Hearing Loss Association of America Announces Valerie Stafford-Mallis as Director of Chapter Development
HLAA Celebrates its 36th Anniversary Today
On November 27, 1979, Rocky Stone, founded this organization as Self Help for Hard of Hearing People. A retired CIA agent with a hearing loss, Rocky realized there were many others like himself who were "between two worlds," not fully hearing but not deaf.
Veteran Plays Piano Despite Suicide Bomber Attack
HLAA Members Nancy Williams from New York and Mark Brogan from Tennessee come together to tell Captain Brogan's compelling story of hearing loss and playing the piano.
Historic Changes Coming for Access to Hearing Aid Compatible Wireless Phones
HLAA has long worked with industry and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the issue of Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) phones. When mobile technology moved from analog to digital in the 1990s, it created a huge barrier for people with hearing loss in that suddenly people with hearing loss who could use wireless handsets were faced with interference when they held the phone to their ear.
Commentary by Lise Hamlin
This is an advocacy eNews, not a tech eNews. But when I discovered at a recent advisory council meeting that there are tech solutions to a problem we’ve been asked to solve repeatedly through advocacy efforts, we thought it deserved mention in this issue of HLAA in Action.
In August 2015, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the results of a survey that asked questions for the first time about disabilities, we were stunned to find that people with hearing loss were entirely left out.
HLAA sent letters to the CDC and to the White House, issued a media release, and an action alert asking consumers to express their thinking of CDC’s survey. Many of you sent emails with compelling stories, making it clear we should have been counted from the start.