If you have ever gone for a medical procedure where you’ve had to remove your personal hearing devices, you know how difficult it is to communicate with the medical staff. HLAA-WI has assembled special “Hospital Kits” that can be helpful in these situations. The kits include information that helps staff know how to communicate with you. Kits include a variety of materials that will identify your unique needs. There’s an ID card, stickers that can be placed on your ID bracelets and charts, information on your rights as a patient with a hearing loss/disability, a Help Me Hear button, and much more. Hearing aids can easily be lost in a hospital setting when they are not being worn. The kits also include a bag to hold your hearing personal devices when you are not using them. A pad of paper and a pen are included along with other materials that will assist with non-verbal communication, if necessary. Having a hospital kit to use when and if needed will give you peace of mind. They sell for $5 , and are well worth having. Get one now; don’t wait until you need it! Kits are available at HLAA meetings and events, or can be ordered by contacting Chris Prust (Chrisp625@yahoo.com ) John Kinstler in the Madison area (email@example.com), or Eloise Schwarz in Milwaukee area (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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