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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,


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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.

January 19th meeting Q&A with

Hearing Proffessionals.

HLAA Midlands Chapter appreciates your ongoing financial support.  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.

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

Our NEW table cover donated by Lexington Sertoma Club

February 16, 2019 meeting's topics to be presented will include general mechanisms of how we hear and of hearing loss, appropriate expectations for patients and for family/friends with hearing technologies, and successful communication strategies.

Speakers are:  DR. STEPHANIE BERGERON.   Dr. Bergeron is licensed in the state of South Carolina, is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

DR. JESSICA MINNICK.  Dr. Minnick is licensed in the state of South Carolina, is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

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.

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.”

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.