We Need Your Help – Stop the Misleading “ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017”!

ACTION ALERT
Save the ADA! HLAA Opposes Misguided, Damaging H.R. 620

The House of Representatives will vote this week on H.R.620.
We need your help to stop it!

Hearing Loss Association of America is opposed to the passage of H.R.620.

image of the Capitol in a circle designBig business is trying to bamboozle the House and the American public into supporting an unnecessary law misleadingly titled the “ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017” (H.R.620) that would make it even harder for people with disabilities who have been waiting to listen to the same programs, use the same restrooms, shop at the same department stores, and eat at the same restaurants as our non-disabled friends and family members, for almost 30 years!

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Research Symposium and Presenters Announcement for the 2018 HLAA Convention

HLAA National Convention

A very interesting subject of interest to us all will be presented at this years 2018 HLAA Convention Research Symposium. Please see below for more information and a link to the speakers for each presentation.

Listening in Noise

Friday, June 22
9 a.m. – Noon

Hearing and listening in noise is often identified as the number one difficulty for people with hearing loss. A great deal of research has been done on this topic by hearing aid manufacturers, audiologists, psychologists, neurobiologists, audio engineers and others. This symposium, presented by top professionals in the field, will focus on noise reduction/cancellation circuitry in hearing aids and cochlear implants. The speakers will discuss the current and future direction of solving the issue of hearing in noise.

Take a look at our speakers and a summary of each presentation.

HLAA 2018 New Changes Webinar

HLAA 2018 WebinarDon’t miss this WEDNESDAY’S free captioned webinar featuring the HLAA staff for A Glimpse at 2018, a discussion of the year ahead. The HLAA brand refresh, launch of a new website, Convention, Walk4Hearing, advocacy initiatives, and special projects – all will be the focus of this webinar. It’s going to be an exciting year ahead!

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2018 Convention is Coming Soon!

HLAA National ConventionIt may seem a long ways away, but it will soon be June which is the month the annual HLAA Convention is held. This year it will be in beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 21-24. Early bird registration is now open until March 31 so if you are planning on attending, now might be a good time to take action.

The Steering Committee will review registration procedures, including likely consideration toward allowing a fellow chapter member to have their registration paid for by the chapter. This often goes toward an individual who has not attended the convention before.

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A Joyous Holiday Party!

Ho ho ho!!! What a HLAA holiday party it was! A chance to catch up with old friends, celebrate the holidays, hand out some awards and do our annual White Elephant gift exchange. Most of all, it was a chance for all of us to meet and greet each other in supporting each other through valuable friendships. Don’t forget to check out the photo gallery below and thanks to Georgia for all the pictures. I think she took roughly 5,000 pictures. Don’t forget to check out more on our Facebook groups page managed so well by our own Diane » Read more

Senate Passes the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017

HLAA NewsExciting news shared by HLAA National regarding the OTC Hearing Air 2017 bill currently progressing through congress. The Senate just passed the bill originally introduced by Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in March of this year. The House of Representatives passed the bill back on July 12 so now it’s up to the President to sign off on the bill.

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HLAA Convention 2017 – Farewell!

Our gang visiting the Mormon Tabernacle

It’s the farewell day but not before getting a chance to witness the live weekly performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The performance is every Sunday from 9:30am-10am Mountain time for the last 87 going on 88 years!

(our very own Tim Browning chronicles his continuing journey at the HLAA 2017 Convention. Here’s his recap of our Convention farewell.)

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HLAA 2017 Convention – Last Full Day

A formal group picture – Go Grace!


Well, it’s the last full day of the convention but filled with sessions, workshops and memory overload. After some breakfast, I yonder over to the train and head into the convention to start the first of five sessions.

(our very own Tim Browning chronicles his continuing journey at the HLAA 2017 Convention. Here’s his recap for day 3 of the Convention.)

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HLAA 2017 Convention – Day 3

The Research Symposium

It’s the second day of the convention, well, actually the third day for me but it doesn’t feel like it.

(our very own Tim Browning chronicles his continuing journey at the HLAA 2017 Convention. Here’s his recap for day 2 of the Convention.)

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