You Can Make Hearing Loss Visible!

Break The Silence

In 1986, Ronald Reagan issued an official proclamation naming May Better Hearing and Speech Month. His own decision to start wearing a hearing aid in public made national headlines in 1983.  His hearing loss was caused by a pistol firing close-range during film production in his days as an actor.  

As he shared: “Sounds, whether we produce them or receive them, are an integral part of our lives,” Reagan said. “Sounds – both the ones we hear and the ones we make – help us to understand others and to be understood.” 

If you or someone you know has a hearing loss, contact the Hearing Loss of America’s Florida State Association for additional information!  (hlaaflorida@yahoo.com

Hearing loss knows no economic or age boundaries. It could be anyone dealing with a hearing loss … it could be YOU.  Break the silence, seek help and work with a professional audiologist to help you or a loved one HEAR TODAY.

Merv Daniels’ Story

I started my career in the field of Visual Merchandising Display for a major retail chain. One day my manager pulled me aside and said “Merv, others in the store have come up to me with comments that you are distant and do not acknowledge others a lot of times when they say good morning or hello, how are you doing today? Merv, I know that you are not that kind of person! I grew up with parents who had hearing loss and, in observing you, I believe you have a hearing loss and I really feel that you need the have your hearing checked”.  Which I did and was fitted with my first hearing aid. I started my career in the field of Visual Merchandising Display for a major retail chain.

What a life changing difference! Because my boss recognized the signs and symptom of hearing loss and shared with me, I was able to continue my career and later retire as a manger in the Visual Merchandising/Display Dept. at Walt Disney World.

“Even a very slight hearing loss can impact your daily life. Hearing loss is treatable, and there is no reason for anyone to miss all the important sounds of life.”

Merv Daniels,
Orlando Chapter Leader

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The Hearing Loss Association of America, Florida State Association (HLAA-FL)

The Hearing Loss Association of America, Florida State Association (HLAA-FL) serves the needs of all people with hearing loss throughout the State of Florida, by providing information and educational support, public awareness and both legislative and public policy advocacy of issues related to assuring equal access, opportunity and protection for the quality of life of individuals with hearing loss.