Action Alert: Medicare Coverage of Hearing Aids

You may be aware that there is a movement afoot to expand Medicare to include hearing health care. That would mean for the first time, people who rely on Medicare...You may be aware that there is a movement afoot to expand Medicare to include hearing health care. That would mean for the first time, people who rely on Medicare to pay their medical bills would also be able to turn to Medicare to cover the cost of hearing aids and related services. The time … Read More >

President Biden Directs HHS to Consider Issuing Proposed Rules within 120 Days for Allowing Hearing Aids to be Sold Over the Counter

Today, U.S. President Biden issued an executive order that directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider issuing proposed rules within 120 days for allowing hearing...Today, U.S. President Biden issued an executive order that directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider issuing proposed rules within 120 days for allowing hearing aids to be sold over the counter. HLAA applauds the Biden Administration for taking action on this important matter. Since the passage of the Over-the-Counter … Read More >

HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley’s Email Account Hacked

Dear HLAA Community, Earlier today (June 30), you may have received a spam email requesting a gift card from HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley. This was a spam email–please do...Dear HLAA Community, Earlier today (June 30), you may have received a spam email requesting a gift card from HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley. This was a spam email–please do not respond. Barbara would never request this from our HLAA Chapters. She would never make any requests outside of HLAA. The HLAA National Office immediately … Read More >

Register for the HLAA Virtual Convention 2021!

Join us June 24-26 to learn the latest about hearing health, communication access and the technologies and strategies that help people with hearing loss live well. On June 24 at...Join us June 24-26 to learn the latest about hearing health, communication access and the technologies and strategies that help people with hearing loss live well. On June 24 at 3 p.m. ET, the convention kicks off with keynote remarks from Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. This three-day event includes a research symposium … Read More >

Join the Conversation about Walk4Hearing

Want to find out how you can be part of this incredible community and show your support? This spring, Walk4Hearing is online and invites you to join from anywhere! If...Want to find out how you can be part of this incredible community and show your support? This spring, Walk4Hearing is online and invites you to join from anywhere! If you haven’t yet participated in a Walk, now’s your chance to learn how. Join the effort and support communication access, educational programs, and other services … Read More >

New Legal Guidance and Resources to Ensure—and Expand—Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

As part of a shared commitment to President Biden’s National Strategy and Executive Order to ensure an equitable COVID-19 response, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and...As part of a shared commitment to President Biden’s National Strategy and Executive Order to ensure an equitable COVID-19 response, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have published several new … Read More >

HLAA Receives Permission from the FDA to Host a Meeting on Sensorineural Hearing Loss on May 25

HLAA has received permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to host an Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting (EL-PFDD) for People and Families Living with Sensorineural Hearing Loss...HLAA has received permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to host an Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting (EL-PFDD) for People and Families Living with Sensorineural Hearing Loss on Tuesday, May 25, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., U.S. ET. This is a YouTube Live virtual meeting, and all are welcome to attend. You can … Read More >

The Americans with Disabilities Act Obligations Regarding COVID-19 Related Services

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced on April 16 that it will be providing a Dear Colleague Letter reminding community partners that are involved in...The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced on April 16 that it will be providing a Dear Colleague Letter reminding community partners that are involved in the COVID-19 pandemic response that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to their services. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe and distressing impact … Read More >

Reminder for Chapter and State Organizations

IRS Filing Date is May 15 It‘s very important to file your 990 to keep your tax-exempt status and to avoid possible revocation from the IRS. Revocation could significantly impact...IRS Filing Date is May 15 It‘s very important to file your 990 to keep your tax-exempt status and to avoid possible revocation from the IRS. Revocation could significantly impact the chapters’ and state organizations’ ability to raise funds or solicit donations, and cause you to go through the lengthy and costly process to have … Read More >

The New HLAA Online Calendar

HLAA Chapters and State Organizations have been transitioning their in-person meetings to virtual meetings online during the pandemic. Now you can find and expand your network with more educational opportunities...HLAA Chapters and State Organizations have been transitioning their in-person meetings to virtual meetings online during the pandemic. Now you can find and expand your network with more educational opportunities and support through online HLAA Chapter and State Organizations meetings from all across the country in one central calendar from the HLAA Leaders List Groups.io … Read More >