HLAA National Virtual Meeting: June 6

Please join a captioned virtual get together for the hearing loss community. Come ready to socially connect while we are physically distant. See how much fun we had last time. The...Please join a captioned virtual get together for the hearing loss community. Come ready to socially connect while we are physically distant. See how much fun we had last time. The captioned Zoom meeting will include a presentation from our speakers plus ample time for questions and conversation. Topic: Advocacy & Impact: Effective Communication in Health … Read More >

Video Conferencing Platforms Feature Matrix

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Remote Workplace Communications Access: Recommendations for Employers During Times of Expanded Telework

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Accessible Remote Work Meetings for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Employees

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The HLAA Board of Directors Supports Free Captioning for People with Hearing Loss During the COVID-19 Pandemic

HLAA, the U.S. leader in advocacy for people with hearing loss, calls for all online video call and conferencing platforms to offer free (no-cost) access to automatic captioning technology to...HLAA, the U.S. leader in advocacy for people with hearing loss, calls for all online video call and conferencing platforms to offer free (no-cost) access to automatic captioning technology to people with hearing loss at the same level that platforms offer to their premium customers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. View HLAA’s Position Statement. Petition HLAA … Read More >

How Do I Communicate with Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at the Hospital During COVID-19?

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, how will you be able to talk to doctors, nurses and others at the hospital? This guide is to help you get ready for your hospital...During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, how will you be able to talk to doctors, nurses and others at the hospital? This guide is to help you get ready for your hospital visit.  Going to the hospital will be very different during the pandemic.  In normal times, hospitals must give services that help you understand what is … Read More >

COVID-19: Video-Based Telehealth Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients

Now, with the coronavirus (COVID-19), it may not be safe to go to your doctor’s office. Your doctor may ask you to stay home and talk to your doctor through...Now, with the coronavirus (COVID-19), it may not be safe to go to your doctor’s office. Your doctor may ask you to stay home and talk to your doctor through online video. This is called “telehealth.” Your doctor must still give you an interpreter or captioning so you can understand your doctor when you use … Read More >

Barbara Kelley Joins the Ida Advisory Board

  Barbara Kelley, Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), has joined the Ida Institute’s Advisory Board. This marks Ida’s commitment to strengthening the patient perspective and...  Barbara Kelley, Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), has joined the Ida Institute’s Advisory Board. This marks Ida’s commitment to strengthening the patient perspective and our focus on including people with hearing loss in their own care. “We are pleased to welcome Barbara Kelley to the Ida Institute Advisory Board,” … Read More >

House Passes Bill for Medicare Coverage of Hearing Aids

Today, in a historic achievement, the House of Representatives this week voted to expand Medicare to cover hearing aids and related hearing health care services. By a vote of 230-192, the...Today, in a historic achievement, the House of Representatives this week voted to expand Medicare to cover hearing aids and related hearing health care services. By a vote of 230-192, the House approved HR 3, a bill that allows the federal government to negotiate prescription drug prices and uses the savings from lower drug prices to … Read More >

World Hearing Forum in Geneva

Last week, Barbara Kelley, HLAA Executive Director, and Lise Hamlin, HLAA Director of Public Policy, attended the World Hearing Forum, held by the World Health Organization, in Geneva. Approximately 466...Last week, Barbara Kelley, HLAA Executive Director, and Lise Hamlin, HLAA Director of Public Policy, attended the World Hearing Forum, held by the World Health Organization, in Geneva. Approximately 466 million people live with disabling hearing loss; of these, 34 million are children. In addition, 1.1 billion young people are at risk of hearing loss … Read More >