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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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HLAA Virtual Convention 2021

Save the date: June 24-26, 2021

 

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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.
Sep
19
Sun

Walk4hearing New York City

Walk Day is back in person.

Join us as we bring attention to hearing health and raise funds to ensure that people with hearing loss receive the resources needed to live better.

On Walk Day, be part of the celebration, connect with walkers, teams, alliances, HLAA Chapters, and corporate partners. Our combined passion for the cause will bring hearing health front and center. Walk with us to help everyone, at all stages of their hearing journey, feel confident and empowered to overcome challenges and support one another.

Register for NYC Walk4Hearing to raise awareness and funds to support national and local programs. See you on Walk Day!

Register Today

Walk Day Schedule

9 a.m. Registration/Check-in
10 a.m. Walk Starts

Sep
21
Tue

We invite veterans with hearing loss to attend the next Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting (VAAVC) online using Zoom.

Date: August 17, 2021
Time: 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT 

Topic : TBD

Registration coming soon.

The HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter is sponsored exclusively by Starkey.

 

Sep
23
Thu

We Hear You is a groundbreaking documentary about hearing loss, the invisible disability that impacts 430 million people worldwide, including 48 million in the United States alone. By shining a light on the hearing loss experience, it strives to build awareness, community and a more inclusive world for all.

This private screening for the hearing loss community will be the first of its kind. The Talkback, moderated by Gael Hannan, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the documentary—across two continents during the Covid-19 pandemic— and give the filmmakers the opportunity to hear from you — the hearing loss community.

Watch the film online at your convenience. This Vimeo link is available for you to see the documentary until September 23.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/584546807
Password: HLAA2021

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Date: September 23, 2021

Time: 7 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. MT, 4 p.m. PT

Speakers:

Holly Cohen

Holly Cohen is a hearing health advocate and speaker who was diagnosed with a bilateral hearing loss in her 20’s. Building on her experiences as Past President of the Hearing Loss Association of America – New York City Chapter (HLAA-NYC), CEO of a small business, and over 25 years as a career coach, Holly is committed to empowering others to advocate for their hearing needs. She serves on the Boards of HLAA-NYC and TDF (Theatre Development Fund). https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollycohen/.

Shari Eberts

Shari Eberts is a nationally recognized hearing health advocate, author and speaker. She is the founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com, a blog and online community for people living with hearing loss and tinnitus. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues. She serves on the Board of Directors of Hearing Loss Association of America. www.livingwithhearingloss.com

Toni Iacolucci

Toni Iacolucci is a communication access advocate, former member of HLAA’s National Board, and currently serves on the HLAA-NYC Board. She has been instrumental in bringing communication access to cultural venues and city agencies in NYC. Toni currently serves on the leadership committee of HLAA’s Communication Access in Health Care program and is co-author of the Guide for Effective Communication in Health Care. She recently received her first cochlear implant.

Roxana Rotundo

Roxana Rotundo is the CEO of VIP 2000 TV, a films and content distribution company whose catalog includes more than 300 films and 3000 hours of series. Roxana is the Board Chair for the Worldwide Audiovisual Women’s Association, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting women in the audiovisual industry. Roxana is the recipient of two cochlear implants. She serves on the Board of Directors of Hearing Loss Association of America and is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. www.vip2000.tv

Moderator:

Gael Hannan

Gael Hannan is a renowned humorist, writer, and speaker on hearing loss issues. She is an international hearing health advocate who creates awareness campaigns and award-winning presentations to help people better understand life with hearing loss. Gael’s critically-acclaimed book The Way I Hear It: A Life with Hearing Loss, written as part memoir and part survival guide, has helped readers around the world to embrace their own hearing challenges. www.gaelhannan.com


Helpful Hints and Tutorials

  • Registration is required for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
     
  • Use a computer. If possible, attend the meeting on a computer rather than via a smartphone or iPad. This will give you the best layout to view the captions as well as other meeting features.
     

  • Captions. HLAA webinars are open or closed captioned. Subtitles will be visible at the bottom of the meeting Zoom screen.
     
  • Check your time zone. This meeting will take place live at 7 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. CT, 5 MT and 4 p.m. PT. You should make note of your time zone so you do not miss the meeting.

NOTE: HLAA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participation in our webinars.

Questions? Feel free to email us at webinars@hearingloss.org.

Sep
25
Sat

Walk4hearing Buffalo

Walk Day is back in person.

Join us as we bring attention to hearing health and raise funds to ensure that people with hearing loss receive the resources needed to live better.

On Walk Day, be part of the celebration, connect with walkers, teams, alliances, HLAA Chapters, and corporate partners. Our combined passion for the cause will bring hearing health front and center. Walk with us to help everyone, at all stages of their hearing journey, feel confident and empowered to overcome challenges and support one another.

Register for Buffalo Walk4Hearing to raise awareness and funds to support national and local programs. See you on Walk Day!

Register Today

Walk Day Schedule

9 a.m. Registration/Check-in
10 a.m. Walk Starts

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