September 23, 2021

We Hear You | Now Hear Us Documentary Talkback

We Hear You is a groundbreaking documentary about hearing loss, the invisible disability that impacts 430 million people worldwide, including 48 million in the United States alone. By shining a...We Hear You is a groundbreaking documentary about hearing loss, the invisible disability that impacts 430 million people worldwide, including 48 million in the United States alone. By shining a light on the hearing loss experience, it strives to build awareness, community and a more inclusive world for all. HLAA held an exclusive Talkback with the filmmakers of “We Hear You.” Executive produced by HLAA Members Holly Cohen, Shari Eberts... Read More >

August 30, 2021

HLAA Webinar: Networking with Hearing Loss

Navigating the workplace can be challenging for people with hearing loss. In this webinar, panelists from SMBC discussed how to effectively network with hearing loss, how best to differentiate yourselves to stand out...Navigating the workplace can be challenging for people with hearing loss. In this webinar, panelists from SMBC discussed how to effectively network with hearing loss, how best to differentiate yourselves to stand out to employers when applying to jobs, and how to navigate networking after beginning the job. The panelists also shared more about career opportunities at SMBC. Read More >

April 08, 2021

HLAA Webinar: Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting for People and Families Living with Sensorineural Hearing Loss

This one-hour webinar provided an overview of the FDA drug development process as well as the value of Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meetings. We hope this webinar spiked your interest...This one-hour webinar provided an overview of the FDA drug development process as well as the value of Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meetings. We hope this webinar spiked your interest in being part of this important virtual meeting for the hearing loss community taking place on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Read More >

March 23, 2021

HLAA Webinar: The Psychology of Hearing Loss

The Psychology of Hearing Loss explored hearing loss from a biopsychosocial perspective with particular attention to individual development and personal experience. Feelings and behaviors associated with hearing loss were explored...The Psychology of Hearing Loss explored hearing loss from a biopsychosocial perspective with particular attention to individual development and personal experience. Feelings and behaviors associated with hearing loss were explored with additional information on special populations including Veterans and users of cochlear implants. Read More >

October 28, 2020

¿Está perdiendo la audición? Como detectar una pérdida auditiva y que hacer al respecto

HLAA se enorgullece en presentar nuestro primer seminario virtual en español, con el cual buscamos apoyar a las personas con pérdida auditiva en la comunidad latina. Las pérdidas auditivas son...HLAA se enorgullece en presentar nuestro primer seminario virtual en español, con el cual buscamos apoyar a las personas con pérdida auditiva en la comunidad latina. Las pérdidas auditivas son más comunes de lo que pensamos. De hecho, representan el tercer problema de salud más común en los Estados Unidos. Aquellas personas que tienen diabetes, problemas cardiovasculares, o historia de exposición a ruido están en riesgo de tener una pérdida... 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 21, 2020

Face Masks and Hearing Loss: Practical Tips and Strategies

Mastering communication while face masks are worn and social distancing is especially difficult for people with hearing loss because of reduced visual and auditory input.  We will share practical tips...Mastering communication while face masks are worn and social distancing is especially difficult for people with hearing loss because of reduced visual and auditory input.  We will share practical tips and strategies that can make interactions a little easier and help you feel more in control. We will demonstrate various ways to wear masks comfortably with hearing devices and how to avoid losing them when masks are removed.  We will... Read More >

April 02, 2020

Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation, Part 2

The audience comments from Dr. Harvey’s Part 1 webinar on coping with COVID-19 revealed an amazing but not surprising richness and resiliency. This follow-up webinar will have a small presentation followed by a...The audience comments from Dr. Harvey’s Part 1 webinar on coping with COVID-19 revealed an amazing but not surprising richness and resiliency. This follow-up webinar will have a small presentation followed by a Q & A exchange about what the COVID-19 has to offer us beyond hardship and fear. Harvey will elicit insights from the audience about how this terrifying, surrealistic pandemic can catalyze personal psychological growth; how we can come through the... Read More >

March 24, 2020

What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach Us About Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation, Part 1

People with hearing loss tend to feel isolated anyhow. Now with a pandemic forcing us to stay home, distance ourselves from others, the isolation goes deeper. This webinar will outline...People with hearing loss tend to feel isolated anyhow. Now with a pandemic forcing us to stay home, distance ourselves from others, the isolation goes deeper. This webinar will outline specific psychological strategies for coping with the coronavirus and isolation. Dr. Harvey will begin by enumerating how others have survived non-virus isolation: for example, Nelson Mandela who was imprisoned for 27 years and Anthony Ray Hinton who was on death... Read More >