Be Careful, The Children are Listening

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. About five years ago a high...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. About five years ago a high school senior, let’s call him Ryan to protect his identity, did some volunteer hours at the HLAA office. Ryan was a smart kid, good character, … Read More >

HLAA Promotes Consumer Protection in Comments for New Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Rule

HLAA filed comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed rule establishing Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids.  Once finalized by the FDA, consumers 18 and older with mild...HLAA filed comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed rule establishing Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids.  Once finalized by the FDA, consumers 18 and older with mild to moderate hearing loss will be able to purchase hearing aids at retail and online outlets.  HLAA and organizations that signed onto these comments recommended … Read More >

Open-Captioned Movies Coming Soon to New York City!

Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America A bill proposed by the New York City Chapter...Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America A bill proposed by the New York City Chapter of HLAA to require the city’s movie theaters — to offer weekly open-captioned screenings for every film — was overwhelmingly passed by the New York … Read More >

Listen to HLAA’s Barbara Kelley and a Former “Bachelor” Contestant on the “Hearing Health Today” Podcast

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Director of Communications, Hearing Loss Association of America The December 7 “Hearing Health Today” podcast episode featured...Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Director of Communications, Hearing Loss Association of America The December 7 “Hearing Health Today” podcast episode featured HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley and Abigail Heringer, former contestant on “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor in Paradise.” Please see the episode links here: Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts. In … Read More >

U.S. House of Representatives Expands Medicare to Cover Hearing Aids

HLAA is thrilled to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act of 2021 (H.R. 5376) on November 19, 2021. The Build Back Better Act...HLAA is thrilled to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act of 2021 (H.R. 5376) on November 19, 2021. The Build Back Better Act of 2021 includes the expansion of Medicare to cover hearing aids and services. HLAA has spent years supporting the idea of Medicare coverage of hearing … Read More >

Joan Kleinrock Passed Away Today and Leaves a Legacy of Support in HLAA Chapters

Joan Kleinrock, 86, passed away peacefully at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on November 9, 2021, after being admitted for pneumonia. Joan, along with Rocky Stone, built the HLAA Chapter...Joan Kleinrock, 86, passed away peacefully at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on November 9, 2021, after being admitted for pneumonia. Joan, along with Rocky Stone, built the HLAA Chapter network we know today. She started as a volunteer with Founder Rocky Stone after seeing a newspaper notice about a new organization called Self Help … Read More >

Upcoming Chapter Development Workshop: HLAA Updates on Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids and More

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021 Time: 1 p.m. ET, Noon CT, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT Duration: 60 minutes Topic: HLAA Updates on Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and More Speakers: Barbara Kelley, Executive...Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021 Time: 1 p.m. ET, Noon CT, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT Duration: 60 minutes Topic: HLAA Updates on Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and More Speakers: Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, HLAA Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy, HLAA During this Zoom Workshop, Barbara Kelley and Lise Hamlin will be on hand to provide updates … Read More >

Lonely in the pandemic, HLAA Rochester Chapter member moves forward with a cochlear implant

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America As pandemic lingers, treating hearing loss continues to prove important to enhance quality of life By Carrie Johnson, Director of...Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America As pandemic lingers, treating hearing loss continues to prove important to enhance quality of life By Carrie Johnson, Director of Communications, Hearing Loss Association of America When HLAA released our survey last year in partnership with Cochlear on the impact COVID-19 had on our hearing … Read More >

Upcoming Chapter Development Workshop and HLAA Leaders Website Survey Reminder

Dear HLAA Leaders, Reminder: HLAA Leaders Website Survey Closes this Friday, October 29 HLAA is planning a new website launch slated for Summer 2022. We are looking for specific input...Dear HLAA Leaders, Reminder: HLAA Leaders Website Survey Closes this Friday, October 29 HLAA is planning a new website launch slated for Summer 2022. We are looking for specific input from our HLAA leaders to help make this website better and more effective for people with hearing loss and our HLAA community. Your opinion matters. … Read More >

HLAA Website Survey for HLAA Leaders

Dear HLAA Leaders, HLAA is planning a new website launch slated for Summer 2022. We are looking for specific input from our HLAA leaders to help make this website better...Dear HLAA Leaders, HLAA is planning a new website launch slated for Summer 2022. We are looking for specific input from our HLAA leaders to help make this website better and more effective for people with hearing loss and our HLAA community. Your opinion matters. Please fill out this survey by October 29, 2021. To … Read More >