Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is essentially a group of individuals who are hard of hearing, a sort of bottoms-up non-profit organization compared with many tops-down profit-oriented organizations. Because one-fifth of Americans are estimated to have some degree of hearing loss, its activities have a potential of improving the lives of nearly 50 million people. It does this via local chapters, state organizations, and a national office near Washington, DC. Local chapters are like support groups, valuable because all attendees have similar problems and can benefit considerably from the experiences and advice of other attendees.
Hearing Loss Association of America