The annual Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) convention is now open for registration. Join us June 24-26 to learn the latest about hearing health, communication access and the technologies and strategies that help people with hearing loss live well. This three-day event includes a research symposium on Hearing Care for All, and robust workshops on advances in hearing aids, accessibility through mobile devices, hearing access in the workplace and more.
For more information and an overview of the convention can be found here. Make sure to continue to check as more updates will be forthcoming!
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HLAA has received permission from the FDA to hold an Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting focusing on the challenges and potential future opportunities with the hearing loss community. Stories and experiences by those with hearing loss will be shared and heard by many industry leaders.
The live interactive meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ET. This is a unique and rare opportunity for you to learn and actually participate in the live meeting featuring game-changing industry and professional leaders in the hearing loss community. Learn more about this free meeting you may join throughout the day or register now below.
This your chance to get your voice heard so please join us and spread the word about this exciting interactive live meeting!
Learn more below about what a PFDD meeting is all about!
March 3 was World Hearing Day (WHD) which included the first-ever “World Report on Hearing” prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme for this year’s WHD was recognition for “Hearing Care for All”. Many populations are underserved when it comes to hearing services, financial support, and proper care.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) website has a page dedicated to WHD. Included on this page are informational pieces about hearing loss, the latest press releases (English and Spanish), and highlights from WHO regarding integrating ear and hearing care into national health plans.
Date: Tuesday, February 23
Time: 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, Noon MT, 11 a.m. PT
Speakers: Stu Nunnery and Laurel Jonason
Duration: 60 minutes
Each of us has a story—several really—that goes beyond our hearing loss, our hearing aids and the challenges we face living with them. What‘s your story? Have you used your talents—your writing, your art, your music, your voice—to share your story with others?
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Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Time: 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. PT
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) in collaboration with the HLAA California State Association are inviting you to join everyone for a fun and festive open house. Wear your favorite holiday sweater or hat. Find a holiday virtual background. Play the Holiday Snap game! How observant are you? Join us in the fun! Share the holiday spirit by supporting each other with smiles and good wishes.
Questions? Feel free to email at email@example.com.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) National Office has ongoing information and updates to help those dealing with hearing loss to successfully navigate the trying times we are under with COVID-19. Please follow this link to the HLAA site as a starting point to help you through this.
Remember, make sure to let your family, friends, and neighbors know what help you need and make sure to ask for it. There are many online resources to also help request for help.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has many recordings covering a wide array of subjects on their website for your review. With the pandemic having a lasting impact on our lives, it’s more important than ever we stay connected and informed. Check out the various recordings below.
The first HLAA Spanish Webinar is available for playback along with our other recordings shown below:
Presented by: HLAA California State Association
Speaker: Katie Wright, President, HLAA California State Association
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time: 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. PT
Please join us for a free and captioned presentation on why voting matters to help you gather the information you need to safely and successfully make your vote count! The presentation will address answers to common questions such as:
- Why should I vote?
- Am I registered?
- What are my local issues?
- How do I safely vote this year?
- How do I handle my hearing loss at the polling place?
Important Note: This will be a nonpartisan meeting. Politics or platforms will not be discussed. We are a 501c3 organization and are prohibited from endorsing, lobbying, or supporting political campaigns.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Helpful Hints and Tutorials
- Zoom concerns have been addressed and procedures will be modified as Zoom continues to update their software. The main security issue was with open meetings. When you register, it creates a unique link for a password protected session.
- Use a computer. If possible, attend the meeting on a computer rather than via a smart phone or iPad. This will give you the best layout to view the captions as well as other meeting features.
- Captions. Meetings are captioned. How to See Closed Captions in ZOOM
- Check your time zone. This meeting will take place live at 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT and 1 p.m. PT. If you are in a different time zone, please adjust the time so you do not miss the meeting.
- Questions? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to support our friends in San Diego for their virtual Walk4Hearing is this Saturday. Show your support by submitting your RSVP now. Festivities normally run for almost an hour. Singer/songwriter Mandy Harvey will be on hand as well!
San Diego Walk4Hearing Virtual Walk Day
Saturday, October 10
Sign on begins 9:45 a.m. PT Online program starts 10:00 a.m PT
Closed captioning and an ASL interpreter are available for this Walk4Hearing celebration.