Deirdre at the Shedd
Holiday Party Photo Collage
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Simply put, we share a common desire to make the most of our hearing loss. We are a diverse group; we wear hearing aids, cochlear implants, we sign fluently, a little bit, and not at all. We are always welcoming new people, so come join us!

Chapter Meetings

Our chapter meetings, held virtually during the pandemic (in the Chicago/Lincoln Park area pre-pandemic) cover the technological and psychological aspects of hearing loss, as well as the vast resources available to us.

Resources & News

Our resources are always advancing with much to learn. Check here for useful news and informational articles that pertain to hearing loss. If you come across a “must-read” article, then please feel free to share it with us!

We are Social

We get together for social gatherings about as often as we do for chapter meetings. We are always welcoming new people. Check our calendar for upcoming events!


Effective communication is key to success. We seek to be open about our hearing loss for this purpose, and to do so with confidence makes all the difference. We know the stigma is losing its grip and we seek to be contributors of that.

Support Us

HLAA is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that encourages the solicitation and acceptance of gifts for purposes that will help HLAA achieve its mission. Your support matters.

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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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