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.
Videos of selected past meetings are available on the "Past Zoom mtg" page. CLICK HERE
Our Next Meeting is June 17, 2023 (Saturday) at 10:00 am MT
It will be a "Hybrid" Meeting (Attend in Person OR on Zoom)
Hearing Loss and Thriving in the Workforce
Dr. Cleese Relihan
Hearing loss affects more than the individual who experiences it. It can also impact how a person thrives in the workforce. According to the CDC (2023), about 25% of all workers have been exposed to hazardous noise. About 15%, or 37.5 million over 18, report hearing loss.
For our June program, we are delighted to host Dr. Cleese Relihan, board member of HLAA Accessible, Inclusive Employment Taskforce, a Taskforce dedicated to supporting individuals with hearing loss by providing educational opportunities that teach how to effectively self-advocate and expand their career opportunities. Cleese was diagnosed with severe to profound hearing loss at age three. He wears two digital hearing aids and learned to listen and speak through auditory verbal therapy. From kindergarten to his doctor- al program, he has always attended the regular classrooms with his hearing peers.
Cleese holds a bachelor's degree in political science from San Francisco State University and a master's degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco, and he just graduated this past December with a Doctor in Education from the University of San Francisco. Cleese has worked in city government for seven years, two years in business development and five years in economic development.
Dr. Relihan will provide a brief background of disability history, legal rights, the disability rights movement, and helpful strategies and accessibility we can use in paid or volunteer work.
Link for Xoom Meeting - Will be Posted 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!!!
First Hybrid Meeting - Feb 2023
Read the Wired for Sound Newsletter
Providing Valuable Information
June 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.