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HLAA Applauds Illinois Attorney General’s Settlement with AMC on Movie Captioning

Apr 5 2012

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced in Chicago on April 4, 2012 a “landmark settlement with Illinois’ largest movie theater operator that will provide unprecedented access for people with hearing and vision disabilities.”

Madigan said the settlement with AMC Theaters will provide personal captioning services and audio-description technology in all of its theaters and its 460 movie screens in Illinois.

Madigan was joined by AMC representatives and disability rights supporters, including HLAA, to announce the settlement. HLAA members filed a complaint several years ago with the AG’s office and were instrumental the pursuit of this settlement.

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Message To Audiologists, Hearing Aid Specialists, Hearing Aid Manufacturers

Apr 2 2012

Thank you for expressing your concerns about the direct to consumer United HealthCare® hi HealthInnovations program.

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has not joined audiologists, hearing aid specialists, and hearing aid manufacturers in their opposition to the new United HealthCare direct service to consumers. Our stance is to give innovative programs such as this one a chance. Why are we saying this?

HLAA Mourns Board of Trustee Victor Matsui

Apr 1 2012

With great sadness we announce the death of Victor Matsui, a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America’s board of trustees since 2005. Read about his years of service in the Army and distinguished career in the American diplomatic service, and view many family photos by clicking here. Vic was a gentle and kind man, and will be missed very much.

Manhattan Chapter Adds Venues with Loops to Their Website

Mar 29 2012

HLAA’s Manhattan Chapter actively supports communication access in public places. Ellen Semel, chair of the chapter’s Hearing Loop Committee, helps lead the movement. In December 2011, she and Fred Palm of AssistiveAudio/Ampetronic presented looping technology information to the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ Procrastinators Day, which provides architects with opportunities to earn continuing education units.

Hearing Loss Magazine - Read It Both Ways . . . Printed and/or Digital

Mar 28 2012

The latest issue of Hearing Loss Magazine is in the mail. The big news with this issue is that if you are a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America, you can also read Hearing Loss Magazine online at www.hearingloss.org before it hits your mailbox.

So wherever you are – at home on your computer, on vacation with your smart phone or iPad - you can read it. And, if you need to adjust your browser for your individual needs, you can do that too.

Access Your HLAA Information

Jan 11 2012

You can now create a User ID and Password to access the HLAA Online Portal.

With a login you can:

  • Update your contact information including mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.
  • Update your e-mail preferenced
  • View membership information such as the expiration date.
  • View your giving history and receive an e-receipt for donations made to HLAA.
  • Register online for Convention 2012 (June 21 – 24 in Providence, Rhode Island)
  • Register for HLAA courses and training
  • and more!