HLAA Joins Consumers Commenting on FCC Rules

HLAA signed onto comments drafted in concert with TDI (Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) and other Accessibility Advocacy Organizations and Research Organizations that were filed with the...HLAA signed onto comments drafted in concert with TDI (Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) and other Accessibility Advocacy Organizations and Research Organizations that were filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) June 7, 2021. Those comments were drafted in response to the FCC’s Public Notice to update the 21st Century Video and … Read More >

FCC Releases Hearing Aid Compatibility Report and Order

On February 22, 2021, the FCC released a Report and Order to update the FCC’s wireless hearing aid compatibility requirements to ensure that the FCC’s rules reflect the latest technical...On February 22, 2021, the FCC released a Report and Order to update the FCC’s wireless hearing aid compatibility requirements to ensure that the FCC’s rules reflect the latest technical developments and standards, and to continue on the path to making 100% of wireless handsets hearing aid-compatible. The Commission adopted the 2019 ANSI Hearing Aid … Read More >

HLAA Urges DOT to Make Transportation Accessible

HLAA filed comments with the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Strategic Plan on Accessible Transportation for FY 2021-2025 on February 16, 2021. We reminded noted the DOT that their Strategic...HLAA filed comments with the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Strategic Plan on Accessible Transportation for FY 2021-2025 on February 16, 2021. We reminded noted the DOT that their Strategic Plan did not include solutions that can have a profound effect on the ability of people with hearing loss to understand communications and allow us … Read More >

Virtual Tech Industry Career Showcase Event (April 7 and April 14)

Disability:IN Inclusion Works announces a virtual Tech Industry Career Showcase event with top ranking Fortune/Global 500 tech employers on April 7 and April 14. Register by April 2. Hosted in...Disability:IN Inclusion Works announces a virtual Tech Industry Career Showcase event with top ranking Fortune/Global 500 tech employers on April 7 and April 14. Register by April 2. Hosted in partnership with Facebook, the Virtual Tech Industry Career Showcase is an opportunity for candidates with disabilities to learn from businesses that are seeking to recruit … Read More >

HLAA Hosting a Webinar (April 8) and Convening a Meeting (May 25) with Permission from the FDA

HLAA will convene and host a Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting with permission from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on sensorineural hearing loss and its impact on daily life. All...HLAA will convene and host a Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting with permission from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on sensorineural hearing loss and its impact on daily life. All are welcome to attend. This session will be free and open to all. Look for more information to come. We will also hold an HLAA webinar on … Read More >

Zoom Offers FREE ASR Captioning

HLAA is THRILLED that Zoom is offering free ASR captions for those who sign up with Zoom. Sign up here. This is a huge win for our community of advocates...HLAA is THRILLED that Zoom is offering free ASR captions for those who sign up with Zoom. Sign up here. This is a huge win for our community of advocates and HLAA members. More than 48 million Americans experience hearing loss. Hearing loss impacts people of all ages. Today, due to COVID-19, we must all … Read More >

HLAA and ASHA Champion “Hearing Care for All” for World Hearing Day on March 3rd

  Collaboration Shines Light on U.S. Disparities in Hearing Care (Rockville, MD – March 2, 2021) As the global health community recognizes World Hearing Day on March 3, the American...  Collaboration Shines Light on U.S. Disparities in Hearing Care (Rockville, MD – March 2, 2021) As the global health community recognizes World Hearing Day on March 3, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will use this year’s international observance to spotlight the domestic toll that untreated hearing … Read More >

Audio Directions Donates and Installs Two-Way Loop System at Hearing Loss Association of America Headquarters

Audio Directions (NJ) donated and installed a two-way hearing loop system at the reception desk in the new Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) headquarters office in Rockville, MD. This system is designed...Audio Directions (NJ) donated and installed a two-way hearing loop system at the reception desk in the new Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) headquarters office in Rockville, MD. This system is designed for use by staff and visitors who can now take advantage of the telecoil built into their personal hearing aids or cochlear implants, or in … Read More >

HLAA, Communication Access Advocates Send Accessibility Priorities to Biden’s FCC Transition Team

In consultation with Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the American Council of the Blind...In consultation with Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the American Council of the Blind (ACB), and the Technology Access Program (TAP) at Gallaudet University, the Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law and Policy Clinic (TLPC), a Public interest technology law and policy advocacy at Colorado … Read More >

FCC Announces 2020 Winners of Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility

On October 7, 2020, the FCC announced the 2020 winners of the Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA).  This FCC program, which began in 2011, is focused on...On October 7, 2020, the FCC announced the 2020 winners of the Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA).  This FCC program, which began in 2011, is focused on improving access to telecommunications and technology for people with disabilities.  Those being honored this year are national thought leaders whose sustained excellence throughout their careers … Read More >