Hearing Loss Association of America

Rating: 4.91 stars   58 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Education, Health

Location: 7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 1200 Bethesda MD 20814 USA

Mission: The Mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy. HLAA is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third largest public health issue after heart disease and arthritis. 48 million (20 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss.
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Held annually, the HLAA convention is completely hearing accessible to people with hearing loss. A wide-range of up-to-date information is made available to attendees and hearing health professionals through educational workshops that are eligible for CEUS, a research symposium, and a large trade show exhibiting the latest hearing assistive technology.

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EIN 52-1177011
301.657.2248
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Rating: 5 stars  

HLAA is a important resource for everyone. We are all touched by hearing loss in some way, personally or someone that we know and love at some point in our lives. Education and resources provided by HLAA help arm people with the tools to help improve their quality of life.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

HLAA is an organization for people with hearing loss, started by a very special person, Rocky Stone in 1979. HLAA's philosophy is three-pronged: education, advocacy and support. We begin by finding out everything we can about our hearing loss - what causes it, what to do about it, how to understand the changes it brings to our lives. Secondly, by becoming educated consumers, we begin to pinpoint the things that are lacking in society for people with hearing loss and we learn how to advocate for ourselves and others. Third, we realize that if it weren't for HLAA, we would be lost in self-pity and frustration about our hearing loss, and we begin to reach out to others. We pay it forward. HLAA is truly vital to the 36 million people with hearing loss in the United States. Hearing loss affects everyone.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every aspect of my daily life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It would have more members so they could accomplish more good.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with elders for over 24 years. Through my husband's hearing loss, I became involved with the Hearing Loss Association of America, our state association and my local chapter. The knowledge I have gained has helped me immeasureably in my professional life. I can not only help my residents to be more actively involved in life, but I use the knowledge to train other caregivers in my state and across the country. I have seen how much the Hearing Loss Association has helped my husband to cope with his hearing loss. Being able to talk with others who share his loss, who understand how it impacts every aspect of his life, and who help each other to function in all situations has made an incredible difference in his life. He now talks with groups about Meniere's Disease and about the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid, and acts as a mentor for others who share is kind of hearing loss.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the life of my spouse. He has found great support in all areas of his life, personal, social & professional, for his hearing loss, which is severe.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it better known; have it reach even more people who need it's help.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with this organization for over 20 years, and know that they are a WONDERFUL organization! They help all folks with any sort of hearing loss by providing key support and information. They are a valuable asset to people who have a hearing loss.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowing people who have been helped by their generosity.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Can't think of any changes.

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