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Hearing Loss Association of America to Celebrate 2019 Convention in Rochester New York, June 20-23

BETHESDA, MARYLAND — The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the upcoming HLAA2019 Convention, being held June 20-23 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in beautiful Rochester, New York. The HLAA2019 Convention, presented by CapTel Captioned Telephone, will feature an extensive lineup of educational workshops, a research symposium presented…

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HLAA Says No to Wireless Industry’s Proposal to Eliminate Required Annual Reports to the FCC

BETHESDA, MARYLAND – The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), along with several other consumer groups, have announced their opposition to a proposal calling for the elimination of the requirement that wireless carriers file annual reports on hearing aid compatible handsets to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). According to the wireless industry, the reporting requirements…

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HLAA and Ida Institute Announce Partnership

BETHESDA, MARYLAND — The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) announced that it has partnered with the Denmark-based Ida Institute. The goal of the partnership, according to the organizations, is to promote a person-centered approach to hearing healthcare. The efforts with HLAA are part of the Ida Institute’s overall strategy to “establish partnerships with key…

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US Senate Passes OTC Hearing Aid Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC — The US Senate passed the FDA Reauthorization Act today. The legislation, as reported previously, contains a provision that directs the FDA to develop a category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. A House version of the bill was passed last month. The OTC provision of…

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As Vote Nears, HLAA Reaffirms Support of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act; Encourages Consumers to Contact Legislators

BETHESDA, MARYLAND — The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has reaffirmed its support this week of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 and has issued a call to action to encourage consumers, particularly those affected by hearing loss, to reach out to their Senators and Congressmen to vote in support of the legislation.…

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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act Re-introduced into New Congress

WASHINGTON, DC — The Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 was introduced into the 115th Congress on Monday, March 20th. It is a bipartisan bill that would allow hearing aids to be sold over-the-counter (OTC) to address mild to moderate hearing loss. Like a similar bill introduced late last year, this bill was in sponsored…

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HLAA’s 2017 Legislative Advocacy to Focus More on OTC Hearing Aid Bill, Less on Tax Credit Legislation

BETHESDA, MARYLAND — For nearly 15 years, the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has put its support behind legislation allowing consumers to receive a tax credit for the purchase of hearing aids. The Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act (S.48), which was recently reintroduced in the US Senate by Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy…

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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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A Report from the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show

Editor’s Note: As healthcare technology and consumer electronics devices continue to morph into new and exciting product categories, hearing care professionals are taking a more active role in their application. One of the most well-respected audiologists in the profession, Barry Freeman, attended last week’s CES in Las Vegas and submitted this eye-opening report for the…

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