Press Releases

July 1, 2021
Gary Rosenblum assumes HIA Chairmanship, succeeding Brandon Sawalich
Elected in the spring of 2017, Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO, Starkey, now hands over the Chairmanship of the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) to Gary Rosenblum, President, Oticon, Inc. The members of HIA elected Mr. Rosenblum unanimously to this position.


March 3, 2021
World Hearing Day is Today, March 3
New Research Shows 80% of Us Consider Hearing Loss Serious, So Why Do We Ignore It?

New research from the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) reveals that four out of five Americans consider hearing loss serious, but ignoring the problem is more common than you may think. Fewer than 16% of adults ages 20-69 who need a hearing aid use one. That number almost doubles to 30% for adults over age 70 who need a hearing aid but don’t use one


February 25, 2021
HIA Sends Position Statement to Florida Legislators on SB 700 Bill, Direct Mail Hearing Aids
Amendment # 302884 to Florida Senate Bill 700 abruptly discards this important protection and removes the state’s existing ban on direct-to-consumer (DTC) hearing aid sales. The amendment fails to thoughtfully differentiate between those for whom this opportunity is appropriate and those who could be harmed.


March 24, 2020
A Message from HIA Leadership Regarding Hearing Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The hearing healthcare industry, like many businesses in the United States and around the world, is facing an unprecedented challenge. As always, our priority is the safety of the patients we serve, the hearing healthcare professionals, and our employees and families.


January 16, 2020
Over 50? Resolve to Check Your Hearing
Americans Agree Hearing Checks Are Important, But New Survey Also Highlights Challenges


August 14, 2018
HIA Endorses the Hearing Professional Association's Consensus Paper
Today, a consensus paper developed by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and International Hearing Society (IHS) was released in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Congressional mandate to create new regulations for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing devices.


May 1, 2018
Hearing Industries Association Announces Kate Carr as its New President
Carr brings over 25 years of not for profit, patient advocacy experience and government experience to HIA. She has worked in executive roles with global patient organizations and has extensive White House and federal agency experience as well.


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