HEARING LOSS STATS

1in5

Teens

experience some degree of hearing loss.

2.7M

Veterans

have service-connected hearing disabilities or are in treatment for hearing-related issues.

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HLAA2019 Convention

Rochester, NY city skyline at night

June 20 – 23 in Rochester, NY

Hyatt Regency Rochester

Registration for HLAA2019 is OPEN!

Walk4Hearing

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The largest walk for hearing loss awareness in the country!

The Hearing Loss Association of America Walk4Hearing increases public awareness about hearing loss, eradicates the stigma associated with it and raises funds for national and local programs.

Upcoming Events

Find upcoming HLAA webinars, Walks and other events.
Jan
16
Wed

Register now for a unique 4‐week Living WELL with Hearing Loss hearing rehabilitation support group designed specifically for adults in the workforce and high school students that will soon be entering the workforce. This is a joint project with the ASU Speech & Hearing Clinic, the HLAA AZ Working Adults Chapter, and the City of Tempe. There is no cost to attend.  See FLYER for more details.

Webinar: Life is Good

Jan 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Webinar: Life is Good

In 2009, Jess Toews was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), a hereditary condition most commonly associated with bilateral vestibular schwannomas, also known as acoustic neuromas. These are benign (noncancerous) tumors that occur on the nerves for balance and hearing leading to the inner ear. Over the last 9 years, Jess has been through many medical obstacles including deafness, and she is one of just a few people in the United States that has an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) as well as a cochlear implant. 

Tune in to hear Jessica’s inspirational story (wear some crazy socks too!).

Jessica’s surgeon, Ravi Samy, M.D., presented a webinar, Auditory Brainstem Implantation, in September 2018. You may wish to view the recording before Jessica’s presentation. 

Jan
17
Thu

Please join the HLAA Greater Baltimore Chapter for our first event of 2019…

“Let’s Talk!” with award-winning social worker Miriam Zadek

“Let’s talk about being hard-of-hearing,” says Ms. Zadek. “Let’s talk about what you – the members of our audience – want to talk about regarding hearing loss.”

Born hearing, Miriam Zadek was raised with two sisters born deaf as a result of a family genetic disorder. Inspired by their condition, she graduated from Barnard College, and earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University. Ms. Zadek became certified by Gallaudet to help the hard of hearing with their communication needs. She was a social worker at HASA for 19 years and helped found the American Sign Language interpreting program there (CIRS). She also served HASA as a member of the Board for 25 years. Ms. Zadek has worn hearing aids for the last 12 years!

HLAA-GBC meetings are FREE and open to adults of all ages. Captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided; the room is equipped with a hearing loop system to ensure full communication access for all attendees.

Jan
23
Wed

Register now for a unique 4‐week Living WELL with Hearing Loss hearing rehabilitation support group designed specifically for adults in the workforce and high school students that will soon be entering the workforce. This is a joint project with the ASU Speech & Hearing Clinic, the HLAA AZ Working Adults Chapter, and the City of Tempe. There is no cost to attend.  See FLYER for more details.

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