Category: Gulf Coast Chapter

HLAA Gulf Coast formally HLAA Clearwater is the local chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, the nation’s leading voice for people with hearing loss. The chapter meets at 12:30 the first Wednesday of the month (excluding June, July and August) at the Safety Harbor Public Library

Chapter Mission: The HLAA Gulf Coast Chapter in Clearwater opens the world of communications to the 185,000 local people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support. HLAA Gulf Coast Chapter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donations are welcomed to help us deliver our mission to the community.

The chapter offers complimentary information, education, guidance and mentoring to anyone looking to improve their hearing or to their loved ones seeking ways to support them.

For more information on the chapter, or support between meetings, contact:
Debbe Hagner, HLAA Chapter President at [email protected]

President: Debbe Hagner, 727-271-0770 (text only)

Web Address: https://www.hlagulfcoast.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hearing-Loss-Association-of-America-Clearwater-Chapter

Friday, October 19th | 5:00pm – 7:00pm Socializing for Fun & To Improve Our Hearing Skills

Join us to relax and have fun with people who understand hearing loss. Meet and socially network with leaders and members of hearing loss groups. Learn about hearing loss educational & support groups in Tampa Bay area. Learn how to use the app “Ava” to provide instant captions for conversations. This event is sponsored by HLAA Tampa, Gulf Coast and Sun City Center. For more information contact [email protected] or 941-706-4312.

How New Technologies Are Making Our Community More Accessible – Wednesday, October 3rd

Learn about the different technology options for access. Area loops that make theaters, churches, and meetings very hearing friendly. Privacy loops to make pharmacies, bank tellers, and ticket booths more accessible. Personal captioning systems that provide direct access to a movie’s dialogue or project a speaker’s words on a big screen or your computer monitor.