Due to the current health situation, all in-person chapter meetings and HLAA events are cancelled until further notice. However, several chapters and the state board are meeting via Zoom or Google Meet. For specific chapter information, check the chapter link on this website.
The HLAA Network: Chapters and State Organizations
The Hearing Loss Association of America reaches people with hearing loss through its network of chapters and state organizations. All HLAA state and chapter organization volunteer leaders have direct experience with hearing loss. Joining your state and/or local HLAA organizations helps augment your experience with HLAA and learn more about coping with hearing loss.
WI State HLAA Special Fall Newsletter, visit this link.
Visit this link for the archive of all our newsletters : Previous issues
COVID-19 Interacting with Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing For health departments, testing sites, clinics, and other providers.
In COVID-19 related operations, access to products, devices, services, and environmental considerations are a basic need for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing must be provided access to effective and appropriate virtual or in-person sign language interpretation and textual English communication. Follow this link from the Wisconsin Dept of Health for further information:
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, going to the hospital will be very different than it has been in the past. It may be difficult to see or hear your doctors and nurses and you most likely will not be permitted to have anyone with you.
It is important to plan how you will be able to communicate with doctors, nurses, and other staff at the hospital.