Lise Hamlin Receives Distinguished Award

Lise Hamlin, director of public policy at the Hearing Loss Association of America received the Karen Peltz Strauss Public Policy Award on August 16, 2019, at the TDI Biennial Conference....Lise Hamlin, director of public policy at the Hearing Loss Association of America received the Karen Peltz Strauss Public Policy Award on August 16, 2019, at the TDI Biennial Conference. The award was presented by the award’s namesake Karen Peltz Strauss, disability advocate and former deputy chief of the consumer and governmental affairs bureau of … Read More >

Ida Institute Convenes Leading Actors in Hearing Care

Ida Institute Convenes Leading Actors in Hearing Care for the Inaugural Meeting of the Person-Centered Hearing Network The Ida Institute will convene the inaugural meeting of the Person-Centered Hearing Network...Ida Institute Convenes Leading Actors in Hearing Care for the Inaugural Meeting of the Person-Centered Hearing Network The Ida Institute will convene the inaugural meeting of the Person-Centered Hearing Network (PCHN) on August 26-28 in Skodsborg, Denmark. HLAA is a member of the PCHN. The meeting will bring together representatives of leading patient organizations, educational … Read More >

Share Your TV Experiences with Captioning

Share Your TV Viewing Experiences A TV service provider along with Horowitz Research wants to better understand the needs of TV viewers with different hearing needs in order to help...Share Your TV Viewing Experiences A TV service provider along with Horowitz Research wants to better understand the needs of TV viewers with different hearing needs in order to help provide more accessible features with their entertainment platform. Please complete this short survey. It should not take more than 10 minutes and all information given … Read More >

Important News About the FCC and Hearing-Aid-Compatible Phones

FCC Establishes Hearing Aid Compatibility Certification and Compliance Deadlines On August 8, 2019, the FCC announced two deadlines for hearing aid compatibility (HAC) compliance.  No later than September 3, 2019: ...FCC Establishes Hearing Aid Compatibility Certification and Compliance Deadlines On August 8, 2019, the FCC announced two deadlines for hearing aid compatibility (HAC) compliance.  No later than September 3, 2019:  Wireless service providers must post on their websites expanded information about their handsets’ HAC capabilities and retain records on the HAC capabilities of handsets that … 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 >

Medicare and Hearing Aid Coverage

Enacted in 1965, Title XVIII of the Social Security Act established regulations for the Medicare program, which guarantees access to health insurance for all Americans, aged 65 and older but...Enacted in 1965, Title XVIII of the Social Security Act established regulations for the Medicare program, which guarantees access to health insurance for all Americans, aged 65 and older but specifically excludes hearing aids and services from coverage. Recommendation #9 of the study on Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability, … Read More >

Does Your HLAA Chapter Hold Demos of Hearing Assistive Technology?

Man on the right showing woman on the left hearing assistive technology

We Want to Know What HLAA Chapters are Doing HLAA people are generally those who want to use technology to stay in the hearing world.  If your local HLAA Chapter...We Want to Know What HLAA Chapters are Doing HLAA people are generally those who want to use technology to stay in the hearing world.  If your local HLAA Chapter has either a hearing assistive technology demonstration center or dedicates at least one meeting a year to technology, we would like to know. Please email … 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 >