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Albuquerque Chapter

Email: hlaabq@gmail.com

(505) 219-1962

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Hearing Loss Association of America

Albuquerque Chapter

Helping People Communicate

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

Monthly Meetings

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.

Featuring

  • Open captioning  projected on a large screen

  • Induction loop system for hearing aids equipped  with telecoils

  • Headsets for those without telecoils

  • Public address system

  • ASL Interpreters

Read the Wired for Sound Newsletter

Providing Valuable Information

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The monthly newsletter is mailed or emailed to you as part of your membership.  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!    

 

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 

https://www.readourlips.ca

Contribute - No Cost to You

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