A New Benchmark of Quality for Hearing Health Care

Inspired by Ida – A new Benchmark of Quality of Hearing CareThe Ida Institute (who HLAA enjoys a partnership with) has launched a new initiative that aims to strengthen the quality of hearing care and empower people to play a more active role in their own care. Inspired by Ida encourages hearing care professionals to adopt a person-­centered approach to counseling based on shared decision making and goal setting. This approach has proven to improve peoples’ motivation and satisfaction with their hearing care. Read more.


It’s Not Too Late to Register for HLAA2018 Convention!

Early-bird rates may be over but there’s still time to register at discounted rates. Do yourself a favor, register today and get ready for an unforgettable trip to Minneapolis!

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HLAA Job Opening Walk4Hearing Program Assistant

The Walk4Hearing Program Assistant provides logistical support for our national peer-to-peer fundraising and awareness program. Job is located in Bethesda, MD.

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Inner Ear Gene Therapy Recent Advances and Clinical PerspectivesLukas Landegger, M.D., Ph.D. will present recent advances in gene therapy and discuss the major hurdles on the path to widespread clinical use.

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Barbara Kelley to Represent Consumers at
AAA 2018

HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley will take part in the panel discussion, “Current Trends in Audiology” on Thursday, April 19 at AAA 2018, the American Academy of Audiology’s annual conference and exposition. Barbara will be there representing consumers with hearing loss, so if you will be at AAA 2018 be sure to attend the panel discussion!
Tax Season is Here! Don’t Forget to File Your 990
For calendar year chapters, these forms must be filed by May 15, 2018. For those on fiscal year, the filing date is the 15th day of the 5th month following your fiscal year-end. Read more.
Become Part of the HLAA Mission Circle
Did you know you can support HLAA through just a small monthly donation? Many people join the HLAA Mission Circle which allows you to make monthly donations through a credit card charge. Rest assured, the transaction is secure and you can cancel at any time if your circumstances change. Join the Mission Circle today and help further the HLAA mission of opening the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy. Thank you to all of our donors!
Get Your Hearing Checked!
This year, the Walk4Hearing call to action is “Get Your Hearing Checked!” Untreated hearing loss affects overall health in negative ways – falls, isolation, anxiety, depression, and now, a link between untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline. Let us know that you are taking charge of your hearing health by tweeting #screenURhearing to encourage others to take action.

To find a Walk near you and to register visit walk4hearing.org.

A Special Thank You to the 2018 Walk4Hearing National Sponsors!
Walk4Hearing sponsors are integral to the success of the program, in fact we couldn’t do it without them. Along with financial support, many companies form their own Walk teams and also have volunteers who assist with many Walk logistics. Along with local sponsors, several organizations support the Walk4Hearing on a national level. HLAA would like to recognize and thank the following companies that have stepped up as the 2018 national Walk4Hearing sponsors:

Premier Sponsor
CapTel Captioned Telephone

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsors
Advanced Bionics
Cochlear Americas
Hamilton CapTel
hi HealthInnovations
Hearing Impairment Can Be Treated – but We Often Choose Not to
Only about half of the children who could benefit from a cochlear implant in the U.S. actually receive one. In a recent op-ed published in the Houston Chronicle, Donna Sorkin, executive director of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance, discusses the importance gathering all the information possible as parents make decisions on how to approach deafness with their children. Read the full article.

VSA Emerging Young Artists with Disabilities Competition Launched
VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, just announced the call for art for the 2018-19 VSA Emerging Young Artists program, Detour, a competition and exhibition featuring artwork from emerging young artists with disabilities. Fifteen artists share a total of $60,000 in awards, and winning artwork will be exhibited in a national touring exhibition. The application deadline is May 31. For more information visit kennedy-center.org/emergingyoungartists.

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