This history is not a complete account of all data or a complete listing of all pieces of legislation HLAA had input to. However, it is an informative sketch of some of the major highlights of the organization.

Updated December 2017

2017

January 10 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appointed Lise Hamlin, director of public policy, as the representative member and Barbara Kelley, executive director, the alternate for HLAA on the...January 10 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appointed Lise Hamlin, director of public policy, as the representative member and Barbara Kelley, executive director, the alternate for HLAA on the FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC was established to advise the Commission on communications access issues for individuals with disabilities June 9 – the … Read More >

2016

March 18 – Barbara Kelley is named executive director by the HLAA Board of Trustees June 2 – HLAA applauds a new report issued by the National Academies of Sciences,...March 18 – Barbara Kelley is named executive director by the HLAA Board of Trustees June 2 – HLAA applauds a new report issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the Academies), Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability. The groundbreaking report documents the critical nature of hearing … Read More >

2015

Hearing Loss Association of America celebrates its 35-year anniversary. Convention 2015 Jolie Stone Frank and Melanie Stone Hogan (daughters of the late Rocky Stone) both individually received the Howard E....Hearing Loss Association of America celebrates its 35-year anniversary. Convention 2015 Jolie Stone Frank and Melanie Stone Hogan (daughters of the late Rocky Stone) both individually received the Howard E. “Rocky” Stone Humanitarian Award, named after the Founder and given to a former national board member Senator Tom Harkin, was the recipient of the Advocacy … Read More >

2014

June – Margaret Wallhagen, Ph.D. was elected chairperson of HHLA               Convention 2014 Wayne L. Roorda, was the recipient of the Howard E. “Rocky”...June – Margaret Wallhagen, Ph.D. was elected chairperson of HHLA               Convention 2014 Wayne L. Roorda, was the recipient of the Howard E. “Rocky” Stone Humanitarian Award, named after the Founder and given to a former national board member Consumer Electronics Association was presented with the National Access Award … Read More >

2013

Convention 2013 Kathy Borzell, was the recipient of the Howard E. “Rocky” Stone Humanitarian Award, named after the Founder and given to a former national board member CTIA-The Wireless Association®...Convention 2013 Kathy Borzell, was the recipient of the Howard E. “Rocky” Stone Humanitarian Award, named after the Founder and given to a former national board member CTIA-The Wireless Association® was presented with the National Access Award Karen Utter, received the Keystone Award Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, received the Get in the Hearing Loop … Read More >