Hearing Loss Association of America
Helping People Communicate
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Improving Peoples Life
Our purpose is to improve the life of people with hearing loss. We do that by providing information to our members, to regulatory agencies, legislative bodies, and providers
We hold regular meetings once a month from September through June with a informative guest speakers or where we share experiences and knowledge with others.
We publish an informative newsletter each month.
We are affiliated with the National Hearing Loss Association of America and Loop New Mexico
We publish important information for people with hearing loss.
Our Next Meeting is March 18, 2023 (Saturday) at 10:00 am MT
It will be a "Hybrid" Meeting (Attend in Person OR on Zoom)
Grief: Dealing With Hearing Loss
Gloria Pelletier and Chelle Wyatt
Many who’ve lost their hearing feel profound grief for lost connections. Their world feels smaller. If you resonate with this, please attend this program. Our speakers this month are Gloria Pelletier and Chelle Wyatt.
Gloria is a Licensed Clinical Social worker anda Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. She is a trained therapist and advocate with over 30 years experience. From an early age, she had untreated and unrecognized hearing loss. It runs in her family of origin. When her hearing dropped so much that communication was not viable, it created much turmoil that she began her search for communication. With little or no support for the hard of hearing (HOH), she began her own research. Now she is sharing what she learned and how to achieve independence with hearing loss. She is currently working closely with vocational rehabilitation to find equipment and technology that allows her to continue to communicate with clients. The goal is to train anyone interacting with the HOH on strategies to treat HOH.
Chelle has worn hearing aids for over 30 years. For the first 17 years, everyone thought that hear- ing aids fixed her hearing loss, herself included—a common misconception. Hearing devices are great, but you must also learn to be proactive with hear- ing loss, find your tribe for support, and know the accommodations available to fill in the gap.
As a volunteer for the SayWhatClub and HLAA- SLC for 13 years, she learned new skills in various roles (SWC convention co-chair, Walk4Hearing co-chair, steering committee member, president, treasurer, and more). In the last year and a half, she helped found Hearing Loss LIVE!, which shares how-to podcasts, blog posts, and vlogs.
Link for Xoom Meeting - Click Here
The "In Person" meeting, will be held at
Los Altos Christian Church
11900 Haines Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM
Meetings will include Captioning - Both In Person and with Zoom
Meetings will include Sign Language Interpreters - Both In Person and with Zoom
In Person meetings are "Looped"
Attend the meeting either way!!!
Videos of selected past meetings are available on the "Past Zoom mtg" page. CLICK HERE
First Hybrid Meeting - Feb 2023
Read the Wired for Sound Newsletter
Providing Valuable Information
March 2023 Issue
The monthly newsletter is mailed or emailed to members The newsletter is a must read for people who want to be informed about how to deal with hard of hearing challenges.
Our "Resources" page has a wide variety of information ranging from Guidelines for Purchasing Hearing Aids to Medicines That Can Effect Your Hearing AND vidios of most of our informative Zoom meetings.
Tired of not being able to hear when you eat out!
YOU CAN HELP SOLVE THIS PROBLEM!
We encourage you to use the following smartphone application to both (1) measure the noise level at venues (restaurants, cafes, coffee/tea shops, bars) that you frequent and (2) search for quiet venues (where there are adequate measurements).
Check out this smartphone app!
Soundprint - Available for Android Devices or iPhone
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Shop at Smith’s with their Rewards card, and Smith’s will make a donation to HLAA Albuquerque chapter. You get your usual rewards points.
Call (888) 444-8081, choose "Option 3" to sign up or re-enroll. Ask for "Hearing Loss Association Of America - Albuquerque Chapter". The "Not for Profit Organization" number for Smith’s is NC419.