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.

Watch the November 20th Meeting Video with

Mary Clark

"Over the Counter Hearing Aids"

Over the Counter Hearing aids will be available soon. What do the new proposed FDA regulations mean to YOU the consumer? The speaker has a background in regulatory affairs in the medical device industry, as well as being a lifelong hearing aid wearer, and an advocate. There are as many questions as answers that our speaker would like to share with you so you can become an informed consumer of Over The Counter (OTC) hearing aids, or to help advise someone who comes to you with questions about them.

Mary Clark has been a  HLAA ABQ leader for many years until other priorities necessitated her stepping down, but she still has a passion for both teaching and advocating for people learning about hearing loss and hearing aids.

This program is an expansion of the article from the November newsletter article.

 Copy the Video Password below, Click the "View Nov 205h Meeting Video" button below and copy the Password into the Line requesting a PassCode to watch the video.

View Nov 20th Meeting Video

Video Password: fw.Fj6W*

Go to our "Resources" Page for videos of previous meetings

Join our January  Meeting on Zoom 

In person meetings are still being deferred due to Covid

January 22, 2022 - 10:00 am MDT


Cochlear Implants—What You Need to Know

Speaker: Camille Dunn, PhD

During the month of November, we had the wonderful talk by Carolyn Adamski about her personal experience with binaural cochlear implants. This month, we welcome Dr. Camille Dunn, Assistant Professor and the Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Iowa. She will give us an update on current Cochlear Implant requirements, steps that need to be taken after it is determined if you are a candidate and the possible outcomes that patients can expect. Dr. Dunn will be answering the following questions: What are the current requirements for a Cochlear Implant candidate? Have they changed recently? Are they expected to change in the near future? What is the process for getting a CI? What can one expect from a CI?

  • 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 interpreters at the same time.

  • Live captioning will be provided on Zoom and in person.  

  • Sign language interpreters will be available on Zoom and in person

  • Link to the Zoom Meeting: To Be Provided

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Read the Wired for Sound Newsletter

Providing Valuable Information


January 2022 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 AND vidios of most of our informative Zoom meetings.


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




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

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Get In Touch

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

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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

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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