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 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on the third Monday of each month, September through May, at Legacy Good Samaritan Main Hospital. Our 2016 meetings are in Good Samaritan Building 2, 1040 NW 22nd Ave at Marshall Street, in the 2nd floor conference room. GS Bldg 2 is directly across NW 22nd Avenue from the Hospital Main Entrance. There is an elevator to the 2nd floor.

For a link to a Google map of the area, click here, and you can find a Good Sam campus map on this PDF file [209Kb]. On the Good Sam campus map, Building 2 is #19.

Parking for meeting attendees is free in Legacy Good Samaritan parking structures, but you must present a validation slip upon exiting at the end of the evening. We provide validation slips at our meetings.

Meetings are accessible by Tri-Met lines 15 and 77 and the Portland Streetcar, which all stop within two blocks. To plan your trip, go to: http://www.trimet.org and see "Trip Planner" section. Enter 1040 NW 22nd Ave, Portland as your destination.

We take a break and don't have meetings during the summer months of June, July, and August.

We send out an email newsletter before each monthly meeting, Sept through May, and occasionally send other messages. Please click on this link: Sign Up for Our Newsletter. Or just send 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.

2016 Upcoming Meetings Dates
(currently on the third Monday, but subject to change. Check this web page before each meeting or sign up for the newsletter.)

January 18th, 2016: Topic TBA

February 15th, 2016: Speaker will be Kailen Berry, Au.D., Phonak Clinical Trainer. Phonak is a provider of hearing aids and assistive listening devices. Dr. Berry will speak about technology options.

March 21st, 2016: Speaker from Portland Fire & Rescue about fire prevention and preparedness

April 18th, 2016: Topic TBA

May 16th, 2016: Election of Chapter Board; Topic/speaker TBA

Our Board Members
President: Anne McLaughlin
Vice President: vacant
Treasurer: Stephen Brier
Secretary: Anne McLaughlin
Board Member At-Large: Judy Barnes
Board Member At-Large: Pat Krishnamurthy
Newsletter Editor: Anne McLaughlin

Individual membership in the national Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) costs just $35.00/year. For information or to join, go to HLAA'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 your donations directly to our chapter, HLAA – Portland, as well (tax deductible, 501-c-3), mailing address above!

2016 HLAA Convention Information

The 2016 Hearing Loss Association of America Convention will be held June 23 - 26 in downtown Washington DC. Early-bird registration opens in October and provides discounted registration rates through January 31, 2016. Increased rates begin February 1 and continue through May 31 when pre-convention registration closes. For more info, go to http://www.hearingloss.org/content/convention .

Former Chapter President 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 organization that works with hearing-impaired members to gain compliance with Oregon state and Federal disability law. OR-CAPís past successes include open captioning at Portland Trail Blazer games at the Moda Center. Learn more about OR-CAP 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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