A Voice for People with Hearing Loss

 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 Chapter Meeting

Meetings every 3rd Saturday of the month at:

1 Still Hopes Dr, West Columbia SC 29169

in Event Center

Mark your calendar!
You are invited to join us at the 25th Annual SC Assistive Technology Expo 2018.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
8:30 am – 9:30 am Registration and Exhibit Hall Open

9:30 am – 4 pm Classes

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201, (803) 796-7525

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Come see what's new in assistive technology and attend presentations about assistive technology and its use. It’s the only event of its kind in South Carolina.

Learn more about the SC Assistive Technology Expo 2018 on the attached flyer.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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.”

More Information available on the National HLAA Organization webpage at hearingloss.org

Award accepted on behalf of the Midlands Chapter

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 Secretary; and Debbie Ammerman, Vice President.


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

Salt Lake City 2017 Convention Trip a Success

July 2017 Fire Fly 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: http://bit.ly/2fGEjnq

2017 Annual Picnic at Lake Murray

Every year, HLAA Midlands, SC Chapter has an annual picnic where can all 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 turn out this year and we are hoping it will be even better next year.

We will not have a regular meeting in

December and March.  These months, we celebrate and PARTAY!  The Christmas party is scheduled for December 9th at 12:00 pm at Still Hopes.  We had a great turnout last year. Come prepared for a snowball fight, according to Bob Zeimer (treasurer)