Hearing Loss Association of America

Albuquerque Chapter

Helping People Communicate

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About Us

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.

Elaine McCaffrey

Watch the February 20th Meeting Video

Gael Hannen had a great presentation on how to live well with hearing loss.  Gael Hannen is one of North America’s most sought-after speakers on living with hearing loss.

Click the link below to watch the video.  The presentation starts at 4:26 min/sec into the video.


March 20 Meeting Video

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Join our April Member Meeting using Zoom

April 17, 2021

Elaine McCaffrey will be presenting

Hospital Safety for those with Hearing Loss

Elaine has been a member of the HLAA Board of directors since 2020 and has been President of the HLAA Chicago North Shore Chapter since 2016. She also spear- headed the Chapter’s “Panel Discussion: Hospital Safety for People with Hearing Loss Program” from 2016 to 2020. Elaine is the current chair of the HLAACommunication Access in Health Care Program. Elaine's advocacy passion is hospital safety for those with hearing loss. In October of 2020 she spearheaded the sixth annual hospital safety program with multiple Chicago area hospitals and hospital systems. In this presentation Elaine will go over tips and suggestions for hospital advocacy, how the Chicago HLAA chapter began their Hospital Safety Program and the importance of self-advocacy. This presentation will allow you to be better prepared to advocate for yourself or for your loved one in a hospital or medical setting.

  • Meeting starts at 10:00 am MST

  • You can join at 9:45 am MST for a Zoom tutorial with informative instructions to make sure you can view the presentation material, the presentor, captioning, and sign language interperters at the same time.

  • Live captioning will be provided on Zoom.  

  • Sign language interperters will be available on Zoom

Read the Wired for Sound Newsletter

Providing Valuable Information


April 2021 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.

Providing Information

Our "Resources" page has a wide variety of information ranging from Guidelines for Purchasing Hearing Aids to Medicines That Can Effect Your Hearing.

Tired of not being able to hear when you eat out!    




We encourage you to use one of the following smartphone applications 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 these smartphone apps!


Soundprint - Only Available for iPhone

iHEARu - Available for Android Devices or iPhone

Contribute - No Cost to You

Smith’s Community Rewards

 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 1-866-4141 to sign up or re-enroll. The HLAAbq NPO number for Smith’s is 14881.

Get In Touch

Email us and we will add you to our email list for notifications of meetings and Newsletter updates.

Become A Member

Your membership helps people with hearing loss.  There are no paid staff and all the dues are used to fund continued member meetings and monthly newsletters

Check Out Our Affiliates

The premier site for information about Telecoils and Looping Systems for better hearing at any venue - including your home.

Loop New Mexico Web Site


The website for the Hearing Loss Association of America National Organization

HLAA Web Site

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Albuquerque Chapter

Email: hlaabq@gmail.com

(505) 219-1962

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