Hearing loss is an invisible disability that affects the way we communicate with people around us. If left untreated, it can lead to isolation, depression, anxiety, and employment issues.
You’re not alone
HLAA provides resources and information to empower people with hearing loss to live well. Our community of support includes:
Chapters — Join a local group promoting hearing health.
Walk4Hearing — Find an event near you to raise funds and awareness.
Conventions — Connect & learn with hundreds of people with hearing loss from across the nation.
virtual education programs — Learn from webinars and resources on technology and issues.
One of the biggest challenges for people with hearing loss can be social events, as they often occur in noisy environments, adding to communication difficulty.
Read this blog by Dr. Alison Freeman, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and hearing loss specialist, who has helped hundreds of people with hearing loss take control of social gatherings.
Holiday gatherings and celebrations
Here are some hints to help you in social settings, particularly at holiday time, when gatherings are the most common. Although you may be tempted to skip a celebration, it’s crucial to stay connected to friends and loved ones, and to find strategies to successfully participate.