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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.


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Groups and Researchers Call

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Groups and Researchers Call on the FCC to Improve the Quality of Live Captions on Television Your Comments Needed by September 13 HLAA and other consumer groups petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to address long-standing quality problems with captioning for live television programming. Consumers routinely report serious problems… Read more »

Miami Chapter Ready To Start 2019-2020 Season

Hello HLAA Miami Chapter! We are sending out an announcement to inform everyone about ur September Meeting which is two weeks away. For our upcoming meeting we want to extend the invitation to our family, friends, and loved ones to join. The main focus of this meeting is them, we want to help them understand our hearing loss better and this meeting will… Read more »

Gulf Coast Chapter Starts the New Season

Copyright © 2019 Hearing Loss Assocation of America – Gulf Coast Chapter, All rights reserved. You name appeared on the sign-in sheet and let you know the when the next meetings will be held.Our mailing address is: Hearing Loss Assocation of America – Gulf Coast Chapter PO Box 1142 Port Richey, FL 34673 Add us… Read more »

A Good Hearing Trip

A Good Hearing Trip Recently, my sister called to say our mom had fallen ill. I had to kick it into gear as my sister and mom live three thousand miles away. It meant getting on a plane by myself and going to them, they needed my help. I despise traveling by plane. Anyone who… Read more »

Empathy versus Sympathy in Hearing Loss

Empathy versus Sympathy in Hearing Loss Anyone who suffers from hearing loss has had the same experience when meeting new people socially or in conducting business. When we don’t hear what’s being said, we wonder if we should ask the person to repeat what they’ve said or tell them about our hearing loss. I’m always… Read more »