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 >

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 >