New Director of NIDCD Named

May 2, 2019: Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, announced the selection of Debara Tucci, M.D., as the new director of the National Institute on...May 2, 2019: Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, announced the selection of Debara Tucci, M.D., as the new director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).  Dr. Tucci currently is professor of surgery and director of the cochlear implant program at Duke University.  She is … Read More >

Teaching Access – HLAA Joins “Teach Access” Initiative

Technology companies dedicated to accessibility have faced the common challenge of preparing designers, engineers and researchers to think and build inclusively. Similarly, academic programs in design, engineering and HCI [Human...Technology companies dedicated to accessibility have faced the common challenge of preparing designers, engineers and researchers to think and build inclusively. Similarly, academic programs in design, engineering and HCI [Human Centered Interaction] are seeking ways to better prepare students to address the needs of diverse populations. Given this shared challenge, industry, academia, and advocacy organizations … Read More >

Don’t Let Science Scare You! Come to the HLAA2019 Research Symposium

Don’t Let Science Scare You! HLAA2019 Convention: Research Symposium on The Latest in Genetics and Hearing Loss  Friday, June 21, 9 a.m. – Noon World-renowned experts are tuned up to...Don’t Let Science Scare You! HLAA2019 Convention: Research Symposium on The Latest in Genetics and Hearing Loss  Friday, June 21, 9 a.m. – Noon World-renowned experts are tuned up to make their research come alive for you. There will also be break-out sessions with the scientists and follow-up workshops—one from a genetic counselor and one … Read More >

Welcome New Staff: HLAA National Chapter and Membership Coordinator

Welcome New Staff: HLAA National Chapter and Membership Coordinator April 8, 2019, Bethesda, MD: Carla Beyer-Smolin is the new HLAA national chapter and membership coordinator. HLAA Chapters can look to...Welcome New Staff: HLAA National Chapter and Membership Coordinator April 8, 2019, Bethesda, MD: Carla Beyer-Smolin is the new HLAA national chapter and membership coordinator. HLAA Chapters can look to her for support and for guidance in starting new chapters. Executive Director Barbara Kelley says, “Carla is uniquely qualified for this position. She was part … Read More >

Bryan Martinez Exemplifies Why Young People Are Our Hope for the Future

For nearly 25 years HLAA has honored outstanding young adults at the annual HLAA Convention. Recipients of this award represent the future and longevity of the HLAA mission through their...For nearly 25 years HLAA has honored outstanding young adults at the annual HLAA Convention. Recipients of this award represent the future and longevity of the HLAA mission through their community engagement, betterment of the hearing loss community, and incredible achievements at such a young age. This year, HLAA is delighted to honor two deserving … Read More >