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INNOVATIVE DISRUPTION

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / October 17, 2021
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Implementing and Influencing Better Accommodations in the Workplace for Employees with Hearing Loss VIEW/DOWNLOAD the PowerPoint Presentation Watch the YouTube Replay!     When: Oct 13, 2021 at 5:30 pm EDT Join us for an informative and insightful presentation! Learn about accommodations that work in the workplace for employees, and more…  

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The Hearing Power of the Mini Mic

By Linda Bilodeau / October 14, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World The Hearing Power of the Mini Mic   Where would I be without my Mini Mic? I’ve asked this question of myself many times. In fact It is hard to imagine that there was a time when I didn’t want this helpful little device. The first time my audiologist mentioned…

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[NEWSLETTER] HLAA Florida State Association News

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / September 27, 2021
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Sign-up or View All Newsletters Download PDF HLAA Florida State Association News Sept 18, 2021   Welcome!  This is our first HLAA FL newsletter.  Our State Board will be trying new things to keep you up to date on what is happening in the State of Florida.    We hope that you are doing well. …

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Gallaudet University’s Peer Mentoring by Debbe Hagner

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / June 6, 2021
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Gallaudet University’s Peer Mentoring Certification Program My Experience  by Debbe Hagner   In June 2018, I was encouraged to sign up for Gallaudet University’s Peer Mentoring program. I filled out the application which was accepted. This program is designed for hearing loss leaders. When I attended Gallaudet University in Aug 2019 for the initial summer…

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The Americans with Disabilities Act Obligations Regarding COVID-19 Related Services

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / April 27, 2021
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced on April 16 that it will be providing a Dear Colleague Letter reminding community partners that are involved in the COVID-19 pandemic response that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to their services.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe and distressing impact…

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HLAA Virtual Convention 2021, June 24-26

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / April 3, 2021
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  Save-the date: HLAA Virtual Convention 2021    –   June 24-26 HLAA 2021 Convention is going virtual! Join us June 24-26, 2021 for the world’s premier event for people with hearing loss-safely from the comfort of your own home! This three-day event will be jam-packed with the same robust educational workshops, innovative HLAA exhibitors, and…

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The Hearing and Shopping Experience

By Linda Bilodeau / March 18, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World The Hearing and Shopping Experience Now that I’ve had both Covid vaccine injections, I feel free to roam around the boutiques in our area. Privately-owned businesses have suffered greatly during the pandemic, and for almost a year, these shops have had to rely on online sales. As we begin to…

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CDC Data and Statistics About Hearing Loss in Children

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / March 9, 2021
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In the United States alone, the CDC have studies that show a range of estimates for the number of children with hearing loss. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/data.html where you can also find the following: Newborn Hearing Screening, Diagnosis, and Intervention Causes, Risk Factors, and Characteristics Transition Into Adulthood Economic Cost   Other featured articles are – Supporting…

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Vaccines, Masks, and Hearing Loss

By Linda Bilodeau / February 15, 2021
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Meandering Through The Hearing World Vaccines, Masks and Hearing Loss My husband and I cheered when our governor announced the rollout of vaccines in Florida in early January. Healthcare workers and anyone 65 or older could schedule an appointment to receive their first dose of vaccine. However, these appointments could only be made by telephone,…

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When The Words Blur

By Linda Bilodeau / December 23, 2020
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Meandering Through the Hearing World When The Words Blur It is always wonderful to be around people who know you, particularly during the holidays. I’ve been frequenting the same hair stylist for 14 years. She is well acquainted with my hearing loss. In fact, her husband has hearing loss so we often swap stories about…

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