HLAA’s Get in The Loop Task Force

 

 

Juliette Sterkens presents a program to Boston Chapter members and friends about the role of loops in aural rehabilitation.

Juliette Sterkens presents a program to Boston Chapter members and friends about the important role of loops in hearing loss management.

HLAA’s  Get in the Hearing Loop Task Force

In existence for several years, the mission of the HLAA Get in the Hearing Loop Task Force is to raise awareness of hearing loop/telecoil technology in the United States among both the public and hearing care professionals, and to promote the availability of hearing loops in all public venues.
Among the action items being addressed by the task force are:
  • Supporting the establishment of standards and guidelines for looping systems and other ALDs
  • Establishing systems for identifying looped venues and facilities
  • Establishing systems for identifying qualified installers of looping systems
  • Raising consumer awareness about the value of looping and all assistive listening systems. (This is the area where HLAA Chapter participation is encouraged and the reason the “Looping Toolkit” was developed).
  • Advocating for looping systems with providers. HLAA Chapter participation is encouraged at the local level in addition to advocacy from the national office regarding professional associations like the International Hearing Society and the American Academy of Audiology.
Much of the effort has been funded by the David and Carol Myers Foundation. We are grateful for that support along with all the volunteers who work diligently for communication access.
Anne Pope – Chair
Toni Barrient
Jerry Bergman
Cynthia Compton-Conley
JoAnne DeVries
Richard Einhorn
Lise Hamlin
Barbara Kelley
Steve Frazier
Cheri Perazzoli
Karen MacLennan
David Myers
Ed Ogiba
Juliette Sterkens
Ellen Semel
Peggy Ellertsen

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