The City's Voice for People with Hearing Loss

Information, Education, Support and
Advocacy for People with Hearing Loss 

Chapter Meetings
2nd Saturday of the Month
1 - 3 pm, ( Sep - Ma y)
Community Room, Gold Hill Police Station
955 W. Moreno Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Chapter News

The HLAA-CS Leadership team has a vacancy for the  Welcome Committee Chairperson .

The responsibilities include setting up the Welcome table and HLAA-CS literature, and greeting people as they arrive, ensuring that they sign in, and sending new guests a welcome note.  This is a  Board position , and the chairperson must be a  member of HLAA National and be able to  attend Chapter meetings.  To learn about the benefits of membership and to sign up, click  here .

The Chapter is also looking for a dedicated
Refreshment Coordinator.

The responsibilities include ensuring we have people signed up to bring refreshments to the Chapter meetings,  sending out the reminders, and setting up and cleaning up refreshments  each month,    This person must b e able to attend Chapter meetings but does not have to be a member of HLAA National, nor is this a Board position.  

Kay has been our Welcome Committee Chair and has managed both the Welcome table and the refreshments.  She has served the Chapter for many years and will be stepping down as Chair the end of this year.  THANK YOU, KAY!

The positions become effective January 1. 
Email account is required.  If interested, or if you have questions, talk to any Board member, or email Vickie at 
OH NO!  Say it isn't so.....
BREAD and WATER!!!???

  In other words, we need  five people to  sign up to bring refreshments for the January - May Chapter meetings. Sign up sheet is on the refreshment counter during our Chapter meetings.  THANK YOU!
HLAA-CS received a $900 grant from the  Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind  for CART services at our meetings.  THANK YOU, CCDHHDB!
We are grateful this Veterans Day for ALL who have served our  country!  We are proud to have several Veterans in the HLAA-CS Chapter! 

Interested in Presenting a Workshop  at HLAA2019?

Complete and submit the  Call For Papers  

Take a look at the 
prior  to  submitting  a proposal. 

Educational workshops will be categorized in the following tracks:
  • Advocacy
  • Hearing Assistive Technology
  • Genetics & Hearing Loss
  • Lifestyle
  • State/Chapter Development (see form for topics)
For those who are interested in presenting in the State and Chapter Development room, please fill out the  State/Chapter Call for Papers form . Be sure to read the  state/chapter CFP instructions  prior to submitting a proposal.

The deadline for Call for Papers submissions is Friday, November 30.

Next Chapter Meeting

  Saturday, November 10th
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Community Room, Gold Hill Police Station
955 West Moreno Ave., Colorado Springs

Meetings are free, and all are welcome. 
Membership is not required to attend

Free parking, refreshments, hearing loop, assistive listening devices (ALDs), and CART (live captioning) are provided.

Inclement Weather Policy

I n the event of bad weather on the day of a chapter meeting or event, an email notice of cancellation will be sent out by 10 a.m.   Be Sure to Check Your Email Before You Head Out

This Month's Program
For those of you who 
take notes,  you may want to consider bringing 
your own clipboard  since  we are not sitting at tables.  

Our speaker will be  JoAnne  Hirsch ,  Manager, with the 
Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind (CCDHHDB) Communications Technology Program (CTP)

This program  provides communications resources and tools, such as amplified and captioned phones, smartphones and tablets, as well as ring signalers and neck loops or head sets and specialized equipment at no charge to qualified deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind. 
Community News

Hearing Loops in Medical Offices!!
The Independence Center recently received nominations from the community for physician offices to receive    Hearing Loop Systems  free of charge!
The awardees accepting Hearing  Loop systems are:

Age Well and Associates
Value Care Health Clinic
UCCS Aging Center

The installation was scheduled for the end of October 2018.

Kaiser Permanente was nominated to receive a Hearing Loop system but declined.  To improve accessibility for their patients they are purchasing multiple systems for their office.
HLAA National

HLAA Offers 
FREE Educational and Product/Service Webinars

3rd Wednesday of the Month
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Colorado Time 
Webinars are Captioned and Recorded   

Next Webinar is:
Wednesday November 13th
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

To access a webinar, and to view and replay past webinars,  click here

Saturday, December 8th
HLAA-CS Christmas Party
Watch for Details!!

Need Help Paying   for Hearing Aids?  

If you are a U.S. citizen living in El Paso County and need help paying for hearing aids, contact:  
Colorado Springs  Sertoma  H.E.A.R.S.  Program.   Click on:

Chapter Volunteers Needed!

Ways You Can Help:

Spread the Word about our Chapter and Invite others to come


Volunteer for a Committee or an Outreach Project
Help with Refreshments, or as a Greeter 

Like to Drive?  We need carpool drivers for out-of-town Social Activities (cost of gas is split among the riders)

Did you know that all HLAA  Chapter Officers and Committee Chairpersons are volunteers, too?   Please let any of us know if you are interested in being more involved with HLAA-CS.   It can be a  one-time, ongoing, or as-needed basis. You can also email us at
Leadership Team
Website and Newsletter Editor
 Vice President

Pauline, Secretary
Michelle, Treasurer

Welcome Committee Chair
Social Committee Chair


Technical Assistant

Keep Up to Date with HLAA-CS!

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with Events of Interest to People with Hearing Loss  


Assistive Technology Available Here 
Is Your Venue Accessible to People with Hearing Loss?  

If not, HLAA-CS can  demonstrate assistive listening technology, and/or set up a portable loop.  Hear for yourself the difference it can make!    

For a list  of Public Venues, Churches, En tertainment Venues, and Retirement Living Communities with Assistive Listening Systems in the Colorado Springs area, visit the HLAA-CS Website and click on the "Communication Accessibility" heading.

HLAA, a 501(c)3, is the nation's leading membership and advocacy organization for people with hearing loss, and has local Chapters all across the country.

As the nation's voice for people with hearing loss, our Mission is " to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support, and advocacy.  As a Member, you share in this mission.  Through our advocacy work at the federal level, we represent 4 8 million people with hearing loss.  For Member benefits, click here.  To join or renew, click here.  
Membership for our Military Veterans is complimentary!
Keep up-to-date with HLAA!  Sign up 
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for chapter and state news and updates.  
subscribe to the Hearing Life e-Newsletter..  Both are free and are delivered directly into your inbox!  
HLAA  Walk4Hearing is the largest walk for hearing-loss awareness in the country. 
Every spring and fall, teams walk in their communities to increase public awareness about hearing loss, help eradicate the stigma associated with it and raise funds for programs and services. 

For more information on National and Local Programs and Services supported by this annual fundraising event, click here.      

"Hearing Life" - HLAA's Magazine  for  Better Hearing -  July / August 2018 Issue

Become a member of HLAA  to receive the bi-monthly magazine,.  Click,  here  to find out all the benefits  of membership!

In Every Issue - readers look to "Hearing Life" magazine to provide them with: 

  • the latest information on products, services, research, and technology in the hearing health care field
  • personal stories of people with hearing loss to find encouragement, and give them the feeling that they are not alone in living with a hearing loss
  • practical and useful information. "Hearing Life" magazine readers view this publication as a "lifeline" to help them help themselves and live well with hearing loss.

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