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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.
Apr
20
Tue

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

Date: April 20,2021
Time: 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT 

Speaker:
David Schible, Vice-President, VAAVC Chapter
Industrial Hygiene Technician, Department of Defense, United States Medical Command, Fort Stewart

Topic: Noise Measurement

David Schible will present on how noise is measured in the military and how to resolve loud noise exposure.

Register  for meeting

You will need to register in advance for this meeting.  

Helpful Hints and Tutorials

  • Zoom. After registering, a confirmation email will be sent with information to help you join the meeting.
  • 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 open or closed captioned.
  • Check your time zone. This meeting will take place live at 8 p.m. ET. If you are in a different time zone, please adjust the time so you do not miss the meeting.

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

 

Apr
22
Thu

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 2-2:30 p.m. (ET) with 20 minutes for product demo and 10 minutes for Q&A.

During the April 22 CaptionMate* event, hear from Jon Gray, CaptionMate’s Business Manager, regarding how the captioning app is used for direct, independent and effective cell phone calls for people with hearing loss. Receive captions to your normal cell phone number in real-time without the annoying delays of the past. Experience total privacy with no third-party operator and always have access to the whole conversation, not just what the other person said. Customize the app by selecting the font size, color and language of your choice on either your Apple, Android or landline phone.

CaptionMate is a free service for individuals with hearing loss. The cost of captioning each Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone (IP CTS) call is funded through a federal program, and the cost of the calls are paid for by contributions from other telecommunications users to the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) fund administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

*The FCC has conditionally certified CaptionMate.

Note: Product showcases are for advertising purposes only. HLAA does not endorse products or services featured and the presentation is paid for by the advertiser. 

Registration is required for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register for Webinar

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. 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 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 webinars@hearingloss.org.m. PT. If you are in a different time zone, please adjust the time 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.

If companies are interested in HLAA Webinar Product Showcases, email Jeryl Parade at jeryl.parade@theygsgroup.com.

May
25
Tue

PFDD Events

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)

Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meetings were first started by the FDA to try and find a better way to hear directly from patients, their caregivers and families. The meetings explore what symptoms matter most to them, the impacts on patients’ daily lives, and patients’ experiences with currently available treatments. This information helps the FDA both during drug development as well as during review of marketing applications for new drugs

It is exciting that HLAA can lead the charge here with the FDA who will attend and listen. Our hope is that patient engagement through a PFDD will go a long way in shaping future hearing loss treatments and creating a deeper understanding of the impact of hearing loss on individuals, their quality of life and associated comorbidities.

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

Jun
12
Sat

Connecticut Walk4Hearing @ Virtual Event

Jun 12 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am
HLAA Walk4Hearing Connecticut

Walk4Hearing is online and in your neighborhood!

Participating in the Walk means joining people across the country and right in our neighborhoods, who understand what it’s like to live with hearing loss. We invite you to join our community from wherever you are! Register for the Walk to raise awareness and funds to support national and local programs.

Visit the Connecticut Walk4Hearing event to learn more how to participate online and sign-up to watch the celebration!

Online Celebration

Sign on begins 9:45 a.m. ET
Online program starts 10 a.m. ET

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