Zoom Offers FREE ASR Captioning

HLAA is THRILLED that Zoom is offering free ASR captions for those who sign up with Zoom. Sign up here. This is a huge win for our community of advocates...HLAA is THRILLED that Zoom is offering free ASR captions for those who sign up with Zoom. Sign up here. This is a huge win for our community of advocates and HLAA members. More than 48 million Americans experience hearing loss. Hearing loss impacts people of all ages. Today, due to COVID-19, we must all … Read More >

HLAA Position: Database Coordinator

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through...The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support, and advocacy. With more than 48 million Americans living with hearing loss, we work nationally and in local communities to provide vital … Read More >

HLAA and ASHA Champion “Hearing Care for All” for World Hearing Day on March 3rd

  Collaboration Shines Light on U.S. Disparities in Hearing Care (Rockville, MD – March 2, 2021) As the global health community recognizes World Hearing Day on March 3, the American...  Collaboration Shines Light on U.S. Disparities in Hearing Care (Rockville, MD – March 2, 2021) As the global health community recognizes World Hearing Day on March 3, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will use this year’s international observance to spotlight the domestic toll that untreated hearing … Read More >

World Hearing Forum Call for Changemakers’ Stories

Your real-life experiences and personal stories can inspire and influence others to improve the world for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. They can also encourage action to...Your real-life experiences and personal stories can inspire and influence others to improve the world for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. They can also encourage action to support implementation of the WHO’s World Report on Hearing. Individuals, families and organizations are encouraged to submit their stories and if chosen, will be used … Read More >

Proposed Settlement Reached in ADA Face Mask Lawsuit

HLAA has learned that a proposed settlement was announced in a case claiming that Nike, Inc. had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by requiring their employees wear face masks but...HLAA has learned that a proposed settlement was announced in a case claiming that Nike, Inc. had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by requiring their employees wear face masks but failing to ensure customers with hearing loss were provided with appropriate accommodations.  As part of the settlement, Nike has agreed to make transparent face masks available … Read More >