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. Through May 2015 meetings are in the Wilcox Building, Room 102, on the west side of NW 22nd Avenue at Marshall Street. Enter via the brick stairway from 22nd Avenue into door with "WILCOX" on the awning.

For accessible entry: Go to the north wing of the L-shaped building, to the door next to the loading dock and the large green dumpster. Enter that door and proceed down the hallway to reach the elevator. Take elevator to the "First floor" to get to Room 102.

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 Good Samaritan Hospital (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. The hospital information desk is in Bldg #1 on that map (Good Samaritan Main Hospital). The Wilcox Building is #7.

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

2015 Upcoming Meetings Topics
March 16th: Jeff Brownson of the State of Oregonís Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

April 20th: Presentation by Dr Erik Frederick, a Portland Audiologist.

May 18th: Board of Directors elections for 2015-16. Do 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 (see below).

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: Aimee Elber
Board Member At-Large: Velda May
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 donations directly to HLAA - Portland as well (tax deductible, 501-c-3, mailing address above)!

2015 HLAA Convention Information

The 2015 Hearing Loss Association of America Convention will be held in St Louis MO, June 25 Ė 28. 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. 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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