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 >

Action Alert: Medicare Coverage of Hearing Aids–Congress Needs to Hear from You!

  Let Congress Hear from You! HLAA has been meeting with members of Congress, encouraging them to vote YES! to expand Medicare to include hearing aids and services. New legislation...  Let Congress Hear from You! HLAA has been meeting with members of Congress, encouraging them to vote YES! to expand Medicare to include hearing aids and services. New legislation is coming up soon that we hope will include a provision for hearing health care under Medicare. That would mean for the first time, people … 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 >

Rules are Long Overdue

Lise Hamlin Director of Public Policy Hearing Loss Association of America President Joe Biden Issues Directive for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids By Lise Hamlin President Joe Biden signed a sweeping Executive...Lise Hamlin Director of Public Policy Hearing Loss Association of America President Joe Biden Issues Directive for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids By Lise Hamlin President Joe Biden signed a sweeping Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy | The White House on July 9, 2021. According to The Washington Post: “The executive order — … Read More >

HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley’s Email Account Hacked

Dear HLAA Community, Earlier today (June 30), you may have received a spam email requesting a gift card from HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley. This was a spam email–please do...Dear HLAA Community, Earlier today (June 30), you may have received a spam email requesting a gift card from HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley. This was a spam email–please do not respond. Barbara would never request this from our HLAA Chapters. She would never make any requests outside of HLAA. The HLAA National Office immediately … Read More >

HLAA Joins Consumers Commenting on FCC Rules

HLAA signed onto comments drafted in concert with TDI (Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) and other Accessibility Advocacy Organizations and Research Organizations that were filed with the...HLAA signed onto comments drafted in concert with TDI (Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) and other Accessibility Advocacy Organizations and Research Organizations that were filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) June 7, 2021. Those comments were drafted in response to the FCC’s Public Notice to update the 21st Century Video and … Read More >

Register for the HLAA Virtual Convention 2021!

Join us June 24-26 to learn the latest about hearing health, communication access and the technologies and strategies that help people with hearing loss live well. On June 24 at...Join us June 24-26 to learn the latest about hearing health, communication access and the technologies and strategies that help people with hearing loss live well. On June 24 at 3 p.m. ET, the convention kicks off with keynote remarks from Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. This three-day event includes a research symposium … Read More >