Emergency Broadband Benefit Webinar for Consumers and Outreach Partners

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a public webinar to provide information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). EBB...On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a public webinar to provide information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). EBB is a temporary program that provides a discount of up to $50 per month ($75 on Tribal lands) off a qualifying household’s internet bill. For … Read More >

FCC Announces New Outreach to Collect Consumer Broadband Availability Experiences

The Federal Communications Commission FCC recently announced an effort to collect consumers’ broadband experiences. The stories shared by consumers will help to inform the FCC’s broadband data collection efforts. “Far too many...The Federal Communications Commission FCC recently announced an effort to collect consumers’ broadband experiences. The stories shared by consumers will help to inform the FCC’s broadband data collection efforts. “Far too many Americans are left behind in access to jobs, education, and healthcare if they do not have access to broadband,” said Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. … 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 >

World Hearing Forum Call for Changemakers’ Stories

Your real-life experiences and personal stories can inspire and influence others to improve the world for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. They can also encourage action to...Your real-life experiences and personal stories can inspire and influence others to improve the world for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. They can also encourage action to support implementation of the WHO’s World Report on Hearing. Individuals, families and organizations are encouraged to submit their stories and if chosen, will be used … Read More >

Proposed Settlement Reached in ADA Face Mask Lawsuit

HLAA has learned that a proposed settlement was announced in a case claiming that Nike, Inc. had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by requiring their employees wear face masks but...HLAA has learned that a proposed settlement was announced in a case claiming that Nike, Inc. had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by requiring their employees wear face masks but failing to ensure customers with hearing loss were provided with appropriate accommodations.  As part of the settlement, Nike has agreed to make transparent face masks available … Read More >

Register for the Cochlear Implant: Increasing Awareness and Access Session

Cochlear Implant: Increasing Awareness and Access Cochlear implants have been around for 40 years and have greatly improved the lives of recipients. Yet, despite advances in the technology and its...Cochlear Implant: Increasing Awareness and Access Cochlear implants have been around for 40 years and have greatly improved the lives of recipients. Yet, despite advances in the technology and its benefits, there is a lack of awareness about cochlear implants and too few adults with hearing loss, who could benefit from the devices, have access … Read More >

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the leading consumer organization, is pleased to be part of this public service campaign to educate people about hearing health, the importance of hearing...The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the leading consumer organization, is pleased to be part of this public service campaign to educate people about hearing health, the importance of hearing tests and what to do about hearing loss. Below are some great resources containing important information to be used not only during Better Hearing and … Read More >

HLAA Supports Stronger Consumer Education Regarding HAC Phones

Hearing Loss Association of America alongside Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the National Association of the Deaf, and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing-RERC at Gallaudet filed...Hearing Loss Association of America alongside Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the National Association of the Deaf, and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing-RERC at Gallaudet filed Comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) wireless phones. The Commission has … Read More >