The Albuquerque Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing People - SHHH) was founded in 1985 to provide outreach to those who do not hear well. We are a non-profit support group that believes hard of hearing people can help one another, be helped, and can participate successfully in society.
Our primary purpose is to educate ourselves, those close to us, and the general public about the causes, nature and complications of hearing loss and what we can do for ourselves and others to cope with that loss.
The Hearing Loss Association of Albuquerque holds regular meetings at which we may have a guest speaker on a topic of interest to our members. Sometimes we have meetings where we share our experiences and knowledge about coping.
We meet once a month from September through June. Through the generosity of the New Mexico Court Reporters Association and the New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, we have real time closed captioning at our meetings to help those with a more severe loss of hearing participate in the meeting.
We are affiliated with the national organization headquartered in Bethesda, MD that, on a national scale, works to educate, advocate and support individuals, families, friends, co-workers and others about hearing health and hearing loss.
We are also affiliated wtiht the state organization, which coordinates the activities of the chapters within the state of New Mexico. There are currently chapters in Albuquereque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces.
We welcome guests at all of our meetings, and invite you to join us for the next one. The time, date and location are posted on our Home Page
did you know......................
You can make new friends who will help you learn to cope with your hearing loss
so that you can enjoy a more full and productive life?
You can talk to people in HLAA - ABQ who have had a cochlear implant about ther experience?
You can meet people who have tried the newest technology in hearing aids and will give you honest, unbiased answers about whether they benefited from them?
You can learn from the experience of others about how to cope with your hearing loss and its impact on your work?
You can learn this, and much more, by joining the Albuquerque chapter of HLAA and attending our meetings. If you would like to join, click on the link abover for an application blank.