People tell me every day how HLAA changes their lives. I want to tell you today about a veteran police officer and his five-year legal battle to return to active duty in New York City wearing a hearing aid.
In 2010 Deputy Inspector Dan Carione and his attorneys contacted HLAA soon after he first learned of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) policy to force him into disability retirement after he began wearing a hearing aid. HLAA offered continuing support and information about hearing loss and employment issues as his case against the department progressed. On March 9, 2015, NYPD agreed to a settlement of the suit filed in 2010. Under the settlement, Deputy Inspector Carione will be reinstated to active duty after he passes a hearing test, using a hearing aid. Settlement of this case also benefits other NYPD officers who face the loss of their jobs because of hearing loss, a common occupational hazard in law enforcement. Learn more details of Dan’s remarkable journey.
HLAA continues to make a difference every day in the lives of people with hearing loss. Deputy Inspector Carione is only one example of our tenacity in advocating for, raising awareness of, and supporting the 48 million Americans with hearing loss. Please make your gift today so HLAA can continue to change lives.
This spring we have one generous donor who recognizes the way in which HLAA changes lives. He will match donations received from you and others like you, up to $100,000. Please join him and Dan Carione today by supporting HLAA with your generous donation.
We can’t thank you enough for your support. Your donation, at any level, makes our success possible. As Dan says, “When you have a hearing loss, you’re really at times isolated from a lot of the world.” With your help HLAA will continue to advocate on behalf of all our constituents and provide assistance and resources for anyone with hearing loss. Remember, you can also increase your donation with a matching gift from your employer. Take the opportunity right now to celebrate success.
Thank you for your generous gift and for your support of HLAA’s work!
With my personal appreciation,
Anna Gilmore Hall
Gifts to the Hearing Loss Association of America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax-deductible as allowed by law.