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HLAA Supports NPR Labs' Pilot Project in Radio Emergency Alerts

Nov 1 2013

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.

HLAA Supports Medicare Coverage for Hearing Aids

Oct 23 2013

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.

HLAA, TDI and Consumer Groups Respond to FCC’s IP CTS Order

Oct 2 2013

HLAA, TDI, and other consumer organizations filed a Petition for Stay on September 30, 2013. Our Petition requests the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put a hold on implementation of one section of their Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Services (IP CTS) Order that requires all users to pay a minimum of $75 for the captioned telephones. See our Petition.

HLAA Receives $50,000 Hearing Assistive Technology Training Grant from the CEA Foundation

May 22 2013

The CEA Foundation has made a grant of $50,000 to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) to fund a hands-on, train-the-trainer program on hearing assistive and emerging technologies for consumers with hearing loss. This grant aligns with the CEA Foundation’s mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives.