This blog will provide opportunities for HLAA’s Executive Director Barbara Kelley and other HLAA thought leaders to share ideas and information on the importance of hearing health. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, email us at inquiries@hearingloss.org.

Walk4Hearing leads rescue dog home

Meredith Resnick, Director of Strategic Communications, Hearing Loss Association of America “He’s friendly and he likes to play a lot. In the morning when he wakes up, he jumps on...Meredith Resnick, Director of Strategic Communications, Hearing Loss Association of America “He’s friendly and he likes to play a lot. In the morning when he wakes up, he jumps on our bed and cuddles,” said 12-year-old Nikki, who has a lot in common with the new puppy her family adopted a few weeks ago. The … Read More >

Las Vegas – The City of Noise Brings Us Enhanced Listening

Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. A trip through Las Vegas is an assault on the senses. You can’t take shelter from...Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. A trip through Las Vegas is an assault on the senses. You can’t take shelter from the bombardment of noise. I attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week along with more than 115,000 people all in search … Read More >

Google Maps Now Includes Hearing Loops

By Cheri Perazzoli, Get in the Hearing Loop Program, volunteer committee chair Having hearing loss requires us to think about how we will hear everywhere we go. This can be...By Cheri Perazzoli, Get in the Hearing Loop Program, volunteer committee chair Having hearing loss requires us to think about how we will hear everywhere we go. This can be particularly challenging in public settings like places of worship, a meeting room, or even a service counter where hearing aids alone are often not enough. … Read More >

The Most Difficult Time of the Year

By Alison Freeman, Ph.D. Hearing loss is an ever-present stress requiring continual adjustment for each person, place or situation experienced on any given day. Add to that, the stress of...By Alison Freeman, Ph.D. Hearing loss is an ever-present stress requiring continual adjustment for each person, place or situation experienced on any given day. Add to that, the stress of the holidays – including family dynamics, lofty expectations, and added social pressures – and you have a perfect storm for stress, anxiety, and avoidance. More … Read More >

Hearing Loss Communication Tips for the Holidays

By John Kinstler, CapTel Outreach Marketing Manager The holidays are a time for family members and friends to celebrate traditions, catch up, and enjoy each other’s company. Throughout the celebrations,...By John Kinstler, CapTel Outreach Marketing Manager The holidays are a time for family members and friends to celebrate traditions, catch up, and enjoy each other’s company. Throughout the celebrations, it’s essential to create environments and opportunities that are comfortable and supportive for you or your guests with hearing loss, so that everyone can participate … Read More >

Creating a Hearing Loss-Friendly Workspace at Home

By John Kinstler, CapTel Outreach Marketing Manager The opportunity to work from home has become more commonplace as businesses strive to keep employees engaged. For employees with hearing loss, there...By John Kinstler, CapTel Outreach Marketing Manager The opportunity to work from home has become more commonplace as businesses strive to keep employees engaged. For employees with hearing loss, there are some critical factors to setting up a home workspace that can help you stay focused, connected, and productive. Manage background noise Excess background noise … Read More >

“CODA” Movie Sheds Light on Hearing Loss

By Larry Guterman The following article, by HLAA’s Larry Guterman, takes an inside look at the making of the Oscar-winning movie “CODA”, and also appears in the fall issue of...By Larry Guterman The following article, by HLAA’s Larry Guterman, takes an inside look at the making of the Oscar-winning movie “CODA”, and also appears in the fall issue of Hearing Life Magazine. Few cultural phenomena have brought attention to the community of people with hearing loss —– which includes people who are Deaf or … Read More >

Advice from an Audiologist on Your Pathways to OTC: Finding Solutions That Work for You

By Thomas A. Powers, Ph.D. This October, the recently released U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations will go into effect and over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids will be available to...By Thomas A. Powers, Ph.D. This October, the recently released U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations will go into effect and over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids will be available to those 18 years or older with self-perceived mild to moderate hearing loss. While this is welcomed news for many, it can also be confusing for … Read More >

OTC Hearing Aids: Returns – a key piece of the puzzle

By Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy, Hearing Loss Association of America You’re taking a first step to treating your hearing loss. Many people wait years to act, so we’re...By Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy, Hearing Loss Association of America You’re taking a first step to treating your hearing loss. Many people wait years to act, so we’re glad you’re addressing your hearing health! The new category of Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids, expected on store shelves starting in in mid-October, could be a … Read More >

The Connection Between Heart Health and Hearing Health

By Archelle Georgiou, M.D., Chief Health Officer, Starkey This is a sponsored blog post from HLAA Hear for Life Partner, Starkey. Does it surprise you that neglecting your cardiovascular health...By Archelle Georgiou, M.D., Chief Health Officer, Starkey This is a sponsored blog post from HLAA Hear for Life Partner, Starkey. Does it surprise you that neglecting your cardiovascular health could spell trouble for your hearing? Starkey Chief Health Officer Archelle Georgiou, M.D., offers insights on this important connection and how to stay healthy. Normal blood … Read More >