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The Mission The Hearing Loss Association of America - Delaware Chapters (HLADE) - is to open the world of communication to all individuals with hearing loss - adults and children alike - by providing information, education, support and advocacy.

Education: - Our primary purpose is to educate ourselves, our families, friends, children, coworkers, teachers, hearing health care providers, industry, government, and others about hearing loss.

HLADE provides adults and children with tools for self help; sensitizes the general population about the special needs of people who are hard of hearing; and promotes understanding of the nature, causes, complications, and remedies of hearing loss.

small dot graphic We provide information on many aspects of hearing loss, from technological and medical advances to coping and parenting strategies

small dot graphic We want to help you become an informed consumer on what options are available to you to help you make the best decisions on how to deal with hearing loss.

Advocacy: - HLADE is a leading voice in improving communication access for people with hearing loss.

small dot graphic We advocate for communication access in the workplace, hotels, schools, court systems, medical, and entertainment facilities.

small dot graphic HLADE promotes new technology, medical research, and legislation that will alleviate the effects of hearing loss.

small dot graphic We encourage and participate in research to improve hearing aids, assistive listening devices, cochlear implants, and other technology needs of consumers with hearing loss.

small dot graphic We push for research on understanding the causes of hearing loss and for development of new treatments.

small dot graphic We testify before federal, state, and local legislative bodies on issues concerning people with hearing loss.

small dot graphic We help implement federal and state laws which benefit people with hearing loss.

Self Help: - HLADE believes people with hearing loss can help themselves and one another to participate fully and successfully in society.

HLADE promotes self-confidence; empowers individuals with skills to improve their lives; and provides an opportunity for affiliation among people with hearing loss, their friends, families, and professionals.


We support children and adults with hearing loss through support groups, Education & Training Programs and on-line support. We also support families and professionals, and we provide support in setting up local support groups.

We work to develop options for ourselves and open doors for others.

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Hearing Loss - An Issue of National Health Concern

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