HLAA – DownEast is  under the umbrella of the national organization of Hearing Loss Association of America which is located in Bethesda, Maryland.

The purpose and objective of HLAA-DownEast   is to educate hearing loss Mainers, their families and friends about the causes, nature and complications of hearing loss and what can be done to better cope with that loss. We hold four to five meetings a year at which we may have guest speakers on a variety of topics relating to hearing loss. At meetings everyone can  share their experiences coping with hearing loss.


President – Pat Dobbs, Deer Isle

Vice-President – Margaret Myatt, Kennebunkport

Treasurer – Andy Chandler, Portland

Webmaster, Secretary  – Thomas Watson III, Dixmont 

We look forward to expanding our in – person meetings as Covid restrictrions subside.  Because Maine is a big state, we will be augmenting our offerings with Zoom/Google Meet online meetings.

Meeting topics include accessibility, hearing aids, legislation, cochlear implants, tinnitus, captioning, assistive devices, state services, coping tips, and many more topics!

Before HLAA-DownEast, many of our hard-of-hearing members felt isolated and found communication a struggle.

But HLAA – DownEast is a place to find answers, ask new questions, and meet people who understand. HLAA-DownEast is a resource for information and friendship.

To be placed on the email distribution list for notices and other important announcements, email us at hearinglossmaine@gmail.com   We do not share your email with anyone.  Period.   Please consider signing up.

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