Sounds are something that most of us take for granted. We probably don’t even think about it, whether it’s the sound of a lawn mower, or hearing someone talking to you. But what if you noticed that these everyday things were getting harder to hear? It happens to a lot of people at all ages.

When that person realizes that there’s something wrong, they may not know what to do, or where to go for help. There’s a non-profit organization that helps people in the Capital Region. It’s the Hearing Loss Association Of America Albany Chapter, or HLAA. What they are is on their website - “HLAA is a volunteer organization for persons with hearing loss, their friends, families and other concerned individuals”.

If you know of someone that may have had hearing loss and they weren’t sure where they can go for help, you can find out much more about HLAA. Laura Cooper from HLAA will be my guest on our public affairs show called Capital Region Sunday. Some of the information that Laura tells us about is how HLAA helps individuals and their families that are dealing with hearing loss, some of the events that are coming up for HLAA, technology, like ‘looping’, and how they can help people that are in denial about having hearing loss.

Laura Cooper from HLAA and Bro. Lou Roberts (Photos courtesy of Flounder/WGNA)

Capital Region Sunday airs on Sunday morning between 6:10 a.m. until 6:20 a.m. on 107.7 WGNA.