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. All ages are welcome at meetings and membership is not required.

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. Speakers and presentations are publicized in advance. Please drop us a note if you’d like to join our mailing list!

Monthly chapter meetings are held at 10:15 am on the first Saturday of each month, October through May, at Boynton Beach City Hall. Click here for 2022-23 Schedule (PDF)

Our last meeting of the 2022-23 Season was Held on May 6th
Topic: HLAA Advocacy on a National Level + Focus on Healthcare Access
Guest Speaker:  Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy @ HLAA
Please request meeting minutes/handouts by email: hlaa.palmbeachcounty@gmail.com
(Also, let us know if you’d like to participate in planning meetings over the summer.)

Next Meeting: Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 10:15 a.m. in the beautiful new City Hall in Boynton Beach. Our meeting room is fully looped so be ready to “activate” your telecoils! RSVP >>

Did you miss seeing this award-winning documentary about living with hearing loss? We viewed it together last season. It’s called “we hear you|NOW HEAR US!” Take a peek! Click for the trailer>>

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.