SHAIWB Member’s Benefit

Individual/Couple/Student Membership Benefits

Welcome to the Speech and Hearing Association of India West Bengal Branch (Shaiwb), the nation’s leading membership and advocacy organization for people with hearing loss. Please join shaiwb as the one of the first steps to doing something about your hearing loss.

As a member of SHAIWB you are part of an organization with a mission to provide information, support and advocacy to people with hearing loss. Through our advocacy work at the federal level.

  • Hearing Loss Magazine – the bimonthly magazine full of information about the latest technology, products and information about how to live well with hearing loss. Read stories from people who have hearing loss as well as articles from leading professionals in the field. SHAIWB members have access to the digital, online version of Hearing Loss Magazine before it arrives in the mail. Users can adjust browsers to suit individual needs, especially for people with low vision who need online access.
  • Discounted rate to the Speech and Hearing Association of India West Bengal Branch Convention held in various cities across the country.
  • Discounts on hearing aids (descriptions follow)
  • Educational opportunities such as Leadership Training and the Hearing Loss Support Specialist Training
  • The support found in our large chapter network.
  • The tangible results of our work with laws and policies that impact people with hearing loss.
  • The knowledge that you are an active participant in a highly-respected organization that is a force for change working on behalf of people with hearing loss
  • Online activities such as shaiwb Webinars (captioned), forums, groups for young adults, parents, surveys, shaiwb e-News, and more.
  • Participation in advocacy campaigns as a member of shaiwb.

 

Discounted Hearing Aids through Indian Hearing Benefits

The Indian Hearing Benefits program is available to SHAIWB members and their immediate families without any charge.  This Program involves the extension of a negotiated discount on certain product and services available from certain hearing aid providers and does not involve the provision of insurance. This program may be terminated at any time and the amount of the discount may change from time to time.  visit www.shaiwb.org

 

Professional Membership Benefits

At Shaiwb we are devoted to consumer outreach and education. For audiologists and hearing instrument specialists, please think of us as helping during and after your patients are fitted with hearing aids. Think of shaiwb to support what you do as hearing health care providers or consultants. You are a partner with shaiwb as we both help people live well with their hearing loss through technology and coping skills.

Other professionals such as physicians, CART reporters, social workers, and others have joined shaiwb as Professional Members for the opportunity to be listed on our Searchable Hearing Health Care Directory.

As a Professional Member you will receive Hearing Loss Magazine, our bimonthly magazine full of information just for the people to whom you provide hearing health care. Article topics include hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive technology, and legislation that impacts people with hearing loss, as well as personal articles from people who write about their own hearing loss. We encourage you to put Hearing Loss Magazine in your waiting rooms.

Other Professional Member benefits include

  • All individual membership benefits are also available to Professional Members.
  • Opportunity to be listed in a searchable Hearing Health Care Directory
  • Discounted registration to the annual Shaiwb Convention where you can earn Continuing Education Units for the Indian Academy of Audiology
  • Certificate to display in your office to show your clients and patients your support of the Speech and Hearing Association of India West Bengal
  • Free Gift Vouchers for Hearing Loss Magazine to give to your clients
  • Opportunities to participate in Shaiwb message boards
  • Be a featured guest speaker on shaiwb Webinars (which are captioned and held regularly)
  • Partner with shaiwb in local, state and national advocacy efforts
  • The knowledge that you are an active participant in a highly-respected organization that is a force for change working on behalf of people with hearing loss

Shaiwb Chapter Meetings

We encourage you to attend local shaiwb Chapter meetings to help you stay in touch with the people with hearing loss. shaiwb Chapters are hearing-friendly places where peer support happens. People share ideas about how to use their hearing aids and assistive technology to their fullest. In some chapters, hearing health care providers serve as professional advisors. Everyone benefits when professionals and consumers come together.

Corporate Membership Benefits

As a Corporate Member in the Hearing Loss Association of India, you show commitment to consumers with hearing loss. In the United States, 48 million people have a hearing loss. Together with our corporate members we work to have hearing loss recognized as a major public health issue.  To see our current corporate members go to Our Corporate Members page.

  • All individual membership benefits are also available to Corporate Members.
  • Marketing: Your company logo/brand will appear on the Corporate Member’s page on www.shaiwb.org with a brief description and a link to your company website. When you join, you will be asked to provide logo specs to adhere to the shaiwb website.
  • Communicate: Your chief executive officer is invited to write a 400-word message to shaiwb members about your company and how you and shaiwb work together. This will appear in Hearing Loss Magazine. Deadlines with the editorial staff will apply.
  • Opportunity to participate in SHAIWB Webinars: In addition to our educational webinars, we have reserved time for commercial webinars where companies can highlight products or services. These webinars are captioned, have technical requirements, and must be planned in advance.
  • Hearing Loss Magazine: All levels of membership receive the bimonthly publication. Readers look to Hearing Loss Magazine to provide them with the latest information on products, services, research, and technology in the hearing health care field. They also look for personal stories from people with hearing loss to find encouragement, and give them encourarement that they’re not alone in living with a hearing loss. They look for practical and useful information. Hearing Loss Magazine readers view the magazine as a “lifeline” to help them help themselves and live well with hearing loss.
    • Readers depend on Hearing Loss Magazine advertisers for products and services they might not otherwise know about.
    • In addition, professional members of the hearing health care community are another valuable sector of our readership, and do not hesitate to comment on, add their expertise to, and use Hearing Loss Magazine as a valuable resource for information and patient referral.
Other Marketing Opportunities
  • Shaiwb Media: Join other companies who advertise in Hearing Loss Magazine, the online Shiawb e-News, and have banner ads on www.shaiwb.org. For more information go to Advertising Information.
  • Shaiwb Annual Conventions: Exhibit in the largest trade show for people with hearing loss. For exhibit and sponsorship opportunities see the information on Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities.

Non-Profit Organizations and Library Membership Benefits

At shaiwb we are devoted to consumer outreach and education. Your non-profit organization or library can help provide valuable information to the community. You are a partner with Shaiwb as we both help people live well with their hearing loss through technology and coping skills.

As a Non-Profit or Library Member you will receive a subscription to Hearing Loss Magazine, our bimonthly magazine full of information just for the people to whom you provide hearing health care. Article topics include hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive technology, and legislation that impacts people with hearing loss, as well as personal articles from people who write about their own hearing loss. We encourage you to put Hearing Loss Magazine in your waiting rooms, place it on your library periodical shelves, or circulate it among your office staff.

As a member of shaiwb you are part of an organization with a mission to provide information, support and advocacy to people with hearing loss.

Your membership benefits include

  • Hearing Loss Magazine – the bimonthly magazine full of information about the latest technology, products and information about how to live well with hearing loss. Read stories from people who have hearing loss as well as articles from leading professionals in the field. shaiwb members have access to the digital, online version of Hearing Loss Magazine before it arrives in the mail. Users can adjust browsers to suit individual needs, especially for people with low vision who need online access. Members can view Hearing Loss Magazine online through the shiawb Online Portal.
  • If members of your staff wish to attend theSpeech and Hearing Association of India West Bengal Convention held in various cities across the country, shaiwb can provide one discounted registration fee every year.
  • Educational opportunities for your staff such as Leadership Training and the Hearing Loss Support Specialist Training.
  • Opportunity to participate in shaiwb Webinars: If your staff has expertise in an area related to hearing loss, he or she can be a presenter in an shaiwb Webinar. These webinars are captioned, have technical requirements, and must be accepted and planned in advance.