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.
We provide information on many aspects of hearing loss, from technological and medical advances to coping and parenting strategies
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.
We advocate for communication access in the workplace, hotels, schools, court systems, medical, and entertainment facilities.
HLADE promotes new technology, medical research, and legislation that will alleviate the effects of hearing loss.
We encourage and participate in research to improve hearing aids, assistive listening devices, cochlear implants, and other technology needs of consumers with hearing loss.
We push for research on understanding the causes of hearing loss and for development of new treatments.
We testify before federal, state, and local legislative bodies on issues concerning people with hearing loss.
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.
Bear, Delaware 19701
(302) 276-0956 (V/TTY/711)
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