Hearing Loss and Mental Health: The Surprising Connection

Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO, Starkey May is not only Better Hearing and Speech Month, but it’s also Mental Health Awareness Month. While it’s no surprise with so many worthy...Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO, Starkey May is not only Better Hearing and Speech Month, but it’s also Mental Health Awareness Month. While it’s no surprise with so many worthy causes that there would be some overlap, this one in particular feels like more than just a coincidence. Better Hearing and Speech Month raises awareness … Read More >

Clinical Trials of Potential New Therapies for Hearing Loss are Out There. Here’s How to Find Them

Julie Uphoff, Senior Manager of Clinical Operations, Frequency Therapeutics Clinical trials play a critical role in bringing new medicines to people who may benefit from them. With hearing loss, clinical...Julie Uphoff, Senior Manager of Clinical Operations, Frequency Therapeutics Clinical trials play a critical role in bringing new medicines to people who may benefit from them. With hearing loss, clinical trials of therapeutics are a very recent development – only in the last few years have we been testing potential medicines (not devices) to restore … Read More >

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Will Soon be Available to Millions of Americans

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. HLAA Helps Empower People Facing New...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. HLAA Helps Empower People Facing New Choices in Hearing Health The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing the final rules for a new class of hearing aids that will … Read More >

HLAA Position: Chapter Engagement Manager

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy. With more than 48 million Americans living...The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy. With more than 48 million Americans living with hearing loss and these numbers projected to grow rapidly, we work nationally and in local communities to promote hearing health and to provide people … Read More >

The Power of “CODA”

Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America The Apple TV+ film “CODA” captured the hearts of...Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America The Apple TV+ film “CODA” captured the hearts of many and was recognized as Best Picture at the Oscars. The Oscars are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This … Read More >

Combatting Isolation: Tips to Stay “In the Loop,” Regardless of Hearing Ability

John Kinstler Outreach Marketing Manager CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. By John Kinstler, Outreach Marketing Manager, CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. is an HLAA Hear for Life Partner....John Kinstler Outreach Marketing Manager CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. By John Kinstler, Outreach Marketing Manager, CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. is an HLAA Hear for Life Partner. CapTel is teaming with HLAA to promote hearing health and encourage more Americans to act on their hearing. We are pleased to share a guest … Read More >

What’s New at the HLAA 2022 Convention?

Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America Are you ready for some fun in the sun...Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America Are you ready for some fun in the sun in Tampa? When you aren’t inside enjoying the HLAA 2022 Convention, head outside to experience Tampa. Step outside the hotel doors and walk along the … Read More >

ASHA and HLAA Stress Need for Hearing Protection Across the Lifespan This World Hearing Day, With Millions at Risk for Preventable Damage

  Annual Awareness Day Brings New Global Standard From the World Health Organization for Safe Noise Levels at Concert Venues and Other Public Places (Rockville, MD – March 2, 2022)...  Annual Awareness Day Brings New Global Standard From the World Health Organization for Safe Noise Levels at Concert Venues and Other Public Places (Rockville, MD – March 2, 2022) With 1 in 8 children and 1 in 4 adults in the United States estimated to have hearing loss due to exposure to excessive noise, … Read More >

Why We Celebrate World Hearing Day

Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America On March 3, HLAA joins with the World Health...Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America On March 3, HLAA joins with the World Health Organization (WHO) to celebrate World Hearing Day. We join with all hearing health stakeholders globally to bring attention to the importance of hearing well for … Read More >

We All are Accessibility Leaders

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. This January, HLAA was invited by...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. This January, HLAA was invited by the CTA Foundation to participate in the Accessibility Leaders Roundtable at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The CTA Foundation is a public, … Read More >