THAA is a nonprofit professional association that serves licensed hearing instrument specialists in Texas. Every year, THAA hosts an event to further educate providers all over Texas. At the annual convention, the association honors one of its members the THAA Dispenser of the Year Award. The award is given to the licensed dispenser who practices the highest standard of ethics when serving the hearing impaired of Texas.
Hoffman has served more than 10 years on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center Board, including five years on the Executive Board and is a past chair. She has also served two years on the THAA Executive Board, one of them as the secretary. In 2009, Gov.Rick Perry appointed her to the State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments, a six-year commitment. This board is responsible for licensure and regulations for the hearing industry. Hoffman chairs the subcommittee for examinations and is active in promoting education and training in the industry.
For the first time in THAA history, Hoffman was accompanied onto the stage by her family. At the beginning of her speech, she gave thanks the previous recipients who have inspired as well as mentored her. She then thanked her staff and said, “This award is not about me; it’s about the Hearing Aid Company of Texas family. I am only a member of a much greater team. Without their love and support I could not do what I do.”
She then stated that her staff does such a great job because they are a team that lives by the three D’s: dedication, determination and desire.