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Hearing Loss Association of America

Albuquerque Chapter

Helping People Communicate

Members - Remember to Pay Your 2023 Membership Dues.  Click Here

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.

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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" 


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Attend the meeting either way!!!


In Person

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.

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 (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.

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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

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