(Portland) Hearing Loss Association of Portland Chapter Meeting

New Schedule: Meetings on Saturday mornings

We are changing our meeting day and time to Saturday at 10 am. Our first 2019 meeting will be at 10 am on Saturday, January 12, at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. It will be in the 2nd floor conference room in Building 2, 1040 NW 22nd at Marshall Street, Portland 97210. See "Meeting Accessibility and Location" below for links to maps, and for info about how we make it easy for people with hearing loss to understand what's being said and to participate.

The January 12 meeting will be an open forum for members to share the important hearing loss topics where they need support and resources.  Please come to share your experiences and hear from others with hearing loss.

Starting in February, we will meet at 10 am on the third Saturday of the month. Our meeting dates through May are:

January 12
February 16
March 16
April 20
May 18

Please let us know how this new day and time work for you.

Contact us at hlaportland@gmail.com for details.

HLAA Portland Board Members

2018-2019 Board: 

President: Mark Foster
Vice President: vacant
Treasurer: Stephen Brier
Secretary: Gayle Couture
Board Members At-Large: Judy Barnes and Erica Patino

There are two vacant positions.

Newsletter Editor: Anne McLaughlin

Our chapter is able to hold monthly meetings only because our board members volunteer to organize them.  We all owe thanks to our board members for keeping our chapter active.

There are seven seats on the HLAA-Portland Board: four officers and three at-large members. Being an at-large board member is a simple introduction to how we organize the monthly meetings and keep the chapter going. Please consider volunteering to serve as an at-large board member. The board can appoint an at-large member whenever there is a board vacancy. 

About HLAA and Our Chapter

Who We Are: 

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation's leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 48 million (20 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss. It is the third most prevalent chronic health condition in older adults, after arthritis and heart disease, making it an issue of national concern.

HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life.

Our HLAA Portland chapter is dedicated to providing a supportive atmosphere for you to meet other hard of hearing people and learn about issues related to hearing loss. Our chapter meetings are real-time captioned and are equipped with a loop system (a PA system audible to wearers of hearing devices equipped with telecoils).


Individual membership is through our national organization, the Hearing Loss Association of America, HLAA, and is $35/year. To join, or for information about subscribing to HLAA emails, go to HLAA's home page, hearingloss.org.Membership dues support HLAA's activities and include membership in the local and state organizations. HLAA distributes a great bi-monthly magazine to all members.


Donations to our local chapter, HLAA-Portland, qualify as tax deductible, and are very welcome! Our budget is quite frugal. It covers maintenance of our loop system used at our meetings, our PO Box fee, and occasional other activities. Our mailing address is PO Box 2112, Portland OR 97208-2112. We also accept cash or check donations at our monthly meetings.