Introducing Mayo Clinic Connect

Mayo Clinic LogoMayo Clinic Connect is an online community that connects people. Connect is organized into groups related to health conditions. There are over 50 groups, everything from About Kids & Teens and Aortic Aneurysms to Transplants and Women’s Health. Connect offers a place where you can share your story and find support.   

HLAA is excited to announce that we have joined forces with the Ida Institute and the Mayo Clinic to form a new Hearing Loss group on Mayo Clinic Connect.

NOTE: If you are an existing member of our HLAA Forums, please be aware that the Hearing Loss Group on Mayo Clinic Connect will be replacing the HLAA Forums so make sure to join. The HLAA Forums will be phased out in the coming months and will eventually be discontinued. All data will be deleted, so please take some time to copy any posts you want to keep or contacts you want to keep in touch with. 

For those that use the HLAA Forums to find roommates for the HLAA2019 Convention, please instead use the HLAA2019 Attendees Group on Facebook. You must be logged into Facebook to access the group.

How to view and join the Hearing Loss Group

  1. Go to 
  2. Click on “Join” button at the top
  3. Create a username. You can use a nickname or your first name and initial. (for example: @Tigress or @JaneT)
  4. Enter your email.
  5. Create a password.
  6. Click AGREE & CONTINUE to accept the Terms of Use
  7. Find a discussion group and connect with others.
  8. On the Groups page, scroll down and click on the box that says Hearing Loss
  9. You will then see a list of discussions or you can start one

How to follow the Hearing Loss Group

  1. Go to
  2. Click +FOLLOW
  3. Choose to receive an email every time a message is posted Or a summary only once a day in a Daily Digest
  4. Close the pop-up

How to post a message and start talking

  1. Introduce yourself here: Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others
  2. Once you have introduced yourself, you can reply to any existing discussions or start a new discussion on
  3. Visit Get Started on Connect for step-by-step instructions to help you get the most out of Connect.