The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 48 million (20 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss making it a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.
HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life.
The Hearing Loss Association of America has an impact on communication access, public policy, research, public awareness, and service delivery related to hearing loss. Its national support network includes an office in the Washington D.C. area, state organizations, and HLAA Chapters and state organizations across the country.
The Gainesville Chapter is one of 14 chapters in the HLAA Florida State Association. Our goal is to provide support and resources to people with hearing loss and their families in Greater Gainesville, Florida. Take advantage of the following opportunities:
Monthly Meetings - Hear from guest speakers, meet other members, and engage in conversation that is intended to provide encouragement, friendship, and information.
Special Events - Attend special events open to the community on special topics and educational workshops.
Join Our Annual Walk4Hearing Team - Each Fall we gather support from family and friends and participate in a fundraising walk for hearing in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit the national Walk4Hearing website here to learn more about Walk4Hearing.