hearing Loss Association of Washington

To open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.

All aspects of life will be accessible to people with hearing loss.

HLAA-WA is affiliated with the Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing, Inc.). HLAA is dedicated to the wellbeing of people who do not hear well, whatever their age, whatever their communication style. It is the nation’s largest organization for people with hearing loss.

Current E-News from HLAA-WA (Web Edition)

March 6, 2020.  In this edition:

  • • What’s Happening in Olympia
    • Elsewhere in State Government
    • World Hearing Day
    • In the News
    • South Sound CI Support Group
    • Whatcom Chapter March Program
    • Save the Date:  HLAA 2020 Convention – New Orleans
    • Join or Renew Your HLAA Membership
    • Calendar

E-News From HLAA-WA

Newest Edition of Sound Waves

Sound Waves Fall 2019

City of Seattle Enacts TV Caption Ordinance

On April 15, the City of Seattle enacted an ordinance that, when it takes effect, will require televisions in places of public accommodation have captions turned on.  This will benefit those with hearing loss as well as people with other reasons to need visual support for what is being said.  Read the ordinance here.

Buying Hearing Aids in Washington
(What to expect)

*New* August 22, 2018
Our new and updated flyer Buying Hearing Aids in Washington (What to expect) is now published.