The Hearing Loss Association of Greater Baltimore is a chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America. The national organization was founded by Rocky Stone as Self Help for Hard of Hearing People in 1979; the name was changed in 2006. Our local chapter was founded by a group of Baltimore area residents. The Chapter met at many different locations, such as the Presbyterian Church in Towson and the old HASA building next to the Lovely Lane Church downtown.
People join our chapter when they find they have a hearing loss and decide to do something about it above and beyond visiting the audiologist. They come to learn how hearing loss affects people, how to compensate for a hearing loss, how to deal with personal, family, school, work, and social situations where hearing loss has an impact; to help others with hearing loss; to advocate on the local and national level for access via captioning, interpretation, technology; and to advocate for protection for folks with hearing loss, and to fulfill a desire for cameraderie with other folks who understand what it is to have a hearing loss.
Come visit! Our meetings are free to all.
The Hearing Loss Association of America of Greater Baltimore (HLAA-GBC).
The chapter meets serveral times a year. Hearing loss meetings open to the public, as well as a summer picnic and winter holiday party.
Hearing loss meetings are held throughout the year, except for December, July, and August.
Please see our calendar for details.