OTC Hearing Aids: Returns – a key piece of the puzzle

By Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy, Hearing Loss Association of America You’re taking a first step to treating your hearing loss. Many people wait years to act, so we’re...By Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy, Hearing Loss Association of America You’re taking a first step to treating your hearing loss. Many people wait years to act, so we’re glad you’re addressing your hearing health! The new category of Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids, expected on store shelves starting in in mid-October, could be a … Read More >

New class of hearing aids will soon be available directly to consumers without a prescription

FDA issues final rule opening the market to over-the-counter devices, broadening choices for millions of Americans who need hearing help  Rockville, Md. — Millions of American adults with mild to...FDA issues final rule opening the market to over-the-counter devices, broadening choices for millions of Americans who need hearing help  Rockville, Md. — Millions of American adults with mild to moderate hearing loss will soon have more choices in hearing aids, and the ability to get them without seeing a doctor or hearing care professional … Read More >

HLAA Marks 32nd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

HLAA marks 32nd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), calls for more progress on accessible listening 48 million Americans have hearing loss, many still don’t have accessible communications required by...HLAA marks 32nd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), calls for more progress on accessible listening 48 million Americans have hearing loss, many still don’t have accessible communications required by ADA ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) – the leading voice for the growing number of Americans with hearing loss – … Read More >

HLAA 2022 Convention Empowers People with Hearing Loss

Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) – the leading voice for the growing number of...Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) – the leading voice for the growing number of Americans with hearing loss – held our annual convention in Tampa last month. More than 400 attendees, including industry, technology, and medical experts, joined in-person … Read More >

HLAA 2022 Convention: Online Registration Ends Friday, May 20; and Join Hearing Loss Awareness Day Baseball Game

We hope to see you at the HLAA 2022 Convention in Tampa, June 23-25. Our online registration ends on Friday, May 20. Register Today! Check out all that Tampa has...We hope to see you at the HLAA 2022 Convention in Tampa, June 23-25. Our online registration ends on Friday, May 20. Register Today! Check out all that Tampa has to offer as a summer vacation destination. Cannot join us for the full event? We have one-day registration packages available. Our HLAA Exhibit Hall is … Read More >

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Will Soon be Available to Millions of Americans

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. HLAA Helps Empower People Facing New...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. HLAA Helps Empower People Facing New Choices in Hearing Health The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing the final rules for a new class of hearing aids that will … Read More >

The Power of “CODA”

Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America The Apple TV+ film “CODA” captured the hearts of...Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America The Apple TV+ film “CODA” captured the hearts of many and was recognized as Best Picture at the Oscars. The Oscars are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This … Read More >

Combatting Isolation: Tips to Stay “In the Loop,” Regardless of Hearing Ability

John Kinstler Outreach Marketing Manager CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. By John Kinstler, Outreach Marketing Manager, CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. is an HLAA Hear for Life Partner....John Kinstler Outreach Marketing Manager CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. By John Kinstler, Outreach Marketing Manager, CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. is an HLAA Hear for Life Partner. CapTel is teaming with HLAA to promote hearing health and encourage more Americans to act on their hearing. We are pleased to share a guest … Read More >

What’s New at the HLAA 2022 Convention?

Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America Are you ready for some fun in the sun...Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America Are you ready for some fun in the sun in Tampa? When you aren’t inside enjoying the HLAA 2022 Convention, head outside to experience Tampa. Step outside the hotel doors and walk along the … Read More >

ASHA and HLAA Stress Need for Hearing Protection Across the Lifespan This World Hearing Day, With Millions at Risk for Preventable Damage

  Annual Awareness Day Brings New Global Standard From the World Health Organization for Safe Noise Levels at Concert Venues and Other Public Places (Rockville, MD – March 2, 2022)...  Annual Awareness Day Brings New Global Standard From the World Health Organization for Safe Noise Levels at Concert Venues and Other Public Places (Rockville, MD – March 2, 2022) With 1 in 8 children and 1 in 4 adults in the United States estimated to have hearing loss due to exposure to excessive noise, … Read More >