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Make It Through the Holidays with a Hearing Loss

Nov 26 2014

The holidays are times to get together with family and friends. We have nearly six weeks of the holiday season and under the best circumstances the holidays can be tiresome. If you have a hearing loss, this could be when you want to withdraw because of too much noise, not enough understanding conversations, and in the end, too much stress to deal with it all.

We have two articles for you and a transcript from a moderated chat to offer insight, tips, and strategies to make this holiday season a little easier, even with a hearing loss.

HLAA Signs Historic Agreement on Movie Captioning

Nov 21 2014

NATO panel
Panel at the table, from left: John Fithian (NATO, president & CEO); John Stanton (AG Bell, volunteer); I. King Jordan, Ph.D. (Gallaudet University, president emeritus, and ALDA); Anna Gilmore Hall (Hearing Loss Association of America, executive director); Andrew Phillips
(NAD, policy counsel); Randy Smith (Regal Entertainment Group, senior vice president,
chief administrative officer & counsel)

HLAA Asks Senator Harkin to Support Wireless 911 Location Accuracy Rules

Nov 4 2014

HLAA supports the use of technology that would allow first responders to locate individuals in an emergency with greater accuracy. Technology that can provide greater accuracy is needed for everyone, but is particularly important for people who cannot speak for themselves during an emergency. In support of these efforts, HLAA joined organizations in writing a letter to Senator Harkin requesting support for action on the proposed rules for wireless 911 location accuracy. Here is more information about the filing.

HLAA Urges Access to Video Clips on the Internet

Nov 4 2014

HLAA, along with other consumer organizations filed comments with the FCC in response to their Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Video Clips viewed on the Internet. In these comments we commended the Commission’s continued attention to ensuring equal access to IP-delivered video clips and urged the FCC to continue to ensure that video clips are captioned online. The filing can be found in the FCC’s docket here

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HLAA Position Opening: Office Manager

Oct 8 2014

Teri Canniff, HLAA’s long-time business manager, is taking a new position in her field of real estate. We wish her well as she moves on and the members she has worked with will surely miss her. At the same time, we need to fill the position to be vacant on October 10. Below is the job posting.

Wall Street Journal Article about HLAA Member

Sep 24 2014

“If you've gone to the best schools, and become a success in the eyes of the world, yet still feel a nagging void in your soul, there are valuable lessons to learn from Nancy M. Williams,” says Wall Street Journal author Ralph Gardner, Jr. He writes about HLAA Member Nancy Williams, a pianist with a hearing loss.

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