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2017—The Year History Was Made (Again)

By Barbara Kelley

I am writing something for the history books. Whether you agree with it or not, whether it helps you or not, it’s historic.


Fighting the War on Hearing Loss

By David Schible

Sergeant First Class David Schible never gives up the fight for people with hearing loss.

Military Caregivers: Our Nation’s Hidden Heroes

By Laurel Rodewald

There are more than 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers in the United States. Their voices are different, but they share a similar story of struggle and resilience.

National Court Reporters Association and HLAA Join Forces to Preserve the Stories of Veterans with Hearing Loss

By April Weiner

The Hard-of-Hearing Heroes Project wants veterans with hearing loss to share their stories for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project


Jury Duty: Getting a Fair Hearing

By Kathi Mestayer

Did you ever wonder how often jurors with hearing loss go through the motions without really being able to follow everything that’s being said?

Cochlear Implant Brings New Hope to Vietnam Veteran with Hearing and Vision Loss

By Rebecca Novak Tibbitt

With both hearing and vision loss, Vietnam veteran Erick Meine had lost his independence. But with a cochlear implant, he got it back.


HLAA2018 Convention—Off to Mill City We Go!

By Niaz Siasi

We’re heading to Minneapolis, Minnesota for HLAA2018 Convention.

Are Hearing Care Professional Members Your Chapter’s Missing Link?

By Ed Ogiba

If your chapter needs more volunteers, more speakers for meetings and more members, hearing care professionals might be the answer.


By Michael Harvey

Acceptance and a shift in perspective can be powerful tools in dealing with loss of any kind. Read the whole article.

Message from the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

By Don Doherty

Don Doherty, M.A., Ed.S., is the chairperson of the HLAA Board of Trustees. Don served in the Marine Corps for 22 years and retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2016 after 25 years of service.


Let’s Make Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service Available to Everyone Who Needs It!

By Lise Hamlin

Making a phone call should be simple, right? When you have a hearing loss, it might not be so simple at all.


Once Again, Walk4Hearing National Sponsors Stepped Up for People with Hearing Loss

By Ann Rancourt

CapTel Proudly Continues Their Longtime Support of the HLAA Walk4Hearing