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 2015 meetings are in Room ACR 102 in the Wilcox Building. Wilcox is the L-shaped red brick building on the west side of NW 22nd Avenue at Marshall Street, address 2211 NW Marshall St, 97210.

To reach Room ACR 102, go up the brick stairway from 22nd Avenue into the door with WILCOX on the awning and 2211 on the door. 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, the Wilcox is building #7.

For stair-free/accessible entry: Go to the north wing of the L-shaped Wilcox 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 apologize for this less-than-satisfactory access.

On October 19th, we will have two speakers from Portland Center Stage, PCS, Portland's largest theater company, to tell us about captioning live theater performances. PCS is now in its 28th season, and this fall begins its second season in which each of their 11 plays has one open-captioned performance. Cynthia Fuhrman, the company's Chief Operating Officer and Luke Robertson, their Patron Services Manager, will join us on behalf of PCS. Check out their plays at www.pcs.org, and see the dates for 2015-16 captioned performances at www.pcs.org/access/

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 thu May, and occassionally send other messages. 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, Parking and Transit 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.

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. 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.

2015-16 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.)

October 19th, 2015:

November 16th, 2015:

December 21st, 2015:

January 18th, 2016:

February 15th, 2016:

March 14th, 2016:

April 18th, 2016:

May 16th, 2016:

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 2015 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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