Advocacy During the Pandemic: Tips and Resources for People with Hearing Loss

June 12, 2020


The coronavirus pandemic has changed the landscape of the country and made those of us with hearing loss acutely aware of new barriers to everyday communication. Working from home or attending school over the internet, confronting Plexiglas barriers and face masks in the grocery store and a trip to an overwhelmed hospital ER all challenge the old ways of accommodating our hearing loss.

When the pandemic hit and shutdowns across the country began, HLAA immediately pivoted from our day to day advocacy to working on providing information and education about how to survive the pandemic with a hearing loss. In this webinar, we will talk about what HLAA is seeing and hearing across the country and will provide tips and resources to help you advocate for access during and after the coronavirus pandemic.


Lise Hamlin

Lise Hamlin

Director of Public Policy, HLAA

Lise Hamlin joined the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) national staff as director of public policy in April 2008. Ms. Hamlin, who has a hearing loss herself, has worked as an advocate for people with hearing loss for 25 years. She currently represents HLAA on federal advisory committees such... Read More >