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
Connecting with Others
HLAA Albuquerque Chapter Meetings are held at Los Altos Christian Church, 11900 Haines Ave NE, on the 3rd Saturday of the month, Sept.-Jun.
Socializing starts at 9:30 am;
Presentations start at 10:00.
The public is cordially invited to attend.
January 18, 2020
American Disabilities Act (ADA) and Hearing Loss
Have you ever wondered how the ADA affects those of us with hearing loss? The Americans with Disabilities Act is normally associated with accessibility issues. But what about invisible disabilities like hearing
loss? Heather Cowan is the Interim ADA Coordinator for the City of Albuquerque with a background in Civil Rights and compliance to federal rights legislation. An experienced public speaker, we are excited to have Heather join us to share how Albuquerque
accommodates people with disabilities, and especially those with hearing loss.
Open captioning projected on a large screen
Induction loop system for hearing aids equipped with telecoils
Headsets for those without telecoils
Public address system
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!
YOU CAN HELP SOLVE THIS PROBLEM!
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
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association - Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) recently launched a brand new online course to teach lipreading and speechreading skills - there is a free preview available online on the course site available to anyone who would like to learn more. The course includes 8 lessons at $50.00 each lesson
Here is the direct link to a post that describes this program