December 12, 2017:  Read the online November HLAA Albany Chapter Newsletter  here: HLAA Newsletter November 2017.

November 10, 2017:  The new film Wonderstruck tells the parallel stories of Ben (Oakes Fegley) and Rose (Millicent Simmonds), both deaf characters, children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. To find out more about the film, and the progress being made by deaf performers, see the article, “Making Room for Deaf Performers,” from The New York Times at

October 31, 2017:  HLAA Albany board members Ellen Rupert and Laura Cooper were interviewed by Phil Bayly on Forum13 and the lively discussion included the mission of HLAA, as well as events that our local chapter is sponsoring. Laura and Ellen also shared their very different hearing loss stories. To view the story, go to

October 30, 2017:  Read the online October HLAA Albany Chapter Newsletter  here: HLAA Newsletter October 2017.

June 2, 2017:  In conjunction with the HLAA Albany Chapter event with Katherine Bouton, author of Shouting Won’t Help – Why I and 50 Million Other Americans Can’t Hear You, the Albany Times Union ran a wonderful story about hearing loss.

October 31, 2016:  Learn more about the dangers of earbuds. Go to

September 27, 2016: Watch an ASL version of the opening song from the Broadway hit Hamilton.

September 22, 2016: Fox News in Rochester, NY, recently had a story about how new airport technology can help persons with hearing loss. Go to