HLAA Brings Awareness to Global Standards for Cochlear Implant Users

Consensus reached on international guidelines for care. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) took part in a recently published, first of its kind research study in the Journal of...Consensus reached on international guidelines for care. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) took part in a recently published, first of its kind research study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the minimum standards of care and treatment for adults with cochlear implants. HLAA was part of a global panel which … Read More >

“I Can’t Hear Anymore” – How Hearing is Affected After Exposure to a Loud Blast

Imagine this scenario: A loud explosion, maybe a bomb, maybe chemicals or maybe fireworks explode unexpectedly, and you happen to be nearby. Maybe you are physically okay and very shaken....Imagine this scenario: A loud explosion, maybe a bomb, maybe chemicals or maybe fireworks explode unexpectedly, and you happen to be nearby. Maybe you are physically okay and very shaken. But suddenly you realize – you can no longer hear. Anything. An explosion of ammonium nitrate that rocked a seaport in Beirut which killed and … Read More >

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 >

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 >

Webinar: Audiological Care and COVID-19 on April 29

Audiological Care and COVID-19: The Current Climate, Hearing Treatment Alternatives, and the Future of Audiology Presenter: Cliff Olson, Au.D. Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m....Audiological Care and COVID-19: The Current Climate, Hearing Treatment Alternatives, and the Future of Audiology Presenter: Cliff Olson, Au.D. Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time Don’t miss Wednesday’s free captioned webinar featuring Dr. Cliff Olson, audiologist and founder of Applied Hearing Solutions, who will be presenting Audiological Care and COVID-19: … Read More >

HLAA National Virtual Meeting: April 25

Please join a free, captioned, virtual get together for the hearing loss community. Come ready to socially connect while we are physically distant. The captioned Zoom meeting will include a...Please join a free, captioned, virtual get together for the hearing loss community. Come ready to socially connect while we are physically distant. The captioned Zoom meeting will include a presentation from our speaker plus ample time for questions and conversation. Topic: A humorous look at the highs and lows of physically distancing with hearing … Read More >

Q&A with Dr. Michael Harvey: What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach Us About Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation

Michael A. Harvey, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who provides training and guidance on mental health issues and people with hearing loss. View him on the HLAA captioned webinar that...Michael A. Harvey, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who provides training and guidance on mental health issues and people with hearing loss. View him on the HLAA captioned webinar that aired on March 24, 2020.  Dr. Harvey is also a regular contributor to Hearing Life, HLAA’s bimonthly magazine. Join HLAA to receive the magazine. Also, … Read More >