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HLAA Virtual Convention 2021

Save the date: June 25-26, 2021


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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.

World Hearing Day

Mar 3 all-day

 World Hearing Day 2021: Hearing Care for All

The World Health Organization’s World Hearing Forum (WHF), of which HLAA is a member, celebrates World Hearing Day on March 3 each year. This year, the WHF will release the World Report on Hearing. 



Hosted by HLAA and presented by the New York State Association

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Federal, state and local disability laws are intended to bring people with all manner of disabilities, including hearing loss, into the mainstream of public life. But implementing those laws in practice is up to affected individuals. How well do you understand your accessibility rights? What steps can or should you take if you feel your rights have been denied?

Date: March 10, 2021

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


Marc Fliedner, J.D., Attorney and Director of the PAIR Program (Protection & Advocacy for Individual Rights), including the rights of individuals with physical disabilities) at the New York City office of Disability Rights New York; DRNY is part of a nationwide network of legally-based disability rights agencies mandated by federal law to protect and advocate for individuals with disabilities.

John Herrion, J.D., Attorney and Director of Disability Rights for the New York State Division of Human Rights.

John Waldo, J.D., Attorney whose practice focuses on improving access to public life for people with hearing loss, an emphasis that combines his 30-plus years of legal practice with his own life experience with hearing loss.

Moderator:   Jerry Bergman, HLAA member and hearing loss advocate.


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 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 7 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. MT and 4 p.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.

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