The Charles Laszlo Award of Technical Excellence

Dr. Charles Laszlo, a founding member of CHHA and the association’s first President, is a vocal advocate of hard of hearing concerns. Amongst his many achievements is his ability to bridge the scientific and technical worlds with the needs of hard of hearing people, including the contribution to the creation of technical standards and the invention of several devices now commercially available.

This purpose of this award is to encourage Branches, Chapters and Members to offer the best possible accessibility to its members, thereby stimulating greater member participation and involvement. Considerations for this award are the following activities engaged in by Branches and Chapters:

  • Handling technical access for Branch/Chapter activities and members
  • Giving presentations, demonstrations or training sessions on technical devices
  • Contribution to publicizing technical aids
  • The loan of equipment to others in the community
  • Installation of assistive listening devices at some community organization or building
  • Suggestion of an innovative technological solution to a problem
  • Uncovering a technical flaw or design error, and doing something about it

As the field of technical devices for the hard of hearing population is new and exciting, the potential for creative ideas is enormous. There is no limit to membership initiatives and all are encouraged to be innovative.

The nomination must be accompanied by a brief biological sketch of the Branch, Chapter or CHHA member of no more than 500 words, and details of the technology used. Criteria would include (where applicable) the nature of the activity/technology, the costs involved, feasibility, creativity and the number of those involved.

May 1995 CHHA Maple Creek Branch
May 1996 CHHA Hamilton Branch
May 1997 CHHA Brockville Branch
May 1998 CHHA Prince George Branch
May 1999 CHHA North Shore Branch
May 2000 CHHA New Brunswick Chapter
CHHA Moncton Branch
June 2002 CHHA Edmonton Branch
May 2003 CHHA Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
May 2004 CHHA Lethbridge Branch
June 2005 CHHA Sudbury Branch
June 2006 CHHA Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
May 2007 CHHA Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
July 2008 CHHA Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
May 2009 CHHA National Capital Region Branch
June 2010 CHHA Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
May 2012 CHHA Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
May 2013 Arthur Rendall
May 2014 Arthur Rendall
May 2015 CHHA Edmonton Branch

To nominate a candidate for the Charles Laszlo Award of Technical Excellence, please use the nomination form available in pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

Download the Charles Laszlo Award of Technical Excellence nomination form

For an alternative format, please contact the CHHA National Office.

+ Award Requirements

This purpose of this award is to encourage Branches, Chapters and Members to offer the best possible accessibility to its members, thereby stimulating greater member participation and involvement. Considerations for this award are the following activities engaged in by Branches and Chapters:

  • Handling technical access for Branch/Chapter activities and members
  • Giving presentations, demonstrations or training sessions on technical devices
  • Contribution to publicizing technical aids
  • The loan of equipment to others in the community
  • Installation of assistive listening devices at some community organization or building
  • Suggestion of an innovative technological solution to a problem
  • Uncovering a technical flaw or design error, and doing something about it

As the field of technical devices for the hard of hearing population is new and exciting, the potential for creative ideas is enormous. There is no limit to membership initiatives and all are encouraged to be innovative.

The nomination must be accompanied by a brief biological sketch of the Branch, Chapter or CHHA member of no more than 500 words, and details of the technology used. Criteria would include (where applicable) the nature of the activity/technology, the costs involved, feasibility, creativity and the number of those involved.

+ Past Recipients
May 1995 CHHA Maple Creek Branch
May 1996 CHHA Hamilton Branch
May 1997 CHHA Brockville Branch
May 1998 CHHA Prince George Branch
May 1999 CHHA North Shore Branch
May 2000 CHHA New Brunswick Chapter
CHHA Moncton Branch
June 2002 CHHA Edmonton Branch
May 2003 CHHA Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
May 2004 CHHA Lethbridge Branch
June 2005 CHHA Sudbury Branch
June 2006 CHHA Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
May 2007 CHHA Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
July 2008 CHHA Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
May 2009 CHHA National Capital Region Branch
June 2010 CHHA Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
May 2012 CHHA Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
May 2013 Arthur Rendall
May 2014 Arthur Rendall
May 2015 CHHA Edmonton Branch
+ Nomination Form

To nominate a candidate for the Charles Laszlo Award of Technical Excellence, please use the nomination form available in pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

Download the Charles Laszlo Award of Technical Excellence nomination form

For an alternative format, please contact the CHHA National Office.