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Port Authority Policy Updates for Hearing Access

An accessibility policy update of the Port Authority of NY/NJ, regarding advancements to come at the three NY Area airports, as well as bus, rail and ferry facilities managed by the PA, is very good news! The executive summary of the 110-page document cites five highlights, one of which is:  “Hearing loops at airline gates…

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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