March 26, 2014: Juliëtte Sterkens, Au.D., received the A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences Alumni Chapter’s Humanitarian of the Year Award at the American Academy of Audiology’s Audiology Now 2014 conference in Orlando. MAJ David Pedersen, member of the Arizona School of Health Sciences Alumni Board and the Military Audiology Association, presented the award.
HLAA and Hearing Loss are Featured in MediaPlanet’s Vision & Hearing Health Supplement to USA Today
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) a nonprofit chapter-based organization and the producer of the Walk4Hearing, the single biggest hearing loss-awareness event in the country, is seeking a top-notch, high energy professional to assist the Director of the Walk4Hearing to support and grow Walks nationally.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
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March 20, 2014
Anna Gilmore Hall, HLAA Executive Director
Hearing Loss Association of America Names New
Director of Chapter Development
EarQ, a company that provides consulting to hearing health care practices and education, recognized the contributions of HLAA Chapters. Their website states: "At local community levels, organizations are building a foundation from which great changes can be made. There are hundreds of these localized movements occurring, but here are snapshots of just some of the efforts made by organizations in 2013 and plans for 2014.
United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced the Technology, Education, and Accessibility in College and Higher Education (“TEACH”) Act February 27, 2014. This bipartisan legislation would help strengthen the accessibility of educational technologies for college students with disabilities. Senator Warren announced her introduction of the legislation at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) hearing on “Promoting College Access and Success For Students With Disabilities.”
Almost 10 years after consumer groups filed a petition with the FCC requesting standards for caption quality, the FCC has acted. On February 20, at their Open Meeting the FCC voted unanimously to upgrade TV closed captioning quality.
HLAA is invited to contribute to a panel discussing the future of IP-based Relay Services, by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC is developing and funding interagency research on IP-based technologies. The workshop was convened to gather information on the kinds of research that is needed to improve TRS. The FCC is partnering with the National Institute on Aging for this grant.
Margaret Walhagen, Ph.D., Vice Chairperson of the HLAA Board of Trustees Speaks Out About Screening Older Adults for Hearing Loss