September 14, 2022

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: Accessing the Benefits of the Affordable Connectivity Program with TracFone Wireless, Inc.

TracFone Wireless, Inc. presented a product showcase about the benefits of the new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) with speaker Ted Vagelos, Director, Business Development. Throughout the webinar attendees received detailed...TracFone Wireless, Inc. presented a product showcase about the benefits of the new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) with speaker Ted Vagelos, Director, Business Development. Throughout the webinar attendees received detailed information about the significant government discounts on smartphones, hotspots, or tablet data the ACP provides, along with how members can determine if they qualify, how to access all the benefits, including devices and plans, and what to do to get... Read More >

April 12, 2022

HLAA Webinar: Catching Kids Before They Fall: Pediatric Late Onset Hearing Loss Awareness

In the United States, nearly 98% of newborns are screened for hearing loss. While the newborn hearing screening program is aimed at identifying hearing loss at the time of birth,...In the United States, nearly 98% of newborns are screened for hearing loss. While the newborn hearing screening program is aimed at identifying hearing loss at the time of birth, sometimes the change in hearing status happens later. In fact, incidence of permanent hearing loss doubles between birth and school age. Too often young children with postnatal hearing loss fall through the cracks. They go unidentified for months or years... 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 >

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 >

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 >

April 20, 2016

Successful Management of Hearing Loss Depends on Patient-centered Care

The patient has always been the central element in hearing health care. In the past, the dialogue between the patient and the provider regarding communication strategies and options was often...The patient has always been the central element in hearing health care. In the past, the dialogue between the patient and the provider regarding communication strategies and options was often the only treatment, especially when technology was limited. However, with rapid advances in hearing aids and cochlear implants, the model of care shifted away from patient-centered care to a medical model approach whereby the provider “prescribed devices” and did little... Read More >