October 19, 2021

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: Power Up Your Call Captioning With Custom Words on CaptionMate

CaptionMate is a free captioning app for individuals with hearing loss that is available on iOS, Android and the Web. The cost of captioning each Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone (IP...CaptionMate is a free captioning app for individuals with hearing loss that is available on iOS, Android and the Web. The cost of captioning each Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone (IP CTS) call is funded through a federal program, and the cost of the calls are paid for by contributions from other telecommunications users to the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) fund administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Come and learn... Read More >

June 01, 2021

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: Read Our Lips

Learn how to feel more connected to the world around you through learning or enhancing speech lipreading skills with the “Read Our Lips” online learning program. This interactive presentation will teach...Learn how to feel more connected to the world around you through learning or enhancing speech lipreading skills with the “Read Our Lips” online learning program. This interactive presentation will teach you five benefits of lipreading, including how to use your skills in our new virtual world. Start your lipreading journey during the session as Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL)’s Alison Butler walks you through some practice exercises... Read More >

April 22, 2021

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: CaptionMate

During the April 22 CaptionMate* event, Jon Gray, CaptionMate’s Business Manager, discussed how the captioning app is used for direct, independent and effective cell phone calls for people with hearing loss. Receive captions to your...During the April 22 CaptionMate* event, Jon Gray, CaptionMate’s Business Manager, discussed how the captioning app is used for direct, independent and effective cell phone calls for people with hearing loss. Receive captions to your normal cell phone number in real-time without the annoying delays of the past. Experience total privacy with no third-party operator and always have access to the whole conversation, not just what the other person said. Customize the app by selecting... Read More >

March 10, 2021

HLAA Webinar: Hearing Accessibility and the Law: Your Rights and How to Obtain Them

Federal, state and local disability laws are intended to bring people with all manner of disabilities, including hearing loss, into the mainstream of public life. But implementing those laws in...Federal, state and local disability laws are intended to bring people with all manner of disabilities, including hearing loss, into the mainstream of public life. But implementing those laws in practice is up to affected individuals. How well do you understand your accessibility rights? What steps can or should you take if you feel your rights have been denied? Read More >

January 28, 2021

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: Wirelessly-Charged Hearing Aids, Powered by Energous

“Energous is leading the next generation of wireless power and wireless charging (Wireless Charging 2.0),” says Neeraj Sahejpal, senior vice president of marketing and business development for Energous. He will speak about Energous’ wireless...“Energous is leading the next generation of wireless power and wireless charging (Wireless Charging 2.0),” says Neeraj Sahejpal, senior vice president of marketing and business development for Energous. He will speak about Energous’ wireless charging technology and how it is being applied to hearing aids to alleviate the hassle of constantly changing batteries. The Webinar will also include a live demo from the Energous labs.  Note: Product showcases are for advertising purposes only. HLAA does not... Read More >

January 12, 2021

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: CaptionMate – Reprise

Jon Gray, business manager for CaptionMate, demonstrated CaptionMate’s offering and explained how it differs from the other IP CTS choices. He covered how CaptionMate is easy to use in an office environment or at home, or with...Jon Gray, business manager for CaptionMate, demonstrated CaptionMate’s offering and explained how it differs from the other IP CTS choices. He covered how CaptionMate is easy to use in an office environment or at home, or with a Zoom call or any other webinar. He went over how CaptionMate leverages ASR to provide a speedy and accurate captioning solution, how to do things like capture both sides of the conversation, change the language on the fly, modify your themes and color... Read More >

November 17, 2020

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: Captionmate

See the latest app-based automatic Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service approved by the FCC. Jon Gray, business manager for CaptionMate, demonstrates CaptionMate’s offering and explain how it differs from the...See the latest app-based automatic Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service approved by the FCC. Jon Gray, business manager for CaptionMate, demonstrates CaptionMate’s offering and explain how it differs from the other IP CTS choices. He covers how CaptionMate is easy to use in an office environment or at home, or with a Zoom call or any other webinar, how CaptionMate leverages ASR to provide a speedy and accurate captioning solution,... Read More >

September 29, 2020

Cochlear Implants Standards of Care: An International Consensus

The world’s first International Consensus Paper on Adult Cochlear Implantation was published on August 27, 2020 in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. This new study focuses on treatment for adults...The world’s first International Consensus Paper on Adult Cochlear Implantation was published on August 27, 2020 in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. This new study focuses on treatment for adults living with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) which recommends minimum standards for diagnosis, referral, treatment and aftercare. Dr. Craig Buchman, lead author of the paper, and Dr. René Gifford, one of 31 experts who authored the paper and... Read More >

August 26, 2020

Federal Communications Commission Accessibility Updates for People with Hearing Loss

A guest panel from the FCC Disability Rights Office covers accessibility updates on matters that are important to people with hearing loss, including accessible video programming, emergency communications, and telecommunications.A guest panel from the FCC Disability Rights Office covers accessibility updates on matters that are important to people with hearing loss, including accessible video programming, emergency communications, and telecommunications. Read More >

June 12, 2020

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

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...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... Read More >