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Lifetone Technology Recalls Bedside Fire Alarm and Clocks Due to Failure to Fully Alert Consumers to a Fire

Name of product:
Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock
The bedside fire alarm and clock can fail to operate and fully alert consumers to a fire.

Recall date:
November 8, 2018
About 10,000

Consumer Contact:

Lifetone Technology at 800-648-7923 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on the Product Safety tab for more information.

This link to this bulletin can be found at,

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

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.

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

December 8
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

1 Still Hopes Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169
Event Center
Food, Drinks and Door Prizes available
$10 per person
We must have a count to give to the caterer
Please R.S.V.P. by November 30th to 
David Bitters at 
call (803) 834-3184

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.”

November 2018 HLAA Midlands Meeting
Our November meeting will feature a showing of the movie, "Listen To Your Heart," followed by a discussion. In this movie, a singer/songwriter falls in love with a girl who can't hear the music she inspires him to write. The film touches on many subjects of interest to people with hearing loss: deafness,obstacles facing people with hearing loss, alternate forms of communication,cochlear implants, aspirations, and most of all the value of friendship and listening with not just our ears, but with our heart. Popcorn and tissues will be available.

Saturday,  November 17, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 pm
1 Still Hopes Dr, West Columbia SC 29169
in Multipurpose Room
Follow signs.


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.

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

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.