We are the Chicago, Lincoln Park Chapter of the national organization, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). The HLAA Chicago, Lincoln Park Chapter is a tax-exempt, charitable organization and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions under the IRS Code 501(c)(3).

Our chapter meeting attendees come from all over the city and suburbs of Chicago. We wear hearing aids, cochlear implants, we sign fluently, a little bit, and not at all. Simply put, we share a common desire to make the most of our hearing loss. We are always welcoming new people, so come join us!

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create and provide a friendly, empowering, and resourceful community for those in Chicagoland with hearing loss. This includes learning and utilizing technology and communication strategies in our social and professional environments, as well as advocating for those with hearing loss in our community by raising awareness about the commonality of hearing loss and its effective technology, accessibility, medical advancements, government assistance, legislation, and more.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be an active and empowered community of those with hearing loss in Chicagoland in which we are actively and positively making the most of our hearing loss by:

  • Seeking and learning about proper hearing health treatment and assistance available,
  • Building empowering relationships with others–with and without hearing loss, and
  • Advocating and raising public awareness about the commonality of hearing loss and its effective technology, accessibility, local service providers, relevant national and local news, and more.

Meet the HLAA Chicago, Lincoln Park Chapter Board Members!

Deirdre Keane

President

2018-2020

Monica Kumar

Social Media Chair

2018-2020

Marcie Botto

Vice President

2018-2020

Mimi Kiley

Social Chair & Walk4Hearing Chair

2018-2020

Chris Ross

Treasurer

2018-2020

Pietrina Probst

Secretary

2018-2020

July 7, 2020

Cochlear obtains FDA approval of the first off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor with direct smartphone connectivity

June 28, 2020

Accessibility Features for Hearing Loss on Apple iOS 14 to be Released Fall 2020
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