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The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc. (FAAST)

We’ve added an other valuable resource to our website. Please visit https://www.hla-fl.org/helpful-links-and-resources/ to learn more. Below the links is the “blurb” we use to summarize FAAST. Feel free to share these with anyone. FAAST.org Assistive Technology Short-Term Device Loan Library Assistive Technology Financing Program (New Horizon Loan Program) FAAST Annual Report 2020 Information and Service…


HURRICANE READINESS Protect Your Valuable Documents (page 4) Preparing to Shelter in Place or Evacuate (page 5) EXTREME WEATHER Tornado Signs & Safety (page 6) Flood Facts (page 7) SPECIAL NEEDS Planning Ahead & Registries (page 10), and much more… Download the disaster Resource Guide for Older Adults below (by clicking the down arrow)

Hurricane Preparation Guide 2021 Season Guide

Are You Really Prepared for Hurricane Season? You may also be interested in seeing the 2021 Season Guide by clicking here or the 2021 Disaster Resource Guide by clicking here.

July 7 – How to Properly Prepare for a Hurricane in Florida

Preparing for a hurricane when you have hearing loss requires pre-planning.

July 14 – How to Get the Most Out of Your Hearing Aid or Cochlear Implant

Anyone with a hearing device will benefit from Dr. Victoria Moore’s presentation. Download or access the PowerPoint Presentation (.PPTX) here. Use Google Slides to view it below.    

July 20 – “Lessons Learned about My Hearing Loss” RAP Session #2 Summer Session

To REGISTER for this ZOOM Meeting: email: [email protected] or Text (727) 271-0770 Facilitators: Eloise Schwarz, Hearing Loss Support Specialist & Debbe Hagner, Peer Mentor

July 30 – Happy Hour! Let’s Celebrate Those Who Enriched Our Hearing Journey!

July 30th is International Friendship Day and all attendees to our Happy Hour are welcomed to toast someone who made a difference in their hearing journey. Join Us!  Friday, July 30 5:30 PM – Online Party! Email [email protected] to request the meeting link

Cochlear Implant TIP – Getting “Organized” by Neal Steiger

Getting “Organized” Neal Steiger   When I got home from the first audiogram after my second cochlear implant was activated, I was on cloud nine. My speech recognition had gone up again, and I now understood nearly everything I was hearing. What a difference those implants have made in my life! But when I needed…

Gallaudet University’s Peer Mentoring by Debbe Hagner

Gallaudet University’s Peer Mentoring Certification Program My Experience  by Debbe Hagner   In June 2018, I was encouraged to sign up for Gallaudet University’s Peer Mentoring program. I filled out the application which was accepted. This program is designed for hearing loss leaders. When I attended Gallaudet University in Aug 2019 for the initial summer…

Support & Solutions for Your Hearing Problems & Concerns

When: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:30 pm ONLINE. Join us for an HLAA rap session where our only agenda is your hearing questions. Contact Ed Ogiba at [email protected] for meeting link. Hearing Loss Association of America Sarasota/Manatee Chapter Support & Solutions for Your Hearing Problems & Concerns.

June 2 – How to Select a Cochlear Implant and Accessories for Your Lifestyle Needs

When: Wednesday June 2, 2021 5:30pm ONLINE with captions! Download your PowerPoint here. Loren Bartels M.D., FACS Courtney Ridley, Au.D., C-AAA NEW! Social time after the speaker – questions, socializing, networking! TAMPA BAY HEARING & BALANCE Center Contact Ed Ogiba at [email protected] for meeting link.
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