Next Chapter Google Meet and Share Your Hearing Loss Story with Frequency Therapeutics – September 26, 2020

Save The Date!

Saturday, September 26, 2020 for Hear@Boston’s next virtual meeting over Google Meet.  The meeting will be held  4:00 – 6:00  pm to accommodate the still light summer/fall weekend hours and to avoid any possible conflicts with the National’s schedule.

There have been many changes over this summer in leadership and we need to rethink our direction.  Let’s check in with each other and find out how we are all faring going into our 7th month of this pandemic.   Please plan on chapter leadership elections during the meeting.  More details to follow.

Also, please see the following request from Frequency Therapeutics.  We heard from them earlier in the spring and they presented at the National Convention as well.

Dear friends,

I think many of us would agree that the hearing loss community needs to continue to drive wider awareness of the complexity and challenges of hearing loss. Frequency Therapeutics, the company working on a drug for hearing loss that presented at our meeting back in June, recently completed a survey of HLAA members that looked at the impact of hearing loss on members’ lives and relationships. In the next few weeks, they are going to publicize the results with online and traditional news media.

To make the data come to life, Frequency is looking for one or two people with moderate hearing loss who would be willing to tell their personal story of how they lost their hearing, what some of the challenges are in understanding what’s being said and how they are finding ways to cope – particularly during the pandemic. You would only be asked to share details of your own hearing loss story, and you will not be asked to comment on Frequency or the work they’re doing.

While the company can’t guarantee any media coverage, adding your voice can help educate and inform others while making hearing loss issues more visible.  Please reach out to Suzanne Day at if you’d be interested in speaking with them.

Experience the HLAA Virtual Convention – Again!

2020 Archives are not available. 2018 and 2019 archives can be found at

this link.

Experience HLAA! (June 18-19, 2020) Recordings

The HLAA convention was replaced with a virtual “Experience HLAA!” event June 18 and 19.  Over 2,400 people registered for various parts of the event and at one point there were 800 people tuned into the virtual experience.  There are video recordings now available for:

  • Opening Session
  • Panel: Potential for Regenerative Medicine
  • Panel: Workplace Gain
  • Research Symposium: Latest on Tinnitus Research
  • Presentation: Hearing Loss and the Health Care System

All the presentations are captioned.  You can find all of the recordings on the Experience HLAA! page:

FCC Accessibility Updates for People with Hearing Loss

Please join the next HLAA Webinar featuring FCC accessibility updates for people with hearing loss.   The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 2 p.m., ET.

Federal Communications Commission
Accessibility Updates for People with Hearing Loss
(Registration is required)

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. (ET), 1 p.m. (CT), 12 p.m. (MT), 11 a.m. (PT)

Our panel will cover the accessibility updates on matters that are important to you, including accessible video programming, emergency communications, and telecommunications.

The FCC Disability Rights Office staff look forward to a highly interactive workshop to address your questions and concerns.

Registration is required for HLAA webinars. Should you have any questions, please contact