March / April 2016

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March / April 2016


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In This Issue . . .


It’s All Fun and Games…Sometimes
By Barbara Kelley
Read the whole article.

FDA Takes Another Look at Hearing Aids and PSAPs 
By Lise Hamlin
HLAA continues to provide consumers multiple ways to find, purchase and have access to hearing aids, assistive listening devices and professional services.

Welcome Home! HLAA and IFHOH in the Nation’s Capital 
By Nancy Macklin
Join us for HLAA Convention 2016 and the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) Congress in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., June 23–26.

Walk4Hearing: Putting the FUN in Fundraising 
By Audrey Fox
There are many ways to get involved and help contribute to a great cause. Audrey shares handy tips to keep in mind when you start fundraising for the 2016 Walk4Hearing.

“I Can Hear, But I Can’t Understand” 
By Larry Medwetsky
The author explores various visual systems that can improve face-to-face communication.

Hearing Loss Facts & Statistics 
You’re not alone. Hearing loss affects 48 million Americans, from children to veterans.

Hearing Tracker and HLAA: Partnering for Best Practices in Hearing Care 
By Cynthia Compton-Conley
Best practices and patient-centered care are the latest buzzwords in the hearing health care industry—and for good reason. Read the whole article.

Cocktail Umbrellas 
By Robert James Riley
With a sense of humor, Bob approaches his hearing aids and hearing loss with some creative ideas and lots of gratitude.