Ann Rancourt and Rachel Stevens Selected for Hamilton Relay 2018 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the District of Columbia

Congratulations are in order! HLAA’s own Ann Rancourt, national Walk4Hearing manager, and Rachel Stevens, a member of the HLAA District of Columbia Chapter, were selected as the Hamilton Relay 2018...Congratulations are in order! HLAA’s own Ann Rancourt, national Walk4Hearing manager, and Rachel Stevens, a member of the HLAA District of Columbia Chapter, were selected as the Hamilton Relay 2018 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award winners for the District of Columbia. Ann and Rachel were recognized at a ceremony hosted by Hamilton Relay … Read More >

U.S. Access Board Webinar: Accessible Airport Terminals

The U.S. Access Board’s next free monthly webinar will take place June 7 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET) and review accessibility requirements for airports under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and...The U.S. Access Board’s next free monthly webinar will take place June 7 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET) and review accessibility requirements for airports under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws. The session will focus on areas of special concern, including passenger loading zones, self-service ticketing kiosks, security checkpoints, boarding bridges and devices, signage, … Read More >

How Much Information Is Too Much? We Want Your Feedback!

People who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss can find vast amounts of information to help them understand it better. But is that really a good thing? When you want...People who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss can find vast amounts of information to help them understand it better. But is that really a good thing? When you want to learn all you can about hearing loss—or any other condition for that matter—an overwhelming amount of information can leave you almost as lost as … Read More >

St. Louis Theatre Must Provide Captioning for All Live Performances Says Federal Judge

Thanks in part to the work of HLAA Members John Waldo, Tina Childress, Mary Stodden and the HLAA Greater St. Louis Chapter, captioning for those who need it will now...Thanks in part to the work of HLAA Members John Waldo, Tina Childress, Mary Stodden and the HLAA Greater St. Louis Chapter, captioning for those who need it will now be available for all live performances at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis. A federal judge in Missouri recently ordered the 4500-seat indoor theatre to provide … Read More >

Do You Have Questions About Hearing Assistive Technology?

Use of hearing assistive technology (HAT) is one important way for consumers to address their hearing loss. However, there is a substantial lack of understanding about available technological solutions. HAT...Use of hearing assistive technology (HAT) is one important way for consumers to address their hearing loss. However, there is a substantial lack of understanding about available technological solutions. HAT includes assistive listening systems (such as FM, hearing loop systems, and infrared), telecommunications products and services (such as captioned telephones and relay services) and alerting … Read More >