CALL TO ACTION FOR THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 10, 2014
Anna Gilmore Hall, HLAA Executive Director
Ronnie Adler, Director of Walk4Hearing
Hearing Loss Association of America Announces Inaugural
Walk4Hearing Ambassador to Raise Awareness of
Hearing Loss and the Walk4Hearing
HLAA filed comments with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding their draft guidance entitled:
"Regulatory Requirements for Hearing Aid Devices and Personal Sound Amplification Products.''
This draft guidance is intended to clarify the distinction between hearing aids and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs), as well as the regulatory controls that apply to each. This draft guidance is not final nor is it in effect at this time.
HLAA filed comments January 24, 2014, with the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) regarding their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking covering passenger vessels.
HLAA Files a Friend of the Court Brief Supporting Equal Access to Captioned Telephones
New York City Comptroller John Lui awarded the Hearing Loss Association of America a commendation plaque “for advocacy and its tireless work on behalf of those with hearing loss.” October is Disability Awareness month and to mark the occasion, New York City recognized organizations doing work across the disability arena. On October 30, HLAA Members Suzanne D’Amico, her daughter Anna Bella, and Toni Iacolucci accepted the commendation on behalf of HLAA. In addition to the New York City Walk4Hearing, the comptroller’s office recognized the work of HLAA across the country.
Do you live in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Texas, and have a hearing loss? Would you be interested in helping National Public Radio (NPR) test a new text emergency alerting system?
NPR has been working with HLAA to make text radio a reality for several years now. NPR now has a prototype for text messaging in an emergency and needs volunteers to test the system.
The number one call for help that HLAA receives – via phone, email and in person – is financial assistance for the purchase of hearing aids. One son called for mom who is in her 80’s, who had two hearing aids until they both died at the same time. They were struggling to find a way to replace them. Most seniors who age into their hearing loss are simply floored when they learn that Medicare does not cover the cost of hearing aids.