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COVER STORY The Live Music Capital of the World Awaits You
By Nancy Macklin
HLAA Convention 2014 in Austin, Texas, June 26-29. Read what’s in store for you.
Tinnitus is Big Business
By Katherine Bouton
Read what’s being done to manage tinnitus – the perception of sound in one or both ears or in the head when no external sound is present.
I Might Not Hear Everything, but I’m Still Listening
By S.R. Archer
The author had no idea how to deal with her hearing loss and move on. More so, hearing aids were for older people, not someone in their fifties.
Hearing Lost, Inspiration Found
By John Threlfall
If it hadn’t been for his hearing loss, theater artist and acoustic guitarist Randy Rutherford would have never found his success.
HLAA Fights for Consumer Rights
By Lise Hamlin
HLAA filed a Friend of the Court Brief supporting equal access to captioned telephones.
Walk4Hearing – Wrap-Around Fundraisers
By Ronnie Adler and Julie Fisher
“Grandma Doesn’t Know What We’re Talking About”
By Joyce Hagerman
The author talks about how getting a hearing test and wearing hearing aids improved her relationships.
Waiting Rooms – Why Does it Have to Be So Hard?
By Dana Mulvany
The author makes her wish list for hearing health care providers’ waiting rooms.
Being a Clear Voice for Consumers
By Anna Gilmore Hall
The Hearing Loss Association of America advocates for equal access and political empowerment for approximately 48 million Americans with hearing- loss. We work with industry and government to expand access to mainstream and assistive technologies, enforce existing disability laws, regulations and standards to impact the lives of people with hearing loss. HLAA promotes self-advocacy for its constituents to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of telecommunications, employment, health care, education and community life.