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


HLAA Midlands Chapter appreciates your ongoing support, without which we wouldn't be here to help hundreds of hearing loss people in our community.  Together we make the community a better place to live in.

Our NEW table cover donated by Lexington Sertoma Club

For more information about Lexington Sertoma visit their web site at www.lexingtonsertomaclub.org

September Meeting 2019

Program planned for 2019/2020

SC Legislation 2019-2020 update on Bill H3357. Bill has passed the House and was in the Senate to be passed.  On the very last day of the session, Senate chose to add some nonsense amendments onto this and 25 other bills in form of a power play against the Governor. Amendments were rejected by the House and thus the bill did not go into committee and can no longer be discussed until January 2020. We are extremely disappointed in our elected officials.

October 19th, offsite, equipment assistance technology for hearing.
November 16th, 2019 HLAA Convention overview.
December 7th, Holiday Party
January 18th, Hearing Dog info and demo.
February 15th, Hearing Professionals Q&A panel.
March, St. Patrick's Day party (date to be determined)
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November 2018 HLAA Midlands meeting
 featured 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.  Plenty of popcorn and tissues were available.

Cochlear Americas

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LEXINGTON (SC) SERTOMA CLUB

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.”

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 would like to be a part of our organization.  This is a volunteer position.

HLAA Midlands Event
Saturday October 19,  2019
SC Assistive Technology Program
Direction to AT Resource Center
You won't be able to find us by GPS alone. We will meet in the

AT Resource Center located in the Poplar Building on Midlands Center Campus at 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC. When you get close, you will see a blue sign at the entrance that says “Midlands Center.” A campus map is attached .

Be sure to visit our National Site for a wealth of information.  https://www.hearingloss.org

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 5/2019,  we completed our 4th year.  Our current paid membership is at 30. Thanks to all of you that are part of us.

At  May 2019 meeting we discussed the Chapter By-Laws and voted for President and Vice President.  President's term is for 1yr at this time and Vice President's term is for 2 years.  The following is our board.  If  you wish to help serve on the board in a position, contact us. 


President - David Bitters Sr.

Vice President - Judie Klaus

Treasurer - Bob Ziemer

Secretary - Gloria Ziemer

Membership - Rosemary Potts

Executive Assistant - Joan Van Leuven

UPCOMING EVENTS

Follow signs at Farrow road and the Center.  HLAA and Center signs.

Any questions about directions, email us and we can send you written directions.

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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