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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…

January 17: Virtual NYC Chapter Meeting @ 6pm

On January 17, the NYC chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will host our annual interactive program, where chapter members share stories and advice without an outside moderator or speaker. The topic this year: how hearing loss affects us, emotionally and…

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…

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…

President’s Update, November 2021

Hello again!  Hope all is well! I have been busy changing things around the house gearing up for the end of fall and beginning of winter.  Hard to believe winter is just around the corner.  I have been busy with…

President’s Update, October 2021

How’s it going? I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the outdoors.  Camping season is drawing to a close soon for my family and me.  I’m not sure where the summer went but I can say we made the…

“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…

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