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Open Captioning Requirement for NYC Movie Theaters

A bill proposed by the New York City Chapter of HLAA to require the city’s movie theaters -- to offer weekly open-captioned screenings for every film -- was overwhelmingly passed by the New York City Council on December 15. The…

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.  

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…

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

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