Hearing loss doesn’t discriminate. Whether you’re young or old, a student, in the workforce, retired, a veteran, or anyone else—it doesn’t matter. And, the person with hearing loss is not only the only affected; it also has an impact on those those around them—parents, teachers, employers, friends, family and other loved ones. 

It is important to learn all you can about how best to communicate with those around you, and doing that could be different for various people in various circumstances. Here we provide information to hopefully help you succeed in doing just that, no matter which group you belong to! 

Underserved Communities

In the United States, most people with hearing loss do not receive hearing health care. How can we do better? The HLAA Virtual Convention 2021 research symposium featured some of the latest advances in delivering hearing care to communities traditionally underserved by clinic-based hearing care, including remote Alaska villages, older adults along the U.S.-Mexico border, and low-income older adults in Baltimore. In these settings, care is provided by a range of providers from community health aides to peer mentors.

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