November 08, 2022

HLAA Webinar: The FDA Regulations for Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids

This webinar provides an overview of the key points of the regulation and how this may affect availability and access of both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription hearing aids. In addition,...This webinar provides an overview of the key points of the regulation and how this may affect availability and access of both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription hearing aids. In addition, it provides suggestions on determining your hearing loss, accessing assistance from hearing professionals and key features to consider when purchasing OTC hearing aids. On October 17, 2022, the FDA regulations on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids went into effect, creating a... 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 >

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 >

February 08, 2022

HLAA Webinar: The Job Accommodation Network (JAN): Your Partner in Employment

This webinar continued a series by HLAA’s Task Force on Employment. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on job accommodations and...This webinar continued a series by HLAA’s Task Force on Employment. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Serving customers across the United States and around the world for more than 35 years, JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)... 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 03, 2021

HLAA Webinar: Which Method of Realtime Captioning is Appropriate: Stenographic, Voice or Automatic Speech Recognition?

During this presentation, attendees learned about all things captioning.  There are many different methods for how captions are produced: Stenographic, voice writing and automatic speech recognition. Learning the different methods...During this presentation, attendees learned about all things captioning.  There are many different methods for how captions are produced: Stenographic, voice writing and automatic speech recognition. Learning the different methods will help you make an informed decision when advocating for accommodations in any setting. If realtime captions are not what you need but you need captions on a video, understanding the differences will empower the decision maker to have the... Read More >

October 11, 2021

HLAA Virtual Meeting: National Hospital Safety Program

Learn about the unique accommodations certain hospitals from around this country have for people with hearing loss. Each of our presenters are passionate advocates and talked about the accommodations their...Learn about the unique accommodations certain hospitals from around this country have for people with hearing loss. Each of our presenters are passionate advocates and talked about the accommodations their hospitals provide for people with hearing loss. 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 >

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 >