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

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 >

2012

Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light was performed the weekend of March 2-3 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Orchestra and the Strathmore Music Center. A hearing loop was installed in the...Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light was performed the weekend of March 2-3 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Orchestra and the Strathmore Music Center. A hearing loop was installed in the concert hall for the weekend performances. HLAA promoted the event and Richard Einhorn is an HLAA member. A grant from Oticon Foundation was awarded to … Read More >

2011

HLAA launches “Campaign to Make Hearing Aids Affordable.” Components of the campaign include: Increasing awareness about hearing loss and reducing stigma Advocating for unbundling of hearing aids and professional services...HLAA launches “Campaign to Make Hearing Aids Affordable.” Components of the campaign include: Increasing awareness about hearing loss and reducing stigma Advocating for unbundling of hearing aids and professional services Supporting low-cost options for consumers Advocating for insurance coverage and tax relief in the states Supporting the Hearing Aid Tax Credit legislation H.R. 1479 and … Read More >

2010

Produced seven, captioned videos on Hearing Loss 101 to encourage people to seek help for their hearing loss. We partnered with Knowlera Media, Inc., to produce the videos which are...Produced seven, captioned videos on Hearing Loss 101 to encourage people to seek help for their hearing loss. We partnered with Knowlera Media, Inc., to produce the videos which are posted on YouTube, www.monkeysee.com, and on www.hearingloss.org. With funding from the Better Hearing Institute, the DVDs are available free on request from HLAA for anyone … Read More >