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 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >