Have you ever wanted to join a hearing loss community, but didn’t know where to look? Find out about the different meetups in your area!
Meetups can be a great way to get advice, share ideas and meet new people. Meetup.com is a social networking site that allows you to find community events all over the world. Below are some Meetup groups for hearing loss:
Hearing Loss Association of America- San Diego Chapter
Hearing Loss Association of America-San Diego Chapter is a support group made up of individuals with varying degrees of hearing loss. Topics for the group include new types of hearing aid technology as well as tips for managing your hearing loss on a daily basis.
This particular meetup is based in San Diego, but the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) also has different chapters all over the country, including New York City, Boston, Sarasota and Cape Cod.
Young Adult Hard of Hearing Meetup
This meetup is based in New York City and focuses on young adults who discuss their personal experiences of living with hearing loss.
The meetings are held in specific bars, pool halls and other areas with low volume. People interested in meeting can even post what times and dates work for them personally.
Houston HoH Socials
The Houston HoH Socials meetup is located in Houston, Tex. Events normally include going to movie theaters, karaoke bars and nightclubs, which specifically accommodate people with hearing loss.
NJ AGBell Meetup
NJ AGBell Meetup is located in Midline Park, New Jersey. Topics for the social group include cochlear implants, hearing loss education and support groups for the parents of hearing impaired children. The online group at Meetup.com comes equipped with a discussion board where you can post about topics related to hearing loss.
Adult Loss of Hearing Association Inc.
Adult Loss of Hearing Association Inc. is a support and advocacy organization that relies on the help of donations and volunteers to service individuals with hearing loss.
Located in Tucson, Arizona, this meetup takes place all year and includes both afternoon meetings and evening meetings on the same day. Their website includes a calendar of events, seminar information and a list of hearing-friendly restaurants.
Florida Hands & Voices
The Florida Hands & Voices meetup is a non-profit, family oriented organization located in Oviedo, Florida.
The group normally holds meetings on Saturday mornings of every other month and topics for the meetings include hearing loss in children and parents. Florida Hands & Voices allows different families to stay connected with each other and has an online network where you can get official membership.
One of the best things about meetups is that you can make them yourself! Meetup.com allows you to start groups that pertain to your own unique interests as well as collect followers.
For those who aren’t able to attend a meetup in their area, social networks like Facebook offer several hearing aid groups that can provide you with the newest updates on scientific discoveries and innovations regarding hearing loss.
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