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HLAA Protests One Fund Boston’s Draft Protocols for Bombing Survivors

Jun 20 2014

The April 15, 2013 bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three and injured more than 260 others. One day after the Boston attack, One Fund Boston was formed by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas M. Menino with the purpose of helping those most affected by the tragic Boston Marathon bombings. In June this year, One Fund announced that an additional $18 million would be distributed to the victims of the Marathon bombings on top of the $61 million already disbursed.

Voting is Open for the 2014 Oticon Focus on People Award

Jun 11 2014

Voting closes on July 15, 2014
The Oticon Focus on People Awards recognizes outstanding people with hearing loss who are helping to show that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to make a positive difference in their families, communities or the world. This is the 16th year that the Oticon Focus on People Awards has honored students, adults and advocacy volunteers with hearing loss.

HLAA Comments on Tech Research for People with Hearing Loss

May 28 2014

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) filed comments with the US Department of Education regarding the proposed priority of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) – Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program – Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC).

Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging

May 20 2014

Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging: Workshop Report
HLAA was a sponsor and involved in the planning of the Institute of Medicine workshop Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging in January 2014. HLAA Board Members Katherine Bouton, Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., and Richard Einhorn were speakers.