Upcoming Events

Future HLAA Albany Events:

Saturday, May 6, 2017 , “HLAA Goes to the Movies,”
Bow Tie Cinemas of Saratoga, 19 Railroad Place, Saratoga Springs

Join your HLAA friends for an afternoon of movie going
as well as an opportunity to test out a variety of hearing assistive devices.

Please join us on May 6th as we watch a movie and use one of the hearing assistive devices that Bow Tie Cinemas currently has on hand. You can choose from FM transmitters and headphones, or use your own neck loop with headphones.  Additionally, the theater has a number of cup holder supported adjustable captioning devices. The captions can be placed in the line of view just below the screen image for ease of reading. 

If you choose the captioning option, you can attend whatever movie is currently playing that offers captioning. It is very important to RSVP by May 3rd, so that we can assure moviegoers that they will have access to their preferred device.

Free parking is available with either surface lots or the garage nearby. See the downtown Saratoga Springs website for a map. We will plan to meet at the theater at 1:00. Or, you may choose a different time on your own by exploring the theater schedule, which will be posted on their website by Tuesday May 2nd.  Some may find it more convenient to head to the Wilton or Schenectady venues. Please let use know what you think about the devices at any theater after you have tried them.

RSVP by calling Joanne at (518) 488-8268, by going to the “contact us” page on the HLAA website, or by contacting Pat at hearhlaa@yahoo.com.

We’ll see you at the movies!


Save these dates:

June 3, 2017, 2:00 PM, William K Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany — Shaker Road Colonie, NY — Mark your calendars for an afternoon with Katherine Bouton, author of Shouting Won’t Help: Why I — and 50 Million Other Americans — Can’t Hear You.

Katherine Bouton is a writer, journalist and popular speaker whose 40-year career included 22 years as an editor at the New York Times as well as writing for many other publications. She will present “How I Lost My Hearing and Found My Life Again:My Journey From Denial to Activism”. She serves on the board of trustees of the national HLAA and is President of the New York City chapter.  With a 40 year history of progressive bilateral hearing loss and the use of both a hearing aid and cochlear implant, she will share valuable insights from her experiences.

Her memoir Shouting Won’t Help is now available at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Western Avenue, Albany, with a 20% discount for those who identify themselves as HLAA members. She will sign your copy on June 3rd. Her book Living Better with Hearing Loss: A Guide to Health, Happiness, Love, Sex, Work, Friends….and Hearing Aids, can be ordered online. Her blog is located at https://Katherinebouton.com or through AARP. See you there!