By Ron Hendricks

Hearing Loss Association of America Central Oklahoma Chapter (HLAACOC) announces the 2017 scholarship program. For the second year there will be two scholarships. The scholarships will be $1,000 each and are to be awarded to students enrolled for the fall 2017 school year. Scholarships have doubled from last year’s $500 to $1,000 each. Applicants must have a hearing loss and be entering higher education in the fall. There is no age limit but the student must plan to attend an Oklahoma higher learning institute. Applications may be obtained at the Hearing Helpers Room, 5100 N Brookline, Suite A, Oklahoma City or on line at www. and may be submitted between now and April 3, 2017.
Hearing Loss Association of America Central Oklahoma Chapter is a 501(C)3 organization, now in the 26th year of service. HLAACOC was established to assist Oklahomans with hearing loss live successfully in a hearing world. HLAACOC offers 3 ‘hearing friendly meetings monthly with speakers ranging from technical details regarding hearing loss to fun and friendly things like gardening. Two meetings in NW Oklahoma City at Lakeside Methodist Church, 2925 NW 66 and one in Norman at Norman Regional Hospital Education Center, 901 N Porter to answer questions, inform, and encourage those with a hearing loss or anyone who knows a person with a hearing loss. There is no admission charge and membership in HLAACOC is free. The Hearing Helpers Room is staffed by knowledgeable volunteers and offers all kinds of hearing assistive devices — none for sale but all ‘live’ and operable. For more information about Hearing Loss Association, meetings, or the scholarship, please visit the website at