Upcoming Events
  1. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Come hear Erik Nordlof, founder of DC Deaf Moviegoers, and 2016 recipient of Hamilton Relay's Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the District of Columbia, discuss his work in promoting and publicizing open captioned movies in DC and surrounding areas. Open captioning is on screen captioning very much like sub-titles for movies in languages not widely spoken by movie patrons. It is generally preferred by deaf and hard of hearing people as it is reliable and doesn’t require devices that theaters provide on request, but which are sometimes unreliable and/or inconvenient to use. Most recently Erik has been busy supporting a bill now under consideration by the DC Council that would expand open captioned showings, including showings at convenient times, a bill that HLAA also supports. Our meeting room will be looped, and real-time captioning will be provided so that everyone can “hear” without undue stress and participate in the program. There is no charge. All are welcome. Please note that this is not our usual venue. Presenter: Erik Nordolf, Founder of DC Deaf Moviegoers Location: DC Public Library at Cleveland Park* 3310 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008
    January 27, 2019
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, unless otherwise noted,  located at 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016.

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