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.

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 >

HLAA 2022 Convention Empowers People with Hearing Loss

Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) – the leading voice for the growing number of...Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) – the leading voice for the growing number of Americans with hearing loss – held our annual convention in Tampa last month. More than 400 attendees, including industry, technology, and medical experts, joined in-person … Read More >

Protect Your Ears This Summer!

Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. Most of us know that the sun can damage our skin and lead to skin cancer,...Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. Most of us know that the sun can damage our skin and lead to skin cancer, and that too much junk food can lead to obesity and other diseases, but what about our ears? Many people don’t pay enough attention to … Read More >

Hearing Loss and Mental Health: The Surprising Connection

Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO, Starkey May is not only Better Hearing and Speech Month, but it’s also Mental Health Awareness Month. While it’s no surprise with so many worthy...Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO, Starkey May is not only Better Hearing and Speech Month, but it’s also Mental Health Awareness Month. While it’s no surprise with so many worthy causes that there would be some overlap, this one in particular feels like more than just a coincidence. Better Hearing and Speech Month raises awareness … Read More >

Clinical Trials of Potential New Therapies for Hearing Loss are Out There. Here’s How to Find Them

Julie Uphoff, Senior Manager of Clinical Operations, Frequency Therapeutics Clinical trials play a critical role in bringing new medicines to people who may benefit from them. With hearing loss, clinical...Julie Uphoff, Senior Manager of Clinical Operations, Frequency Therapeutics Clinical trials play a critical role in bringing new medicines to people who may benefit from them. With hearing loss, clinical trials of therapeutics are a very recent development – only in the last few years have we been testing potential medicines (not devices) to restore … Read More >

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Will Soon be Available to Millions of Americans

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. HLAA Helps Empower People Facing New...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. HLAA Helps Empower People Facing New Choices in Hearing Health The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing the final rules for a new class of hearing aids that will … Read More >

The Power of “CODA”

Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America The Apple TV+ film “CODA” captured the hearts of...Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America The Apple TV+ film “CODA” captured the hearts of many and was recognized as Best Picture at the Oscars. The Oscars are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This … Read More >

Combatting Isolation: Tips to Stay “In the Loop,” Regardless of Hearing Ability

John Kinstler Outreach Marketing Manager CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. By John Kinstler, Outreach Marketing Manager, CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. is an HLAA Hear for Life Partner....John Kinstler Outreach Marketing Manager CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. By John Kinstler, Outreach Marketing Manager, CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. CapTel Captioned Telephone, Inc. is an HLAA Hear for Life Partner. CapTel is teaming with HLAA to promote hearing health and encourage more Americans to act on their hearing. We are pleased to share a guest … Read More >

What’s New at the HLAA 2022 Convention?

Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America Are you ready for some fun in the sun...Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America Are you ready for some fun in the sun in Tampa? When you aren’t inside enjoying the HLAA 2022 Convention, head outside to experience Tampa. Step outside the hotel doors and walk along the … Read More >