Sarasota, FL: For the first time in its history, the United States Supreme Court will install a hearing loop system this summer to enable people with hearing loss to follow the proceedings. This decision was a direct result of the efforts of Richard Williams, Esq., of Lakewood Ranch, a Board member of the HLAA Sarasota Chapter.
Pamela Talkin, Marshal of the Court said to Mr. Williams, “I truly appreciate the initiative you took in making your suggestion. Your suggestion will benefit countless visitors to the Court.”
The April 15, 2013 bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three and injured more than 260 others. One day after the Boston attack, One Fund Boston was formed by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas M. Menino with the purpose of helping those most affected by the tragic Boston Marathon bombings. In June this year, One Fund announced that an additional $18 million would be distributed to the victims of the Marathon bombings on top of the $61 million already disbursed.
Voting closes on July 15, 2014
The Oticon Focus on People Awards recognizes outstanding people with hearing loss who are helping to show that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to make a positive difference in their families, communities or the world. This is the 16th year that the Oticon Focus on People Awards has honored students, adults and advocacy volunteers with hearing loss.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) filed comments with the US Department of Education regarding the proposed priority of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) – Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program – Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC).
Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging: Workshop Report
HLAA was a sponsor and involved in the planning of the Institute of Medicine workshop Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging in January 2014. HLAA Board Members Katherine Bouton, Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., and Richard Einhorn were speakers.
A.G. Schneiderman Announces Agreements Requiring Three NYC Theatres To Provide Listening Devices To Individuals With Hearing Loss
Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, School Of Visual Arts To Provide “Loops”* And Other Assisted-Listening Devices To Comply With ADA
Schneiderman: We Are Fighting For Equal Access For Disabled New Yorkers And Tourists