“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 >

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 >

Consumer Protection Bill for People with Hearing Loss Signed by New Mexico Governor

With her signature on House Bill 48, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico has guaranteed that hearing aid buyers will now be counseled in telecoil technology, which allows hearing...With her signature on House Bill 48, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico has guaranteed that hearing aid buyers will now be counseled in telecoil technology, which allows hearing aids to connect wirelessly to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant assistive listening systems. HB 48 was developed by the Committee for Communication Access in … Read More >

Ring in Spring with the 2019 HLAA Walk4Hearing

BETHESDA, Md. – The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is pleased to announce the start of the 2019 Walk4Hearing, now in its fourteenth year. With events taking place across...BETHESDA, Md. – The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is pleased to announce the start of the 2019 Walk4Hearing, now in its fourteenth year. With events taking place across the country throughout the spring and fall, the Walk4Hearing is the largest of its kind to create awareness about hearing loss. In an effort to … Read More >