FREE WEBINAR: Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation, Part 2

FREE HLAA WEBINAR: Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation, Part 2 with Dr. Michael Harvey, Clinical Psychologist April 2  /  2:00pm – 3:00pm ET The audience comments from Dr. Harvey’s...FREE HLAA WEBINAR: Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation, Part 2 with Dr. Michael Harvey, Clinical Psychologist April 2  /  2:00pm – 3:00pm ET The audience comments from Dr. Harvey’s Part 1 webinar on coping with COVID-19 revealed an amazing but not surprising richness and resiliency. This follow-up webinar will have a small presentation followed … Read More >

HLAA and ASHA Join Forces This World Hearing Day to Dispel Myths, Encourage Early Intervention and Treatment for Hearing Loss  

HLAA and ASHA Join Forces This World Hearing Day to Dispel Myths, Encourage Early Intervention and Treatment for Hearing Loss   (ROCKVILLE, Md. – March 2, 2020) As the global health...HLAA and ASHA Join Forces This World Hearing Day to Dispel Myths, Encourage Early Intervention and Treatment for Hearing Loss   (ROCKVILLE, Md. – March 2, 2020) As the global health community prepares to mark World Hearing Day on March 3, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) are encouraging all Americans to prioritize … Read More >

Barbara Kelley Joins the Ida Advisory Board

  Barbara Kelley, Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), has joined the Ida Institute’s Advisory Board. This marks Ida’s commitment to strengthening the patient perspective and...  Barbara Kelley, Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), has joined the Ida Institute’s Advisory Board. This marks Ida’s commitment to strengthening the patient perspective and our focus on including people with hearing loss in their own care. “We are pleased to welcome Barbara Kelley to the Ida Institute Advisory Board,” … Read More >

Historic Formation of International Cochlear Advocacy Alliance to Improve Access to Cochlear Implants for Adults with Severe to Profound Hearing Loss

GENEVA, December 6, 2019: The themes of Alliance, Advocacy, and Action for the World Health Organization’s first World Hearing Forum (December 4-5) provided inspiration for a separate meeting held on...GENEVA, December 6, 2019: The themes of Alliance, Advocacy, and Action for the World Health Organization’s first World Hearing Forum (December 4-5) provided inspiration for a separate meeting held on December 6 of an emerging International Cochlear Implant Advocacy Alliance with representation from hearing health professional and consumer advocacy organizations. The meeting focused on the … Read More >

House Passes Bill for Medicare Coverage of Hearing Aids

Today, in a historic achievement, the House of Representatives this week voted to expand Medicare to cover hearing aids and related hearing health care services. By a vote of 230-192, the...Today, in a historic achievement, the House of Representatives this week voted to expand Medicare to cover hearing aids and related hearing health care services. By a vote of 230-192, the House approved HR 3, a bill that allows the federal government to negotiate prescription drug prices and uses the savings from lower drug prices to … Read More >

World Hearing Forum in Geneva

Last week, Barbara Kelley, HLAA Executive Director, and Lise Hamlin, HLAA Director of Public Policy, attended the World Hearing Forum, held by the World Health Organization, in Geneva. Approximately 466...Last week, Barbara Kelley, HLAA Executive Director, and Lise Hamlin, HLAA Director of Public Policy, attended the World Hearing Forum, held by the World Health Organization, in Geneva. Approximately 466 million people live with disabling hearing loss; of these, 34 million are children. In addition, 1.1 billion young people are at risk of hearing loss … Read More >

Partner Alert: Protect Your Hearing! Noise Induced Hearing Loss Public Service Announcements (PSAs) at Times Square Nov. 25 – Dec. 2 and Dec. 24 – Dec. 31

NCEH’s Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) Initiative has hit the big times! Times Square, that is, a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, and entertainment Mecca known as “The Crossroads of the...NCEH’s Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) Initiative has hit the big times! Times Square, that is, a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, and entertainment Mecca known as “The Crossroads of the World.” Times Square is located in the midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It extends from … Read More >

Help us earn easy money for HLAA through Amazon Smile!

The holiday shopping season is upon us. Help us earn easy money for HLAA through Amazon Smile! For HLAA to receive any proceeds from your purchases, you MUST start at...The holiday shopping season is upon us. Help us earn easy money for HLAA through Amazon Smile! For HLAA to receive any proceeds from your purchases, you MUST start at https://smile.amazon.com/. We’d suggest bookmarking it. If you’ve never registered: Visit https://smile.amazon.com/. Sign in using your normal Amazon username and password. (You do not need a … Read More >

Irene Taylor Brodsky’s upcoming HBO documentary, Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

You’re invited to a free public screening on 12/4 at Lincoln Center in NYC! Oscar-nominated filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky’s upcoming HBO documentary, Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements, deals with...You’re invited to a free public screening on 12/4 at Lincoln Center in NYC! Oscar-nominated filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky’s upcoming HBO documentary, Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements, deals with her parents and her son’s hearing loss. The screening will be followed with a performance by Irene’s son.  The documentary premiers on HBO on December … Read More >