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CEA Garners Hearing Loss Association of America's National Access Award

July 7, 2014

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) recently received the Hearing Loss Association of America's (HLAA) 2014 National Access Award.

CEA said it received the award in recognition of its continued advocacy for technologies that help improve the lives of people with hearing loss.

"Technology has the power to transform the lives of all people," said Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO. "On behalf of CEA and our members, we are honored to receive HLAA's prestigious National Access Award. CEA and our members are committed to working with HLAA, the hearing loss community and all in the accessibility community to enable consumers of all abilities to access technology and enjoy the many benefits technological innovation brings to our world."

In 2009, CEA formed the CEA Foundation, a public, national foundation that links seniors and people with disabilities to technologies that can enhance their lives.

In 2013, the foundation presented HLAA with a grant to fund a hands-on, train-the-trainer program on hearing-assistive devices and technologies for consumers with hearing loss.

"The members of CEA are embracing technology that is accessible to people with disabilities," said Anna Gilmore Hall, executive director, HLAA. "They are creative and innovative and are driving the market toward new products that will dramatically improve the lives of people with hearing loss and other disabilities. We are excited that they had the foresight to create the CEA Foundation, which is committed to improving the lives of seniors and people with disabilities."

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the U.S. consumer electronics industry.

HLAA is an organization representing people with hearing loss and promotes new technology, medical research and legislation that will alleviate the effects of hearing loss.

More information:

www.CE.org

www.DeclareInnovation.com

www.ce.org/social

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