May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

To raise awareness about disorders related to hearing, voice, speech, or language, the NIDCD and HLAA join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and other organizations in observing Better Hearing and...To raise awareness about disorders related to hearing, voice, speech, or language, the NIDCD and HLAA join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and other organizations in observing Better Hearing and Speech Month each May. This year’s Better Hearing and Speech Month theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” Below are some great resources containing important information … Read More >

“Between Sound and Silence” on Saturday, May 11 in Virginia Beach

The Play “Between Sound and Silence” – Saturday, May 11, Debuts in Virginia Beach A first-ever production based on real-life situations, workshop sessions, emails, and texts about living with hearing...The Play “Between Sound and Silence” – Saturday, May 11, Debuts in Virginia Beach A first-ever production based on real-life situations, workshop sessions, emails, and texts about living with hearing loss. The production is co-sponsored by the HLAA Virginia Beach Chapter and Access Virginia. It promises to entertain, delight, enlighten, and maybe pull on your … Read More >

FCC Announces Enhanced Newsroom Captioning Forum on May 10, 2019

FCC Announces Enhanced Electronic Newsroom Captioning Technique Forum on May 10, 2019 The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) will host a forum regarding the use of enhanced Electronic...FCC Announces Enhanced Electronic Newsroom Captioning Technique Forum on May 10, 2019 The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) will host a forum regarding the use of enhanced Electronic Newsroom Technique (ENT) captioning procedures for local news programming.  The forum will take place on May 10, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern … Read More >

Summer Internships Available at HLAA

Internships are a great way for college students to gain real-world experience while contributing to the mission of HLAA. We have two openings for internships: Communication intern works with all...Internships are a great way for college students to gain real-world experience while contributing to the mission of HLAA. We have two openings for internships: Communication intern works with all departments to support HLAA exposure in all media. Public Policy intern works with the director of public policy and will focus on state legislation. These … Read More >

New Director of NIDCD Named

May 2, 2019: Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, announced the selection of Debara Tucci, M.D., as the new director of the National Institute on...May 2, 2019: Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, announced the selection of Debara Tucci, M.D., as the new director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).  Dr. Tucci currently is professor of surgery and director of the cochlear implant program at Duke University.  She is … Read More >

Teaching Access – HLAA Joins “Teach Access” Initiative

Technology companies dedicated to accessibility have faced the common challenge of preparing designers, engineers and researchers to think and build inclusively. Similarly, academic programs in design, engineering and HCI [Human...Technology companies dedicated to accessibility have faced the common challenge of preparing designers, engineers and researchers to think and build inclusively. Similarly, academic programs in design, engineering and HCI [Human Centered Interaction] are seeking ways to better prepare students to address the needs of diverse populations. Given this shared challenge, industry, academia, and advocacy organizations … Read More >

HLAA Position: Walk4Hearing Program Assistant

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), a nonprofit organization and the producer of the Walk4Hearing, the largest hearing loss awareness event across the country, is seeking a top-notch, ultra-organized,...The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), a nonprofit organization and the producer of the Walk4Hearing, the largest hearing loss awareness event across the country, is seeking a top-notch, ultra-organized, high energy professional to assist three national Walk4Hearing managers. Job Purpose: The Walk4Hearing Program Assistant provides support for a national peer-to-peer fundraising program. The Walk4Hearing is … Read More >

Don’t Let Science Scare You! Come to the HLAA2019 Research Symposium

Don’t Let Science Scare You! HLAA2019 Convention: Research Symposium on The Latest in Genetics and Hearing Loss  Friday, June 21, 9 a.m. – Noon World-renowned experts are tuned up to...Don’t Let Science Scare You! HLAA2019 Convention: Research Symposium on The Latest in Genetics and Hearing Loss  Friday, June 21, 9 a.m. – Noon World-renowned experts are tuned up to make their research come alive for you. There will also be break-out sessions with the scientists and follow-up workshops—one from a genetic counselor and one … Read More >

Welcome New Staff: HLAA National Chapter and Membership Coordinator

Welcome New Staff: HLAA National Chapter and Membership Coordinator April 8, 2019, Bethesda, MD: Carla Beyer-Smolin is the new HLAA national chapter and membership coordinator. HLAA Chapters can look to...Welcome New Staff: HLAA National Chapter and Membership Coordinator April 8, 2019, Bethesda, MD: Carla Beyer-Smolin is the new HLAA national chapter and membership coordinator. HLAA Chapters can look to her for support and for guidance in starting new chapters. Executive Director Barbara Kelley says, “Carla is uniquely qualified for this position. She was part … Read More >

Bryan Martinez Exemplifies Why Young People Are Our Hope for the Future

For nearly 25 years HLAA has honored outstanding young adults at the annual HLAA Convention. Recipients of this award represent the future and longevity of the HLAA mission through their...For nearly 25 years HLAA has honored outstanding young adults at the annual HLAA Convention. Recipients of this award represent the future and longevity of the HLAA mission through their community engagement, betterment of the hearing loss community, and incredible achievements at such a young age. This year, HLAA is delighted to honor two deserving … Read More >