The Hearing Loss Association of America gives members the tools they need to live more successfully with hearing loss. The programs, events and services we offer are designed to focus on you—the person with hearing loss.
HLAA advocates for equal access for all Americans with hearing loss in areas such as telecommunications, employment, health care, education and community life. We promote self-advocacy and empowerment to help bring about change on both the local and national levels.
HLAA is dedicated to ensuring that hospitals and other medical settings comply with the Americans with Disabilities to provide communication access. We have tools and information for patients and for health care providers.
HLAA Chapters are a place where you will meet others going through the same thing you are—right in your own community. Share stories, hear guest speakers, get information on technology and develop lifelong friendships.
Our quarterly magazine, Hearing Life, features personal stories that will inspire and empower you, articles on research and technology, hearing aids, cochlear implants, hearing assistive technology and more. HLAA members receive the magazine in the mail and the magazine is available online.
Our biweekly newsletter is delivered directly to your inbox and brings you updates and breaking news on many hot topics affecting people with hearing loss. Sign up for Hearing Life e-News on our homepage—there’s no cost and no obligation.
The Industry-Consumer Alliance for Accessible Technology (ICAAT) is a federally funded project under the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Technology RERC at Gallaudet University. Project partners include the Hearing Loss Association of America, Gallaudet University and the American Institutes for Research. ICAAT’s goal is to bring together technology developers and consumers who have hearing loss to inspire and support the development of more usable, accessible and innovative product solutions.
The HLAA Walk4Hearing is the largest event of its kind for people with hearing loss. Held in cities across the country, the Walk4Hearing brings together people with hearing loss, their families and friends who walk to raise awareness about hearing loss, good hearing health, and communication access. Funds raised support both local and national programs and services for people with hearing loss.
The HLAA Convention is the nation’s largest hearing-friendly event with accessible workshops and a trade show with the latest technology and services for people with hearing loss. Members receive discounted registration.
We hope you enjoy this newly redesigned and mobile-friendly HLAA website, hearingloss.org – it is packed with a wealth of information on hearing loss, including hearing loss basics, financial assistance resources, technology, resources for HLAA Chapters, information on webinars, the Walk4Hearing, the HLAA Convention and the Get in the Hearing Loop communication access program.
Get in the Hearing Loop is dedicated to providing and promoting community education, advocacy on behalf of people of hearing loss, and consultation services to help venues of all kinds successfully implement hearing loop technology.
Educational and product showcase webinars are held each month and presented by renowned experts in the field. The live webinars are captioned and recorded for playback later.
The Year in Review
Read about the latest year’s program accomplishments in the 2021 HLAA Annual Report.