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.

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 >

HLAA Receives Award from the TSA Recognizing Consumer Advocacy Partnership

Lise Hamlin Director of Public Policy Hearing Loss Association of America On September 19, HLAA received the good news that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was presenting its annual Coalition...Lise Hamlin Director of Public Policy Hearing Loss Association of America On September 19, HLAA received the good news that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was presenting its annual Coalition Partner award to HLAA during the agency’s 19th annual Disability and Multicultural Coalition Conference. TSA noted in their press release that they recognized the Hearing … Read More >

Join Me When the Stars Come out on September 23

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @BKelley_HLAA “Stargazing is a free, constantly changing show that allows for great conversation and bonding. It fosters...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @BKelley_HLAA “Stargazing is a free, constantly changing show that allows for great conversation and bonding. It fosters inspiration and imagination, alleviates stress and increases happiness. More importantly, it’s an activity enjoyed by people of all ages in all parts of the world.” … Read More >

How to View Award-Winning Hearing Loss Documentary “We Hear You”

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America Lights . . . camera . . . action! HLAA is hosting an exclusive “We Hear You” Zoom Event featuring...Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America Lights . . . camera . . . action! HLAA is hosting an exclusive “We Hear You” Zoom Event featuring a Talkback with the documentary’s producers. Register here to watch the film and to attend the Talkback. Two weeks before the event, you will receive … Read More >

Missing Lily

Kevin H. Franck, Ph.D Chair of the HLAA Board of Directors. I had a dog named Lily – a cockapoo (though in Australia they’d call her a spoodle). She passed...Kevin H. Franck, Ph.D Chair of the HLAA Board of Directors. I had a dog named Lily – a cockapoo (though in Australia they’d call her a spoodle). She passed away recently. Like many of you who have pets, I think she was the best pet ever. Lily lived just over 15 years and was … Read More >

Barbara Kelley Was Overheard Saying . . .

HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley spoke with Colleen Chapman on Episode Two of Frequency Therapeutics “Overheard at Frequency” podcast. The conversation focused on advocacy victories and ongoing HLAA efforts, the...HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley spoke with Colleen Chapman on Episode Two of Frequency Therapeutics “Overheard at Frequency” podcast. The conversation focused on advocacy victories and ongoing HLAA efforts, the impact of hearing loss on lives and careers of those at all ages and the dynamic work of local HLAA Chapters. HLAA Chapters are a … Read More >

Happy National Nonprofit Day!

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America August 17 is National Nonprofit Day! We celebrate, acknowledge and thank all the volunteers in our HLAA Chapters across the...Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America August 17 is National Nonprofit Day! We celebrate, acknowledge and thank all the volunteers in our HLAA Chapters across the country as well as our Walk4Hearing volunteers who make the work we do possible. HLAA thanks you for helping to advance our mission. We know … Read More >