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In this issue of Hearing Life, we take an inside look at the making of the 2022 Oscar-winning film “CODA,” and the attention it has brought to hearing loss. You’ll find highlights from Convention 2022 in Tampa, and stories from our community will inform and move you. Every issue of the magazine includes news and updates from HLAA programs and initiatives.
So, What Happened with Medicare?
By HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley
By Larry Guterman
Take an inside look at the making of the 2022 Oscar-winning film “CODA,” and the attention it has brought to hearing loss. HLAA’s Larry Guterman sat down with screenplay writer and director Sian Heder.
HLAA Strategic Themes
By Kevin H. Franck
Owning Our Hearing Loss
By HLAA Director of Public Policy Lise Hamlin
Why is it So Hard to Get the Health Care Accommodations that I Need?
By Megan A. Morris, Stephen Lockhart and Kori Eberle
HLAA 2022 Convention
By HLAA Meeting Planner Amanda Watson
HLAA’s community of people with hearing loss came back together in Tampa, Florida for the HLAA 2022 Convention.
HLAA 2022 Awards Ceremony
By HLAA Chapter and Membership Coordinator Carla Beyer-Smolin
We were delighted to celebrate HLAA National, State and Chapter award recipients in person, after a two-year break.
Veterans Can Benefit from Hearing Dogs
By Steven C. Sterry and HLAA Chapter and Membership Coordinator Carla Beyer-Smolin
I Finally Got My Hearing Aids
By Ana Monga
After surviving 18 years of school across two continents, four years of lectures at a large public university, and almost five years in the workplace at companies like Cargill and PepsiCo, at the age of 26, I decided to get hearing aids.
Join the Movement for Hearing Health
By HLAA Walk4Hearing Senior Manager Ronnie Adler and HLAA Walk4Hearing Manager Ann Rancourt
Audible Talkers Toastmasters — First Toastmasters Club in the World Accessible to People with Hearing Loss
By Harry Wolfe
For people who have hearing loss and want to improve their communication skills, reach out and join Audible Talkers Toastmasters via Zoom for a meeting.
HLAA Invests in the Next Generation of Audiologists
By Ronald Tallman
The HLAA Sun Lakes Chapter awards outstanding leadership scholarships to students from three university audiology schools in Arizona.