September 15, 2022

HLAA Webinar: Benefits of Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) – Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace for all to Thrive

This webinar by HLAA’s Employment Task Force showed how resource groups foster community and connection, support career development, and further the cause of employees with disabilities or employees with loved...This webinar by HLAA’s Employment Task Force showed how resource groups foster community and connection, support career development, and further the cause of employees with disabilities or employees with loved ones with disabilities. Read More >

May 12, 2022

HLAA Webinar: Navigating Federal Employment for People with Disabilities

The federal government offers people of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities, opportunities to have a meaningful career in public service. In this webinar, attendees learned about pathways to federal...The federal government offers people of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities, opportunities to have a meaningful career in public service. In this webinar, attendees learned about pathways to federal service for people with disabilities, strategies for effectively navigating the federal workplace and resources from the Office of Disability Employment Policy. 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 >

February 08, 2022

HLAA Webinar: The Job Accommodation Network (JAN): Your Partner in Employment

This webinar continued a series by HLAA’s Task Force on Employment. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on job accommodations and...This webinar continued a series by HLAA’s Task Force on Employment. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Serving customers across the United States and around the world for more than 35 years, JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)... Read More >

January 20, 2022

HLAA Webinar: Potential New Therapies and Clinical Trial Opportunities for Sudden and Noise-Induced Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Are you interested in learning about new, emerging therapies that could potentially restore hearing? Would you like to stay apprised of new clinical trials for individuals with sensorineural hearing loss...Are you interested in learning about new, emerging therapies that could potentially restore hearing? Would you like to stay apprised of new clinical trials for individuals with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) – and learn how to enroll? In this program, Frequency Therapeutics’ Chief Development Officer, Dr. Carl LeBel, provided an overview of outcomes from four completed clinical trials of FX-322, the Company’s product candidate, which is the first to have... Read More >

December 11, 2021

HLAA Special Event: A Celebration of Life, in remembrance of Joan Kleinrock

HLAA honors the life of Joan Kleinrock. Joan was one of the original volunteers that worked with HLAA Founder Rocky Stone and served as the first chapter development coordinator for...HLAA honors the life of Joan Kleinrock. Joan was one of the original volunteers that worked with HLAA Founder Rocky Stone and served as the first chapter development coordinator for SHHH/HLAA. Fond memories and stories about Joan were shared by Joan’s family, HLAA staff, board members, and chapter and state leaders. 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 18, 2021

HLAA Webinar: Best Practices for Landing a Job in a Virtual Environment

The new virtual world we are engaging in can be a bit uncertain, especially when it comes to interviewing and navigating the job search process. During this webinar, candidates learned...The new virtual world we are engaging in can be a bit uncertain, especially when it comes to interviewing and navigating the job search process. During this webinar, candidates learned best practices, tips and tricks for navigating the recruitment process, from the initial conversation to onboarding in a virtual environment. Seasoned recruiters whose organizations have pivoted quickly to accommodate the virtual world shared their perspectives. We also heard from a... 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 >