Hearing Loss Association of America

Hearing Loss Association of America
Hearing Loss Association of America
GoFundMe Charity : May 24, 2010
Tax ID: 52-1177011
BASED: Bethesda, MD, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://www.hearingloss.org

HLAA Mission

The mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.

Founded in 1979 by Howard E. “Rocky” Stone, the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing consumers with hearing loss. The programs and events we offer are designed to focus on you—the person. HLAA strives to give people the tools they need to live more successfully with hearing loss and to show them they do not have to face hearing loss alone.

To accomplish our mission and give you the tools to live successfuly with hearing loss, HLAA has a variety of programs.

Our goal is to create awareness about hearing loss in every knook and cranny of the country, and to help people take the next step on their hearing loss journey. If you have participated in one of the many Walk4Hearing events that occur in spring and fall - thank you!  The Walk4Hearing is the largest event of its kind for people with hearing loss - find an Walk4Hearing event near you at walk4hearing.org. We are committed to growing the program and expanding to additional locations. Funds raised support both local and national programs and services for people with hearing loss.

HLAA advocates for equal access for all Americans with hearing loss in areas such as telecommunications, employment, health care, education and community life. We promote self-advocacy and empowerment to help bring about change on both the local and national levels.

Chapters and State Organizations
HLAA Chapters are a place where you will meet others going through the same thing you are—right in your own community. Share stories, hear guest speakers, get information on technology and develop lifelong friendships.

Hearing Life
Our bimonthly magazine, Hearing Life, features personal stories that will inspire and empower you, articles on research and technology, hearing aids, cochlear implants, hearing assistive technology and more. HLAA members receive the magazine in the mail and online. Veterans with hearing loss receive a complimentary membership, including the magazine.

Hearing Life e-News
Our biweekly newsletter is delivered directly to your inbox and brings you updates and breaking news on many hot topics affecting people with hearing loss. Sign up for Hearing Life e-News on our homepage—there’s no cost and no obligation.Annual Convention
The HLAA Convention is the nation’s largest hearing-friendly event with accessible workshops and a trade show with the latest technology and services for people with hearing loss. Members receive discounted registration.

We hope you enjoy our newly redesigned and mobile-friendly HLAA website, hearingloss.org – it is packed with a wealth of information on hearing loss, including hearing loss basics, financial assistance resources, technology, resources for HLAA Chapters, information on webinars, the Walk4Hearing, the HLAA Convention and the Get in the Hearing Loop communication access program.

Get in the Hearing Loop
Get in the Hearing Loop is dedicated to providing and promoting community education, advocacy on behalf of people of hearing loss, and consultation services to help venues of all kinds successfully implement hearing loop technology.

Educational and product showcase webinars are held each month and presented by renowned experts in the field. The live webinars are captioned and recorded for playback later.



Tax ID: 52-1177011 • http://www.hearingloss.org

Your Passion. Our Purpose. One Mission.

Your Passion

Fuel your passion for helping people with hearing loss and help us create awareness in every nook and cranny of the country.

Our Purpose

Advocacy, Chapters, Convention, Hearing Life, hearingloss.org and Walk4Hearing – just some of the HLAA programs designed to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss.

One Mission

Together we can move mountains! Invite your friends, coworkers, and relatives to support your fundraising – the more the merrier! A donation to your fundraiser will help get you on the right track.

Channel Your Passion

If you can't join us at one of our 20 live Walk4Hearing events, there's still a way to show your passion - create your own campaign! It's fun and easy, here's some ideas to get you started:

Let Your Imagination Run Wild

Don your creative hat and get some brainstorming going.
The sky’s the limit to your imagination and fundraising opportunities.


Find a Walk4Hearing near you at walk4hearing.org


Donate to HLAA Image Donate to HLAA Amount Raised: $275

Walk4Hearing Image Walk4Hearing Amount Raised: $0

40 for 40 Image 40 for 40 Amount Raised: $450

1% Raised of$40,000 Goal