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!
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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On March 27th, the HLAA – Los Angeles Chapter hosted “New Developments in Treating Hearing Loss: Digital Therapeutics” on Zoom, for its monthly Chapter meeting.
This presentation was led by Dr. Nancy Tye-Murray, Ph.D., who is a professor of otolaryngology-head & neck surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and the CEO and Founder of clEAR and Amptify.
You may view the presentation here.
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Hearing Loss Challenges Don’t Stop at the Ears
Join us for what should be a fascinating and engaging presentation about hearing loss and new hope with up-and-coming treatment options.
Date: Saturday, March 27
Time: 10 a.m. (PT)
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Tye-Murray (bio)
Duration: 90 minutes
Hearing loss challenges don’t stop at the ears. Co-morbidities of hearing loss include social isolation and loneliness, depression, increased risk of falls, and cognitive decline and related dementias.
In our upcoming Chapter meeting, Dr. Nancy Tye-Murray will describe how digital therapeutics are changing the face of healthcare, and then present an example of how digital therapeutics may be used to treat hearing loss and its downstream effects.
Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD., is a Professor of otolaryngology-head & neck surgery at Washington University School of Medicine.
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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Lisa Yuan and Ken Cluskey, former LA Chapter members, will be on primetime this Saturday to share their wisdom and knowledge pertaining to employment strategies for those with hearing loss. You don’t want to miss this!
Presented by: HLAA District of Columbia Chapter
Speakers: Lisa Yuan and Ken Cluskey
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Time: 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. PT
Finding and maintaining a job with hearing loss can be challenging, and for many, those challenges have likely been magnified during the pandemic. In this program, Lisa Yuan and Ken Cluskey will share experiences and strategies they have developed during more than 30 years in both the public and private sectors on searching for a job, obtaining employment and achieving success once employed. The program will include tips and resources related to the specific challenges that people with hearing loss may face as they navigate their careers.
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HLAA Virtual Meeting
HLAA California State Association Presents Surviving the Holidays with Hearing Loss
Date: Saturday, November 14
Time: 1 p.m. PT
Speaker: Alison Freeman, Ph.D., California State University at Northridge (CSUN)
Join our next virtual meeting to learn some tips and strategies on how to deal with hearing loss during the holidays ahead. Speaker Alison Freeman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who works part-time at California State University at Northridge (CSUN) with both hearing and hard of hearing/deaf/Deaf students. She also has a private practice and is doing teletherapy during the pandemic. She has had a severe hearing loss since early childhood, was orally trained, and is a long-time member of HLAA (she knew Founder Rocky Stone!).
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.