At the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), our mission is to open up the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and promotion. Through our chapters and state organizations, we offer a variety of services to help those with hearing loss. At our HOPE (Hearing Other People's Experiences) meetings, members can share their experiences with hearing loss, its challenges, and receive words of encouragement and support from others. We also invite professionals such as audiologists to speak at our meetings, so that our members can learn about the latest developments in hearing aids and ask questions. We have partnered with Here, My Voice to provide personalized voice classes with a professional vocal artist for those who use cochlear implants or hearing aids.
We also host an annual Long Beach Walk4Hearing event to raise awareness about hearing loss and eliminate the stigma associated with it. This event is part of a national campaign that brings hope to people with hearing loss in 20 cities. We invite veterans with hearing loss to attend the next meeting of the virtual chapter of Veterans Across America (VAAVC) online via Zoom. We are also partnering with USC's “Here, My Voice 3” program to study how to improve vocal confidence and the joy of expressing oneself for adults with hearing loss. At HLAA-CA, we have many wonderful chapters spread across the state that provide the support, information, and guidance needed to help you through your hearing loss process. We also invite you to join us in New Orleans from June 29 to July 1 to learn the latest about hearing health, access to communication, and the technologies and strategies that help people with hearing loss live well. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is a tax-exempt charitable organization and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions under Code 501 (c) (from the IRS).