Founder, Howard E. “Rocky” Stone founded the organization in 1979 as Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), now known as the Hearing Loss Association of America.
The Hearing Loss Association of America is the nation’s foremost membership and advocacy organization for people with hearing loss. Hearing Loss Association of America opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy.
The national support network includes the Washington, D.C. area office, 14 state organizations and 200 local chapters. Our clear, straightforward message has changed lives of thousands of people.
Hearing loss is a daily challenge you can overcome. You do not have to hide your hearing loss. You do not have to face hearing loss alone.
HLAA MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.
Education: Our primary purpose is to educate ourselves, our families, friends, coworkers, teachers, hearing health care providers, industry, government, and others about hearing loss.
Advocacy: HLAA is a leading voice in improving communication access for people with hearing loss.