Be Careful, The Children are Listening

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. About five years ago a high...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. About five years ago a high school senior, let’s call him Ryan to protect his identity, did some volunteer hours at the HLAA office. Ryan was a smart kid, good character, … Read More >

Open-Captioned Movies Coming Soon to New York City!

Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America A bill proposed by the New York City Chapter...Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America A bill proposed by the New York City Chapter of HLAA to require the city’s movie theaters — to offer weekly open-captioned screenings for every film — was overwhelmingly passed by the New York … Read More >

U.S. House of Representatives Expands Medicare to Cover Hearing Aids

HLAA is thrilled to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act of 2021 (H.R. 5376) on November 19, 2021. The Build Back Better Act...HLAA is thrilled to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act of 2021 (H.R. 5376) on November 19, 2021. The Build Back Better Act of 2021 includes the expansion of Medicare to cover hearing aids and services. HLAA has spent years supporting the idea of Medicare coverage of hearing … Read More >

CIICA CONVERSATION: The Impact of the Pandemic on Cochlear Implant Services

Sue Archbold, Ph.D. Coordinator for the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) Brian Lamb, OBE Coordinator for the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) By Sue Archbold, Ph.D.,...Sue Archbold, Ph.D. Coordinator for the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) Brian Lamb, OBE Coordinator for the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) By Sue Archbold, Ph.D., and Brian Lamb, OBE, coordinators for the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) The Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) held its first … Read More >

Joan Kleinrock Leaves a Legacy of Support in HLAA Chapters

By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Joan Carlucci Kleinrock, 86, passed away peacefully at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on November 9, 2021, after being admitted...By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Joan Carlucci Kleinrock, 86, passed away peacefully at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on November 9, 2021, after being admitted for pneumonia. Joan, along with Founder Rocky Stone, built the HLAA Chapter network we know today. She met Founder Rocky Stone after seeing a newspaper … Read More >

New Hearing Aid Options are Coming in 2022

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America Kate Carr President Hearing Industries Association By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America and Kate Carr, President, Hearing...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America Kate Carr President Hearing Industries Association By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America and Kate Carr, President, Hearing Industries Association The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidelines for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, a first step toward giving Americans more options … Read More >

FDA Releases Proposed Rules for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

“HLAA is pleased to see the proposed rules on over-the-counter hearing aids released today by the FDA. This is one step closer to seeing OTC hearing devices on the market...“HLAA is pleased to see the proposed rules on over-the-counter hearing aids released today by the FDA. This is one step closer to seeing OTC hearing devices on the market for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. We hope that many adults who qualify for these devices are encouraged to take that important step … Read More >

HLAA Receives Award from the TSA Recognizing Consumer Advocacy Partnership

Lise Hamlin Director of Public Policy Hearing Loss Association of America On September 19, HLAA received the good news that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was presenting its annual Coalition...Lise Hamlin Director of Public Policy Hearing Loss Association of America On September 19, HLAA received the good news that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was presenting its annual Coalition Partner award to HLAA during the agency’s 19th annual Disability and Multicultural Coalition Conference. TSA noted in their press release that they recognized the Hearing … Read More >

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 >

How to View Award-Winning Hearing Loss Documentary “We Hear You”

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America Lights . . . camera . . . action! HLAA is hosting an exclusive “We Hear You” Zoom Event featuring...Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America Lights . . . camera . . . action! HLAA is hosting an exclusive “We Hear You” Zoom Event featuring a Talkback with the documentary’s producers. Register here to watch the film and to attend the Talkback. Two weeks before the event, you will receive … Read More >