The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation's leading organization representing people with hearing loss. We believe people can help one another, be helped, and participate successfully in society. The primary purpose is to educate ourselves, our relatives and friends about the causes, nature and complications of hearing loss and what can be done about it. Members work to develop options for themselves and open doors for others. HLAA encourages you to practice self help to bridge the communication gap between those who can't hear well and those who can.