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The Statistic in the Room

By Barbara Kelley

Since 1979, HLAA has worked to bring attention to hearing loss and its adverse e ects. Finally, with the help of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) and its study, hearing loss has captured the attention of the nation.


For This Marine, It’s Service Above Self

By Don Doherty

Incoming HLAA Board of Trustees Chairperson Don Doherty shares his personal journey and how a lifetime of service continues.

Where We Are and Where We’re Headed – The Importance of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids to the Future of Hearing Health Care

By Frank R. Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Despite the importance of hearing loss and its possible consequences, there have never been any national initiatives to confront it as a public health priority, until recently. 


Low-Cost Hearing Devices: The Possibilities and Limitations

By Larry Medwetsky

Readily-available, inexpensive hearing amplification products such as PSAPs are here to stay. They can be of benefit to some, but they’re not for everyone


HLAA2017 Convention – Next Stop: Salt Lake City!

By Niaz Siasi

It’s the final countdown to HLAA2017 Convention and we hope you’re as excited as we are!

Featured Products

A sneak peek at some of the latest products and technology in hearing loss that you will see at HLAA2017 Convention.

Advocacy: Action Alert! Show Your Support for the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017

By Lise Hamlin

The Hearing Loss Association of America has embarked on a campaign to support new legislation that, if passed, will change the face of hearing health care in America. And you can be part of it.


HLAA Chapters: Looping Rhode Island – Improving the Quality of Life for Those with Hearing Loss

By Anne McDonald

Book Review: Making Music with a Hearing Loss

Message from the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

By Margaret Wallhagen


By Ronnie Adler and Ann Rancourt

Letter to the Editor