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January 27, 2019

The Wait Is Over – Registration for the 2019 Walk4Hearing Is Now Open!

If you’ve been waiting to register for the Walk4Hearing in your city, wait no more! The 2019 Walks are live and ready for you to join. So gather your family, friends, and co-workers and sign up for an unforgettable day. Every Walk is unique with something special to look forward to. In the coming weeks, you’ll be hearing from us with information about Walk day activities, incentives, and ways you can get more involved. Go find your Walk and register today! What are you waiting for?

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2019 Walk4Hearing National Sponsorship Opportunities

A sponsorship with the Walk4Hearing brings companies directly to the hearing loss community, making valuable face-to-face connections. Help support us as we rally communities across the country.

Are You a Member of an HLAA Chapter?

HLAA Chapters are a place where you will meet others just like you, right in your own community. Join a chapter, and you'll learn that you're not alone in your hearing loss journey!

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Many people are not yet aware of hearing loops or other technologies that can improve communication access and how they can enrich the lives of people with hearing loss.
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Register for HLAA2019 Convention Online!
We are so excited for the HLAA2019 Convention in Rochester, New York. Registration is OPEN and we have made it quicker and easier than ever through the CrowdRise platform! Just click this link to register online.

HLAA State Organization and Chapter Leaders, Veterans, and Speakers:
Please register offline by downloading your corresponding form and sending it via mail, email, or fax back to HLAA. You can find the forms with further instructions on how to submit them on the registration page of the HLAA website. For information on hotels and travel in Rochester please go here.

For more information visit the Convention page on the HLAA website.


Katherine Bouton’s “SMART HEARING” Named a 2018 Best Book by Kirkus Reviews
Congratulations are in order for Katherine Bouton, HLAA Board of Trustees Member and President of the HLAA New York City Chapter. Katherine’s book, “SMART HEARING: Strategies, Skills, and Resources for Living Better with Hearing Loss” was named a Best Book of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews, an influential advance-review publishing journal.

HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley said of the book, “In ‘SMART HEARING’ Katherine lays it on the line that hearing loss is a significant health concern. Her message is run, don't walk, to deal with your hearing loss - for your health, your job, and your relationships. She doesn't leave you hanging about what to do in a crisis. She provides solutions. Determined to live better with hearing loss, she has learned everything she can to make that possible, and in this book she shares her discoveries with those who need it most.”

You can read the full review of Katherine’s Book on the Kirkus Reviews website.

“SMART HEARING: Strategies, Skills, and Resources for Living Better with Hearing Loss” is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

TIA Issues Call for Interest on Two New Projects Concerning Performance and Accessibility for Communication Devices
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-41.3 Engineering Committee on Performance and Accessibility for Communication Devices has issued a call for interest for TIA-920.130-B-1, titled “Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment – Transmission Requirements for Digital Telephones with Headsets,” and TIA-920.140, titled, “Telecommunications – Communications Products – Advanced Audio Processing Requirements for Digital Interface Communications Devices.”

TIA is actively seeking participation in this project from the user and general interest communities. For more information about TR-41 and how to participate in standards development with TIA, contact Teesha Jenkins at standards@tiaonline.org.


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