We Do a Lot for People with Hearing Loss!
Hearing Loop Installed
Adult Loss of Hearing Association
4001 East Ft. Lowell
Tucson, AZ. 85712
Voice - 520-795-9887
Fax/TTY - 520- 795-9585
Directions: See Map
Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Aloha Member Awards
We at Adult Loss of Hearing Association heartily congratulate Allen Smith on receiving The President's Volunteer Service Award. He was nominated by IBM which has a volunteer program for its current and past employees. Allen retired from IBM, and previously from the U.S. Air Force, as a computer programmer/analyst.
Allen has volunteered at Adult Loss of Hearing Association since 1997, primarily as computer guru, but he also helped at yard sales and other events (as did his wife, Karyl). Allen is a whiz with computers, and has done many office tasks and set-ups.
He helped set up other technologies as well, too numerous to mention here, but it all helped in ways of better communication for Adult Loss of Hearing Association members and the visiting public. He has always been kind to our members, giving some of them lessons on how to do e-mail, and advising them when they encountered problems with their computers. He understands the plight of senior's trying to grasp the vast field of new technology, while at the same time dealing with their hearing deficits. Often, they cannot attend classes because they cannot hear the instructor.
George Ghorpade, Pam Wood and Dean Nelson.
Congratulations to our Adult Loss of Hearing Association members George Ghorpade, Pam Wood and Dean Nelson. George was given the Cal Holman Distinguished Service Award by Arizona Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing for service and dedication to the Hard of Hearing Community in Arizona.
Pam received a Certificate of Merit from the Arizona Commission for notable contributions in educating the general public and service providers about Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard-of-Hearing issues.
Dean received the Service To Mankind Award from the Midtown Sertoma Club of Tucson for significant & meritorious Service to Mankind.
Kudos to 3 great people!
2010 Oticon Focus on People Awards, Honor Louis Touchette of Green Valley
Touchette, who is hearing impaired, works tirelessly to raise awareness of the importance of accommodation for people with hearing loss. Known affectionately throughout the Tucson and Green Valley community as "looping Lou", Touchette promotes the use of Inductive Looping, an Assistive listening technology that enables people with hearing loss to link into for better sound quality — at banks, pharmacies, churches, theaters and in patients' homes. The loop system allows for clear and direct listening in large public forums as well as home settings. To date, Touchette has made contact with close to 350 churches in the community. He volunteers to set up demonstration loops and assist organizations in installing looping equipment. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Adult Loss of Hearing Association, Touchette has been instrumental in establishing a joint workshop series on Living Well with Hearing Loss with the Speech Language and Hearing Sciences Department of the University of Arizona.
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