New Legal Guidance and Resources to Ensure—and Expand—Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

As part of a shared commitment to President Biden’s National Strategy and Executive Order to ensure an equitable COVID-19 response, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and...As part of a shared commitment to President Biden’s National Strategy and Executive Order to ensure an equitable COVID-19 response, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have published several new … Read More >

Emergency Broadband Benefit Webinar for Consumers and Outreach Partners

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a public webinar to provide information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). EBB...On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a public webinar to provide information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). EBB is a temporary program that provides a discount of up to $50 per month ($75 on Tribal lands) off a qualifying household’s internet bill. For … Read More >

HLAA Receives Permission from the FDA to Host a Meeting on Sensorineural Hearing Loss on May 25

HLAA has received permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to host an Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting (EL-PFDD) for People and Families Living with Sensorineural Hearing Loss...HLAA has received permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to host an Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting (EL-PFDD) for People and Families Living with Sensorineural Hearing Loss on Tuesday, May 25, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., U.S. ET. This is a YouTube Live virtual meeting, and all are welcome to attend. You can … Read More >

The Sound of Misinformation

By Lise Hamlin Lise Hamlin is the director of public policy at the Hearing Loss Association of America. She can be reached at lhamlin@hearingloss.org.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts...By Lise Hamlin Lise Hamlin is the director of public policy at the Hearing Loss Association of America. She can be reached at lhamlin@hearingloss.org.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences brings on their Oscar Awards April 25, 2021. “Sound Of Metal,” has been nominated for six awards: Best Picture, Best Actor (Riz Ahmed), … Read More >

FCC Announces New Outreach to Collect Consumer Broadband Availability Experiences

The Federal Communications Commission FCC recently announced an effort to collect consumers’ broadband experiences. The stories shared by consumers will help to inform the FCC’s broadband data collection efforts. “Far too many...The Federal Communications Commission FCC recently announced an effort to collect consumers’ broadband experiences. The stories shared by consumers will help to inform the FCC’s broadband data collection efforts. “Far too many Americans are left behind in access to jobs, education, and healthcare if they do not have access to broadband,” said Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. … Read More >