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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HLAA2021 Convention in San Diego - Save the Date

HLAA2021 Convention in San Diego

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.
Jul
11
Sat

HLAA National Virtual Meeting @ Online

Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Please join a captioned virtual get together for the hearing loss community. Come ready to socially connect while we are physically distant. See how much fun we have during our meetings. The captioned Zoom meeting will include a presentation from our speakers plus ample time for questions and conversation.

Topic:

A Few Tech Things That You Need to Know NOW

Date/Time:

July 11, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

Richard Einhorn sitting by a piano

Speaker:

Richard Einhorn, HLAA Board of Directors Chair

Special Guest:

Gael Hannan – The Funny Side of Hearing Technology

Moderators:

Holly Cohen, HLAA member and hearing health advocate
Shari Eberts, HLAA Board Treasurer
Roxana Rotundo, HLAA Board Member

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL MEETING

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Helpful Hints and Tutorials

  • Zoom concerns have been addressed and procedures will be modified as Zoom continues to update their software. The main security issue was with open meetings. When you register, it creates a unique link for a password protected session.
  • Use a computer. If possible, attend the meeting on a computer rather than via a smart phone or iPad. This will give you the best layout to view the captions as well as other meeting features.
  • Captions. Meetings are captioned. How to See Closed Captions in ZOOM
  • Check your time zone. This meeting will take place live at 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, 12 p.m. MT and 11 a.m. PT. If you are in a different time zone, please adjust the time so you do not miss the meeting.
  • Questions? Feel free to email us at VirtualMeetings@hearingloss.org.

Remember to Join Our Official HLAA Facebook Closed Group

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
OFFICIAL COMMUNITY & SUPPORT GROUP

Jul
16
Thu

HLAA Chapter Development Workshop

Branding and Business Tools for HLAA Leaders

Presenter: Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador and President, Diablo Valley Chapter, California

Marketing and fundraising go hand in hand. Basic business tools are important to be able to sustain your chapter or state organization, which enhances your ability to fundraise. Are you prepared? Do you have the necessary business tools in place for marketing and fundraising?

Ann Thomas is a dynamic and award-winning hearing loss advocate. She is president of Hearing Loss Association of America-Diablo Valley Chapter, a member of the HLAA Get in the Hearing Loop Committee, and an HLAA trained Hearing Assistive Technology Specialist.

She discovered she was losing her hearing in 1997 at age 48 and became a member of HLAA in 2008. She would like HLAA to become a household word and has been directing her efforts to that end since becoming a HLAA Diablo Valley Chapter Board member in 2009.
She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior/Development, received nonprofit training from the esteemed CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in San Francisco, attended California State Board of Equalization Workshops for Nonprofits, and has experience working with several additional nonprofits.

Register for Workshop

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Helpful Hints and Tutorials

  • Zoom concerns have been addressed and procedures will be modified as Zoom continues to update their software. The main security issue was with open meetings. When you register, it creates a unique link for a password protected session.
  • Use a computer. If possible, attend the meeting on a computer rather than via a smart phone or iPad. This will give you the best layout to view the captions as well as other meeting features.
  • Captions. This meeting will be open captioned. Captions will be visible at the bottom of your Zoom meeting screen. Closed captions will not need to be enabled.
  • Check your time zone. This meeting will take place live at 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, 12 p.m. MT and 11 a.m. PT. If you are in a different time zone, please adjust the time so you do not miss the meeting.
Jul
30
Thu

HLAA Chapter Development Workshop

Amplifying the Next Generation of Chapter Leaders

Chapter longevity depends on a lot of factors. The Austin Chapter had already folded twice and almost folded a third time, and was determined to bring in younger members who would participate in running the chapter, not just attending meetings. These chapter leaders will share their experiences and their tips to help attract the next generation of leaders.

Presenters: Anecia Lockhart, Debra Dietz, and Carrie Leising, Austin Chapter, Texas

Anecia Lockhart was born profoundly deaf and has been wearing hearing aids since she was one year old then was bilaterally implanted with cochlear implants in 2017. She holds a master’s degree in rehab counseling which expanded her awareness on how to advocate and assist individuals with disabilities. During her spare time, she enjoys spending it with her friends, family, and animals including a donkey in the country.

 

Deb Deitz woke up deaf one morning at the age of 17. After 14 years in silence, Deb was tested for a very early experimental cochlear implant. This Storz 4-channel device was short-lived. This provided only environmental sounds and failed after nine months. Of the 16 devices ever implanted, Deb had one of the three that failed. In 2002 she had a cochlear implant implanted in her left ear. Hearing her daughter’s voice for the very first time in an emotional phone call was the start of her amazing hearing journey being reconnected to sound. These days you will find Deb creating art while listening to music. Catching up on the 30 years of missing music has been a labor of love!

Born with a genetic hearing loss, Carrie Leising has worn hearing devices since she was 18 months old. Always inspired to make a difference, she has a master’s in nonprofit leadership and management, giving her the knowledge to educate, lead and support the HLAA Austin Chapter and other organizations that are close to her heart. In her spare time, she likes to hike, to camp and spend time with her family while sipping a glass of wine.

Register for Workshop

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Helpful Hints and Tutorials

  • Zoom concerns have been addressed and procedures will be modified as Zoom continues to update their software. The main security issue was with open meetings. When you register, it creates a unique link for a password protected session.
  • Use a computer. If possible, attend the meeting on a computer rather than via a smart phone or iPad. This will give you the best layout to view the captions as well as other meeting features.
  • Captions. This meeting will be open captioned. Captions will be visible at the bottom of your Zoom meeting screen. Closed captions will not need to be enabled.
  • Check your time zone. This meeting will take place live at 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, 12 p.m. MT and 11 a.m. PT. If you are in a different time zone, please adjust the time so you do not miss the meeting.

 

Sep
14
Mon

The M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase is dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive technology for senior citizens and users of all abilities. It is an annual meeting place for all who implement digital accessibility strategies or develop enabling ICT products, services for workplaces, learning environments or consumer markets.  With its theme of “Digital Inclusion Strategies: A Catalyst for Action”, the 2020 M-Enabling Summit will highlight how organizations can successfully leverage innovative enabling technologies to make their digital workplaces, learning environments and product and services accessible to users of all abilities.

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