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The Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.

Our meeting place is the Weingart Senior Center, located at 5220 Oliva Avenue in Lakewood (see map on ABOUT US page).

We begin the meeting with welcoming and socializing for about 20 minutes. At this time, you are encouraged to check out an assistive listening device to help you hear better.

We then proceed to the call to order, announcements, reading of minutes and financial report. We introduce guests and ask that they give a short resume of themselves including a brief history of their hearing loss. The program follows. Members contribute refreshments for after-meeting enjoyment.

Dues are only $1 per year.

After you have visited once, you will be put on the distribution list for our award-winning newsletter, “The Informer." If you do not attend, but would like to receive the newsletter, send $10.00 for a year's subscription to:

Walt Lowrie, 5072 Fanwood Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713

Membership in our parent organization,
Hearing Loss Association of America, at the National level is recommended. Membership includes the bi-monthly publication of "Hearing Loss‚" the journal of the Hearing Loss Association of America.  For more information see the Hearing Loss Association of California website, which is a winner for more information and links to other state chapters!

Thanks to a grant from the Employees Community Fund of The Boeing Company, we are pleased to have real-time captioning at each of our Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter meetings.  Being able to read what is being said greatly enhances the experience of attending our gatherings!

Devices to help you hear better are available on loan at our meetings. You will be assisted in borrowing and using the devices and accessories that will best suit your hearing needs. At the conclusion of the meeting, you are requested to return off the device and return it to the table.

We have many books, publications, and videotapes available to borrow on the hard of hearing condition. We also have many catalogs and papers for your study and use.

We encourage you to ask questions.  Meet people who have your same problem.  Learn how others learn and cope.  That's what this is all about.  We look forward to meeting you!