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Portland Hearing Loss Association of America Chapter meeting to feature demonstration of captioning telephones

HLAA-Portland chapter meeting is November 21st in NW Portland

The Hearing Loss Association of America Portland Chapter (HLAA-Portland) is conducting its monthly meeting on November 21 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the second floor conference room of Good Samaritan Building 2, 2040 NW Marshall.

Besides reports and general discussion about hearing loss, there will be a demonstration by Glenn Johnson, CapTel representative and new HLAA-Portland board member. He'll show phones that caption incoming calls, also demonstrating them in actual use, making and captioning calls. (This November presentation is being offered instead of the originally-scheduled Dogs for the Deaf). More information about CapTel and its services is available on the organization’s website.

Oregon residents may be eligible to receive a CapTel phone free of charge through the Oregon Telecommunication Devices Access Program (TDAP), which provides equipment to qualified individuals who have difficulty hearing over the phone. 

HLAA-Portland meets on the third Monday of the month, September through May. Anyone affected by hearing loss is welcome. More information about the organization is available on its website. The Portland chapter is dedicated to providing a supportive atmosphere for persons with hearing loss to meet other hard of hearing people and learn about issues related to hearing loss. The chapter meetings are real-time captioned and are equipped with a loop system (usable by wearers of hearing devices equipped with telecoils).