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.

September 2019 Meeting

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

Due to COVID-19

We will not be having any further meetings until

Further notice.  

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

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

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.


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

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.

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

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

SC Legislation 2019-2020 update on Bill H3357. Bill has passed both the House and the Senate.  It is now on it way to the Governor to sign into law.   Stay tune for pictures from the signing ceremony.  YAY!!

November 2018 Meeting

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.

October 2019 Meeting

​SC Assistive Technology Program

Hearing Dog Demo 1/18/2020