November 15, 2022

HLAA Technology Showcase Webinar: Is Bluetooth® Technology the New Standard for Assistive Listening Systems?

Hearing loops and telecoils have long been the standard for assistive listening in public locations and have provided great benefits to people with hearing loss. Bluetooth® technology has now introduced...Hearing loops and telecoils have long been the standard for assistive listening in public locations and have provided great benefits to people with hearing loss. Bluetooth® technology has now introduced Auracast™ broadcast audio, a new capability that enables an audio transmitter to broadcast to an unlimited number of nearby Bluetooth if you have the ® in one place, should be in all audio receivers. This new standard will enable public... Read More >

November 09, 2022

HLAA Product Showcase: Resources and Support from MED-EL Corporation

This presentation covers the unique features of MED-EL technology as well as the unique levels of support hearing implant candidates and recipients receive from the hearing implant manufacturer.This presentation covers the unique features of MED-EL technology as well as the unique levels of support hearing implant candidates and recipients receive from the hearing implant manufacturer. Read More >

November 01, 2022

HLAA Product Showcase: CapTel Captioning Technology: How Advances in Technology Give New Choices for Your Phone Calls

CapTel presented a product showcase about their evolving technology with speaker John Kinstler, CapTel Outreach Marketing Manager – CapTel Captioned Telephone and HLAA Member Director. Throughout the webinar attendees received detailed information...CapTel presented a product showcase about their evolving technology with speaker John Kinstler, CapTel Outreach Marketing Manager – CapTel Captioned Telephone and HLAA Member Director. Throughout the webinar attendees received detailed information about CapTel’s latest captioning technology which lets users choose how their calls are captioned – between fully automated or operator-enhanced options. Also discussed was the advantages of each captioning method, and how to switch methods during a call. Customizable captioning... Read More >

September 15, 2022

HLAA Webinar: Benefits of Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) – Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace for all to Thrive

This webinar by HLAA’s Employment Task Force showed how resource groups foster community and connection, support career development, and further the cause of employees with disabilities or employees with loved...This webinar by HLAA’s Employment Task Force showed how resource groups foster community and connection, support career development, and further the cause of employees with disabilities or employees with loved ones with disabilities. Read More >

September 14, 2022

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: Accessing the Benefits of the Affordable Connectivity Program with TracFone Wireless, Inc.

TracFone Wireless, Inc. presented a product showcase about the benefits of the new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) with speaker Ted Vagelos, Director, Business Development. Throughout the webinar attendees received detailed...TracFone Wireless, Inc. presented a product showcase about the benefits of the new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) with speaker Ted Vagelos, Director, Business Development. Throughout the webinar attendees received detailed information about the significant government discounts on smartphones, hotspots, or tablet data the ACP provides, along with how members can determine if they qualify, how to access all the benefits, including devices and plans, and what to do to get... Read More >

May 12, 2022

HLAA Webinar: Navigating Federal Employment for People with Disabilities

The federal government offers people of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities, opportunities to have a meaningful career in public service. In this webinar, attendees learned about pathways to federal...The federal government offers people of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities, opportunities to have a meaningful career in public service. In this webinar, attendees learned about pathways to federal service for people with disabilities, strategies for effectively navigating the federal workplace and resources from the Office of Disability Employment Policy. Read More >

December 15, 2021

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: Never Miss a Word with Olelo Captioned Calls

Olelo Captioned Calls is an easy-to-use, 100%-private app developed by MachineGenius, a telecommunications company founded in Holliston, Massachusetts in 2017 with a mission to help people with hearing loss have...Olelo Captioned Calls is an easy-to-use, 100%-private app developed by MachineGenius, a telecommunications company founded in Holliston, Massachusetts in 2017 with a mission to help people with hearing loss have a seamless calling experience. Using advanced speech recognition technology, Olelo combines simplicity, accuracy, and speed to create next-generation captioned telephone service. The app is at no cost for those with hearing loss and is supported by the Federal TRS /... Read More >

December 07, 2021

HLAA Webinar: ICAAT – Creating a community that brings together consumers and industry

Have you ever wanted to engage with technology developers and help shape technologies to better fit your needs? The Industry-Consumer Alliance for Accessible Technology (ICAAT) is creating an online community...Have you ever wanted to engage with technology developers and help shape technologies to better fit your needs? The Industry-Consumer Alliance for Accessible Technology (ICAAT) is creating an online community of consumers and industry to inspire more accessible, innovative and responsive technologies that meet the needs of consumers with hearing loss. Presenters showed how to join ICAAT’s online community where you can access and participate in discussions about a wide... Read More >

November 18, 2021

HLAA Webinar: Best Practices for Landing a Job in a Virtual Environment

The new virtual world we are engaging in can be a bit uncertain, especially when it comes to interviewing and navigating the job search process. During this webinar, candidates learned...The new virtual world we are engaging in can be a bit uncertain, especially when it comes to interviewing and navigating the job search process. During this webinar, candidates learned best practices, tips and tricks for navigating the recruitment process, from the initial conversation to onboarding in a virtual environment. Seasoned recruiters whose organizations have pivoted quickly to accommodate the virtual world shared their perspectives. We also heard from a... Read More >

November 11, 2021

Chapter Development Workshop: HLAA Updates on Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and More

Barbara Kelley, HLAA Executive Director and Lise Hamlin, HLAA Director of Public Policy provide updates and answer HLAA Leaders’ questions on HLAA’s advocacy and outreach efforts, including the proposed rules...Barbara Kelley, HLAA Executive Director and Lise Hamlin, HLAA Director of Public Policy provide updates and answer HLAA Leaders’ questions on HLAA’s advocacy and outreach efforts, including the proposed rules on over-the-counter hearing aids. Read More >