LAKELAND, FL – (August 17, 2015) The Hearing Loss Association – Lakeland Chapter extends an invitation to Join us Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801. Our meetings are in Multipurpose Room A. To learn more about the Lakeland HLAA Chapter meetings, visit our website at www.hla-lakeland.org.
How To Improve Relationships Through Better Hearing
Do you have trouble communicating with your significant other?
With friends and family?
Do you have a tendency to withdraw socially or to simply “check out”?
When dealing with hearing loss, we need to consider doing our part in practicing listening to fine tune our auditory skills, in addition to using strategies for self-advocacy. Virgi Mills, M.E.D., a Consumer Outreach Manager with MED-EL will be sharing research that demonstrates the importance of listening practice with hearing aids &/or cochlear implants. She will also lead a discussion about “tried and true” self-advocacy strategies and tips when dealing with hearing loss.
Virgi Mills, M.E.D., a certified Educator in the state of Florida, is also a bilateral MED-EL recipient, serving currently as a Consumer Outreach Manager for MED-EL in the southeast region. Virgi enjoys supporting adults who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants in self-directed aural rehabilitation through the sharing of personal insights from her own cochlear implant journey and online resources, some of which are free.
Reminder – Donate Hearing Aids
The Hearing Loss Association – Lakeland Chapter has launched a hearing aid recycling program. So, please consider donating any new or used hearing aids, working or not working. Our Chapter will have the hearing aids repaired and cleaned.
Our Goal is to offer these hearing aids, ear molds and fitting service, at absolutely no cost, to those who qualify. Unlike similar plans that require partial payments for the hearing aid, assessments, ear molds or service, our program hopes to offer all of this for no cost to those who qualify.
The Hearing Loss Association – Lakeland Chapter is seeking donations and sponsorships to support this very worthy cause. Please consider donating to support this program. You may donate here or click on the button below.