Support groups for people with hearing loss.

Sarah Schwartzer, Au.D. of Chicago Dizziness and Hearing. Last updated October 8, 2019

Here are some groups in the Chicagoland area, and their websites:

  Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission

         Main website: https://www2.illinois.gov/idhhc/Pages/default.aspx

         Statewide services page with links: https://www2.illinois.gov/idhhc/resources/Pages/StatewideServices.aspx

      Categories include advocacy, equipment, state agencies, education, and enforcement of state and federal disability laws

         Hearing Aid Assistance Resources: https://www2.illinois.gov/idhhc/resources/Pages/HearingAidResources.aspx

         Assistive Technology: https://www2.illinois.gov/idhhc/resources/Pages/Assistive-Technology.aspx

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

         Main website: https://www.hearingloss.org/

         Find a Chapter: https://www.hearingloss.org/chapters-state-orgs/find-a-chapter/

         Chicago HLAA Chapter Information:

      Chicago North Shore Chapter

Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 10 a.m. except for August

Support groups meet all other Mondays at 10 a.m. for speech reading and 11 a.m. for Sound Off

  Location: North Shore Senior Center (Lindon Lounge) 161 Northfield Rd. Northfield, Illinois 60093

      Chicago Lincoln Park

Meets the 1st Saturday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. during the months of March, April, May, August, October and November on the 4th floor of Second City

1616 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614

      Illinois Cochlear Implant Chapter

  Meets the 3rd Saturday of odd numbered months in Plymouth Place (Dole Hall)

  315 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park, IL 60526

  Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Mental Health Services For people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind and Late-Deafened DHS 4220

         Main website: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=94009

         Statewide Coordinator for People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing 901 Southwind Road, Springfield, IL 62703. Phone: 217-786-0023 Fax: 217-786-0024. Video Phone: 217-303-5807

How to find IDHS/DMHServices:

      Call: 1-866-359-7953

      Select "Referral to a Mental Health Provider"

      TTY: 1-866-880-4459

      www.illinoismentalhealthcollaborative.com

  Select Consumers and Families

  Select Find a Mental Health Provider