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In honor of Better Hearing and Speech month, Hamilton Relay is pleased to recognize Ron Haynes as the 2010 Hard of Hearing Community leader for the State of Kentucky.

October, 13 2010

Ron Haynes is a tireless volunteer who goes above and beyond what one would expect in order to assist others. He generously devotes his time and applies his knowledge and experience in engineering to help share the technological aspects of living and coping with hearing loss.

Ron is a member of the Hearing Loss Association of Kentuckiana (HLAK) and served as President from 2007 to 2009. He is currently a member of the chapter's Board of Directors and remains active in all chapter activities, including mentoring new officers. AT HLAK meetings, Ron can always be counted on to set up the presentation technology, greet members and answer questions. In addition, Ron donates his time and expertise to the "Kentucky Home" Chapter, which is the newest Kentucky Chapter of HLAA located in Bardstown.

Ron has presented educational materials on hearing loss at numerous health fairs throughout Kentucky for the past four years. His volunteer involvement with the Booth on Hearing Health at the Kentucky State Fair for the past three years has been invaluable and culminated in 2009 when he chaired the committee on behalf of HLAK. Ron donated countless hours as well as his expertise and knowledge representing the chapter. He oversaw the daily operation of the booth allowing information to be acquired by several thousand people, 2000 of whom had hearing screenings.

Since Ron received his bilateral cochlear implants, he has donated his time to research studies and various workshops and shares his experience at gatherings for those considering the procedure. Ron's dedication and leadership are exemplary and we are pleased to recognize him as the 2010 Hard of Hearing leader for Kentucky.

This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.

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