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Jeff Bonnell selected for Hamilton Relay 2014 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the State of Georgia

May, 18 2014

Jeff Bonnell is a resident of Atlanta, Georgia who generously devotes his time and knowledge to advocating and spreading awareness of available resources for individuals who are hard of hearing or deaf. Jeff is described by his peers as compassionate, upbeat and encouraging – always striving to improve the quality of life and offering tips on how to cope with hearing loss.

A retired Delta Airline employee, Jeff is currently the Georgia State Director for Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), as well as the leader of the Buckhead/Atlanta HLAA chapter. He has a regularly published column in The Resonator, the Georgia HLAA newsletter, and has been invited to speak at the 2014 HLAA National Convention where he will co-present "Communication and Civility: How They Make or Break Relationships" as part of the Relationships and Communication tract for state leaders.

In addition to speaking on a national level, Jeff is active in presenting on topics involving hearing loss within his local community. He is a member of the Area Agency for the Aging, where he advocates for individuals and shares information on how to live well with hearing loss. Jeff completed a two-year mentoring program through Gallaudet University and is now a certified peer mentor for the hard of hearing. Through his own experience with hearing loss, Jeff understands the concerns of others and encourages them to advocate for themselves and take advantage of available technologies and strategies for achieving better communication.

We commend Jeff for his leadership, advocacy and volunteerism on behalf of individuals who are hard of hearing and are pleased to present him with the Hamilton Relay 2014 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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