HLAA Names Barbara Kelley as New Executive Director

BETHESDA, MARYLAND –  The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Board of Trustees announced, in a March 21st press release, the appointment of Barbara Kelley as the new Executive Director of HLAA. Kelley, who served as acting Executive Director following the resignation of Anna Gilmore Hall in January, has been with the organization for 28 years. Previously,…

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Hearing Loss Association of America Announces Resignation of Anna Gilmore Hall

BETHESDA, MARYLAND –  The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Board of Trustees announced, in a January 13th press release, the departure of HLAA Executive Director, Anna Gilmore Hall.{{1}}[[1]] The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) was founded in 1979 and seeks to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy.…

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Agreement paves way to full access to movies for people with hearing loss

WASHINGTON, DC—The future is looking a lot brighter for deaf and hard-of-hearing movie enthusiasts, thanks to an agreement announced on November 21 by four national advocacy groups for people with hearing loss and the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO). If the Department of Justice (DoJ) accepts the recommendations from the Hearing Loss Association of…

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Those deafened in Boston Marathon bombings are being shortchanged, says HLAA

BOSTON–Anna Gilmore Hall, executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), contends that in failing to consider hearing loss as a substantial, catastrophic injury, One Fund Boston, the foundation created to help victims of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, is discriminating against many of the runners and spectators who were severely injured…

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FDA’s proposed new PSAP policy draws mixed response, but mostly opposed

  By David H. Kirkwood SILVER SPRING, MD–The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has  more than 100, highly diverse, public comments to consider in deciding if it should implement or rethink a proposed new guidance document that it issued on November 7. The document, drafted by the Ear, Nose, and Throat Devices Branch of…

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Hearing aid dispensing groups back new FDA restrictions on PSAPs; HLAA does not

  The following post was originally published on February 5 and updated on February 6. By David H. Kirkwood ROCKVILLE, MD–Three more organizations concerned with hearing submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week on the agency’s proposed guidance document, which would tighten existing restrictions on the marketing of personal sound amplification products…

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New executive director named to succeed Brenda Battat at Hearing Loss Association

BETHESDA, MD–Anna Gilmore Hall, who began her career as a registered nurse and has worked in association management for two decades, will become the next executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America, the HLAA board of trustees announced on May 22. She will officially assume her duties on July 8, succeeding Brenda Battat,…

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