Carrie Welter of Augusta has been selected as the Hamilton Relay 2015 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award recipient for the state of Georgia. She is described by her peers as being a strong leader and role model for members of the hard of hearing community.
In 1996, Carrie and her husband, Dave, founded the Augusta Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). She served as president from March 1997 to September 2001 during which time the Augusta Chapter attracted over 200 members and became the largest HLAA chapter in Georgia, as well as one of the leading chapters in the nation. In 2014, she started the HLAA Bulloch County Chapter in Statesboro and currently serves as a member and leader within that chapter. One mission of the Bulloch County Chapter is to offer support and membership to Georgia Southern University students.
Carrie is a valued advocate and mentor in her community. She has served as an advocate for the installation of audio loops and captioning systems in public places and she is a mentor to individuals with hearing loss. Carrie counsels individuals who are receiving and using hearing aids and assistive listening devices. She also serves as a guide for people are considering cochlear implant surgery. Carrie has truly dedicated herself to helping people live well with hearing loss.
We commend Carrie for her leadership, vision and advocacy on behalf of individuals who are hard of hearing and are pleased to present her with the Hamilton Relay 2015 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the state of Georgia.
This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.
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Hamilton Relay provides contracted Telecommunications Relay and/or Captioned Telephone services to 18 states, the District of Columbia and the Island of Saipan, and is a provider of Internet-based Captioned Telephone services nationwide. More information is available at hamiltonrelay.com.