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“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…

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…

Hearing Accessibility & the Law: March 10 @ 7pm (ET)

Your Rights and How to Obtain Them. Hosted by HLAA and the NYS Assoc. of HLAA. Federal, state and local disability laws are intended to bring people with all manner of disabilities, including hearing loss, into the mainstream of public life. But…

Loop Technology Changes Lives

In 2018 when Proctors replaced the 2,700 seats in its main theater, hearing loop technology was installed throughout the house.  This makes it possible anyone with an up-to-date hearing aid to flip a switch on their device, which is usually…

Video Captions Benefit Everyone

New York Times, April 3, 2020 To the Editor: In 2015, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, published an article in the journal Policy Insights From the Behavioral and Brain Sciences entitled, “Video Captions Benefit Everyone.” She reviewed…

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