Improving Peoples Life
Our purpose is to improve the life of people with hearing loss. We do that by providing information to our members and 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 December 16 - Using Zoom
10:00 am to Noon (MST)
Latest Cell Phone Apps for People With Hearing Loss
You asked, and we will do our best to deliver some tips and tricks and some basics about cell phone apps. Everything from “What’s an app?” to “Where do I find them?” to learning about some of the apps that can make a world of difference for peoplewith hearing loss. Everything from how to look for a quieter restaurant, to multiple speech to text apps, and "What’s a speech to text app?"
Join Mary Clark, a long-time member of the ABQ chapter, and Ann Thomas who will be joining us via Zoom to co-host a presentation that will focus on the basics and learning about new apps. Ann Thomas shared a presentation about cell phone apps with our chapter about 5 or 6 years ago, and it was well done and well received. She is president of the Diablo Valley (CA) chapter of HLAA, and serves on the Get in the Hearing Loop Committee at the national level for HLAA.
This is a program you won’t want to miss!
Meetings will include Captioning
Meetings will include Sign Language Interpreters
Videos of selected past meetings are available on the "Past Zoom mtg" page. CLICK HERE
Hybrid Meetings have been temporarily suspended. See Sept 2023 Newsletter for Details.
First Hybrid Meeting - Feb 2023
Read the Wired for Sound Newsletter
Providing Valuable Information
December 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
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 (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.