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 at 2 p.m., ET.  Registration is required in order to receive login information. HLAA WEBINAR Federal Communications Commission Accessibility Updates for People with Hearing Loss (Registration is required)  Diane Burstein Deputy Bureau Chief, FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Suzy Rosen Singleton Chief, Disability Rights Office, FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Eliot Greenwald Deputy Chief, Disability Rights Office, FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Time: 2 p.m. (ET), 1 p.m. (CT), 12 p.m. …

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What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach Us About Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation

What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach Us About Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation Presenter: Michael Harvey, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 NEW Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Time Don’t miss Tuesday’s free captioned webinar featuring Dr. Michael Harvey, a psychologist in private practice in Framingham, Massachusetts, who will be presenting What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach Us About Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation. People with hearing loss tend to feel isolated anyhow. Now with a pandemic forcing us to stay home, distance ourselves from others, the isolation goes deeper. This webinar will outline specific psychological strategies for coping with the …

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Office Hours With Doc Otoblock

Speaker: Brad Ingrao, Au.D. Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time Don’t miss this Wednesday’s free captioned webinar featuring Brad Ingrao, Au.D., who will be presenting Office Hours with Doc Otoblock: An Open Q&A with Dr. Brad Ingrao. Summary: Hearing technology and hearing loss treatments continue to evolve such that even “old pro” consumers with hearing loss often have questions that are hard to pin down. Dr. Ingrao has spent his career being accessible to consumers, students and professionals. In this open Q&A, he will take questions from participants and a variety of hearing-related topics including, but not limited to hearing …

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Effective Workplace Accommodations for Employees Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Mar 15 2017 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm You can access this free, captioned webinar.  Webinars are recorded for playback on HLAA’s national website. (Archived webinars are available approximately two weeks after live webcast.)                   Summary: As an agency of the U. S. Department of Labor, The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only federal agency that coordinates with employers and all levels of government to promote policies that increase employment for people with disabilities and workplace success. ODEP focuses on policy and practice. The introductory presentation will provide an overview of ODEP …

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Message of Hope for Tinnitus Sufferers

Webinar: “A Message of Hope for Tinnitus Suffers” Glenn Schweitzer Apr 19 2017 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm Summary: The presentation will be about Glenn’s experience with tinnitus (and to a lesser extent, Meniere’s disease) and how he was eventually able to find relief from the ringing in his ears. When it comes to tinnitus, few people have been let down harder than those with hearing loss as many of the common treatment options, like sound masking, are simply not possible. But Glenn’s story and his experience highlight a meditation-based approach that can work for anyone, regardless of their level of …

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“Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness for People with Hearing Loss”

Title:  Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness for People with Hearing Loss with Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy, HLAA and Scott D. Smith, CEP, PFT, Captain/Paramedic Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Time: 8 PM – 9 PM ET Summary: Most people don’t think about preparing for emergencies until it’s too late. That’s not good for anyone but could be disastrous for someone with a hearing loss. This webinar will bring you the latest on emergency access, how you can prepare and what government and industry are working on to make the technologies we use every day more helpful in emergencies. For …

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“Attracting and Keeping Younger Adults”

Webinar: “Attracting and Keeping Younger Adults” When: Febuary 17, 2017 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Summary: A recurring question HLAA chapter and state organization leaders ask is, “How can we get young people to come to our meetings? If we are able to get them in the door, they seem to come once or twice and then they don’t come back.” It’s reasonable to assume that people decide to come to HLAA meetings because they are looking for something. Believe it or not, even in the age of ready availability of hearing loss information on the internet, not everything …

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Career Success after Hearing Loss

February 15, 2017  8:00pm – 9:00pm Bio: David C. Baldridge, BGS, MBA Ph.D. Summary: This webinar will focus on career success research in the general population, Dr. Baldridge’s current research on career success after hearing loss, and participants’ own employment experiences. We will discuss the types of jobs, tasks, and organizational contexts in which people with hearing loss are more likely to be successful. We will also discuss day-to-day behaviors associated with workplace success, including management of supervisors, coworkers, and accommodations. Guided by Dr. Baldridge’s current research findings, we will discuss post-hearing loss quests for meaningful work and big picture …

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The Role of Volunteers in Running Strong Chapters

Webinar: The Role of Volunteers in Running Strong Chapters, Valerie Stafford-Mallis Date & Time: Jan 20 2017 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm Summary: Chapter and State Organization leaders realize that our greatest need is for our members to actively participate in the responsibilities of running a chapter of state organization.  One person cannot run a strong HLAA affiliate, at least, not for long!   Many chapter and state leaders have shared great ideas and success stories in recruiting volunteers to keep the organization going in their newsletters, emails, and updates.  This webinar will share some of those tips, ideas, and suggestions with you.  …

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Your Voice in Shaping Public Policy

Competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues in hearing health care workshop to be held in April by the Federal Trade Commission. Thursday, 01/05/2017 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it is hosting a day long workshop in Washington, DC on April 18, 2017 to examine several crucial issues raised by hearing health and technology, particularly hearing aids and devices with similar functions and features. You can view a live webcast of the workshop on the day of the event and offer comments on the topics covered in the workshop. The workshop will bring together researchers, health care providers, industry and …

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