The national board of trustees of HLAA publishes Policy Statements on specific topics of concern to people with hearing loss. These documents give background information on issues and how they affect people with hearing loss. Policy Statements may recommend what action needs to be taken to resolve a problem and provide best practices for improving services and programs. Policy Statements are written on emerging issues and with input from various stakeholders. The Policy Statements are voted for adoption by the full board. Policy Statements may be used by HLAA state organizations, chapters and individual members for information and for advocacy when discussing issues of concern to people with hearing loss with legislators, industry, the media, the public at large, businesses and to support requests for communication accessibility.