Upcoming Events
  1. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Please join us to hear Dr.Christian Vogler, Director of the Gallaudet’s Technology Access Program (TAP), and Linda Kozma-Spytek, Senior Research Audiologist, talk about TAP research on communication technologies and services. TAP leads a number of research projects in telecommunications, captioning and hearing device technologies. Many of TAP’s findings have made their way into technologies that people with hearing loss use every day. The program provides information to consumers, industry, & policy makers, and also education for students through coursework and mentored research projects related to TAP's research mission. Our meeting room will be looped, and real-time captioning will be provided so that everyone can “hear” without undue stress and participate in the program. There is no charge. All are welcome. Location: Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20016
    May 19, 2019
  1. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    There is a growing body of research indicating that hearing loss, especially uncorrected hearing loss, is associated with an increased risk of social isolation, loneliness, depression, cognitive decline, falls, and even cardiovascular disease. And yet a high percentage of people with hearing loss do not seek help. Dr. Carrie Nieman of the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University whose major focus is to study the effects of hearing loss with the goal of preventing and mitigating its consequences will be here to describe the Center’s work and to answer your questions. Our meeting room will be looped, and real-time captioning will be provided so that everyone can “hear” without undue stress and participate in the program. There is no charge. All are welcome. Location: Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20016
    June 9, 2019
Previous Programs
Advocacy
Outreach Activities
  • Hearing Assistive Technology
  • HLAA Advocacy Activities
  • Hearing Service Dogs – what they do; how and where to get them
  • Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace with Hearing Loss
  • Program of Music Featuring a Renowned Classical Guitarist with Hearing Loss
  • Sharing, Demonstrating & Learning about Assistive Listening & Alerting Devices
  • Strategies for Communicating Successfully with Hearing Loss
  • Emerging Technologies, Apps and Websites for Hearing Loss
  • Tour of the National Gallery of Art (with Assistive Listening Devices)
  • Hearing Needs Assessment
  • Sponsorship of an Open-captioned Movie and Social Get Together
  • Research & other activities of the National Institute on  Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
  • Use of captioned phones & accessing help in emergencies
  • Description of programs sponsored by DC Government’s Offices of Disability & Human Rights
  • Tinnitus, & what to do about it
  • Self-advocacy in medical settings
  • Communication problems & strategies (Co-sponsored with HLAA-Montgomery County chapter)
  • DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities
  • Next Generation 911 (NG911)
  • LG Advisory Board

  • Informational Programs on Hearing Loss provided for the Georgetown Senior Center, several local “villages” (neighborhood organizations that provide services enabling people to age in place), the National Active & Retired Employees Association (NARFE),  the DC Assistive Technology Advisory Council, varies community groups in Prince Georges County (Maryland) and at the 2016 HLAA convention
  • A training program on caring for residents with hearing loss at a senior living and assistive care facility
  • Secondary Transition Forum: A fair that provides an opportunity for DC transition-aged youth with disabilities to get helpful information about community-based support services. 
  • Healthy Aging Forum
  • ​NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo
  • Hearing information & support programs at Senior Wellness Centers & DC’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing Senior Center

Our programs are held at the Tenleytown Library, unless otherwise noted,  located at 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Please check back here often to see new events as they are posted.