Upcoming Events
  1. 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Family Fun Day! Picnic in Rock Creek Park When: Sunday, September 23rd 3:00pm - 7:00pm Where: Rock Creek Park, picnic area #24 Join us for a day of family fun! There will be toys, food, and fun! Feel free to bring a potluck side dish or entree to share. HLAA will provide the paper goods, cups, and ice, bottled water, charcoal, and a selection of hamburgers, hotdogs, and veggie- burgers with condiments. A donation of $5 per adult is appreciated (but not required) to cover the cost of the event. We will plan to start grilling around 4:00pm, but you are welcome to come any time from 3:00 pm - 7:00pm.
    September 23, 2018
  1. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Hearing Aids: What they do (and don’t do); different styles and optional features: and the process of testing and fitting hearing aids to meet the needs of each individual. Presenter: Dr. Gail Linn, Doctor of Audiology at Potomac Audiology Location: Cleveland Park Library
    September 30, 2018
  1. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    HLAA National: What is National up to? What policies & services we are advocating for. Presenter: Lise Hamlin, HLAA's Director of Public Policy Location: Mt. Pleasant Library
    October 14, 2018
  1. 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Walk4Hearing Every spring and fall thousands of walkers children and their families, young adults, young at heart and everyone in between form teams and walk in their communities to increase public awareness about hearing loss and help eradicate the stigma associated with it. Since 2006, more than 79,000 walkers have stepped up and raised over $12 million to support approximately 48 million people with hearing loss in the United States and funds national and local programs for people with hearing loss and their families. Come join our team and walk with us! Your donations help us to continue to fund fun, relevant, and informative programs throughout the year to benefit our chapter. We thank you for your support and hope to see you there! Click here to join our team: http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR/Teamraiser/WashingtonDCWalk?team_id=45782&pg=team&fr_id=2471
    October 20, 2018
  1. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Katherine Bouton, author and Secretary of HLAA's Board of Trustees, will discuss her new book (to be released in late October), SMART HEARING: Strategies, Skills, and Resources for Living Better with Hearing Loss. She will also describe the findings of a recent (and important) survey of hearing aid prices. Presenter: Katherine Bouton, Secretary of HLAA Board of Trustees Location: Tenleytown Library
    November 3, 2018
  1. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Hearing Assistive Technology: Helping us with the things that hearing aids and cochlear implants do not do. Presenter: Dr. Zachary LaFratta, Doctor of Audiology, Former President of HLAA-DC Location: Tenleytown Library
    December 2, 2018
  1. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Open captioning at area movie theaters. Presenter: Erik Nordolf, Founder of DC Deaf Moviegoers Location: Tenleytown Library
    January 27, 2019
Previous Programs
Advocacy
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.