Nancy Rogers of Owings Mills, Maryland has been selected as the Hamilton Relay 2020 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the state of Maryland. According to her peers, Nancy’s compassion and intelligence are what make her such an asset to the hearing loss community.
Nancy is actively involved with the Hearing Loss Association of America – Greater Baltimore Chapter (HLAA-GBC). She serves at the programming chair and is a steering committee member. She also advocates for the use of assistive listening devices for members to actively attend and participate in chapter meetings.
Nancy is a strong advocate for making meeting places accessible to individuals with hearing loss. She wrote a proposal to the Baltimore County Council which would require any receiving State funds toward renovation or construction of a public building to install an electronic hearing loop in the building’s main gathering room. She also raised $15,000 from fellow congregants at Beth Israel Congregation Synagogue to install a hearing loop in the main sanctuary.
In addition to her advocacy work, Nancy is the vice president of the Rho Chi Honor Society and is a master gardener with the Baltimore County Master Gardener Program.
We commend Nancy for her leadership and passion for accessibility and are proud to present her with the 2020 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the state of Maryland.