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.
Aug
17
Mon

HLAA Chapter Development Workshop

What Level is Your Chapter? (What Level Do You Want It To Be?)

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Presenter: Beth Wilson, president, Central Massachusetts Chapter

Every chapter is unique, but many chapters follow a similar path of growth, maturity, and influence. A start-up chapter at level 1 finds that the most controversial subject for discussion is refreshments. A powerhouse chapter at level 5 yields influence and effects positive impact beyond the chapter with hearing access and advocacy in the community. This workshop will provide an insightful (and entertaining) look at chapter level characteristics and provide ideas for reaching the best level for your chapter.

Beth Wilson earned her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. She is retired from Raytheon where she worked for 33 years. Now in retirement, Dr. Beth is teaching online classes as an Adjunct Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She was born with a hearing loss and has been a life-long advocate for hearing access. She has been a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America since 1986, was the Executive Director from 2001-2002, and is active in the Central Massachusetts chapter.

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. You will receive a confirmation email from HLAA Chapters. Use the zoom link and passcode in this email to join the meeting. Times are listed below.
  • 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 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, 12 PT. If you are in a different time zone, please adjust the time so you do not miss the meeting.
Aug
18
Tue

We invite veterans with hearing loss to attend the next Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting (VAAVC) online using Zoom on August 18, 2020 at 8 pm EST (US and Canada).

Speaker: David Schible, vice-president of VAAVC
Topic: USO Resources: Transition Assistance Program

David Schible will talk about his work with the USO Transition Assistance Program and how they can help aid veterans in the transition process as they exit service.

REGISTER FOR MEETING

You will need to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, a confirmation email will be sent with information to help you join 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 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 by Starkey Hearing.

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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.

Sep
26
Sat

Buffalo Walk4Hearing @ Virtual Event

Sep 26 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

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The Walk is going virtual! This means that the gathering will be replaced with an online celebration.

Let’s stay connected and celebrate our Walk4Hearing community! Join us on Walk Day to show support for people with hearing loss and connect with fellow walkers and new friends. There will be special guests, chances to win prizes, and the opportunity to share stories. After the online celebration, participants are encouraged to walk safely with family or as a team in their neighborhoods.

Register for the Buffalo Walk4Hearing to continue to raise awareness and funds to support national and local programs. Then, RSVP for the Online Celebration to receive a link to join on Walk Day.

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Online Celebration

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

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