American Girl® doll and HLAA partner for the debut of American Girl’s 2020 Doll of the Year, Joss Kendrick, who wears a hearing aid. Read more.

Executive Director Barbara Kelley is appointed to the Advisory Board of the Ida Institute.

The HLAA Walk4Hearing celebrates its 15th year and takes place in 20 cities with a call to action to get your hearing screened. Hearing screenings are offered at each Walk4Hearing site. #screenURhearing.

HLAA enter year one of its five-year project with Gallaudet University’s Deaf/Hard of Hearing Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center who received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The 44.6 million grant is to improve technology accessibility and usability for people who are deaf and hard or hard of hearing. The HLAA/Gallaudet portion of the grant is for a project to establish a consumer-industry alliance to make technology products accessible and usable from the ground up.

The HLAA2020 Convention is held in New Orleans, June 18-20., with workshops, exhibit hall and trade show and other events. The Research Symposium is on tinnitus, funded, in part, by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health.

HLAA is part of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation Accessibility Leaders at CES 2020. The CTA Foundation brings leaders from the disability community to CES to build relationships and highlight opportunities for technology to enhance the lives of people of all ages and abilities. HLAA represented the hearing access leaders.