Join Me When the Stars Come out on September 23

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @BKelley_HLAA “Stargazing is a free, constantly changing show that allows for great conversation and bonding. It fosters...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @BKelley_HLAA “Stargazing is a free, constantly changing show that allows for great conversation and bonding. It fosters inspiration and imagination, alleviates stress and increases happiness. More importantly, it’s an activity enjoyed by people of all ages in all parts of the world.” … Read More >

Missing Lily

Kevin H. Franck, Ph.D Chair of the HLAA Board of Directors. I had a dog named Lily – a cockapoo (though in Australia they’d call her a spoodle). She passed...Kevin H. Franck, Ph.D Chair of the HLAA Board of Directors. I had a dog named Lily – a cockapoo (though in Australia they’d call her a spoodle). She passed away recently. Like many of you who have pets, I think she was the best pet ever. Lily lived just over 15 years and was … Read More >

Barbara Kelley Was Overheard Saying . . .

HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley spoke with Colleen Chapman on Episode Two of Frequency Therapeutics “Overheard at Frequency” podcast. The conversation focused on advocacy victories and ongoing HLAA efforts, the...HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley spoke with Colleen Chapman on Episode Two of Frequency Therapeutics “Overheard at Frequency” podcast. The conversation focused on advocacy victories and ongoing HLAA efforts, the impact of hearing loss on lives and careers of those at all ages and the dynamic work of local HLAA Chapters. HLAA Chapters are a … Read More >

Happy National Nonprofit Day!

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America August 17 is National Nonprofit Day! We celebrate, acknowledge and thank all the volunteers in our HLAA Chapters across the...Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America August 17 is National Nonprofit Day! We celebrate, acknowledge and thank all the volunteers in our HLAA Chapters across the country as well as our Walk4Hearing volunteers who make the work we do possible. HLAA thanks you for helping to advance our mission. We know … Read More >

Understanding the Cost of Hearing Aids

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @BKelley_HLAA There are many questions about the cost of hearing aids. This blog post, “Understanding the Cost...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @BKelley_HLAA There are many questions about the cost of hearing aids. This blog post, “Understanding the Cost of Hearing Aids,” by Thomas Powers, Ph.D. provides some excellent information on this issue to help protect consumers who are evaluating their options. President Biden … Read More >

Motorcycles and Hearing Health

Kevin H. Franck, Ph.D Chair of the HLAA Board of Directors. On the Road with Kevin I like to ride my motorcycle. I’m aware of its risks. In part, because...Kevin H. Franck, Ph.D Chair of the HLAA Board of Directors. On the Road with Kevin I like to ride my motorcycle. I’m aware of its risks. In part, because the first thing people tell me when they hear I ride is that they know someone who knows someone who had something terrible happen. This … Read More >

It Seems Everyone Has a Scam These Days

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America. In the past three months, I’ve had my email hacked, received a text that said my Facebook account would be suspended...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America. In the past three months, I’ve had my email hacked, received a text that said my Facebook account would be suspended if I didn’t take some action and had a trickster tell me my Amazon account was hacked and he needed to get access to my … Read More >

Do You Believe Everything You Read on the Internet or See on TV?

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America. We have a response in our family when one of us shares a factoid suspect to truth. We reply sarcastically with,...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America. We have a response in our family when one of us shares a factoid suspect to truth. We reply sarcastically with, “It must be true if you read it on the Internet!” Something similar happened in the world of hearing health on July 9. President Biden … 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 >

How I Used Zoom to Learn About Hearing Health

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America HLAA Virtual Convention 2021 By Carrie Johnson I attended my first HLAA Virtual Convention June 24-26, 2021. I joined nearly...Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America HLAA Virtual Convention 2021 By Carrie Johnson I attended my first HLAA Virtual Convention June 24-26, 2021. I joined nearly 700-registrants to learn the latest developments in hearing health, and how to live well with hearing loss. I learned through the “Hear Well. Stay Vital.” … Read More >