to expect)

*New* August 22, 2018
Our new and updated flyer Buying Hearing Aids in Washington (What to expect) is now published.

WA Relay Captioned Telephone Service Survey – July 2, 2018

Dear Hearing Loss-WA,

We are sharing a Captioned Telephone Service (CTS) survey for Washington state residents who use CTS services and we are wondering if you would be able to insert the survey on the Hearing Loss – WA website and share with your HLAA members. They survey can be printed and mailed to Hamilton Relay (the WA State TRS contractor) at no cost to the person completing the survey.

Individuals completing the survey will receive a free stylus pen.

The information collected will assist Washington Relay towards providing better outreach services to the hard of hearing community.

If you have questions, please contact me.



Steven Peck /ACT-TRS Program Manager, CPM / Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Serving the Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafPlus, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened Community
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
(O) 360-902-8000 V/TTY / (VP) 360-339-7762 / steven.peck@dshs.wa.gov

HLAA-WA Letter to Washington Senators for OTC Hearing Aids

HLAA-WA’s letter to Washington Senators Cantwell and Murray urging them to support the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017. This legislation would direct the FDA to create regulations related to a category of hearing aids sold over the counter and intended for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. HLAA-WA Letter