The TSA Wants to Hear From You

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement invites you to provide information related to the screening of passengers with disabilities. Please respond...The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement invites you to provide information related to the screening of passengers with disabilities. Please respond to the questions below and send your responses by March 11 to lhamlin@hearingloss.org. Your responses will be forwarded to TSA anonymously. Can you share any … Read More >

Did You Know Rochester, New York, is the Most Hearing-Friendly City in the Country?

Did You Know Rochester, New York, is the Most Hearing-Friendly City in the Country? The Rochester Airport is even looped! There are so many reasons to come to the HLAA2019...Did You Know Rochester, New York, is the Most Hearing-Friendly City in the Country? The Rochester Airport is even looped! There are so many reasons to come to the HLAA2019 Convention in Rochester, New York, June 20-23. At the Convention you will meet other people with hearing loss, see the latest technology for people with … Read More >

Hear Well. Stay Vital. Preserve the Passion

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the leading consumer organization, is pleased to be part of this new public service campaign to educate people about hearing health, the importance...The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the leading consumer organization, is pleased to be part of this new public service campaign to educate people about hearing health, the importance of hearing tests and what to do about hearing loss. Thanks to funding from the Hearing Industries Association, this campaign debuted on March 3, 2019, … Read More >

A Note From HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley on Member Benefits

February 12, 2019 Dear HLAA Members, At HLAA we are passionate about staying true to our mission of providing information, education, support and advocacy to people with hearing loss. We...February 12, 2019 Dear HLAA Members, At HLAA we are passionate about staying true to our mission of providing information, education, support and advocacy to people with hearing loss. We do this through a variety of means, including Hearing Life magazine, the Walk4Hearing, the HLAA annual convention, our network of HLAA Chapters and the many … Read More >

FCC Updates Hearing Aid Compatibility Reporting Requirements

In a unanimous vote November 15, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Report and Order that will give consumers and the Commission better access to information about the...In a unanimous vote November 15, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Report and Order that will give consumers and the Commission better access to information about the availability of hearing aid compatible (HAC) wireless handsets.  The Report and Order eliminated the annual wireless HAC reporting requirements (Form 655) for service providers. It … 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 >

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 >