Brenda Eggleston of Chester, Virginia has been selected as the Hamilton Relay 2016 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award recipient for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals who are hard of hearing and has been described by her peers as a true advocate and innovative thinker.
Brenda is an active member of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA-GR) and currently serves as the secretary and the refreshments chair. As part of her involvement with HLAA-GR, she has dedicated herself to educating individuals who are hard of hearing about the services and technologies available to them.
Brenda also manages HLAA-GR’s hospital kit initiative. She has spent the past year researching and developing a kit that would allow someone with hearing loss better communicate with doctors and nurses. She also meets with hospital administrators to provide education on how best to communicate with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing.
In addition, Brenda developed and maintains lists with detailed information about the different services and resources available to those with hearing loss. The list is very extensive, and is often requested by community members, doctors, hearing healthcare professionals and community agencies.
We commend Brenda for her generosity and dedication to improving the lives of individuals who are hard of hearing and are pleased to present her with the Hamilton Relay 2016 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.
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Hamilton Relay provides contracted Telecommunications Relay and Captioned Telephone services through 26 contracts to 19 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.