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About HLA-NC and Local Chapters

HLA-NC is a state association of Hearing Loss Association of America, and it's focus is on state-wide advocacy and cooperation. All HLA-NC meetings are open to anyone interested in hearing loss. If you'd like to attend and get involved in promoting the interests of people with hearing loss, please email Steve Barber at steve.barber@earthlink.net.

You're also invited to attend local chapter meetings where you will meet others sharing information about hearing loss and working on a local level to support our interests. See Local Chapters for more information.

Next State-Level Event/Meeting

If you are interested in participating in HLAA-NC, please email Steve Barber at steve.barber@earthlink.net.

For local chapter contacts and other information see Local Chapters.

HLAA National Convention

The HLAA 2021 Convention will be virtual for your safety. See See this link for details and how to join the fun.

Special Features

Hearing Loss Glossary: Check out HLA-NC's Hearing Loss Glossary. It's a work in progress, but if you want, you can help by submitting terms or definitions. If the glossary doesn't pop-up on the left of your screen, then you may have to disable your pop-up blocker (try selecting the link while holding down the Cntl key). If that doesn't work try this alternate link to glossary.


These web pages provide news, information and paid advertisements for things related to hearing loss. None of these should be considered as product, program or service endorsements by Hearing Loss Association of America, Hearing Loss Association of North Carolina or the local chapters in North Carolina.

More About These Web Pages

These web pages have been tested to work correctly on recent versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and on Netscape 4.7 and later. The pages also work under limited testing on the latest Mac OS.

You must have Javascript enabled, and for two pages (People and the Glossary pages under Projects), you must allow popup windows. If you use a popup blocker, consult your instructions on how to authorize those pages to open their popup windows.

If you have any questions, problems or recommendations for these web pages, please email Steve Barber.

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Wake Chapter Board Changes

At the May 2021 Board Meeting for HLAA Wake Chapter several changes were discussed and unanimously approved by the Board.

Steve Latus will serve as the HLAA Wake Chapter President, effective immediatly. Janet McGettrick and Steve Barber, who have served as Co-Presidents for several years and on the Board for over 20 years will continue as Board Members. In their ongoing Board roles, Janet will focus on Membership Outreach, while Steve will serve as Media Coordinator, maintaining the NC HLAA web site and the Wake Newsletter.

Connectivity and Accessories Presentation

The Wake Chapter May, 2021 virtual meeting welcomed Duke Audiologists, Anna Benson, AuD and Rebekah Matta, AuD. whose presentation, "Connectivity Options and Assistive Listening Devices" summarized the latest in connective and assistive listening in hearing aid and CI technology. If you were unable to attend, you can see the presentation HERE. It and other presentations about hearing loss are also available at our Presentations page.

Wake Chapter Scholarships

HLAA Wake chapter established a scholarship program to support college-bound Wake County seniors with a hearing loss. Each student that is approved for the scholarship will receive $500 to recognize their efforts and help with expenses. So far, for 2020 and 2021, HLAA Wake Board has approved scholarships for five great students.

Learn about the Wake Scholarship program.

See the Wake Scholarship Recipients.

Hear Bird Calls
If you've got new hearing aids or CIs, you may want to see how well you can hear different bird calls. This link can let you select 50 different birds and hear what they sound like.

50 Bird Species and the Sounds They Make - AAAStateofPlay.com - Infographic

Note: If your devices can stream via Bluetooth, FM or telecoils, it might sound better.

New Greensboro HLAA Chapter
Efforts are underway to start a new Hearing Loss Association of America Local Chapter in Greensboro.

Please email Katie Franklin, NC DSDHH, Hard of Hearing Specialist at the Greensboro Regional Resource Center, if you are interested. For more information about the forming Greensboro Chapter, please see the Greensboro Chapter Page

Starting Out in Hearing Loss?
People with a lot of experience in hearing loss are often asked for advice by people who are new to hearing loss. See this List of Suggestions that provided one answer to that question.

Spectacular Video:
If you've ever wanted to really understand how we hear you won't want to miss this video "tour" that is perhaps the best I've ever seen. Take time to watch it all; it's amazing.

ALD Locator Web Site: Here's a link to a web site that maps facilities with assistive hearing technology: http://www.aldlocator.com/. If you know of any site that is not shown on the map that provides hearing assistance technology, you can fill in an on-line form at that site to have them add it to their map.

State of NC Job Opportunities: You can search the State of NC Office of State Personnel job listings at the NC Gov Jobs Web site for available jobs. There are often jobs available that require skills or experience related to hearing loss or deafness. Enter any term such as "hearing loss", "deaf", "assistive", or "interpreter" into the search field at the site to identify jobs that you might be interested in and qualified for.

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