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  • HASA Announces New Executive Director

    HASA Announces New Executive Director

    It is my sincere pleasure to announce that the Board of Directors of The Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA) has unanimously selected Ms. Erin Stauder to be our next Executive Director. READ MORE>>

  • Sensory-Friendly Gift Giving

    Sensory-Friendly Gift Giving

    I don’t know about all of you, but the second the turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie settled in my stomach, I started thinking about holiday gift giving. Not that I rushed out to participate in the Black Friday hysteria, but I won’t say there wasn’t some Amazon perusing as I nodded off into a tryptophan coma on the couch. READ MORE>>

  • These things could be affecting your hearing

    These things could be affecting your hearing

    People of all ages can experience hearing loss, and there are little things we do each day that could be contributing. READ MORE>>

  • Spotlight Saturday: Erica Hamilton, Speech-Language Pathologist

    Spotlight Saturday: Erica Hamilton, Speech-Language Pathologist

    We sat down with Erica Hamilton, Speech-Language Pathologist, to learn about her connection with HASA. Read More>>

  • Sign Language Classes #ThrowbackThursday

    Sign Language Classes #ThrowbackThursday

    Today for #ThrowbackThursday, we're going back to 1986 when HASA first started offering American Sign Language Classes. With the inauguration of the Centralized Interpreter Referral Service (CIRS), there was a recognized need to offer sign language education to the community. READ MORE>>

  • 507 Facts

    507 Facts

    If you've followed HASA on social media at all this past year, you will have noticed a colorful box every day with a fun fact related to communication. This was HASA's own HASAFact campaign: a social media venture where we uploaded a fact per day from July 2015 until our 90th anniversary on November 19, 2016. In all, we generated over 500 unique facts! Check out our video culmination. Click here>>

  • Spotlight Saturday: Amy Bopp, Coordinator - Sign Language Program

    Spotlight Saturday: Amy Bopp, Coordinator - Sign Language Program

    We interviewed Amy Bopp, Coordinator - Sign Language Program, to learn about her connection with HASA. Read More>>

  • Speech Reading #ThrowbackThursday

    Speech Reading #ThrowbackThursday

    Today for #ThrowbackThursday, we're looking at a picture from HASA's history in the late 1950s, where one of the services we offered was speech reading classes. Speech reading, also referred to as lip reading, involves identifying what is being said based on the speaker's lips, as well as their facial expressions and gestures. Did you know HASA actually started in 1926 as the Speech Reader's League of Baltimore? READ MORE>>

  • Spotlight Saturday: Aaron Marshall, Board President

    Spotlight Saturday: Aaron Marshall, Board President

    We interviewed Aaron Marshall, HASA's Board President, to learn more about his connection with HASA. READ MORE>>

  • Sensory Friendly Holidays: Some Tips for Families

    Sensory Friendly Holidays: Some Tips for Families

    As many as 1 in 6 children may experience some level of sensory processing challenge that could be symptomatic of autism, ADHD, OCD, deafness or no diagnosis at all. This challenge simply means that the five main senses of sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing are processed a little differently. READ MORE>>

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