Who We Are.   Our 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 (usable by wearers of hearing devices equipped with telecoils).

Our Chapter Meetings. We meet the 3rd Monday of every month from September through May at 7pm at the Wistar-Morris Conference Room at the Good Samaritan Main Building, (1015 N.W. 22nd Ave at Marshall St., Portland OR 97210). We take a break and don't have meetings during the summer months of June, July, and August.

Please Sign Up for Our Newsletter. Just drop a quick note in an email requesting to be added. We welcome you!

If you'd like to get e-news messages from national HLAA, you can sign up by going to hearingloss.org and from the "online community" drop down menu,
choose the "e-news signup" option. They send two messages each month.

Meeting Room Notes:

Find the Wistar Morris Conference Room (1015 N.W. 22nd Ave at Marshall St). Google Map.

For a detailed look on where to find the meeting location and available parking, please also see the Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Campus Map. We are in #1 on that map (Good Samaritan Main Hospital).

Meetings are accessible by Tri-Met lines 15 and 77 and the Portland Streetcar. All stop within two blocks. To further plan your trip, go to:  http://www.trimet.org  and see "Trip Planner" section. Enter 1015 NW 22nd Ave as your destination.

2014 Upcoming Meetings Topics:

May 19th: Board of Directors elections for 2014-15. You want to be a leader and make a difference in our Portland chapter and community? Join us! Board members are required to be a member of the national Hearing Loss Association of America group (just $35 a year- see below).

Upcoming Meetings
Our Board Members:

President: Anne McLaughlin
Vice President: Mark Foster
Treasurer: Stephen Brier
Secretary: Vicki March
Board Member At-Large: Judy Barnes

Board Member At-Large: Judy Cirillo

Board Member At-Large: Marilyn Guffee

Newsletter Editor: Mark Foster

Individual membership to National Hearing Loss cost just $35.00. For information about other subscriptions, go to Hearing Loss National's home page,  www.hearingloss.org . These dues support activities of the national organization in Bethesda (Maryland) and entitle you to membership in the local and state organizations. We do welcome donations!

2013 HLAA Convention in Portland Information:

The 2013 Hearing Loss Association of America Convention was held in Portland, Oregon on June 27-30, 2013.

'Charting a Course to Empowerment' (Saturday, Sept. 21st, 2013 Workshop Flyer)

Mark Foster provides an explanation of Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) as well as useful links for ALDs and using technology with hearing loss. Read It

Get information on Oregon Communication Project (OR-CAP), a new organization in Oregon that works with hearing-impaired members to gain compliance with Oregon state and Federal disability law. Read about it here


Contact Local Television Stations Regarding Captioning Issues:

Click below to find email and address links for Portland television stations to address complaints or compliments regarding captioning issues while watching TV.

ABC- KATU (Channel 2)

CBS- KOIN (Channel 6)

NBC-KGW (Channel 8)

FOX- KPTV (Channel 12)

PBS- OPB (Channel 10)

CW- NW32 (Channel 32)

PDX TV (Channel 49)- same as Fox 12 above


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Now you know WHO we are and WHERE to go, so come check us out!
We'd love to meet you!

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