U.S. House of Representatives Expands Medicare to Cover Hearing Aids

  HLAA is thrilled to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act of 2021 (H.R. 5376) on November 19, 2021. The Build Back Better...  HLAA is thrilled to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act of 2021 (H.R. 5376) on November 19, 2021. The Build Back Better Act of 2021 includes the expansion of Medicare to cover hearing aids and services. HLAA has spent years supporting the idea of Medicare coverage of … 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 >

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 >

FDA Releases Proposed Rules for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

“HLAA is pleased to see the proposed rules on over-the-counter hearing aids released today by the FDA. This is one step closer to seeing OTC hearing devices on the market...“HLAA is pleased to see the proposed rules on over-the-counter hearing aids released today by the FDA. This is one step closer to seeing OTC hearing devices on the market for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. We hope that many adults who qualify for these devices are encouraged to take that important step … Read More >