The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 48 million (20 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss. It is the third most prevalent chronic health condition in older adults, after arthritis and heart disease, making it an issue of national concern.
Get accurate information about hearing loss, its causes and what to do about it. The Hearing Loss Association of America contracted with Knowlera Media to produce a series of seven, four-minute, captioned videos on hearing loss. Information you need to be adequately briefed on the topic is all in one place in an easy-to-access format. If you think you have a hearing loss or know someone who does, please point them to the videos where hearing health care professionals and people with hearing loss talk about what you can do about it.
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By 2050 nearly 2.5 billion people are projected to have some degree of hearing loss and at least 700 million will require hearing rehabilitation.
Over 1 billion young adults are at risk of permanent, avoidable hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices.
An annual additional investment of less than US$ 1.40 per person is needed to scale up ear and hearing care services globally.
Over a 10-year period, this promises a return of nearly US$ 16 for every US dollar invested
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Noisy Planet’s online newsletter offers stories on noise–induced hearing loss, as well as tips and information on how to help preteens protect their hearing and develop healthy hearing habits.
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Hear For The Holidays
Plan ahead to ensure the best communication experience during gatherings. The holidays can be a festive time full of family gatherings, parties and events. But for one in seven of us, who has hearing loss, these events can be challenging listening environments, that often cause stress and anxiety.
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A Guide to Social Security for Seniors
Whether you’re nearing retirement age, have a significant disability or are struggling to meet your basic needs, you may be entitled to Social Security. Here’s what you need to know about eligibility and how to claim your benefits.
Hearing Coverage under Medicare Advantage
Original Medicare is a health insurance program seniors in the United States can use to cover most of their hospital inpatient and outpatient medical needs. The extra coverage Medicare Advantage offers seniors who need hearing aids, hearing tests, and other hearing coverage makes this a very attractive option for beneficiaries on a fixed budget.
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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, HLAA Chapters and State Organizations, and alliances that help extend HLAA’s mission into local communities.
Since 2006, the Walk4Hearing has raised $17.5 million to fund programs from more than 2,000 alliance organizations. We’ve welcomed 110,000 people at 304 Walks with participation from over 800 HLAA Chapter and State Organizations.
Our SCC Team is the Sunshine Seniors I am taking pledges now online, in person or at the walk. Contact me through the website for more information.
Now We Hear You
When you have hearing loss, conversation is like a game of Wheel of Fortune. Some of the letters are blank. Others are filled in. People with hearing loss take these incomplete sounds and put them into words or phrases that make sense in the context of the conversation. It doesn’t always work, leaving people isolated and alone. The pandemic made this worse, as masks took away their superpower—lipreading. People with hearing loss struggle to fit into the hearing world, yet there is a silver lining—meeting one another.
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.
Executive produced by three women with hearing loss, the documentary was conceived, filmed and directed across two continents, all during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ten percent of profits will be donated to hearing loss charities.
—Best Film on Disability: June 2021 Monthly Winner Cannes World Film Festival
—Disability Issues: Award of Merit IndieFEST Film Awards
—Official Selection: Montreal Independent Film Festival
We Hear You | Now Hear Us
Learn more at www.we-hearyou.com.
Hearing Life e-News
Hearing Life e-News is delivered to your inbox twice per month. Hearing Life e-News keeps readers up to date on the latest news and information on hearing loss. Each issue features high-interest content such as recent legislation and advocacy efforts, technology, new products for hearing loss, human interest stories, webinars, updates on the Walk4Hearing, Convention, and information on
HLAA Chapter happenings.
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To see if there is a Florida HLAA Local Chapter or Support Group in your area,
Did you know that we have an organization right here in Florida that is all about Advocacy and Education about disabilities? Disability Rights Florida has just what we need to help us through difficult situations that sometimes we just want to throw up our arms and walk away from. But there is another way to help us define and use the federal laws of this land to make things right. The ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act was written to show and tell how we can have what is lawfully available to us in many situations and environments. Abject disregard is often found in misunderstanding what the federal laws like the ADA and Rehab Act actually allow which make for poor outcomes for those with disabilities of any kind. This is why we have this organization and many others there to help and serve us.
Take the time to investigate and know your rights as a Citizen of Florida. You have the right as an American as much as any other, whether disabled or not. Be involved and make it right.
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