Hearing Loss Association of Washington

Annual Meeting – October 27, 2018

Be sure to plan on attending the 2018 Annual Meeting of HLAA-WA. Board members are elected/re-elected, there is an informative program, and members can meet each other and share experiences and information. If you haven’t come to an Annual Meeting before, please join us for an interesting and inspiring time.

October 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. to Noon
North Bellevue Community Center
4063 148th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98007

Board Election: Don’t Forget to Send in Your Ballot by October 20,2018.

The following people have been nominated for the Board. If you didn’t get a ballot or need to have it resent, contact Cynthia Stewart, Secretary.

  1. Kate Jantz-Koprivnik (Olympia).
  2. Larry Wonnacott (Bellingham).
  3. Warren Weissman (Seattle).

Current E-News From HLAA-WA (Web Edition) October 12, 2018

In this edition:

  • Annual Meeting – October 27, 2018
  • Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Town Hall Meetings
  • Hearing Loss Resources
  • Mitigating Noise Interference for Meetings
  • In the News
  • Whatcom Chapter 2018 Saturday Meeting Schedule
  • 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