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Hearing Loss Association of America

The nation's voice for people with hearing loss

four stars

94.15

7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: (301) 657-2248   Web Site
EIN: 52-1177011

Board Leadership
Don Doherty
Chairperson

CEO
Barbara Kelley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.15 four stars
  Financial 91.73 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1979, the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation's leading organization representing people with hearing loss. The mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.

HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention and the importance of regular hearing screenings throughout life.

HLAA works to impact communication access, public policy, research, public awareness, and service delivery related to hearing loss.

Founded in 1979, the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation's leading organization representing people with hearing loss. The mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.

HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention and the importance of regular hearing screenings throughout life.

HLAA works to impact communication access, public policy, research, public awareness, and service delivery related to hearing loss.

Financial

four stars

91.73

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.20
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hearing Loss Association of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hearing Loss Association of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We surveyed our HLAA Convention attendees One major change was the format of the annual Research Symposium We strcutured the program to include shorter scientific talks then have breakout sessions with the scientists We also recorded the plenary session and put it on our website so a wider audience could benefit
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hearing Loss Association of America (MD) 94.15 four stars
Prevent Blindness (IL) 89.68 three stars
San Diego Center for the Blind (CA) 89.82 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,779,042
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,779,042
   Program Service Revenue $527,806
Total Primary Revenue $2,306,848
   Other Revenue $29,766
TOTAL REVENUE $2,336,614
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,820,874
   Administrative Expenses $117,925
   Fundraising Expenses $135,263
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,074,062
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $262,552
   
Net Assets $2,716,849

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Advocacy $599,827 32.9%
Convention and Peer Support $461,379 25.3%
Walk4Hearing and HLAA Chapters $414,263 22.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 02/01/2021 94.15 four stars
2018-08 07/01/2019 89.22 three stars
2017-08 06/01/2018 83.62 three stars
2016-08 09/01/2017 72.02 two stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 72.62 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 75.05 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 77.96 two stars
2013-08 10/01/2014 81.99 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 89.08 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 75.97 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.77 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 65.73 one star
2008-12 03/01/2010 65.59 one star
2007-12 05/01/2009 70.56 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 80.35 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 69.44 one star
2004-12 11/01/2005 78.85 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1177011
Name in IRS Master File HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA INC
NTEE Code P87
NTEE Classification Deaf/Hearing Impaired Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA INC
Ruling Date November, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$127,500 6.14% Barbara Kelley Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hearing Loss Association of America (MD) 94.15 four stars
Prevent Blindness (IL) 89.68 three stars
San Diego Center for the Blind (CA) 89.82 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hearing Loss Association of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: (301) 657-2248
fax: (301) 913-9413
EIN: 52-1177011

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Board Leadership

Don Doherty
Chairperson

CEO

Barbara Kelley
Executive Director

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