Hearing Loss Association of America and 17 other national and local organizations sent a strong message to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius urging inclusion of hearing health care under the Affordable Care Act.
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!
The 2nd International Hearing Loop Conference was co‐hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and the American Academy of Audiology (Academy) in Crystal City, Virginia, from June 18 through June 20, 2011.
The UnitedHealthcare® hi HealthInnovations announcement of its direct hearing services to consumers has caused quite a stir. The audiology professional organizations and the hearing aid specialist organizations and some hearing aid companies have already staked out positions against it reiterating that the only approach to effective hearing health care is through an audiologist or hearing aid specialist.
On Monday, October 24, 2011, The New York Times published a front page article on hearing loops, composer and HLAA Manhattan Chapter Member Richard Einhorn, and the Get in the Hearing Loop Campaign. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/24/science/24loops.html
By Tuesday, October 25, NYTimes reported it was their most e-mailed story. Their website had posted more than 125 comments from all over the country responding to the article. HLAA sent in a comment as well. Here’s what we wrote:
“Get in the Hearing Loop” is a campaign to enlighten and excite hearing aid users, as well as audiologists and other professionals who dispense hearing aids, about telecoils and hearing loops and their unique benefits. Hearing loops transmit the audio from a PA system directly to telecoil-equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants. The telecoil functions as an antenna, relaying sounds directly into the ear without background noise just like Wi-Fi connects people to the Web.
A special welcome goes to the Greater Miami Chapter in Florida. HLAA member and lead Chapter founder Joe Dashiell invited people with hearing loss to the initial meeting on July 1, 2011 by stating that, “a new Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America is being formed in Miami to advocate for, educate and support all people with a hearing loss.”