Formerly, we were the
"Self Help for Hard of Hearing, Inc."
The national group has
re-designated SHHH to the new name :
with a new logo. We like the new label as it
better describes the actual purpose of the group
and its membership. Whether your loss of
hearing is small and gradual, or sudden and
total, this organization of chapters in all 50
states has members and resources to help you.
We encourage you to review these web pages, and the State and National
websites. Then, contact us now! We can help
Where We Meet...
The Long Beach / Lakewood
Chapter of HLAA meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at...
5220 Oliva Avenue
(Across from the Lakewood Shopping
& behind the Big 5 sporting goods store)
MAP for display
Association of America is a national non-profit, non-sectarian,
educational, organization devoted to the welfare and interests
of those who cannot hear well. Our members are catalysts
that make mainstream society more accessible to people who are
hard of hearing. We strive to improve the quality of life
through education, advocacy, and self-help for those with a
Our local Chapter web site is meant to present information to you
ABOUT US, where we meet, and why, and how the organization of
Hearing Loss Association of
America came to be.
Click on one of the subject page links under the
photograph to learn more about who we are, what we can offer to help
you, and why you should be BE HOPEFUL.
We have a lot to offer because hearing loss
is a common bond between us. You are not alone in learning to cope
with hearing problems. We can share experiences with you, help
create new friendships, and assist each other in surviving in a hearing
Monthly meetings are held to present
PROGRAMS with useful
INFORMATION. You will learn about assistive hearing devices,
what audiologists can do to help you, state and local programs offering
additional expertise, how to interact with family and friends to
facilitate socializing - and much more.
Two times a year, instead of a speaker,
Long Beach /Lakewood Chapter schedules a "Pot
Luck" dinner followed by a 'rap' session; this meeting is held 1/2
hour earlier @6:00pm. We share a dinner
together, then share experiences and tips, often with lively discussions
of real-life events amid lots of laughter at the misadventures caused by
hearing loss. We have learned a sense of humor is a vital
component of coping skills.