HLAA Position: Meeting Planner

Job Purpose: The primary purpose of the meeting planner is to produce the largest communication accessible convention for people with hearing loss, including a trade show, educational program, social events...Job Purpose: The primary purpose of the meeting planner is to produce the largest communication accessible convention for people with hearing loss, including a trade show, educational program, social events and more. Duties and responsibilities: Plan communication accessible events for people with hearing loss including: Manage exhibits for annual convention Develop the educational program, including … Read More >

HLAA Files Comments with FCC Regarding IP CTS

HLAA and several national consumer organizations as well as research organizations filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding IP CTS (Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Services). HLAA spearheaded these...HLAA and several national consumer organizations as well as research organizations filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding IP CTS (Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Services). HLAA spearheaded these efforts because we know how important IP CTS is to many of you. The Commission opened a rulemaking on IP CTS to gather information from … Read More >

HLAA Announces Fall Walk4Hearing Events

HLAA is pleased to announce the beginning of the fall 2018 Walk4Hearing, the largest and fastest growing program of its kind in the U.S. for people with hearing loss. Beginning...HLAA is pleased to announce the beginning of the fall 2018 Walk4Hearing, the largest and fastest growing program of its kind in the U.S. for people with hearing loss. Beginning on September 23 in New York City, HLAA will host Walk4Hearing events in 12 cities  to support people with hearing loss by raising awareness and … Read More >

HLAA Position: P2P Event Coordinator

Job Purpose: The primary purpose of the coordinator is to be part of a team of three staff who implement the strategic plan for the HLAA Walk4Hearing in cities across...Job Purpose: The primary purpose of the coordinator is to be part of a team of three staff who implement the strategic plan for the HLAA Walk4Hearing in cities across the country and virtually through a DIY effort. Job Summary: The peer-to-peer fundraising coordinator is the project manager for the Walk4Hearing in assigned cities and … Read More >

We (That Includes You!) Are Number 6…and That’s a Good Thing!

We (That Includes You!) Are Number 6…and That’s a Good Thing! History In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on the prevalence of disabilities in the United States....We (That Includes You!) Are Number 6…and That’s a Good Thing! History In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on the prevalence of disabilities in the United States. There was one problem with the survey they conducted—they neglected to ask about hearing loss. At the time, we educated them on why hearing loss … Read More >

HLAA Honors Its Finest

HLAA Honors Its Finest HLAA hosted two events this year at the HLAA2018 Convention to recognize outstanding individuals, HLAA Chapters and State Organizations, companies, and corporations who have had a...HLAA Honors Its Finest HLAA hosted two events this year at the HLAA2018 Convention to recognize outstanding individuals, HLAA Chapters and State Organizations, companies, and corporations who have had a significant impact in the lives of people with hearing loss. There was a State and Chapter Awards Reception & Ceremony sponsored in part by Hearing … Read More >

Ann Rancourt and Rachel Stevens Selected for Hamilton Relay 2018 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the District of Columbia

Congratulations are in order! HLAA’s own Ann Rancourt, national Walk4Hearing manager, and Rachel Stevens, a member of the HLAA District of Columbia Chapter, were selected as the Hamilton Relay 2018...Congratulations are in order! HLAA’s own Ann Rancourt, national Walk4Hearing manager, and Rachel Stevens, a member of the HLAA District of Columbia Chapter, were selected as the Hamilton Relay 2018 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award winners for the District of Columbia. Ann and Rachel were recognized at a ceremony hosted by Hamilton Relay … Read More >

U.S. Access Board Webinar: Accessible Airport Terminals

The U.S. Access Board’s next free monthly webinar will take place June 7 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET) and review accessibility requirements for airports under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and...The U.S. Access Board’s next free monthly webinar will take place June 7 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET) and review accessibility requirements for airports under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws. The session will focus on areas of special concern, including passenger loading zones, self-service ticketing kiosks, security checkpoints, boarding bridges and devices, signage, … Read More >

How Much Information Is Too Much? We Want Your Feedback!

People who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss can find vast amounts of information to help them understand it better. But is that really a good thing? When you want...People who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss can find vast amounts of information to help them understand it better. But is that really a good thing? When you want to learn all you can about hearing loss—or any other condition for that matter—an overwhelming amount of information can leave you almost as lost as … Read More >

Do You Have Questions About Hearing Assistive Technology?

Use of hearing assistive technology (HAT) is one important way for consumers to address their hearing loss. However, there is a substantial lack of understanding about available technological solutions. HAT...Use of hearing assistive technology (HAT) is one important way for consumers to address their hearing loss. However, there is a substantial lack of understanding about available technological solutions. HAT includes assistive listening systems (such as FM, hearing loop systems, and infrared), telecommunications products and services (such as captioned telephones and relay services) and alerting … Read More >