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.
Thank you all! 954 people completed HLAA’s survey on Internet-Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) use. We will be tallying the results, looking at your comments, and providing you with the results of our survey in the coming weeks.
Study with the Best – Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids and Hearing Loops
Dr. Carol Letzter and Ellen Semel, both HLAA members and part of the HLAA Manhattan (NYC) Chapter hearing loop committee co-star in CUNY-TV’s "Study With The Best. Enjoy the captioned video production.
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.
Dr. Mark Ross shares his insight on combating hearing loss as millions continue to successfully age.
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.
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