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U.S. House of Representatives Expands Medicare to Cover Hearing Aids

  HLAA is thrilled to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act of 2021 (H.R. 5376) on November 19, 2021. The Build Back Better...  HLAA is thrilled to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act of 2021 (H.R. 5376) on November 19, 2021. The Build Back Better Act of 2021 includes the expansion of Medicare to cover hearing aids and services. HLAA has spent years supporting the idea of Medicare coverage of … Read More >

Joan Kleinrock Passed Away Today and Leaves a Legacy of Support in HLAA Chapters

Joan Kleinrock, 86, passed away peacefully at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on November 9, 2021, after being admitted for pneumonia. Joan, along with Rocky Stone, built the HLAA Chapter...Joan Kleinrock, 86, passed away peacefully at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on November 9, 2021, after being admitted for pneumonia. Joan, along with Rocky Stone, built the HLAA Chapter network we know today. She started as a volunteer with Founder Rocky Stone after seeing a newspaper notice about a new organization called Self Help … Read More >

Upcoming Chapter Development Workshop: HLAA Updates on Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids and More

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021 Time: 1 p.m. ET, Noon CT, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT Duration: 60 minutes Topic: HLAA Updates on Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and More Speakers: Barbara Kelley, Executive...Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021 Time: 1 p.m. ET, Noon CT, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT Duration: 60 minutes Topic: HLAA Updates on Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and More Speakers: Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, HLAA Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy, HLAA During this Zoom Workshop, Barbara Kelley and Lise Hamlin will be on hand to provide updates … Read More >

Lonely in the pandemic, HLAA Rochester Chapter member moves forward with a cochlear implant

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America As pandemic lingers, treating hearing loss continues to prove important to enhance quality of life By Carrie Johnson, Director of...Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America As pandemic lingers, treating hearing loss continues to prove important to enhance quality of life By Carrie Johnson, Director of Communications, Hearing Loss Association of America When HLAA released our survey last year in partnership with Cochlear on the impact COVID-19 had on our hearing … Read More >

Upcoming Chapter Development Workshop and HLAA Leaders Website Survey Reminder

Dear HLAA Leaders, Reminder: HLAA Leaders Website Survey Closes this Friday, October 29 HLAA is planning a new website launch slated for Summer 2022. We are looking for specific input...Dear HLAA Leaders, Reminder: HLAA Leaders Website Survey Closes this Friday, October 29 HLAA is planning a new website launch slated for Summer 2022. We are looking for specific input from our HLAA leaders to help make this website better and more effective for people with hearing loss and our HLAA community. Your opinion matters. … Read More >