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Consumer Alert: All you need to know about OTC Hearing Aids

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / August 31, 2022
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FDA Finalizes Historic Rule Enabling Access to Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids for Millions of Americans ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Many of you watching us right now may have the volume cranked up on your television. That’s because you’re one of the 48 million Americans who have some degree of hearing loss. So the FDA’s decision to…

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R.I.P. Edward F. Ogiba

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 12, 2022
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R.I.P. Edward F. Ogiba     It is with great sorrow that the Sarasota/Manatee Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) announces the passing of Ed Ogiba, one of its long time and influential members, in June of 2022. Ed served on the HLAA Florida Advisory Board, the HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Board of Trustees,…

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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Will Soon be Available to Millions of Americans

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / April 30, 2022
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By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America Follow Barbara on Twitter, @Bkelley_HLAA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing the final rules for a new class of hearing aids that will soon be available in stores and online, without a doctor’s prescription. The idea is to make hearing aids easier to get…

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ATTN: HLAA Leaders and Members – Promotional Graphics Are Available

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / March 29, 2022
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Hello HLAA Leaders and Members, Join us in Tampa at the HLAA 2022 Convention! Attached are some promotional graphics, and below some marketing copy, to share with your network. On another note, we are seeking your ideas for Better Hearing Month activities and events by April 10! Please share this link, and make your submissions soon so…

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What’s the Best Kept Secret at the 2022 HLAA National Convention?

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / January 24, 2022
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Learn how to easily save 40% on Early Bird Convention Registration Fee! You can save almost 40% off the March 4 Early Bird Convention Registration Fee ($202 vs $325) if you volunteer some time before and during the convention! Volunteers are needed throughout the convention in areas. See Below for details –

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Jan 18, 2022 HLAA Hybrid Meeting Presented by Barbara Kelly – Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / December 10, 2021
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Download the Flyer PDF By:Debbe Hagner, FL When:Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 – 12:00am to 12:30pm (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time – New York (EST) Where:via Zoom and Hybrid Organizer:Debbe Hagner debbe.hagner@gmail.com Text: 727-271-0770 Description:Presented by Barbara Kelly, Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America   Objectives: HLAA: A Look at the Whole – National, chapter, volunteers, and advocates Updates…

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HLAA 2022 Convention Registration Now Open!

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / December 3, 2021
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View this HLAA post in your browser       We are pleased to announce that HLAA 2022 Convention registration is OPEN! Join us June 23-25 to learn the latest about hearing health, communication access and the technologies and strategies that help people with hearing loss live well. This three-day event includes a research symposium on cochlear…

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New Hearing Aid Options are Coming in 2022

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / October 27, 2021
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It has been more than four years since Congress ordered the Food and Drug Administration to allow the OTC hearing aids to be sold.  The FDA has released a proposal that provides insights on how this will work.     Click here to see what’s coming…     By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of…

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Oct 6, 2021 – “Don’t Let Ototoxic Drugs Flip Your World Upside Down!” by Neil Bauman

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / September 29, 2021
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  For additional Resources, Please see the website below: https://hearinglosshelp.com/   When: Oct 6, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:   “Don’t Let Ototoxic Drugs Flip Your World  Upside Down!” by Neil Bauman  Did you know that there are hundreds upon hundreds of drugs that can damage your ears?…

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Helping Each Other Hear

By Linda Bilodeau / April 9, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Helping Each Other Hear There is much said and written about hearing loss and mask wearing and how difficult it is for people who suffer from hearing loss to communicate, particularly when doing business or in healthcare situations. I have had very frustrating hearing meltdowns at the supermarket and the…

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