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Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

HLAA is a trade / professional association based in Bethesda, MD that was founded in 1979. As of 2018 they had $2.8 million in revenue and $2.8 million in assets.

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: National Organization.

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Program areas at HLAA

Convention - hlaa's annual convention and tradeshow offers consumers with hearing loss, their families, and hearing health care providers an opportunity to attend: educational workshops, a research symposium with leading experts on hearing loss, networking and social events, and demonstrations on the latest in hearing assistive technology. The educational workshops offer health care professionals an opportunity to earn ceu's for the participation. In addition, hlaa's local chapters are provided with an educational track to learn how to conduct outreach to underserved and other communities. Hlaa's tradeshow is the largest in the country for consumers with hearing loss. The convention and trade show are completely accessible for people with hearing loss.

Hearing life magazine and outreach - hlaa is a membership organization that includes a national network of local chapters and state organizations that provide free support, education, information, and advocacy for consumers with hearing loss. Hlaa utilizes various media platforms to conduct outreach to consumers with hearing loss including its website,; a bi-monthly online newsletter, the e-news; and social media. Also offered as a benefit of membership is hearing life magazine, which is available in traditional paper format as well as online. Hearing life magazine provides information on the latest in hearing assistive technology, hearing loss coping strategies, personal stories, related government regulations and consumer rights information, and hearing loss resource information.

Membership - in order to participate fully in society, members of hlaa advocate together for their communication rights. Hlaa has a national membership and local chapter members nationwide that organize educational meetings to help individuals to live and work successfully with hearing loss. National and local chapter members do outreach to increase public awareness about the impact of hearing loss. An important example of membership outreach to increase public awareness is the walk4hearing, a nationwide walk held in more than 20 cities, managed by hlaa with assistance from local chapter members.

Form 990s for HLAA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-08Apr 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-08Jun 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-08Aug 15, 2017990View PDF
2015-08Jul 27, 2016990View PDF
2014-08Jan 12, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for HLAA

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,167,593
Program services$598,865
Investment income and dividends$43,281
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$309
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$4,355
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$12,434
Total revenues$2,826,837

Vendors for HLAA

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BlackbaudCRM software; Marketing software2020-03-17
██████ ███ ███████ ███ ██Tax accounting2019-04-03
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2018-06-13
█████████Content management system software2018-06-13
█████ ██Accounting$238,0002015-08-01

Personnel at HLAA

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Arlene A. Pietranton CaeBoard Member / Chief Executive Officer-Oct. 14, 2017
Edd Judy RichVice President for Finance-Oct. 14, 2017
██ ████ █████████████Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy-Oct. 14, 2017
██████ ██████Vice President for Science and Research-Oct. 14, 2017
███████ ██████Executive Director$127,500April 3, 2019
█████████ ██████Secretary$0Aug. 31, 2018
███████ ███████Vice Chairperson / Trustee$0Aug. 31, 2018
███ ███████Chairperson / Trustee$0Aug. 31, 2018
█████ ██████Treasurer / Trustee$0Aug. 31, 2018
██████ ███████Vice Chairperson$0Aug. 31, 2017
...and four more key personnel

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7Civitan International501(c)(3)$2.8 millionBirmingham, AL
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17Center for Political Accountability (CPA)501(c)(3)$1.2 millionWashington, DC
18Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa501(c)(3)$1.3 millionMiami, FL
19International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)501(c)(3)$1.5 millionFargo, ND
20National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)501(c)(3)$1.1 millionRoswell, GA
21USA Boxing501(c)(3)$4.8 millionColorado Springs, CO
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