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Hearing Loss Doesn’t Have to be a Showstopper – Breaking the Stigma of Hearing Loss

By Shari Eberts

After 10 years of trying to hide her hearing loss, Shari tells us why she got a little bolder with each realization


No More Stigma – The Hearing Aid Effect

By Sarah Wegley

A research study provides evidence that the stigma associated with wearing hearing aids has diminished, if not completely disappeared.

Hearing Aid Use, Cognitive Function, and Proven Benefits

By King Chung

The relationship between hearing loss and cognitive function has been a hot topic in the hearing health care community recently. Dr. Chung explains the connection. 


HLAA Convention 2016

By Nancy Macklin

Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital city, will welcome attendees from across the globe for the 31st HLAA Convention and 2016 Congress of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH). Early-bird registration is now open.

Mobile Device Apps for People with Hearing Loss: Expanding the Horizons of Hearing Access

By Larry Medwetsky

This is part two of Dr. Medwetsky’s article on exploring the world of smartphone apps for people with hearing loss.


What You Can’t Hear, Can Hurt You

By S.R. Archer

The author interviews a clinical psychologist who works with people with hearing loss.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

By Lise Hamlin

Medicare should include coverage for hearing aids and related services. Not only will that help millions living on a fixed income but it has the potential to change how private insurers will also cover the cost of hearing aids. The article includes a message from Stavros Basseas.

Thank You to Our 2015 Donors and Supporters Poetry & Prose

Listen By Brady Dickens, Hearing Silence By Alyssa Blackmer

HLAA Accomplishes Its Work through Chapters

By Anna Gilmore Hall

For 36 years, our organization now known as the Hearing Loss Association of America has continued to provide all the information we can about hearing loss, communication techniques, coping skills, laws, and emerging technology letting people choose what works for them.That is the basis for self-help—learning what is available and making individual choices.