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, August 13, 2014

Sailing Event ! 9/14/2014

HLA-RI is planning a free Sailing event on Sunday September 14, 2014 from 2-4 PM. It will be the Two Mast Schooner, the Aurora in Newport – out of Goat Island.  www.NewportExperience.com 

Details to follow soon but please mark your calendar. Also please respond to indicate you will be interested in participating in this sailing event. 
Please email to HLARhodeisland@aol.com to let us know that you are interested. Feel free to invite family or friends to attend. We need to have an idea of how many people who are interested.
There will be no cart as there is no narration during the sail.

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