Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) was formerly called Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH). While our name has been changed, our mission has not!
Hearing Loss Association of America Eastern CT Chapter ("HLAA Eastern CT Chapter") is one of the newest chapters of Hearing Loss Association of America. HLAA Eastern CT Chapter is a non-profit organization, exempt from taxes under IRS Section 501(c)(3). Donations to the Chapter are tax deductible.
The mission of National HLAA and HLAA Eastern CT Chapter, is to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy
We will be offering programs both educational and social. Look for our schedule of events elsewhere on this site.
Meetings will be scheduled on the third Saturday of every month, September through July, beginning at 10:00 AM at the Phillips Communication Sciences Building, Room 142, on the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut, 850 Bolton Road, Storrs, CT. However in the month of July we will have a picnic / BBQ at Mansfield Hollow State Park.
Our email address is email@example.com If you prefer you can contact the Chapter moderator, Randy Kirsch, at (860) 659-8082. If you have any questions about the Chapter, the meetings, directions or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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If you are traveling north on route 195 (from Windham area), Bolton Rd is the first street on the campus, just north of E. O. Smith School (left hand turn).
If you are traveling south on route 195 (from I-84 or Rte. 44), it is the last street on the campus just before you pass E. O. Smith School (right hand turn).
There is a traffic light at the intersection of Route 195 and Bolton Road.
After you turn onto Bolton Road, turn right at the second parking area entrance (about 0.33 miles after turning onto Bolton Road) and follow the circle around to the second left hand turn off the circle until you see the sign for the Phillips Communication Sciences Building. It will be at the far back opposite side of the circle.
The Phillips Communication Sciences Building sits back from the parking area on top of a small hill. The Phillips Communication Sciences Building houses the Speech and Hearing Clinic. Signs for "HLAA" will be posted along the way to help you.
We use several assistive systems to enable
better hearing at our meetings.
Thanks to the UCONN Audiology Program, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing, we have audiology doctorate students who volunteer to caption what the speaker is saying. There is a large screen so those with pronounced hearing loss should be able to READ and hopefully, follow what is being said.
We also use an inductive loop system. Our loop system transmits a signal (the speakers voice) directly through a wire that "loops" the room and the signal goes directly into the T-Coil in your hearing aid or cochlear implant (check with your AuD/HIS whether your hearing aid or cochlear implant is so configured). The sound coming through your aid or implant from the Loop is clear and precise.