Are you one of the 17% of Americans who have a hearing loss? Do you struggle to hear and understand the Sermon, friends or family members, or television/movies/events? Do you wear a Hearing Aid, have a Cochlear Implant, or have hearing challenges? If so, you may be interested in the new Lakeland Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). The purpose of this Chapter is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy in the local community.
The Lakeland HLAA Chapter meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month and often brings in speakers whose expertise includes Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, Assistance Devices, Looping, Sign Language, related laws/regulations, captioning, communication access/devices, and much more. Our group strives to help you understand hearing loss, share experiences and solutions, explore emerging technologies, provide a forum for support and education, and to help you serve as an advocate for yourself and others.
Please join us on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 in the Community Room of Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center, 3020 Lakeland Highlands Road in Lakeland. Meetings are open to the community.
To learn more about the Lakeland HLAA Chapter, please contact Jackie Bowman at 863.686.3189.