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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March and April Meeting Information

 March Meeting

When:  March 23, 2014

Where: Trinity Repertory Theater and Dinner after at the Trinity Brewhouse

The Play: Oliver!   2:00 PM
book, music & lyrics by Lionel Bart based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
directed & choreographed by Richard & Sharon Jenkins. This boisterous, high energy tale of the kind-hearted orphan boy is packed with familiar songs like “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself” and “I’d Do Anything.” This new Trinity Rep adaptation of the classic promises to have you tapping your toes and highstepping home!  With Stephen Berenson as Fagin.

When ordering the tickets, inform the ticket sales representative that you are buying for the OC performance .Captioning is provided by c2 captioning service.

Dinner to follow the play: Trinity Brewhouse, 186 Fountain Street, Providence RI 02905. For those who are not interested in the play can join us after the play by meeting us at the restaurant.

April Meeting:  CANCELLED ! April 5, 2014, 2:00 PM-4:00 pM

Where: Warwick Public Library, Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI

Topics:  Gael Hannon’s “Unheard Voices”
We will be showing Gael Hannan’s “Unheard Voices” DVD.

This is an excellent performance with a unique and entertaining view of hearing loss.  After the performance, we'll have a discussion about the characters and the challenges Gael has presented.

There will be CART and the DVD is captioned.

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