FCC Grants Temporary Waiver of Certain TRS Rules During Coronavirus

HLAA has learned that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which provides oversight for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), has issued a new Order relaxing some rules for  internet protocol captioned telephone...HLAA has learned that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which provides oversight for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), has issued a new Order relaxing some rules for  internet protocol captioned telephone services (IP CTS) and Video Relay Service (VRS). The FCC hopes these actions will help IP CTS and VRS providers ensure that during the national … Read More >

Coronavirus and Accessible Medical Settings

With the spread of the Coronavirus in the United States, we care about the health and safety of our HLAA community. There’s been a wealth of information put out by...With the spread of the Coronavirus in the United States, we care about the health and safety of our HLAA community. There’s been a wealth of information put out by the CDC and other sources. However, in the event that you have to seek medical help, how can you be prepared to ensure that you … Read More >

Access Board Initiates Update of Accessibility Guidelines for Rail Cars

The U.S. Access Board is initiating a rulemaking to update its accessibility guidelines for rail cars covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and seeks public comment on this...The U.S. Access Board is initiating a rulemaking to update its accessibility guidelines for rail cars covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and seeks public comment on this effort. As indicated in an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking the Board plans to update provisions in the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles that apply … Read More >

How Long Do Hearing Aid Batteries Last?

Hearing aid batteries are an important consideration for anyone looking to purchase a new pair of hearing aids. Hearing Tracker founder Abram Bailey, AuD, recently surveyed over 1000 hearing aids...Hearing aid batteries are an important consideration for anyone looking to purchase a new pair of hearing aids. Hearing Tracker founder Abram Bailey, AuD, recently surveyed over 1000 hearing aids wearers to help get a better idea of how long hearing aid batteries really last. Participants were asked about their battery size, their hearing aid … Read More >

HLAA and ASHA Join Forces This World Hearing Day to Dispel Myths, Encourage Early Intervention and Treatment for Hearing Loss  

HLAA and ASHA Join Forces This World Hearing Day to Dispel Myths, Encourage Early Intervention and Treatment for Hearing Loss   (ROCKVILLE, Md. – March 2, 2020) As the global health...HLAA and ASHA Join Forces This World Hearing Day to Dispel Myths, Encourage Early Intervention and Treatment for Hearing Loss   (ROCKVILLE, Md. – March 2, 2020) As the global health community prepares to mark World Hearing Day on March 3, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) are encouraging all Americans to prioritize … Read More >