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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 chance to become a Grand Winner, and be screened in Cannes during the festival’s Annual…

Advocacy Seminar Attracts Over 300 Participants

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 organized by Chapter member Jerry Bergman and hosted by the national office as its March nationwide…

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 the arena of working with people with various degrees of hearing loss.  In writing my dissertation…

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