Testimony on Hearing Loss in Workplace at NYS Assembly

State Legislature Hears About Impact of Hearing Loss on Careers

Two professionals whose careers were cut short by hearing loss gave moving testimony at a joint hearing in October of the New York State Assembly's Committee on People with Disabilities, Committee on Labor and Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities.  

“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…

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…

New Documentary on Hearing Loss Experience: April 2021

Do you believe that hearing loss is accurately represented in mainstream media? If your answer is no, you will want to see the one-hour documentary, "We Hear You" next month when it is released. It was created over the past…

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