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September 27, 2018

Fall Walk4Hearing Kicks Off in Fine Fashion in New York City

The fall season of the Walk4Hearing kicked off in a tremendous way this past Sunday in New York City. More than 800 walkers and 55 teams showed up to show their support for people with hearing loss. And this is just the beginning. With 11 more Walks scheduled between now and November we are confident this will be the best fall ever! Read more.

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HLAA2019 Call for Papers Now OPEN

Interested in presenting a workshop at the HLAA2019 Convention? Deadline is November 30, so don't wait! See the Call for Papers Instructions for more information. 

P2P Event Coordinator

HLAA is currently seeking a Peer-to-Peer Event Coordinator for our Walk4Hearing program. If you have a passion for helping others and bringing people together this could be the job for you!

Chapter Update Forms and Budgets Due

Annual chapter update forms and budgets are due by October 1. You can download both forms from the Leader Resources page of hearingloss.org under Annual Requirements.
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HLAA Files Comments with FCC Regarding IP CTS
HLAA and several national consumer organizations as well as research organizations filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission regarding IP CTS (Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Services). HLAA spearheaded these efforts because we know how important IP CTS is to many of you. Read more.

We're Looking for HLAA's Finest!
The HLAA2019 Awards nomination packet is now available! Submissions are due by Friday, November 30, 2018. You may nominate someone you believe is worthy of an award or you can even nominate yourself. If you have questions about the submission process, email awards@hearingloss.org or visit the Awards Program page on the HLAA website.

HLAA Offers Ida Institute Telecare Tools
HLAA has partnered with the Ida Institute in Denmark to enhance the quality of audiological rehabilitation and support the advancement of hearing care. Through our collaboration we hope to strengthen the focus on a person-centered approach to hearing care. HLAA is pleased to introduce you to materials developed by the Ida Institute called Ida Telecare. Thank you to the Ida Institute for providing the Telecare Tools.

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HLAA Partners with ResearchMatch
ResearchMatch is a free online recruitment and education platform designed to promote the completion of clinical trials by matching people interested in research with researchers throughout the United States. Funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, ResearchMatch is disease-neutral and institution-neutral so that participants with or without health problems can be included and valued.

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One Last Thank You to HLAA2018 Convention Sponsors!
The success of the annual HLAA Conventions would not be possible without the continued support of our many sponsors. So, before we "officially" close out HLAA2018 and look ahead to HLAA2019 in Rochester, New York we'd like to take the opportunity to once again recognize our sponsors from this year. Thank you for your generosity and belief in our mission, we couldn't do this without you!

See the complete list of HLAA2018 sponsors on our Convention page.

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Attention Combined Federal Campaign Participants
Celebrate with the Hearing Loss Association of America

Your support helps us:
  • advocate for Medicare coverage for hearing aids;
  • provide solutions to veterans and others with hearing loss;
  • fight to end discrimination in the workplace;
  • safeguard your rights with insurance carriers;
  • make your voice heard with state and federal regulators. 
Your support is critical in our service to you. We make your issues and positions known. Please consider designating #11376—Hearing Loss Association of America as your charity of choice during the upcoming campaign season, which runs from September 10, 2018–January 11, 2019.

Your gift makes a difference in lives every day.

HLAA Named “2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit” By GreatNonprofits
HLAA has been named a “2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that we have received.

We thank you all for helping us receive this prestigious designation! You can see our full listing on the GreatNonprofits website.
HLAA Member Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
Bruce Douglas, an HLAA and Chicago North Shore Chapter member, is the latest recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is granted by Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles to recognize individuals who have notable accomplishments and leadership within their fields. Dr. Douglas has been a faculty member at the University of Illinois since 1962, where he continues to work to this day. Congratulations Bruce! Read more.

Hearing Aid Compatibility Task Force Announces Administrator Search
Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), CTIA, the wireless industry association, the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDI) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), announced the opening for submissions for Administrator of the Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Task Force. Read more.

FCC Reminds the Public about Emergency Alert Tests on October 3, 2018
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC, will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system and a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on October 3, 2018. Both EAS and WEA test messages will start with “THIS IS A TEST” and end with “No action is needed.” Read more.

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