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 April 2019

2019

HLAA turns 40 this year in November. A special 40 Years logo was created to publish in all our media to proudly display our achievement. HLAA2019 Convention is held in...HLAA turns 40 this year in November. A special 40 Years logo was created to publish in all our media to proudly display our achievement. HLAA2019 Convention is held in Rochester, New York, June 20-23. HLAA receives AVA Digital Gold Award for website redesign. hearOclub is a hearing aid and cochlear implant battery subscription service … Read More >

2018

January – HLAA debuts a fresh, updated look, including a new logo, marketing materials, and complete redesign and renaming of our bimonthly magazine, now called Hearing Life: The name might...January – HLAA debuts a fresh, updated look, including a new logo, marketing materials, and complete redesign and renaming of our bimonthly magazine, now called Hearing Life: The name might have changed, but our mission hasn’t. May 24 – The brand new hearingloss.org website is launched! June – HLAA2018 Convention was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. … Read More >

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 >