December 11, 2020

HLAA Webinar: An Answer for Beethoven: Making Music with a Hearing Loss in 2020

2020 is the 250th birthday of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. While Beethoven had very few resources as a musician and composer in the 1850s to cope with his increasing...2020 is the 250th birthday of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. While Beethoven had very few resources as a musician and composer in the 1850s to cope with his increasing deafness, in 2020 we have more resources. In this webinar, Wendy will talk about strategies and devices she uses to make music with a hearing loss and end with a discussion about her nonprofit, the Association of Adult Musicians with... 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 >

May 22, 2019

Intro to hearOclub – Avoiding ‘Hearing Emergencies’

What started as a mission to help the elder community has progressed to giving anyone with hearing aids or a cochlear implant the peace of mind that they will always...What started as a mission to help the elder community has progressed to giving anyone with hearing aids or a cochlear implant the peace of mind that they will always have a consistent supply of fresh batteries delivered to their home. We will break down the health benefits of always having access to batteries, describe some of our members’ journeys and the barriers they faced before joining, and define what... Read More >

April 17, 2019

Life Without Limits – No Barriers

Join Bill Barkeley, a deaf-blind adventurer, advocate and storyteller for a conversation on his most recent adventures to Spain and Nepal.   Bill will share insights on his journeys that...Join Bill Barkeley, a deaf-blind adventurer, advocate and storyteller for a conversation on his most recent adventures to Spain and Nepal.   Bill will share insights on his journeys that have led to his co-authoring the No Barriers Life Elements that anyone can use to build a richer and more fulfilling life − regardless if you have any physical challenges or not. Read More >

March 20, 2019

Living Your Best Life with Hearing Loss

Do you let your hearing loss stop you from living a purposeful, meaningful, and productive life? Are you ashamed or embarrassed about your hearing loss? Are you unsure how to...Do you let your hearing loss stop you from living a purposeful, meaningful, and productive life? Are you ashamed or embarrassed about your hearing loss? Are you unsure how to handle your hearing loss at work/school, social environment or physical activity? Not only will Susanna share personal stories, she will give you suggestions on how to handle these situations successfully whether you wear hearing aids or cochlear implants. After this presentation,... Read More >

October 17, 2018

Until Everyone Hears the Music

When Lexi was diagnosed as being deaf, 14 months of tirelessly asking for answers had gone by. Lexi had been missed. No newborn hearing screening, repeated trips to the pediatrician...When Lexi was diagnosed as being deaf, 14 months of tirelessly asking for answers had gone by. Lexi had been missed. No newborn hearing screening, repeated trips to the pediatrician who passed it off as “she’s fine. She heard the noise in the hallway. Some kids don’t talk until 18 months of age.” Finally, Lexi’s mom Jaime received the referral to Vanderbilt and learned Lexi was profoundly deaf. Fortunately, Jaime... Read More >

March 21, 2018

Hearing Loops Don’t Just Happen

Juliëtte Sterkens presents an informative session on how to foster hearing loops in your community. This webinar reviews how to locate supportive hearing care providers and trained hearing loop installers,...Juliëtte Sterkens presents an informative session on how to foster hearing loops in your community. This webinar reviews how to locate supportive hearing care providers and trained hearing loop installers, how to rally support in your community for loop technology, how to “find” and leverage funding, and how to spread the good news once hearing loops are installed using social and local news media.  Read More >

August 19, 2015

What a Person with Hearing Loss Needs to Know Before a Medical Encounter

Are you going to the hospital or doctor’s office?  Are you apprehensive about being able to communicate with your healthcare providers? Would you like to know what you can do...Are you going to the hospital or doctor’s office?  Are you apprehensive about being able to communicate with your healthcare providers? Would you like to know what you can do ahead of time to set the stage for more effective communication when it really counts? If you are a person with hearing loss, there are things you can do ahead of time that will prepare you to let your treatment... Read More >