Hearing Loss Association of America opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss by
providing information, education, support and advocacy. The Georgia State Office
and chapters work on that mission in Georgia.
Please Join Us
Membership in Hearing Loss Association of America is $35/yr
for individuals, $45/yr for couples, and $60/yr for professionals. All levels
receive the bi monthly "Hearing Loss Magazine" and
you will be supporting
the nation’s largest organization for people with hearing
loss. Click on the thumbnails below for a larger image of a few of our magazine covers. For more information, go to: Membership The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) National Office is located at Bethesda, MD. The HLAA web site has many links; these are just a sampling that are very popular and useful:
Hearing Loss Association of America is proud to present live Webinars, featuring the nation's leading experts in hearing loss. This is your opportunity to ask a question and learn more about hearing loss from leaders in a number of medical disciplines associated with hearing loss. Webinars are a series of lectures/meetings that are broadcast over the Internet or “Web,” that is like small seminars on a specific topic. They are captioned and are also audio-enabled if you have speakers on your computer. They are best viewed with a high speed (DSL or broadband) Internet connection. Go to Webinar
HLAA in Georgia is called:
The Hearing Loss Association of America - Georgia State Office, and also
The Hearing Loss Association of Georgia. (HLA-GA)
Let's Talk About Hearing Loss - Forums where you can ask questions, post an announcement, sign up for the newsletter to be delivered to your inbox, and discuss topics concerning hearing loss.
These links go to pages on this web site:Newsletters From the State Office and Chapters Chapters Information about HLAA Chapters in Georgia Georgia Resources Links to external web sites about hearing loss resources in Georgia
Articles Articles written mostly by Georgia people about hearing loss, coping strategies, etc.
| Events Calendar|
HLAA GA State Office Meeting
February 9, 2013 11am-2pm
Contact Jeff Bonnell <email@example.com>
HLAA NW Metro
Atlanta Chapter Meeting
May 6, 2012; 2PM to 4PM
Program: Fire Safety in the Home
223 Arnold Mill Road (next to the fire station); Woodstock, GA Contact 770 517-2941
| Advocacy & Action Alerts|
1/18/2012 Update: The FCC is currently working on "Rules" for the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. The Act is commonly called "CVAA".
Passes 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility
Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT), of which
NVRC is a
proud member, celebrates the passage of the Twenty-first Century
and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (S. 3304) by the U.S. Senate on
2010, by unanimous consent.
From Rosaline Crawford, NAD, member of the COAT Steering Committee,
Due to the extraordinary efforts of advocates across the country and in
Washington, DC, COAT secured a monumental step forward in accessible
Earlier this week, Senator Pryor (D-AR) introduced an amendment to
3304. S. 3304, as amended, was passed by U.S. Senate by unanimous
H.R. 3101, which was passed on July 26, 2010, S. 3304 will also:
-- Require captioned television programs to be captioned when delivered
-- Authorize the FCC to require 7 hours per week of video description on
top 4 network channels and top 5 cable channels nationwide.
-- Allocate up to $10 million per year for equipment used by individuals
-- Require televised emergency information to be accessible to
are blind or have low vision.
-- Require accessible advanced communications equipment and services,
text messaging and e-mail.
-- Require access to Internet services that are built-in to mobile
devices, like smart phones, if achievable.
-- Require devices of any size to be capable of displaying closed
delivering available video description, and making emergency information
-- Require accessible user controls for televisions and set-top boxes,
access to closed captioning and video description.
-- And more.
For more information, see the section-by-section summary of what S. 3304
amended) will do for us at http://www.coataccess.org/node/9776.
S. 3304 will now go to the House of Representatives. COAT supports and
the House will pass S. 3304 soon.
For more information about the bill, see: