Award accepted on behalf of the Midlands Chapter

Saturday, April 21, 2018 Meeting

Psychology of Hearing Impairment and Deafness


Krystal L. Werfel, PhD, CCC-SLP and
Gabriella Reynolds, MS, CCC-SLP

Breanna Todd, MSW Intern

R​A Voice for People with Hearing Loss

 Information • Education • Support • Advocacy

Do you have a hearing loss and find it difficult to be a part of everyday life?

Do you know what you can do to help yourself and some of the many services that may be available to you?

Attend an HLAA – Midlands SC Chapter Meeting

Meetings every 3rd Saturday of the month at:

1 Still Hopes Dr, West Columbia SC 29169

in Multipurpose Room

More Information available on the National HLAA Organization webpage at

2018 Annual Picnic at Lake Murray

(We had a picnic this year, just no pictures. See last years pics below,on how much fun it was)

Every year, HLAA Midlands, SC Chapter has an annual picnic where all can gather together for discussions, food and games. You are cordially invited to join us next year and join in on the fun. We had a great turnout this year and we are hoping it will be even better next year.

Membership status

As of 9/2018 we are half way into our 3rd year.  Our current membership is at 35 paying members.   Thanks to all of you that are part of us.

Personal challenge from the President: Each member to bring someone new to learn about HLAA and how our meetings are a safe place to hear and enjoy each other’s friendship  “where it is ok not to hear well.”

Don't forget to visit our resources page for more information and opportunities that may be available to you.

Help Wanted

We are in need of a communication manager. If you have any experience with social media and web site building/managing,  we need you!  Please contact us if you like to be a part of our organization.  This is a volunteer position.

July 2017 Fireflies Baseball Game HLAA Display

Cochlear Americas

Are you tired of paying for hearing aids that aren’t working? Good news! Hearing implants may be covered by your insurance plan. Visit our Insurance Resource Center to learn everything you need to know about coverage for hearing implants:

Salt Lake City 2017 Convention Trip a Success

HLAA Midlands SC Chapter participated at the July 2017 Fire Fly Baseball Game by setting up a display table with valuable information relating to Hearing Loss. The goal was to raise awareness and the impact that hearing loss has on people in our daily lives. We had many people stop by inquiring about hearing loss and requested information.

If you would like to join HLAA or  would like more information on hearing loss, see the link below or complete the short form under the tab "Contact" at the top of this page. We are eager to hear from you.

Seated at the table, left to right are, David Bitters, President; Joan Van Leuven, Executive Assistant; and Debbie Ammerman, Vice President.


We will meet on October 20th. Presentation topic will be "Pros and Cons of Buying Hearing Aids from Costco."
The board wishes you all a safe and dry rest of the week.


October 2018 HLAA Midlands Meeting

Welcome back after a long and busy summer. In addition to guest speakers and special presentations, we hope to have a series of member presentations sharing information our members have learned about living with hearing loss.
This month's meeting will feature a presentation on 
"The Pros and Cons of Buying Hearing Aids from Costco,"presented by one of our members, Joan Van Leuven. This presentation is based on a webinar recently presented by HLAA, and contains much useful information for anyone looking to buy a hearing aid or hearing supplies, regardless of where they are purchased.

Saturday,  October 20, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 pm
1 Still Hopes Dr, West Columbia SC 29169
in Multipurpose Room

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