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National Chapter and Membership Coordinator

Carla Beyer-Smolin as been a part of HLAA since 1990s working in both the chapter and membership departments. During Carla’s time with HLAA in previous years she coordinated the Children’s Workshops for our conventions. She developed and managed "Heroes for Hearing Loss," a mentoring program for children with hearing loss. Carla has also helped created some key publications. She wrote the “ADA Begins with You” column in our then hard-copy publication, "SHHH News," that went to chapters.

She also created and published the "SHHH Ventures" newsletter that went to young adults with hearing loss. Taking a leave from the organization to raise her family and is now back with the HLAA family. She looks forward to connecting and working with our membership and strengthening our chapter network to help make a difference for people living with hearing loss and their families. Carla met her husband, Mark, through the SHHH Young Adults Group. They live in Maryland and have two children, a son in college and a teen-age daughter.


Hearing and Concentration

A few years ago, my audiologist introduced to me to a new idea: developing good concentration skills might improve my hearing. He explained that those of us suffering from hearing loss struggle to hear in our noisy world. Aids, cochlear implants, and assistive devices all improve hearing but learning to concentrate by carefully listening to… Read more »

HLAA Florida Board Meeting January 2020

Board Meeting When: Saturday January 25, 2020 Where: Central FL Speech and Hearing Center Address: 3020 Lakeland Highland Hills Rd. Lakeland FL 33803 Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm     AGENDA Chairperson report Minutes from last board meeting Financial reports Discuss the Bylaws New Mission Statement Goals/Projects Discussion/New Business Adjourn meeting   Open to Public between… Read more »

Miami Chapter

Hello Miami Chapter! This week meeting! We will be back on the Coral Gables Activity Center ( 2 Andalusia Avenue ) the Second Saturday of each month from 10 am to 12 pm. See you this saturday, January 11th at 10 am! We are ready for 2020! This year we will like to do another special events… Read more »

Hearing Health Resolutions

We don’t often think of our hearing in the same way that we think about our other health issues. We get wellness physicals, have our blood pressure checked, blood drawn, perhaps an x-ray or two. Unfortunately we don’t always put our hearing into the same category, and often, tucked it away as not being important.… Read more »

HLAA and American Girl Partnership

HLAA Partners with American Girl® FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hearing Loss Association of America Partners with American Girl® to Increase Education and Awareness of Hearing Loss American Girl Donates $25,000 to Support Hearing Loss Association of America in Honor of its 2020 Girl of the Year™, Joss Kendrick BETHESDA, MD, December 31, 2019: Hearing Loss Association… Read more »