There are numerous reasons to join our Chapter! Most importantly, our Capital Region Chapter is full of great people of all ages and degrees of hearing loss. Our youngest member is 24-years-old, and she's been a member since she was 3-years-old, which should tell you that our Chapter is worth joining. Besides, Capital Region Chapter membership dues are just $10 annually, which includes our quarterly newsletter, access to our Chapter scholarship fund, and so much more! Click on the JOIN NOWbutton above to become a member!
Perhaps you just noticed your hearing loss, perhaps you were born with a loss, or perhaps your service in the military caused your hearing loss. Either way, there is no one more understanding than someone who lives with a hearing loss and endures the hardships and frustrations of hearing loss - just like you. Did you ever feel like you have no clue how to help yourself manage your hearing loss so that you can stay active in this world? Our Chapter can help! In case you still aren't sure whether you want to join our Chapter, here are 10 reasons that we've adapted from the HLAA National site:
Information: Chapter meetings are a powerful resource for learning how to live successfully with your hearing loss.
Education: Guest speakers often come and share their professional insight at our meetings.
Support: We said it before, we'll say it again...there's no better group to help than one filled with those who go through the same things you do!
Mentoring: Bring along someone who is close to you or interacts with you every day. We can help them better understand how to communicate with you.
Latest Technologies: Technology is always improving...we are always discussing the latest and greatest ways technology can help us in today's world!
Access to the Community: Find out which movie theaters in the area provide captioned movies and hear about local events and seminars.
Social Connections: Meet new people, hear new stories, share your stories...have fun!
Access to Other Resources: Your gateway to resources such as assistive devices, hearing aid costs, PA's relay phone program, etc.
Self-Help: Don't hide your hearing loss! We are always learning how to advocate for ourselves everywhere we go...you will learn, too!
Staying Tuned-In: There's no greater group than us to help you stay up-to-date with everything hearing loss related.
HLAA National Membership
Please note that becoming a Capital Region Chapter member does NOT include your National membership. We also encourage our Chapter members to join HLAA at the National level as well, where there are even more resources and benefits such as hearing aid discounts through a variety of programs! Veterans are offered complimentary membership. You can learn more about HLAA National membership here.