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Support The Hearing Loss Association of Florida

We would like to personally invite you to subscribe to our new coming Newsletters and join our Facebook group. In doing so, you will stay up to date with things happening with Hearing Loss in Florida!

Details for our first "Virtual Walk 4 Hearing will be coming soon!

Hearing Loss Help
Symptoms & Diagnosing
If you or someone you know might have a hearing loss, you are not alone. Read More...
Types, Causes and Treatment
Let’s take an in-depth look at the three types of hearing loss along with the causes and treatments. Read More...
Balance Disorders
This is a condition that makes you feel unsteady or dizzy. If you are standing, sitting, or lying down, you might feel as if you are moving, spinning, or floating. Read More...
Hearing Loss Technology

Unlike the situation years ago, nowadays just about everyone with any type or degree of hearing loss can be helped with some kind of hearing assistive technology.

Whether it be hearing aids, cochlear implants or other implantable devices, hearing enhancement technology, apps, assistive listening devices, or captioning...

Support The Hearing Loss Association of Florida

On behalf of HLAA-FL we would like to personally invite you to join others, like "The Joan Andrews Scholarship Fund", to make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering with hearing loss.

HLAA-Florida State Association would like to thank all of its supporters, such as the Joan Andrews Daughters for their continued contributions. If you are considering adding a scholarship or helping to support HLAA-FL today, simply click the link below.


Hearing Help is Where We Make a Difference

Sponsor | Donate | Volunteer

Support our mission to provide assistance and resources for people with hearing loss.

Consider a one-time donation, becoming an active sponsor, or simply donate a small portion of your time for a worthy cause. Interested in how you can help out?

Click here to find out!


Annual Sponsorship thanks to:
The Joan Andrews Hearing Loss Scholarship.




experience some degree of hearing loss.



have service-connected hearing disabilities
or are in treatment for hearing-related issues.

We Stay Connected



Mayo Clinic Connect

Mayo Clinic Connect

HLAA National has joined forces with Ida Institute and Mayo Clinic to form a new Hearing Loss Group on the Mayo Clinic Online Community Forum.

Welcome to another resource where you will meet people living with hearing loss and its supporters. You can easily join the discussion, ask your questions, share your story, or just say hello.

Simply join the forum and add yourself to the member list. To receive email notifications when new messages are posted to the Hearing Loss group click the + Follow.

Connect is organized into over 50 groups related to health conditions. Everything from COVID-19, Depression & Anxiety, About Kids & Teens, Aortic Aneurysms to Transplants and Women’s Health. Most of all, "Connect" offers a place where you can share your story and find support with just a few clicks!

“Peer-to-peer support is a natural extension of person-centered care,” says Ida Managing Director Lise Lotte Bundesen. “We are proud to work with Mayo Clinic and HLAA on this online group that gives people with hearing loss a new avenue to connect with each other as well as hearing care professionals.”

HLAA National is excited to add this Hearing Loss Group on Mayo Clinic Connect and can't wait to share your story and listen to others.

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Local Florida Chapters

Chapters are local or area-wide organizations offering regularly-scheduled meetings and programs. Chapters offer emotional support, camaraderie, tips and techniques for living with hearing loss, technical information about hearing assistive technology, in a hearing-friendly place. They offer the inter-personal connection that simply cannot be replicated online. Here are Twelve Reasons Why Self-help Groups are Good for You.

Meeting Time Updates

Please check with any given chapter below to verify new meeting times.

Most chapters are now meeting online using Zoom.

Hearing Loss Association of America - Logo
Hearing Loss Association of America - Logo

Florida State Association

Details: Hearing Loss Association of Florida, Inc. (HLAA-FL).
Location: Meetings are now organized via Zoom
Contact/s: Debbe Hagner [email protected]
727-271-0770 (text only please)
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HLAA Jacksonville Chapter
HLAA Jacksonville Chapter

Jacksonville Chapter

Meeting 1st Saturday Mid-Day Feb., Apr., June, Sept., Oct., Nov.
Location: Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32256
Thomas B. Logue [email protected]
Judy G. Martin [email protected]
Laura Terrebonne [email protected]
HLAA Gainesville Chapter
HLAA Gainesville Chapter

Gainesville Chapter

Details: Meets 4th Monday of each month at 3 p.m.
Location: Alachua County Senior Recreation Center
5701 NW 34th Blvd.
Gainesville, Florida 32605
Lynn Rousseau [email protected]
Central fl-support-group
Central fl-support-group

Central Florida Support

Details: Meets 1st Tuesday, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (September - May)
Location: Churchill Street Village Recreation Center (Triple Crown Room)
2375 Churchill Downs
The Villages, Florida 32162
Contact/s: Jan Sharp [email protected] 352-751-4532
Muriel Raine [email protected] 352-751-3464
Support groups are not officially recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
organizations and can not receive tax-deductible charitable donations.
Orlando Support Group
Orlando Support Group

Orlando Support Group

Details: None
Location: O'Charley's Restaurant
8081 Turkey Lake Rd.
Winter Garden, Florida 32819
Merv & Bev Daniels [email protected] 407-656-9283
Jim Diaz [email protected] 404-489-7531
Support groups are not officially recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
organizations and can not receive tax-deductible charitable donations.
HLAA Chapter logo TAMPA FL
HLAA Chapter logo TAMPA FL

Tampa Chapter

Details: Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m., Sept to May.
Summer captioned movies, each summer month, 2nd Sat. around
noon, June-Aug. (See info under "Gulf Coast Chapter and Tampa
Chapter (Movie Outing)" for more details).
Location: New Tampa Regional Library 10001 Cross Creek Blvd Tampa, Florida
Contact/s: Debbe Hagner [email protected]
727-271-0770 (Text only) 
HLAA gulf coast chapter
HLAA gulf coast chapter

Gulf Coast Chapter

Gulf Coast, Sun City & Tampa Chapters (Movie Outings)
Details: Meets for captioned movie, 2nd Saturday of June, July and
Aug between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., pending movie selection/time.
Meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. (September - May)
Location: Safety Harbor Public Library 101 2nd St N #3609, Safety Harbor, FL
Contact/s: Debbe Hagner [email protected]
727-271-0770 (Text only) 
Roseanne Boyle [email protected] 813-503-3452 
Ed Ogiba [email protected] 941-706-4312

Sun City Center Chapter
Sun City Center Chapter

Sun City Center Chapter

Details: Zoom online meetings scheduled 12:30 pm
on 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Sept-May. (June-Aug are Rap Sessions.) Summer captioned
movies, each summer month, 2nd Sat. at noon, June-Aug.
(See info under "Gulf Coast Chapter and Tampa Chapter
(Movie Outing)" for more details).
Location: Only Online Zoom Meetings for Now
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall)
1239 Del Webb Blvd., W. Sun City Center, Florida 33573
Contact/s: Eloise Schwarz [email protected]
sarasota manatee chapter
sarasota manatee chapter

Sarasota/Manatee Chapter

(Daytime Location)

Details: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Noon., Jan-Dec
Location: North Sarasota Library
2801 Newtown Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34234
FL HLAA Treasure Coast Chapter
FL HLAA Treasure Coast Chapter

Treasure Coast Chapter

Details: Meets using Zoom online 1st Saturday of the month from September-May (at 10:30 am).
Location: (contact us for this info)
Chapter Email: [email protected]
Contact/s: Our host is Debbe Hagner (lead for HLAA FL)
President: Cheryl L. Nolte, [email protected]

772-468-0123 (text prefered)

HLAA South Palm Beach County Chapter
HLAA South Palm Beach County Chapter

South Palm Beach County Chapter

Details: Meets 3rd Friday, 10 a.m., Sept-May
Location: South County Civic Center (Room A)
16700 Jog Rd.
Delray Beach, Florida 33446
Cynthia Kellner [email protected]
Michael Goldberg [email protected]
Hearing Loss Association of America HLAA Broward County
Hearing Loss Association of America HLAA Broward County

Broward County Chapter

Details: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.
Location: John Knox Village Auditorium (Hibiscus Room)
200 Lakeside Circle
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Howard Alenier [email protected]
Peter Liszewski [email protected]
FL HLAA Miami Chapter
FL HLAA Miami Chapter

Miami Chapter

Details: Meets the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: The City of Coral Gables Adult Activity Center
2 Andalusia Ave.
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Joe Dashiell [email protected]
Joe Nadeau [email protected]