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 >

February 23, 2021

HLAA Webinar: Good Enough

Each of us has a story – several really – that goes beyond our hearing loss, our hearing aids and the challenges we face living with them. What‘s your story?...Each of us has a story – several really – that goes beyond our hearing loss, our hearing aids and the challenges we face living with them. What‘s your story? Have you used your talents – your writing, your art, your music, your voice – to share your story with others? Stu Nunnery and Laurel Jonason shared excerpts from their new screenplay, “Good Enough,” to illustrate how authentic, three-dimensional characters... 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 >

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 >

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 27, 2020

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR): The History, Current Technologies, and Practical Tips

Automatic speech recognition (ASR) is a computer technology that is used to identify and process the human voice. It has become ubiquitous with the proliferation of voice services like Google...Automatic speech recognition (ASR) is a computer technology that is used to identify and process the human voice. It has become ubiquitous with the proliferation of voice services like Google Assistant, Alexa and Siri. There are many uses of ASR beyond these voice-activated, interactive personal assistants. When ASR is used to convert the words a person has spoken into text, it can be a very useful accessibility tool for people... Read More >