March 16 – Barbara Kelley is named executive director of HLAA.
June 2 – The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine issue their report on Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability. HLAA is the only consumer-group sponsor of the study along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The landmark recommendations will serve as a blueprint for HLAA’s work going forward in the best interests for consumers with hearing loss.
June 23-26: Hearing Loss Association of America will host the HLAA Convention 2016 and the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) Congress.
August 10 - the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules to ensure people with hearing loss have full access to wireless devices. HLAA was intimately involved in the collaborative effort that led to the groundbreaking signed by industry representatives: CTIA, the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and consumer organizations: HLAA, TDI and NAD.