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Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Have a few hours to spare? The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) needs you!

Look below for ways to help people with hearing loss. HLAA relies heavily on people just like you to help extend its influence by reaching people with hearing loss and their friends, families and co-workers in communities all across the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health’s Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NICDC), 48 million people in the United States have hearing loss. HLAA needs your help connecting with them.

For more information contact us at volunteer@hearingloss.org

Here are just a few ways to get involved:

  • Lend your time and skills to the national HLAA office in Bethesda, Maryland
    • Assist with various office tasks, such as answering phones, copying, filing etc.
    • Respond to inquiries
    • Conduct research for the Advocacy department
    • Computer systems, network support, software support
  • Participate in the HLAA Walk4Hearing
    • Distribute goodies
    • Help with Walk day signage
    • Assist with registration
    • Assist in organizing set up and/ or clean up
  • Advocacy
    • Tracking legislation related to issue of importance to people with hearing loss
    • Survey development and analysis of topics of importance to people with hearing loss
    • Research for federal regulatory matters
    • Writing projects
    • Reviewing the Advocacy Section of the HLAA website
  • Chapter Support
    • Database entry
    • Assist with Chapter Manual
    • Updating Chapter Policies
    • Updating Chapter information files
  • Volunteer at the HLAA Convention
    • Be a greeter
    • Assist with registration
    • Guide registrants to their destination
    • Distribute and gather performance surveys
    • Post signs
  • Represent HLAA at events that draw groups of people.
  • And much more! Tell us what you are good at and we’ll find something for you.