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Online Meeting Schedule Dates

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / August 29, 2020
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All at 12:30 PM unless noted   This may not be a fully updated list of meetings. Please follow our Meetings Page for all upcoming meetings. 2020 May 6  HLAA Florida Beating Covid-19 Together with an HLAA Hospital Kit May 19  Dr. Kristin DesErmia Ask the Audiologist May 19  Download Slides June 10  Dr. Kristin…

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The Relunctant Hearing Device Wearers

By Linda Bilodeau / July 2, 2020
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When I meet a new person with hearing loss, we generally end up talking about our mutual problems, how it is hard to hear in noise, how we miss too many words, the difficulties we face when conversing. We might say that living a hermit’s life is not so bad. In the end, we decide…

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Hearing Decisions

By Linda Bilodeau / April 28, 2020
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After a being diagnosed with hearing loss, one is left with finding treatment options. Many turn to hearing aids or personal hearing devices while some opt for surgery, choosing a hearing booster or cochlear implant. Deciding which medical device is best requires a complete hearing exam along with some thinking about your personal preferences and…

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All the Hearing Options

By Linda Bilodeau / March 3, 2020
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There I was sitting with my audiologist, complaining about how I can’t hear in noise. I said I could hear the din but felt like I’m drowning in sound and unable to distinguish one word from another. I should not have been surprised by the change in my hearing. I sensorineural hearing loss. Years ago,…

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Cochlear Implant Considerations

By Linda Bilodeau / November 19, 2019
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Cochlear Implant Considerations At some point, many individuals, suffering from severe to profound hearing loss, opt to exchange their hearing aids for cochlear implants, a momentous decision. When making such a choice one must consider what is involved: a pre-surgical evaluation, choosing an implant and peripheral devices, the risks of the surgical procedure, the time…

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The road to Medicare coverage ends here

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / May 30, 2019
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HLAA represents 48 million people with hearing loss in the United States. MAY 30, 2019 The road to Medicare coverage ends here.   Dear HLAA Supporter,  People are shocked to hear that Medicare does not cover hearing aids. As the leading consumer organization for people with hearing loss, the time is right for HLAA to…

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Is Hearing Loss A Disability?

By Linda Bilodeau / March 6, 2019
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Meandering Through A Hearing World Is Hearing Loss A Disability? What happens if you have or develop a hearing loss? Are you suddenly considered disabled simply because you can’t hear? I never considered myself disabled. I can function. In spite of my hearing loss, I go about my life and work, take care of my…

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HLA Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting on April 4th, 2018 at 12:30 at Safety Harbor Library

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / April 2, 2018
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What the center for independent living can do for you. Information & referrals to solve Medicare, Medicaid, & Social Security issues. Peer mentoring to help people dealing with disabilities to reach their goals. Assist in developing skills to live as independently as possible.

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Nascent HAC Task Force Files First Report with FCC

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / January 19, 2018
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January 19,2018 HLAA in Action lets you know what HLAA is doing in the world of advocacy and public policy. Please direct any questions or news to Lise Hamlin, director of public policy. Advocacy Updates Nascent Hearing Aid Compatibility Task Force Files First Report with FCC Consumer representatives Hearing Loss Association of America, the National…

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