House Passes Bill for Medicare Coverage of Hearing Aids

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...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 House approved HR 3, a bill that allows the federal government to negotiate prescription drug prices … 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 >

Emergency 911 is still inaccessible for many New Yorkers. How long do we have to wait?

Emergency 911 is still inaccessible for many New Yorkers. How long do we have to wait? In her latest blog post, HLAA member and author Katherine Bouton discusses how the...Emergency 911 is still inaccessible for many New Yorkers. How long do we have to wait? In her latest blog post, HLAA member and author Katherine Bouton discusses how the deaf and hard of hearing are out of luck when it comes to calling 911 for help. https://katherinebouton.com/2019/11/17/emergency-911-is-still-inaccessible-for-many-new-yorkers-how-long-do-we-have-to-wait/ Read More >

Classroom Observation is Critical

Classroom Observation is Critical How do we know that our children with hearing loss are getting what they need in school? Only one way – someone needs to go in...Classroom Observation is Critical How do we know that our children with hearing loss are getting what they need in school? Only one way – someone needs to go in and observe. This article was published in Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM). Classroom observation is critical Read More >

Link between hearing and cognition begins earlier than once thought

Link between hearing and cognition begins earlier than once thought A new study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of age-related hearing loss—when hearing is still considered...Link between hearing and cognition begins earlier than once thought A new study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of age-related hearing loss—when hearing is still considered normal. Columbia University Irving Medical Center. “Link between hearing and cognition begins earlier than once thought.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 November 2019. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191114115922.htm Read More >

Senator Introduces Bill to Improve US Veterans Access to Hearing Care

Improving US Veterans Access to Hearing Care U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) recently introduced legislation to reduce the red tape many veterans face when trying to get care for hearing...Improving US Veterans Access to Hearing Care U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) recently introduced legislation to reduce the red tape many veterans face when trying to get care for hearing loss as a result of their service. Article was published in the online publication, Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM). Senator Introduces Bill to Improve … Read More >

Could Your Bifocals Increase Your Risk of Falling?

Could Your Bifocals Increase Your Risk of Falling? Falls are an extremely common problem that can result in significant injury, decreased quality of life, and even death. Read more from...Could Your Bifocals Increase Your Risk of Falling? Falls are an extremely common problem that can result in significant injury, decreased quality of life, and even death. Read more from Hearing Health and Technology Matters here. Read More >