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Joan Andrews Scholarship

Joan Andrews was a true hearing advocate and among the core group of individuals who formed the state organization Florida Association of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (FLASHHH) now known as Hearing Loss Association of Florida (HLA-FL). Her three daughters have graciously created the JOAN ANDREWS SCHOLARSHIP in her memory to assist an individual who has not previously attended the HLAA National Convention and who demonstrates in writing a sincere interest in and commitment to sharing HLAA’s mission with others affected by hearing loss. This year’s convention will be held June 20-23 in Rochester, New York.


Join us and others living with hearing loss for an experience you won’t forget. The deadline for consideration was March 1, 2019. Please help us in congratulating Tanya Williams as the 2019 recipient of the HLAA-FL JOAN ANDREWS SCHOLARSHIP.



National Chapter and Membership Coordinator

Carla Beyer Smolin, 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… Read more »

Hearing Mishaps

Meandering Through A Hearing World Hearing Mishaps Have you ever had a hearing mishap? A time when you thought you heard what someone said, only to find you were wrong? To my amazement I’ve had more hearing dramas than I care to remember. Not long ago, my husband and I attended a dinner dance with… Read more »

Meandering Through A Hearing World

Meandering Through A Hearing World New Hearing Technology I visited my audiologist a few weeks ago. After a conversation about how I was doing, and after he made sure my hearing aids were in working order, we talked about what is new in the world of hearing. Our discussion filled me with hope. I believe… Read more »

What You Don’t Hear in Restaurants

Meandering Through A Hearing World I can’t remember the last time I heard a waiter or waitress in a restaurant. Ten years? Maybe longer? My husband and I eat out at least once a week, sometimes more. We tend to frequent the same restaurants, our favorites we call them. But even in familiar places, we… Read more »

Miami Meeting With Dr. Leda Velenciano, AuD

Our next meeting will be: Saturday June 8th from 10Am till Noon. Dr. Leda Velenciano, AuD will be here to discuss, HOW TO LIVE BETTER WITH HEARING LOSS. A question and answer session will follow, so come and ask your questions! This should be a very informative session! ​In addition, we have a new chapter president, Roxana… Read more »