The HLAA national office receives many inquiries about HAT, yet has no staff hearing assistive technology expert available to field those calls. In response to this need, HLAA has created a new service called HAT HELP. Supervised doctoral level audiology students from the University of Washington and Gallaudet University are now available to answer your technical assistance questions. Simply write to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will provide an email response.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) a nonprofit organization and the producer of the Walk4Hearing, the single biggest hearing loss-awareness event in the country, is seeking a top-notch, ultra-organized, high energy professional to assist two national Walk4Hearing managers to support and grow walks nationally.
Job Purpose: The Walk4Hearing Program Assistant provides logistical support for a national peer-to-peer fundraising program. The Walk4Hearing is the organization’s premier national program for fundraising and awareness.
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House Votes to Pass HR 620
The US House of Representatives passed HR 620, 225 in favor of passage, and 192 against. You can see how your Representative voted at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2018/roll080.xml
Now, the fight moves on to the Senate. HLAA will be monitoring the situation as it moves forward and will keep you informed.
February 12, 2018
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota – January 2018 – The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers (N-CHATT) received a generous donation from Harris Communications and several leading assistive technology manufacturers.
HLAA, along with several other consumer groups, have banded together in opposition of the proposed elimination of the requirement that wireless carriers file annual reports on hearing aid compatible handsets. The wireless industry argues that the requirements are no longer necessary because information about hearing aid compatible (HAC) phones is available on their websites and in stores that sell HAC phones and thus they are meeting or exceeding the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) requirements for the number of HAC phones they must carry.
We don’t make changes cavalierly here at HLAA, so when we do, it’s with the vision of looking forward, keeping up with the times, and bringing you the most reliable and timely information. We take our mission of providing information, education, support and advocacy very seriously. But with changes in the market, technology innovation, and with person-centered care being the trend du jour, HLAA is leading the way.