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It’s All Fun and Games…Sometimes

By Barbara Kelley

Your national HLAA staff, with Diana Bender representing the HLAA Board of Trustees, Hollace Goodman representing our volunteers, and Dave Hutcheson representing our members, took a few hours to have some fun and laughs to bring you this cover.


FDA Takes Another Look at Hearing Aids and PSAPs

By Lise Hamlin

HLAA continues to provide consumers multiple ways to find, purchase and have access to hearing aids, assistive listening devices and professional services.

Welcome Home! HLAA and IFHOH in the Nation’s Capital

By Nancy Macklin

Join us for HLAA Convention 2016 and the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) Congress in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., June 23–26.

Walk4Hearing: Putting the FUN in Fundraising

By Audrey Fox

There are many ways to get involved and help contribute to a great cause. Audrey shares handy tips to keep in mind when you start fundraising for the 2016 Walk4Hearing.

“I Can Hear, But I Can’t Understand”

By Larry Medwetsky

The author explores various visual systems that can improve face-to-face communication.

Hearing Loss Facts & Statistics

You’re not alone. Hearing loss affects 48 million Americans, from children to veterans.

Hearing Tracker and HLAA: Partnering for Best Practices in Hearing Care

By Cynthia Compton-Conley

Best practices and patient-centered care are the latest buzzwords in the hearing health care industry—and for good reason.


Cocktail Umbrellas

By Robert James Riley

With a sense of humor, Bob approaches his hearing aids and hearing loss with some creative ideas and lots of gratitude.