Who We Are

Welcome to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the country’s leading membership organization for people with hearing loss. HLAA’s mission is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through providing information, education, advocacy and support. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, HLAA’s national network includes roughly 150 local chapters nationwide, and 14 state organizations.
HLAA-DC, the Washington DC chapter of HLAA, is a community of people who provide information and education on a wide variety of topics of concern to people with mild to profound hearing loss, and their friends and family, but who wish to function and thrive in the wider hearing world. We stress the use of hearing technologies, effective communication strategies, and self-advocacy, and disseminate information about legal and regulatory requirements that enable people with hearing loss to communicate in public places and in educational and employment settings.
We do these things by inviting knowledgeable speakers to address topics of concern, by reaching out to community groups and local government agencies that provide (or could provide) services to the hard of hearing community, and by acquainting the public about how best to accommodate the needs of the some 15 or 20 percent of the U.S. population with some degree of hearing loss.

Recent Advances in Hearing Devices

Dr. Larry MedwetskyJoin us and learn more about upcoming advances with hearing aids and cochlear implants with Dr. Larry Medwetsky, professional advisor for HLAA.

Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Make a difference and volunteer with HLAA-DC!

Interested in getting more involved with the chapter? Find out about volunteer opportunities in this virtual chat with board members: “Who We Are, What We Do, and How You Can Help”

Volunteer sign to join HLAA DC chapter