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Last Call! Support the CRPD NOW!

Nov 15 2012

The lame duck session has arrived and as you read this sentence, senators are returning back to their offices to get to work and so are we!

HLAA Applauds Support of Consumer-Driven Hearing Health Care

Aug 20 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 20, 2012

CONTACT:
Nancy Macklin
Director of Events and Marketing
nmacklin@hearingloss.org

BETHESDA, MD: In an unprecedented joint communiqué the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) delivered a statement focusing on consumer needs in the delivery models of hearing health care and recognizing the changing face of the hearing health care environment.

U.S. Prevention Task Force Eases Guidelines on Hearing Tests

Aug 14 2012

On Monday the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final guideline for hearing-loss screening in older adults. In contrast to its 1996 guidelines, which recommended asking all older patients about hearing, the Task Force now says it can't recommend for or against it in patients not complaining of hearing loss.

"The Task Force recognizes this is important and common," Dr. Albert Siu, vice co-chairman of the Task Force, said. "We also know for people who complain of problems with their hearing, hearing aids can be beneficial. However, we don't believe there is sufficient evidence that older adults who don't have complaints should be screened."

Read the complete abcnews.go.com article.

Read HLAA's Comments on Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults.

HLAA Board of Trustees Adopts Statement of Strategic Intent

Aug 10 2012

At our June 2012 meeting in Providence, RI, the HLAA Board of Trustees adopted a Statement of Strategic Intent. The Statement has been almost two years in the making, and is the result of a collaborative process between HLAA management and staff together with members of the Board of Trustees. In a series of meetings, our discussions were guided by the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, Jim DeCaro; Past President Peter Fackler; and our facilitator, Robb Adams of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology.

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HLAA Sponsors National Forum on Disability Issues

Aug 10 2012

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Hearing Loss Association of America is a proud sponsor of the National Forum on Disability Issues to be held September 28, 12:30 – 3:30 PM EST at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio.

Update on the Progress of Ratification of CRPD

Aug 8 2012

Hearing Loss Association of American, along with many other disability organizations united in their support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), urges members of the US Senate to ratify CRPD. The US International Council on People with Disabilities (USICD) notes their website:

Update on the Progress of Ratification of CRPD

Aug 8 2012

Hearing Loss Association of American, along with many other disability organizations united in their support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), urges members of the US Senate to ratify CRPD. The US International Council on People with Disabilities (USICD) notes their website:

As the Senate session closed on Thursday, August 2, Senator Reid made a point to state his support for the bipartisan effort to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Senators Durbin (D-IL), McCain (R-AZ), Kerry (D-MA), Moran (R-KS), Coons (D-DE), Barrasso (R-WY), Harkin (D-IA), and Udall (D-NM) have all joined together to lead the support of the CRPD. 

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HLAA Chapters’ Advocates See Success in Delaware!

Aug 8 2012

People with hearing loss of all ages and those with speech disabilities will benefit from two bills Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law August 3, 2012. Governor Markell is Chair of the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and has made employment of people with disabilities his major project with the NGA.

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