About Us

We are under the umbrella of the national organization of Hearing Loss Association of America which is located in Bethesda. Maryland. http://www.hearingloss.org

HLA-RI’s primary function is to educate it members, their families and friends about the causes, nature and complications of hearing loss and what can be done to better cope with that loss. We hold monthly meetings between September and June at which we may have guest speakers on a variety of topics relating to hearing loss. We may also have informal meetings where the members share their experiences and knowledge relating to hearing loss. We also have two socials a year as well.

We are able to provide CART –Computer Aided Real Time Captioning which is projected on to a large screen so that the participants can “hear what is being said in the meetings”

Some meeting topics include Accessibility, hearing aids, legislation, cochlear implants, tinnitus, captioning, relay system, assistive devices, state services, coping tips many more topics! We also have social events.

Before HLA-RI, many of the members felt isolated, found communication a struggle, were confused about technology, didn’t know their rights and hid their hearing loss

And now HLA-RI is a place to find answers, ask new questions, and meet people who understand. HLA-RI is a resource for information and friendship.

The monthly meetings are held at different locations within Rhode Island. To be placed on the email distribution list for notices and other important announcements, send an email to hearinglossri@gmail.com This email list is not shared with any organizations or individuals and each HLA-RI ‘s member is blind copied on each email.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Informational Meeting for Teens and Tweens with Hearing Loss

Please see attached flyer as there will be a brainstorming meeting for tweens and teens who have hearing loss. This hopefully will mark the beginning of a social/informational group for the kids.

Please distribute the flyer to any family who have children with hearing loss  :

The first meeting will be a planning meeting and is scheduled for 04/13/12 at 4:00 PM at the Paul Sherlock Center on 600 Mt Pleasant Ave in Providence.    There will be refreshments!
We hope to see you there !!
If you have any questions, please respond to Tina Thompson/Iraida Williams

Note*We are not able to post the original flyer that was attached to the email due to a compatibility issue but below is the exact text of the flyer

Want to meet up with other kids who have hearing loss?  Do you want to have a social network of kids with hearing loss?
Do you want to learn more about how to cope with your hearing loss in various situations?

Come and brainstorm about forming a social/support group for tweens and teens. Come and bring your ideas as to what you would like see happen with this group. The first meeting will be a planning meeting and is scheduled for 04/13/12 at 4:00 PM at the Paul Sherlock Center on 600 Mt Pleasant Ave in Providence.    There will be refreshments!