New Hearing Aid Options are Coming in 2022

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / October 27, 2021
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It has been more than four years since Congress ordered the Food and Drug Administration to allow the OTC hearing aids to be sold.  The FDA has released a proposal that provides insights on how this will work.     Click here to see what’s coming…     By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of…

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Oct 6, 2021 – “Don’t Let Ototoxic Drugs Flip Your World Upside Down!” by Neil Bauman

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / September 29, 2021
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  For additional Resources, Please see the website below:   When: Oct 6, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:   “Don’t Let Ototoxic Drugs Flip Your World  Upside Down!” by Neil Bauman  Did you know that there are hundreds upon hundreds of drugs that can damage your ears?…

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Helping Each Other Hear

By Linda Bilodeau / April 9, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Helping Each Other Hear There is much said and written about hearing loss and mask wearing and how difficult it is for people who suffer from hearing loss to communicate, particularly when doing business or in healthcare situations. I have had very frustrating hearing meltdowns at the supermarket and the…

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March 23 HLAA National Webinar: The Psychology of Hearing Loss

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / March 10, 2021
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The Psychology of Hearing Loss explores hearing loss from a biopsychosocial perspective with particular attention to individual development and personal experience. Feelings and behaviors associated with hearing loss will be explored with additional information on special populations including Veterans and users of cochlear implants. When: March 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Where:…

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Online Meeting Schedule Dates

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / August 29, 2020
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All at 12:30 PM unless noted   This may not be a fully updated list of meetings. Please follow our Meetings Page for all upcoming meetings. 2020 May 6  HLAA Florida Beating Covid-19 Together with an HLAA Hospital Kit May 19  Dr. Kristin DesErmia Ask the Audiologist May 19  Download Slides Ask the Audiologist (original…

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The Relunctant Hearing Device Wearers

By Linda Bilodeau / July 2, 2020
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When I meet a new person with hearing loss, we generally end up talking about our mutual problems, how it is hard to hear in noise, how we miss too many words, the difficulties we face when conversing. We might say that living a hermit’s life is not so bad. In the end, we decide…

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Hearing Decisions

By Linda Bilodeau / April 28, 2020
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After a being diagnosed with hearing loss, one is left with finding treatment options. Many turn to hearing aids or personal hearing devices while some opt for surgery, choosing a hearing booster or cochlear implant. Deciding which medical device is best requires a complete hearing exam along with some thinking about your personal preferences and…

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All the Hearing Options

By Linda Bilodeau / March 3, 2020
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There I was sitting with my audiologist, complaining about how I can’t hear in noise. I said I could hear the din but felt like I’m drowning in sound and unable to distinguish one word from another. I should not have been surprised by the change in my hearing. I sensorineural hearing loss. Years ago,…

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Cochlear Implant Considerations

By Linda Bilodeau / November 19, 2019
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Cochlear Implant Considerations At some point, many individuals, suffering from severe to profound hearing loss, opt to exchange their hearing aids for cochlear implants, a momentous decision. When making such a choice one must consider what is involved: a pre-surgical evaluation, choosing an implant and peripheral devices, the risks of the surgical procedure, the time…

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The road to Medicare coverage ends here

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / May 30, 2019
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HLAA represents 48 million people with hearing loss in the United States. MAY 30, 2019 The road to Medicare coverage ends here.   Dear HLAA Supporter,  People are shocked to hear that Medicare does not cover hearing aids. As the leading consumer organization for people with hearing loss, the time is right for HLAA to…

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