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.…

Celebrating 32nd Anniversary of ADA in New York State

July 28, 2022. ADA Remarks by Jerry Bergman during "Disability Rights in New York State"  Sponsored by the NYS Division of Human Rights on July 28, 2022. In association with the New York Association on Independent Living, the Hearing Loss…

“We Hear You” Wins Best Film on Disability

"We Hear You" is a one-hour documentary about hearing loss, the invisible disability that impacts 430 million people worldwide. The film won the "Best Film on Disability" category in the June 2021 awards at the Cannes World Film Festival and has a…

Advocacy Seminar Attracts Over 300 Participants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zic7Z_Y3-cw An online advocacy seminar presented last month by our New York State Association was attended by over 300 people, according to HLAA’s national office. The event, “Hearing Accessibility and the Law: Your Rights and How to Obtain Them,” was…

A Life-long Passion and Practice

by Donna S. Wayner, Ph.D. I have been intrigued by hearing loss since childhood.   When term papers were required in high school and college, I researched issues related to hearing and hearing impairment.  Then, an advanced degree in Audiology placed me in…

Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) Meeting Hosted by HLAA

HLAA will convene & host a Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) mtg. on May 25, with permission from the FDA on sensorineural hearing loss and its impact on daily life. Webinar on April 8. Register: http://bit.ly/3r2DOG1

Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implants in the Advanced Elder Population

by Dr. Katrina Stidham. I have been a practicing neurotologist for 20 years.  During that time, many significant changes have occurred in the management of hearing loss.  Technology has taken leaps and bounds.  Hearing aids have transitioned from analog to digital technology with…

World Hearing Report Published for the First Time

The World Report on Hearing (WRH), developed in response to the World Health Assembly resolution (WHA70.13), adopted in 2017, provides guidance for Member States to integrate ear and hearing care into their national health plans. "Based on the best available…

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