Nationwide Emergency Alert Test on August 7, 2019

FCC Reminds Emergency Alert System Participants and the Public About a Nationwide Test on August 7, 2019 In a Public Notice released on July 1, 2019, the Public Safety and...FCC Reminds Emergency Alert System Participants and the Public About a Nationwide Test on August 7, 2019 In a Public Notice released on July 1, 2019, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) of the FCC reminds Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants and the public that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with … Read More >

Have You Thanked Your HLAA Chapter Today?

Have You (We) Thanked Your HLAA Chapter Today? HLAA Chapters meet in communities across the country. May is typically the final month to hold meetings for many of our chapters...Have You (We) Thanked Your HLAA Chapter Today? HLAA Chapters meet in communities across the country. May is typically the final month to hold meetings for many of our chapters who take the summer off and start back up in the fall. The HLAA Board of Trustees and staff want to say thank you for … Read More >

New England HLAA Chapters Turn Out for All-Day Workshop

New England HLAA Chapters Turn Out for All-Day Workshop May 17, 2019: People came from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont for a day of learning and dialog. HLAA...New England HLAA Chapters Turn Out for All-Day Workshop May 17, 2019: People came from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont for a day of learning and dialog. HLAA Central Massachusetts Chapter Leader Beth Wilson, Ph.D., and members of that chapter organized the event at the Northborough (MA) Public Library. Kevin Franck, Ph.D., HLAA … Read More >

Op-Ed From the American Academy of Audiology

Are We Failing Our Patients? Read this opinion-editorial by John Greer Clark, professor and director of audiology education at the University of Cincinnati.  Are We Failing Our Patients? Read this opinion-editorial by John Greer Clark, professor and director of audiology education at the University of Cincinnati.   Read More >

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 >