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 >

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 >

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 >

May 14, 2020

How Hearing Better Leads to Living Better

Product Showcase Webinar Starkey Hearing Technologies  HLAA is pleased to bring you industry product showcases online. To find out how your company can be included in the product showcase, email...Product Showcase Webinar Starkey Hearing Technologies  HLAA is pleased to bring you industry product showcases online. To find out how your company can be included in the product showcase, email Justin Wolfe at justin.wolfe@theygsgroup.com. As with any advertising or product placements in all HLAA media, at HLAA Conventions, or during online meetings, mention of products and services does not mean HLAA endorsement nor does exclusion of products mean disapproval. During this... Read More >

April 29, 2020

Audiological Care and COVID-19: The Current Climate, Hearing Treatment Alternatives, and the Future of Audiology

Given the current climate caused by COVID-19, there is concern regarding the quality & availability of audiological care. Currently there is limited care being provided with no end to the...Given the current climate caused by COVID-19, there is concern regarding the quality & availability of audiological care. Currently there is limited care being provided with no end to the Pandemic in sight. Therefore, it is unclear when in-person hearing care will continue. However, there are options for treatment in the interim. Dr. Cliff will present on the current state of audiology clinics, hearing treatment alternatives, and how the COVID-19... Read More >

April 17, 2020

Hearing Assistive Technology at Home

Richard Einhorn will present tips and techniques for using assistive technology while you stay at home. He will cover ways to use your smartphone to hear better, how to better...Richard Einhorn will present tips and techniques for using assistive technology while you stay at home. He will cover ways to use your smartphone to hear better, how to better hear webinars, use captions on apps like Skype and Zoom, and more. 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 >

March 18, 2020

Traumatic Brain Injury and Hearing Disorders

Traumatic Brian Injuries, also known as TBI, have many associated hearing disorders that need to be addressed to increase the life quality of the injured person. Knowledge of these issues...Traumatic Brian Injuries, also known as TBI, have many associated hearing disorders that need to be addressed to increase the life quality of the injured person. Knowledge of these issues will help self-advocacy to increase daily function and bring relief to the person and the family. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain... Read More >