Our Mission

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. 

Assistive Technology    Articles about assistive technology 

Captioned Movies    How to find captioned movies in theaters

About Us 



 Announcements, News

OPEN CAPTIONED PLAYS at the ALLIANCE THEATER

  Click for a flyer!!       View the Theater's WEB page http://alliancetheatre.org/


OPEN CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES at the FOX THEATER   http://www.foxtheatre.org/



MOBILE CAPTIONS SERVICE LAUNCHED IN GEORGIA

A new feature provided by Georgia Relay that allows captioned telephone calls on a mobile phone.  http://www.georgiarelay.org/features/mcs.html




 Events Calendar

HLAA GA State Office Meeting

February 9, 2013  11am-2pm


Contact Jeff Bonnell <cjbnatl@gmail.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".

Senate Passes 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act by Unanimous Consent

From Rosaline Crawford, NAD, member of the COAT Steering Committee, 8/5/10

The Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT), of which NVRC is a proud member, celebrates the passage of the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (S. 3304) by the U.S. Senate on August 5, 2010, by unanimous consent.

Due to the extraordinary efforts of advocates across the country and in Washington, DC, COAT secured a monumental step forward in accessible technology.

Earlier this week, Senator Pryor (D-AR) introduced an amendment to improve S. 3304. S. 3304, as amended, was passed by U.S. Senate by unanimous consent. Like H.R. 3101, which was passed on July 26, 2010, S. 3304 will also:

-- Require captioned television programs to be captioned when delivered over the Internet.
-- Authorize the FCC to require 7 hours per week of video description on the top 4 network channels and top 5 cable channels nationwide.
-- Allocate up to $10 million per year for equipment used by individuals who are deaf-blind.
-- Require televised emergency information to be accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision.
-- Require accessible advanced communications equipment and services, such as text messaging and e-mail.
-- Require access to Internet services that are built-in to mobile telephone devices, like smart phones, if achievable.
-- Require devices of any size to be capable of displaying closed captioning, delivering available video description, and making emergency information accessible.
-- Require accessible user controls for televisions and set-top boxes, and easy access to closed captioning and video description.
-- And more.

For more information, see the section-by-section summary of what S. 3304 (as 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 expects the House will pass S. 3304 soon.

For more information about the bill, see:
 http://www.hearingloss.org/advocacy/21centuryaccessact11408.asp