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.

Why We Celebrate World Hearing Day

Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America On March 3, HLAA joins with the World Health...Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America On March 3, HLAA joins with the World Health Organization (WHO) to celebrate World Hearing Day. We join with all hearing health stakeholders globally to bring attention to the importance of hearing well for … Read More >

We All are Accessibility Leaders

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. This January, HLAA was invited by...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. This January, HLAA was invited by the CTA Foundation to participate in the Accessibility Leaders Roundtable at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The CTA Foundation is a public, … Read More >

From Rx to OTC

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. Drugs that make the jump from...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. Drugs that make the jump from prescription to Over-the-Counter (OTC)—known as the “Rx-to-OTC switch”—go through a data-driven, scientifically robust evaluation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Medicines that make this … Read More >

Be Careful, The Children are Listening

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. About five years ago a high...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. About five years ago a high school senior, let’s call him Ryan to protect his identity, did some volunteer hours at the HLAA office. Ryan was a smart kid, good character, … Read More >

Open-Captioned Movies Coming Soon to New York City!

Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America A bill proposed by the New York City Chapter...Carrie Johnson Senior Communications Manager Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager, Hearing Loss Association of America A bill proposed by the New York City Chapter of HLAA to require the city’s movie theaters — to offer weekly open-captioned screenings for every film — was overwhelmingly passed by the New York … Read More >

Listen to HLAA’s Barbara Kelley and a Former “Bachelor” Contestant on the “Hearing Health Today” Podcast

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Director of Communications, Hearing Loss Association of America The December 7 “Hearing Health Today” podcast episode featured...Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America By Carrie Johnson, Director of Communications, Hearing Loss Association of America The December 7 “Hearing Health Today” podcast episode featured HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley and Abigail Heringer, former contestant on “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor in Paradise.” Please see the episode links here: Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts. In … Read More >

CIICA CONVERSATION: The Impact of the Pandemic on Cochlear Implant Services

Sue Archbold, Ph.D. Coordinator for the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) Brian Lamb, OBE Coordinator for the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) By Sue Archbold, Ph.D.,...Sue Archbold, Ph.D. Coordinator for the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) Brian Lamb, OBE Coordinator for the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) By Sue Archbold, Ph.D., and Brian Lamb, OBE, coordinators for the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) The Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) held its first … Read More >

Joan Kleinrock Leaves a Legacy of Support in HLAA Chapters

By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Joan Carlucci Kleinrock, 86, passed away peacefully at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on November 9, 2021, after being admitted...By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Joan Carlucci Kleinrock, 86, passed away peacefully at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on November 9, 2021, after being admitted for pneumonia. Joan, along with Founder Rocky Stone, built the HLAA Chapter network we know today. She met Founder Rocky Stone after seeing a newspaper … Read More >

Lonely in the pandemic, HLAA Rochester Chapter member moves forward with a cochlear implant

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America As pandemic lingers, treating hearing loss continues to prove important to enhance quality of life By Carrie Johnson, Director of...Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America As pandemic lingers, treating hearing loss continues to prove important to enhance quality of life By Carrie Johnson, Director of Communications, Hearing Loss Association of America When HLAA released our survey last year in partnership with Cochlear on the impact COVID-19 had on our hearing … Read More >

New Hearing Aid Options are Coming in 2022

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America Kate Carr President Hearing Industries Association By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America and Kate Carr, President, Hearing...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America Kate Carr President Hearing Industries Association By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America and Kate Carr, President, Hearing Industries Association The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidelines for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, a first step toward giving Americans more options … Read More >