If there is something you would like to help regarding hearing loss, this is a great place to start. Your help could be long term or short term. Up to you! If you have something specific you would like to do, please contact us and we can take a look at your idea and give it life!
Nominations now open for HLAA WI State Board
Interested in getting involved in HLAA-WI? There are four board terms expiring this year and three of the incumbents are planning to run for a new three-year term so there is one vacancy to be filled. The Nominating Committee will present the slate of candidates at the annual meeting in October to be elected on by the total membership.
The state board meets four times a year at various locations, with one or two of those meetings online. Become a part of this team that sets the policy and direction of our state organization. Download the application here Submit the completed application to the Nomination Chairperson as indicated on the form by September 15, 2021.
If you have questions, contact any of the members of the nominating committee:
Jerry Lapidakis, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Martin email@example.com
Jack Spear firstname.lastname@example.org
Juliëtte Sterkens email@example.com
Our Walk4Hearing event has come and gone for 2020. We thank everyone for a great time at the walk. We look forward to next years walk. We can always use volunteers on this team. Please contact us if you can chip in. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor's Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
What does this service entail?
Candidates may serve a 4-year staggered term or serve out a term vacated by a former Council member. Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
When Does the Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Meet?
The Council meets four times a year, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Department of Health Services building in Madison.
NOTE: The meeting room is equipped with a Loop assistive listening system. Interpreter and real time captioning services will be provided.
The Council has identified six priority areas for the 2017-2018 year:
1. The By-Laws have been revised and updated to reflect more current practices.
2.Improve access to employment opportunities for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind in Wisconsin.
3. Increase awareness of Hearing Loop and T-Coil Technology to promote and support additional installations throughout Wisconsin.
4. Improve communications between the Council and Wisconsin residents who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind.
5. Increase access to community educational opportunities for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind.
6. Improve the Council's relationship with Wisconsin residents who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind ensuring that Council decisions are reflective of the communities that we represent.
Anyone interested in should go to: walker.wi.gov/apply/boards-commission and complete the application form.
If you are interested, please contact the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, or call 608-284-8224. Instructions on how to apply are available on Governor Walker's website: https://walker.wi.gov/contact/boards-commissions-application
What Does the Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Do?
The Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a group of nine people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and hearing (e.g., parent of a deaf child, teacher of the deaf, interpreter) appointed by the Governor to advise him, the Department of Health Services and the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing about issues and concerns affecting over 500,000 people in Wisconsin who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or deaf-blind.