Ground-Breaking Documentary now on YouTube !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xed9FhxpUEM

The groundbreaking documentary on hearing loss — ”We hear you, now hear us” — which won best disability film award in June 2021 at Cannes World Film Festival is now available on YouTube.

We Hear You features 4 women, each confronting stigmas, setbacks and successes, as they strive to live well despite the challenges of hearing loss. They share their stories in hopes of building awareness, community, and a more inclusive world.

Watch it (again) and send it to your friends.  Help grow awareness which can make the lives of all hearing impaired a little easier.

Walk4Hearing — This Sunday Oct 1st — Join Us!

Go to HearatBoston to join our team – to walk and fundraise with us – or just to make a donation.  Donations are made by clicking on a walker’s name or Sue Schy the Team Captain.   Everyone is welcome!

Walk Location

Artesani Park
1234 Soldiers Field Rd
Brighton, MA
Map It!

Schedule

10:30 a.m. Registration Starts
11:30 a.m. Stage Presentation
11:45 a.m. Walk starts
(5K/3.1 miles)

New England Walk4Hearing – Oct 1st – Join Us!

The New England Walk4Hearing is fast approaching!

The Walk4Hearing is the only nationwide event bringing attention to hearing loss and promoting the importance of hearing health.  Funds raised support HLAA’s national awareness and education programs, our local chapter, and other alliance organizations that help promote awareness of hearing health within our communities.

Our team name is HearatBoston; ourTeam Captain is Sue Schy.  Go to HearatBoston to join our team – to walk and fundraise with us – or just to make a donation.  Donations are made by clicking on a walker’s name or Sue Schy the Team Captain.   Everyone is welcome to walk with us and we are grateful for all donations received.

Participating in the Walk4Hearing means sharing experiences, learning each other’s stories, making memories, and walking together on our journey towards better hearing health.  Our Walk is one of many other walks throughout the country with others who understand what it is like to live with hearing loss.

Did you know that one in seven Americans are living with some degree of hearing loss? Hearing is an important part of overall health and the Walk4Hearing calls on all of us to take action.  Let’s walk together to be heard!

We hope many of you will come out to walk or just say hello. 

Walk Details

Sunday, October 1, 2023
Location

Artesani Park
1234 Soldiers Field Rd
Brighton, MA
Map It!

Schedule

10:30 a.m. Registration Starts
11:30 a.m. Stage Presentation
11:45 a.m. Walk starts
(5K/3.1 miles)

Participants Wanted for Research Study !

CliniContact is partnering with Harvard Medical School and working on a promising research study investigating premature age-related hearing loss affecting individuals between the ages of 40 and 65 to determine if these individuals have more genetic risk factors than people with typical onset hearing loss.

Participants for the study are currently being recruited with compensation offered for each visit.   Control participants are also needed in addition to children of those diagnosed with presbycusis.   Participants will earn up to $30 for a brief visit or $100 for completing the study.

Sign up is here:   https://mainpage.clinicontact.com/harvard_hearing_loss_research_study

CONTACT:  Tobin Marty  857-201-0415

CliniContact / 501 Boylston Street / Boston, MA 02116

Learn about OTC Hearing Aids

One year since over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids were introduced to the U.S. market, adoption of this new technology is still emerging. These new products are another pathway to care as an option to conventional prescription hearing aids and have the potential to benefit millions of adults with untreated mild to moderate hearing loss.

On November 1, HLAA is presenting the first of four online events in our OTC 101 – Ask the Experts Webinar Series. During these one-hour Zoom events, industry and government professionals will share their expertise, clear up confusion and answer your questions.

Are Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids for You?

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 | 2–3 p.m. ET

https://www.hearingloss.org/event/webinar-otc-101-ask-the-experts/

REGISTER with the Link above

Communications, Video and Technology Accessibility Act

CVTA iconOn July 25, 2023, Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA-16) reintroduced the Communications, Video and Technology Accessibility Act (CVTA) bill in Congress, to update digital accessibility for current technologies. HLAA advocated and fully supports this important modernization of the original 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), which was signed into law in 2010.

Your help is needed to pass this critical legislation. Urge your representatives to support CVTA today!

Visit our CVTA Action Guide

We are calling on our HLAA leaders, members, families, friends and the entire hearing loss community to encourage members of Congress to co-sponsor and support the passage of CVTA. This may sound familiar, since we first notified our leaders about the CVTA Act in late 2022. And now is the time to move this bill forward!

Our advocacy Action Guide includes a downloadable letter template. After sending yours, please help us get this message out by sharing widely to your email and social media networks, letting them know that CVTA will enhance communications, video and technology accessibility for all individuals with disabilities, including hearing loss.

Tell your Congressmembers that people with hearing loss should not be left behind when it comes to taking full advantage of today’s technology. We need this bill passed!
TAKE ACTION TODAY

Best regards and in gratitude,

Lise Hamlin
Director of Public Policy
Hearing Loss Association of America