New Legal Guidance and Resources to Ensure—and Expand—Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

As part of a shared commitment to President Biden’s National Strategy and Executive Order to ensure an equitable COVID-19 response, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and...As part of a shared commitment to President Biden’s National Strategy and Executive Order to ensure an equitable COVID-19 response, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have published several new … Read More >

The Americans with Disabilities Act Obligations Regarding COVID-19 Related Services

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced on April 16 that it will be providing a Dear Colleague Letter reminding community partners that are involved in...The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced on April 16 that it will be providing a Dear Colleague Letter reminding community partners that are involved in the COVID-19 pandemic response that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to their services. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe and distressing impact … Read More >

Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting – October 20, 2020

We invite veterans with hearing loss to attend the next Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting (VAAVC) online using Zoom on October 20, 2020 at 8 pm EST (US and Canada).  ...We invite veterans with hearing loss to attend the next Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting (VAAVC) online using Zoom on October 20, 2020 at 8 pm EST (US and Canada).   Speaker: Don Doherty, President of VAAVC Topic: The Psychology of Hearing Loss This presentation explores the biological, psychological, social and idiosyncratic aspects associated with hearing … Read More >

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the leading consumer organization, is pleased to be part of this public service campaign to educate people about hearing health, the importance of hearing...The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the leading consumer organization, is pleased to be part of this public service campaign to educate people about hearing health, the importance of hearing tests and what to do about hearing loss. Below are some great resources containing important information to be used not only during Better Hearing and … Read More >

Correction: IRS Filing extended to July 15

Reminder to State Organizations and Chapters – IRS Filing Date is extended to July 15. See Coronavirus Tax Relief: Filing and Payment Deadlines. If you have not yet filed your...Reminder to State Organizations and Chapters – IRS Filing Date is extended to July 15. See Coronavirus Tax Relief: Filing and Payment Deadlines. If you have not yet filed your 990, please click here for more information. It’s very important to file your 990 to keep your tax-exempt status and to avoid possible revocation from … Read More >

Walk4Hearing Online Celebrations

Walk4Hearing is a wonderful celebration and centerpiece of the HLAA community. Working together, we can keep our community together at a time when being connected is more important than ever....Walk4Hearing is a wonderful celebration and centerpiece of the HLAA community. Working together, we can keep our community together at a time when being connected is more important than ever. Learn more at walk4hearing.org Read More >

West Valley Chapter Donates 2020 American Girl Doll of the Year™, Joss Kendrick to Local Hearing Center

This is a Public Service Announcement from our West Valley Chapter in Arizona. We wanted to share with you the chapter’s recent outreach effort with the 2020 American Girl Doll...This is a Public Service Announcement from our West Valley Chapter in Arizona. We wanted to share with you the chapter’s recent outreach effort with the 2020 American Girl Doll of the Year™, Joss Kendrick. We appreciate West Valley’s effort to help reach young people with hearing loss and hope the excitement over Joss can … Read More >

Sun Lakes Chapter Celebrates HLAA’s 40th Anniversary Virtually with Barbara Kelley!

  Barbara Kelley participated in her first official virtual chapter meeting today with the Sun Lakes Chapter of Arizona. Barbara was invited to help celebrate HLAA’s 40th Anniversary with the...  Barbara Kelley participated in her first official virtual chapter meeting today with the Sun Lakes Chapter of Arizona. Barbara was invited to help celebrate HLAA’s 40th Anniversary with the chapter and gave an online presentation of HLAA’s history and accomplishments. Thank you to the Sun Lakes Chapter for being a great host and helping … Read More >

Gerid Adam’s Story

Gerid Adams lost most of his hearing at the age of two after a case of pneumonia. He was taken to the hospital and given antibiotics to help bring down...Gerid Adams lost most of his hearing at the age of two after a case of pneumonia. He was taken to the hospital and given antibiotics to help bring down his high fever. Doctors suspect that either the high fever or the antibiotics damaged his hair cells. Deaf for most of his life, Gerid has … Read More >

Survey for Hearing Aid Users

Call all Hearing Aid Users: Your Input is Valuable Hearing Tracker is conducting a survey of hearing aid users. The survey includes a question about telecoils.  Why are Telecoils Important?...Call all Hearing Aid Users: Your Input is Valuable Hearing Tracker is conducting a survey of hearing aid users. The survey includes a question about telecoils.  Why are Telecoils Important? Telecoils provide people with hearing loss with communication access. Telecoils are the essential gateway to hearing-aid-compatible assistive listening for people with hearing aids and cochlear … Read More >