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Rehabilitation Act

The Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by federal agencies, in programs receiving Federal financial assistance, in federal employment, and in the employment practices...The Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by federal agencies, in programs receiving Federal financial assistance, in federal employment, and in the employment practices of federal contractors. The standards for determining employment discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act are the same as those used in Title I of the Americans … Read More >

2010

Produced seven, captioned videos on Hearing Loss 101 to encourage people to seek help for their hearing loss. We partnered with Knowlera Media, Inc., to produce the videos which are...Produced seven, captioned videos on Hearing Loss 101 to encourage people to seek help for their hearing loss. We partnered with Knowlera Media, Inc., to produce the videos which are posted on YouTube, www.monkeysee.com, and on www.hearingloss.org. With funding from the Better Hearing Institute, the DVDs are available free on request from HLAA for anyone … Read More >

2004

The year’s advocacy focus is on improving access to hearing aids, cochlear implants and other technology. SHHH actively supports the hearing aid tax credit bill, and works to increase reimbursement...The year’s advocacy focus is on improving access to hearing aids, cochlear implants and other technology. SHHH actively supports the hearing aid tax credit bill, and works to increase reimbursement for cochlear implants and to harmonize the Medicare criteria for implantation with those of the FDA. The 19th National Convention is in Omaha, Nebraska. The … Read More >

2003

SHHH Executive Director Terry Portis sets organizational priorities for the year based on our strengths. He pledges support and resources for state organizations and local chapters. Attention will be given...SHHH Executive Director Terry Portis sets organizational priorities for the year based on our strengths. He pledges support and resources for state organizations and local chapters. Attention will be given to expanding the SHHH interactive website – changed to www.hearingloss.org – unveiled in February as a tool to help members feel connected to SHHH and … Read More >

1989

July: SHHH celebrates its first decade as 1,050 people attend Convention 1989 in Bethesda. Opening reception is held in the Caucus Room of the House of Representatives. U.S. Surgeon General...July: SHHH celebrates its first decade as 1,050 people attend Convention 1989 in Bethesda. Opening reception is held in the Caucus Room of the House of Representatives. U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop (a hearing aid user) receives the 1989 “Walter T. Ridder Award.” Australia receives an “SHHH International Award.” SHHH begins an annual awards … Read More >

1988

Rochester, NY, is the site of the third National convention chaired by Rochester member, Sue Miller. 900 people attend. Colby Chandler, chairman and CEO of Eastman Kodak Company, receives the...Rochester, NY, is the site of the third National convention chaired by Rochester member, Sue Miller. 900 people attend. Colby Chandler, chairman and CEO of Eastman Kodak Company, receives the Walter T. Ridder Award. (Also delivers a spell-binding banquet speech.) Membership votes to increase dues to $15 per year. Barbara Kelley becomes Shhh Journal editor. … Read More >

1986

Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, is the site of the second National Convention chaired by Bill Cutler who is elected SHHH President. Following nine months preparation, a Report on...Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, is the site of the second National Convention chaired by Bill Cutler who is elected SHHH President. Following nine months preparation, a Report on Research and Service Priorities for SHHH was approved by the membership at the convention. Membership adopts 12 priorities, which become the basis for the SHHH … Read More >

Submit an Article

Would You Like to Submit an Article to Hearing Life? Hearing Life is not only published for you, much of it is published by you. Who better to provide information,...Would You Like to Submit an Article to Hearing Life? Hearing Life is not only published for you, much of it is published by you. Who better to provide information, education, and support to people with hearing loss than those who are closest to it? Many of the articles that appear in Hearing Life are … Read More >

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

The National Council on Disability notes in their book, Equality of Opportunity: The Making of the Americans with Disabilities Act: “The Americans with Disabilities Act champions human rights themes by...The National Council on Disability notes in their book, Equality of Opportunity: The Making of the Americans with Disabilities Act: “The Americans with Disabilities Act champions human rights themes by declaring that people with disabilities are an integral part of society and, as such, should not be segregated, isolated, or subjected to the effects of … Read More >

Advocacy

Hearing Loss Association of American has been advocating for people with hearing loss since 1979. Whether it was the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988, the Television Decoder Circuitry Act...Hearing Loss Association of American has been advocating for people with hearing loss since 1979. Whether it was the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988, the Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as well as the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, the 21st Century Video and Communications Act … Read More >

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