HLAA Position: Director of Communications

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through...The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support, and advocacy. With more than 48 million Americans living with hearing loss, we work nationally and in local communities to provide vital … Read More >

HLAA Brings Awareness to Global Standards for Cochlear Implant Users

Consensus reached on international guidelines for care. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) took part in a recently published, first of its kind research study in the Journal of...Consensus reached on international guidelines for care. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) took part in a recently published, first of its kind research study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the minimum standards of care and treatment for adults with cochlear implants. HLAA was part of a global panel which … Read More >

Why Clear Masks?

Since moving to Florida, a little more than a year ago, my plan was to enjoy retirement from nursing and being away from the cold weather of Wisconsin. Our daughter/son-in-law...Since moving to Florida, a little more than a year ago, my plan was to enjoy retirement from nursing and being away from the cold weather of Wisconsin. Our daughter/son-in-law live here and that too was a motivator to come on down to enjoy the tropics and sunshine. All well and good, I was busy … Read More >

“I Can’t Hear Anymore” – How Hearing is Affected After Exposure to a Loud Blast

Imagine this scenario: A loud explosion, maybe a bomb, maybe chemicals or maybe fireworks explode unexpectedly, and you happen to be nearby. Maybe you are physically okay and very shaken....Imagine this scenario: A loud explosion, maybe a bomb, maybe chemicals or maybe fireworks explode unexpectedly, and you happen to be nearby. Maybe you are physically okay and very shaken. But suddenly you realize – you can no longer hear. Anything. An explosion of ammonium nitrate that rocked a seaport in Beirut which killed and … Read More >

HLAA Position: Digital Communications and Web Specialist

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through...The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support, and advocacy. With more than 48 million Americans living with hearing loss, we work nationally and in local communities to provide vital … Read More >

FCC Grants Conditional Certification to Clarity Products to Provide IP CTS Using Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)

On June 4, 2020, the FCC granted conditional certification to Clarity Products, LLC to provide Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service using only automatic speech recognition technology without the aid of...On June 4, 2020, the FCC granted conditional certification to Clarity Products, LLC to provide Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service using only automatic speech recognition technology without the aid of communications assistants.  The service will be available via the over-the-top application CaptionMate. Conditional Certification Order: URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/clarity-certified-automatic-speech-recognition-ip-cts-provider Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-587A1.docx PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-587A1.pdf Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-587A1.txt News Release: … Read More >

HLAA National Virtual Meeting: June 6

Please join a captioned virtual get together for the hearing loss community. Come ready to socially connect while we are physically distant. See how much fun we had last time. The...Please join a captioned virtual get together for the hearing loss community. Come ready to socially connect while we are physically distant. See how much fun we had last time. The captioned Zoom meeting will include a presentation from our speakers plus ample time for questions and conversation. Topic: Advocacy & Impact: Effective Communication in Health … Read More >

Video Conferencing Platforms Feature Matrix

*developed with a consensus by deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind consumer advocacy organizations and subject matter experts*developed with a consensus by deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind consumer advocacy organizations and subject matter experts Read More >

Remote Workplace Communications Access: Recommendations for Employers During Times of Expanded Telework

*developed with a consensus by deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind consumer advocacy organizations and subject matter experts*developed with a consensus by deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind consumer advocacy organizations and subject matter experts Read More >