HLAA – Palm Beach County Chapter

The Palm Beach County Chapter of the HLAA is a non-profit, non-sectarian educational organization devoted to the welfare and interests of those who are hearing impaired and committed to participating fully in the hearing world.

Our Mission:  To support and empower people with all degrees of hearing loss — to help them understand their challenges and develop strategies to be safe and to thrive.

Together, we can make hearing loss visible! Friends, relatives, employers, medical professionals and business owners are always welcome at chapter meetings. The point of meeting? To socialize, share tips and ask questions of people who have similar experiences.

Monthly chapter meetings are held at 10:30 am on the first Saturday of each month, October through May, at Boynton Beach City Hall. (Except in January 2022, our meeting date is January 8, 2022.)

Saturday, JANUARY 8th is our our next meeting date. Flyer PDF >>>
Our topic: Use the Latest Technology& HEAR BETTER! Dr. Steven Sederholm, AuD, of Audiology Doctors of Florida will lead the conversation. He has practiced audiology for more than 30 years and, since the age of five, has personally benefitted from hearing aids to address his hearing loss. Join us to learn how you, too can take advantage of the latest audiologic advancements. Meet us at 10:30 a.m. in the beautiful new City Hall at Boynton Beach. Our meeting room is fully looped so be ready to activate your telecoils!

On December 4th our meeting topic was “Medical Settings & Hearing Loss.” Mike Goldberg moderated the conversation regarding challenges and solutions for those with hearing loss and for those who work in health care. For reference: HLAA Communication Access Plan for Healthcare >>

Did you miss our meeting in October? We viewed the award-winning documentary, we hear you|NOW HEAR US! and discussed how relevant it is in our lives. Take a peek! Click for the trailer>>

Veterans with Hearing Loss: In addition to our local chapter meetings, please visit here to join the HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter. The mission of the Chapter is to provide education, be an advocate for veterans with hearing loss, and to provide a support system to help them to return and adjust to civilian life. “If you are a military veteran with hearing loss or a caregiver of a veteran, we welcome you.”

Did you miss our meeting about your right to accessibility (for effective communications) in spaces of public accommodation? Pamela Guerrier, Director of Palm Beach County’s Office of Equal Opportunity spoke about Palm Beach County’s Office of Equal Opportunity and how the staff help people with hearing loss in places of public accommodation and on the job. Read more>

If you are interested in presenting to our chapter members please send your idea(s) and contact information to hlaa.spbc@gmail.com.

Membership: If you are interested in chapter membership ($25/person or $35/family per year), please download the membership application and return by mail or bring to a chapter meeting.