Upcoming Events
  1. Program
    Hearing Loss: Sharing Our Experience The members of the Chapter’s Executive Board would like to share our hearing loss experiences and lessons learned, and would welcome your questions and comments. We see this as an opportunity for a dialogue in which we learn from each other about the challenges we face, helpful communication strategies, assistive listening and alerting devices, large area listening systems, and other topics of interest from the “consumer/user” perspective. Topics to be addressed, as appropriate to the individual, include: -Recognizing and acknowledging our hearing loss and its impacts; -Selecting service providers and, with their help, technology and strategies appropriate to our needs -- from hearing aids and cochlear implants to amplified and captioned phones, alerting systems, neckloops, apps specific to hearing loss and those designed for general audiences, aural rehabilitation programs, etc.; -Using large area assistive listening systems (induction loops; infrared systems; FM systems); -Developing proactive communications strategies for the home, work/volunteer place, and the community; -Integrating technology and communications strategies in different situations; -Finding supportive resources such as HLAA; and -Creating a community to learn from one another to benefit all of us. Executive Board panelists are Judy Alden, Derek Byerlee, Russell Misheloff, Carol Ragsdale, Lon Rosenman, and Rachel Stevens. Please note: Our meeting room in the Tenleytown library facility is looped, and real-time captioning will be provided so that everyone can participate in the program comfortably. There is no charge. All are welcome.
    June 3, 2018 at 2pm
Previous Programs
Outreach Activities
  • Hearing Assistive Technology
  • HLAA Advocacy Activities
  • Hearing Service Dogs – what they do; how and where to get them
  • Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace with Hearing Loss
  • Program of Music Featuring a Renowned Classical Guitarist with Hearing Loss
  • Sharing, Demonstrating & Learning about Assistive Listening & Alerting Devices
  • Strategies for Communicating Successfully with Hearing Loss
  • Emerging Technologies, Apps and Websites for Hearing Loss
  • Tour of the National Gallery of Art (with Assistive Listening Devices)
  • Hearing Needs Assessment
  • Sponsorship of an Open-captioned Movie and Social Get Together
  • Research & other activities of the National Institute on  Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
  • Use of captioned phones & accessing help in emergencies
  • Description of programs sponsored by DC Government’s Offices of Disability & Human Rights
  • Tinnitus, & what to do about it
  • Self-advocacy in medical settings
  • Communication problems & strategies (Co-sponsored with HLAA-Montgomery County chapter)
  • DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities
  • Next Generation 911 (NG911)
  • LG Advisory Board

  • Informational Programs on Hearing Loss provided for the Georgetown Senior Center, several local “villages” (neighborhood organizations that provide services enabling people to age in place), the National Active & Retired Employees Association (NARFE),  the DC Assistive Technology Advisory Council, varies community groups in Prince Georges County (Maryland) and at the 2016 HLAA convention
  • A training program on caring for residents with hearing loss at a senior living and assistive care facility
  • Secondary Transition Forum: A fair that provides an opportunity for DC transition-aged youth with disabilities to get helpful information about community-based support services. 
  • Healthy Aging Forum
  • ​NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo
  • Hearing information & support programs at Senior Wellness Centers & DC’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing Senior Center

Our programs are held at the Tenleytown Library located at 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Please check back here often to see new events as they are posted.