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.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Group!

There is a new group for families with children who have a hearing loss.
This is not an HLA-RI event but you may be interested in attending.

From the flyer...

2nd Saturday of each month
10 - 11:30 AM
1210 Pontiac Ave.

This is a new support group - All are welcome!
We will be holding our first meeting on June 9th, 2012.
The group will be facilitated by Rosalie Moretti, RIPIN Resource Specialist & Mother of a child with hearing loss.

Child Care & Sign Language Interpreter available upon request.
This is a great opportunity for kids to meet other kids of all ages with hearing loss.

For More Information Please Contact:
Tara Townsend
Family Support Coordinator
at the
RI Parent Information Network
401-270-0101 ext. 139