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The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), a non-profit, is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss.
The Mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy. Chapter meetings are free, but to learn more about the many benefits of National membership, click here.
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HLAA 2017 Convention in Salt Lake City
June 22 - 25! For more information, click here
Early-bird Registration is Open through March 31, 2017
See the HLAA2017 Convention Registration Form
For Hotel Information and Reservations, click here
Hearing Loss Magazine
January/February 2017 Issue
In This Issue . . .
Ringing in the New Year with Good News
by Barbara Kelley
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HLAA Chapters and Walk4Hearing: a Winning Combination
by Valerie Stafford-Mallis
Actively participating in the Walk4Hearing is a fun activity that can help your chapter grow. Read the whole article.
Meet Donors Who Make a Difference
by Gail Garfinkel Weiss
Three long-term donors and supporters of HLAA discuss their involvement and visions for the future.
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Advocacy: Department of Justice Issues Final Rule on Movie Captioning
by Lise Hamlin
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Stepping Up for #CommAccess
by Ann Rancourt
Last year’s Call to Action challenged people to step up and advocate for better communication access. Learn how these HLAA members did just that, and the difference it made in their lives.
When Passion Shines, Walkers Step Up
by Ronnie Adler and Ann Rancourt
For our top fundraisers – and many others – the Walk4Hearing is about much more than raising money.
The Beauty of Salt Lake City Awaits You
by Niaz Siasi
The excitement for HLAA2017 Convention is building!
Saving Tax-free With an ABLE Account
by Marilyn L. Weber
A new law allows people who are disabled, including those with hearing loss, to save tax-free.
Cochlear Implants: A Hidden Technology?
by Vint Cerf
The “Father of the Internet” talks about his firsthand experience with cochlear implants and why he believes they are underutilized.
American Cochlear Implant Alliance: Removing Barriers to Cochlear Implant Care
by Donna Sorkin
The ACI Alliance focuses on carrying out initiatives that are designed to remove barriers to cochlear implant care that currently exist for children and adults who could benefit from them.
Seen & Heard: Cindy Jagger
After 100 Years, Still “The Luckiest Hard of Hearing Person in the Country”
by Vern Thayer
HLAA’s oldest living member shares part of his long journey with hearing loss and why he considers himself to be so lucky.
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JANUARY 2017 WEBINAR - Be sure to mark your calendars NOW to tune in for this historic report!
On June 2, 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) released their historic study on Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Access and Affordability. HLAA was the only consumer-group sponsor of the study along with several federal agencies.
When: Wednesday, January 18th
NOTE Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Colorado Time
Topic: Making History: The NAS Report Explained
Tune in to hear from Barbara Kelley, HLAA Executive Director; Lise Hamlin, HLAA Director of Public Policy; and Brenda Battat, member of the NAS Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults and former HLAA Executive Director
Click here to find out what's coming up in advance!
To view and replay past webinars, click on HLAA Webinar Archives
First-time webinar attendee? There is a one-time set-up required to access Blackboard Collaborate; we recommend spending a few minutes well in advance of the webinar making sure you are able to access Collaborate. Should you have any questions, please contact Nancy Macklin, Director of External Affairs and Events, at email@example.com or 301.657.2248 Ext. 106.
This Week in Bethesda (TWIB)
TWIB is a weekly report from the HLAA national office and is published every Friday, and is posted on Hearing Loss Association of America homepage under “HLAA Updates.”
Experiences in Health Care Environments
Researchers from Duke University and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston are conducting a brief survey to find out how hearing loss affects communication with people you interact with during your health care visits. It should take no more than 10 minutes of your time and results will be kept confidential - no information will be collected that can identify who is responding. They would very much appreciate your assistance. Your answers will help researchers design and test the most appropriate strategies for improving hearing health care for adults.
Take the survey.
If you would like to get additional information or need technical assistance, please contact Erika Juhlin at: firstname.lastname@example.org.