The Walk4Hearing Spring Walks are Going Virtual!

Hear from Barbara Kelley, executive director of HLAA, on how to join in our online celebrations this spring. Thank you to Cochlear Americas for supporting the 2020 HLAA Walk4Hearing as...Hear from Barbara Kelley, executive director of HLAA, on how to join in our online celebrations this spring. Thank you to Cochlear Americas for supporting the 2020 HLAA Walk4Hearing as a silver sponsor. Read more   Read More >

HLAA National Virtual Meeting: April 25

Please join a free, captioned, virtual get together for the hearing loss community. Come ready to socially connect while we are physically distant. The captioned Zoom meeting will include a...Please join a free, captioned, virtual get together for the hearing loss community. Come ready to socially connect while we are physically distant. The captioned Zoom meeting will include a presentation from our speaker plus ample time for questions and conversation. Topic: A humorous look at the highs and lows of physically distancing with hearing … Read More >

HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting 4/21

We invite veterans with hearing loss to attend the next Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting, on  April 21, 2020 at 8 pm ET (US and Canada). Our guest speaker...We invite veterans with hearing loss to attend the next Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting, on  April 21, 2020 at 8 pm ET (US and Canada). Our guest speaker is Lindsay Shroyer, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, PASC, a clinical audiologist from the Arizona Hearing and Balance Center, a division of Valley ENT. Her presentation will … Read More >

COVID-19: Video-Based Telehealth Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients

Now, with the coronavirus (COVID-19), it may not be safe to go to your doctor’s office. Your doctor may ask you to stay home and talk to your doctor through...Now, with the coronavirus (COVID-19), it may not be safe to go to your doctor’s office. Your doctor may ask you to stay home and talk to your doctor through online video. This is called “telehealth.” Your doctor must still give you an interpreter or captioning so you can understand your doctor when you use … Read More >

COVID-19: Guidelines for Health Care Providers – Video-Based Telehealth Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients

Overview The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled the accelerated use of telehealth solutions. Accessibility features in telehealth video-based platforms are crucial in assuring that deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) individuals...Overview The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled the accelerated use of telehealth solutions. Accessibility features in telehealth video-based platforms are crucial in assuring that deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) individuals have access to quality healthcare while maintaining the safety of medical providers and the general public during this pandemic. Accessibility is also a legal obligation … Read More >

HLAA Supports Stronger Consumer Education Regarding HAC Phones

Hearing Loss Association of America alongside Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the National Association of the Deaf, and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing-RERC at Gallaudet filed...Hearing Loss Association of America alongside Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the National Association of the Deaf, and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing-RERC at Gallaudet filed Comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) wireless phones. The Commission has … Read More >

U.S. Access Board Extends Comment Period for Update of Rail Vehicle Guidelines

The U.S. Access Board has extended the deadline for comments on its update of accessibility guidelines for rail cars to allow the public and interested parties more time to submit...The U.S. Access Board has extended the deadline for comments on its update of accessibility guidelines for rail cars to allow the public and interested parties more time to submit feedback. As indicated in a notice published in today’s Federal Register, an additional 60 days is being added to the comment period. In February, the … Read More >

FCC Approves Emergency COVID-19 Telehealth and Connected Care Pilot Programs

On March 31, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a $200 million telehealth program to implement the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support healthcare providers responding...On March 31, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a $200 million telehealth program to implement the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support healthcare providers responding to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Through the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, the FCC will help healthcare providers purchase telecommunications, broadband connectivity, and devices necessary for providing … Read More >

HLAA2020 Convention is Cancelled

Dear HLAA Members and Supporters, When the coronavirus hit in early March, we had hopes that we could still hold the HLAA2020 Convention this June. Like you, we were watching...Dear HLAA Members and Supporters, When the coronavirus hit in early March, we had hopes that we could still hold the HLAA2020 Convention this June. Like you, we were watching the news and listening to guidelines from the CDC. It quickly became clear that cancelling this event that we all look forward to was a … Read More >

Share Your Story

Share Your Story                           Reach out and inspire others. Share your story about your hearing journey, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now! Spring 2020 People with hearing loss are isolated enough,...Share Your Story                           Reach out and inspire others. Share your story about your hearing journey, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now! Spring 2020 People with hearing loss are isolated enough, now add the isolation that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing. We are social distancing, staying at home, resulting in more isolation. Send us a brief … Read More >