NY Mets Game & Deaf Awareness Day on July 30

HLAA-NYSA is partnering with the New York Chapter of the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund and the NY Mets for a Deaf Awareness Day at Citi Field on Sunday July 30th. Game time is 1:40pm. This is a great fundraising effort…

Effective Communications in Healthcare: June 6

An "Informational Meeting on the ADA’s Effective Communication Requirements in Healthcare Settings" will take place, virtually, from 1pm to 4pm on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. A press release dated April 14, 2023 on the DOJ website refers healthcare providers and…

May 6: Walk4Hearing Westchester/Rockland

Walk Day 2023: Please join us and help bring greater awareness to hearing health for all. Connect with teams of family and friends, raising funds to help every person with hearing loss thrive. Every step gets us closer to breaking down…

NYC Chapter Update

Our NYC Chapter has presented three programs over the past three months: December 2022Our December meeting topic was Musicians with Hearing Loss. Kate Gfeller of the U. of Iowa was joined by a panel of performing musicians with cochlear implants who shared their…

Walk Community Helps “Mookie” Find the Perfect Home

“He’s friendly and he likes to play a lot. In the morning when he wakes up, he jumps on our bed and cuddles,” said 12-year-old Nikki, who has a lot in common with the new puppy her family adopted a…

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Explained

Purchasing Considerations from HLAA + Notes Offered by the Rochester NY Chapter: The term 'hearing aid' has, up until now, referred to prescription hearing aids, which can only be purchased through a licensed provider, such as an audiologist or hearing…

Urgent: We Need Your Help!

We need everyone’s help to encourage Governor Hochul to sign the legislation to make New York the 39th state to have a commission or agency specifically dedicated to the needs of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing. Please take…

Establishment of State Commission for Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Awaits Action by Gov. Hochul

In the closing days of the 2022 legislative session, the State Senate unanimously passed S1852B, authorizing New York to become the 39th state to have an agency to represent the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing.  The Senate’s action follows…

NIDCD: FDA Issues Final Rules for Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids

August 16, 2022 by Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA (NIDCD Director) The United States marks a significant milestone in advancing hearing health care, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final rule establishing guidelines for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids.…

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