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Dec. 16th HLAA Sarasota Manatee Annual Holiday Party

Hearing Loss Association of America Sarasota/Manatee Chapter Presenting it’s Annual Holiday Party!  Wednesday December 16, 2020 12:30 pm Educational & Social Support Webinar Meeting via Zoom at www.zoom.us. For more info contact Ed Ogiba at [email protected]

Nov 17 Hearing Loss & Communications Challenges in a COVID-19 World

  Hearing Loss & Communications Challenges in a COVID-19 World Presented by Sharon Rende, AuD & Lynette L. Dornton, AuD, CCC-A Challenges associated with COVID-19:                                       Masks and barriers to communication and services present incredible challenges for people who are hard of hearing and deaf.  Drs. Rende and Dornton will sort out these barriers for…

Nov 27 Happy Hour Special Thanksgiving Happy Hour Virtual Online!

Join us for an HLAA Virtual HLAA HAPPY HOUR Hearing Loss Association of America Florida Florida Florida State Association Founder’s Day Happy Hour! Friday November 27, 2020 5:30 pm – ONLINE Rocky Stone, founder HLAA, on November 27, 1979 cheers to you. Take part in a Special Thanksgiving for HLAA: Socialize for fun and the…

Nov 18 LIFE After DEAF Sarasota/Manatee Chapter

Hearing Loss Association of America Sarasota/Manatee Chapter Join us for a fascinating discussion of: Life After Deaf Wednesday, November 18, 2020  12:30 pm This session is for those who: * Read Life After Deaf and want to discuss their reactions Educational & Social Support Webinar Meeting via Zoom * Did not read the book and…

November 7th Best Kept No Cost Secret for the Hard of Hearing

Best Kept No Cost Secret for the Hard of Hearing A virtual presentation arranged for by the Treasure Coast Chapter, HLAA Saturday, November 7th via Zoom at 10:00am For sign-in info: Send email to: [email protected] (Watch for email giving sign in details the day before) Diana will be talking about the different caption phones available – for…

October 21st Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

Hearing Loss Association of America Sarasota/Manatee Chapter Wednesday October 21, 2020  12:30 pm Katherine Bouton will address: How to Self-Advocate: We’re all more handicapped by Hearing Loss Download PDF

October 14th Communication Strategies For Couples When One Is Hard-of-Hearing

Learn: How best to support & respond to someone when they hear you, but don’t understand you. Wed., October 14 2020  12:30 pm Download PDF

October 3rd – What’s in Your Hearing Toolkit

“What’s in Your Hearing Toolkit?” A virtual presentation arranged by the  Treasure Coast Chapter, HLAA Webinar Files: Technologies For Worship Take This Form To Your Audiologist Hearing Assistive Technology Awareness in Word format March Audiology Today John Greer Clark   Saturday, October 3 via Zoom at 10:00am for sign-in info, Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86803598743?pwd=RUVKOUcrQy9OOHZPT3kvSEtOV2kvZz09   Meeting…

Amplifying the Next Generation of Chapter Leaders

When: July 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Where: Online Cost: Free Contact: Carla Beyer-Smolin- Email Event website    HLAA Chapter Development Workshop Amplifying the Next Generation of Chapter Leaders Chapter longevity depends on a lot of factors. The Austin Chapter had already folded twice and almost folded a third time, and was determined to bring…

The Speakers Guild Is Your Source For Chapter Meetings

The HLAA Florida State Association is bringing back the Speakers Guild to help chapter leaders find wonderful speakers for your chapter meetings and events. This very useful resource lists proven speakers and topics that the other chapters in Florida had at their meetings with their contact information.

HLAA Florida Empowers Chapters to Hold Online Meetings

  The HLAA Florida State Association is providing their 13 chapters in Florida with both the meeting venue and all the expertise needed to conduct online meetings more easily and affordably. The state’s leader, Debbe Hagner, is offering to run all the online meeting details for chapters to include the speaker and audience logistics, so…


Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:30 pm Educational & Social Support Ask The Audiologist Dr. Kristin DesErmia, Au.D. Lakewood Ranch This is an opportunity to: • get answers to your questions about your hearing loss, hearing aids or hearing problems • get a second opinion on a lingering issue • learn how to get more out…

May 7, 2020 Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, (FCCDHH)

Hello All, The Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, (FCCDHH) announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be held remotely via teleconference only. The Council needs to hear your concerns related to accessibility and concerns during the pandemic.  GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO…

May 21, 2020 Face Masks and Hearing Loss: Practical Tips and Strategies

May 21, 2020, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Eastern) With audiologist Ellen Lafargue and Carolyn Ginsburg Stern—Mastering communication while wearing face masks and adhering to social distancing is especially difficult for people with hearing loss because of reduced visual and auditory input. This webinar shared practical tips and strategies that can make interactions easier and…

Our Remote Hearing Lives

Who would have thought that a tiny microscopic virus would change our lives so radically! During these past weeks, I’ve rethought grocery shopping, and now, my food is delivered to my door. Instead of gathering with friends for lunch or dinner, I’m seeing them through Facetime. I meet with my volunteer groups using the GoToMeeting…

April 25, 2020 HLAA National Virtual Meeting

HLAA National Virtual Meeting April 25, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)   Speaker: Gael Hannan Hearing Loss Advocate, Writer, Speaker, Humorist Watch Gael’s entertaining and informative video for registration tips. Topic: A humorous look at the highs and lows of physically distancing with hearing loss. Moderators: Holly Cohen, Hearing Health Advocate Shari Eberts, HLAA Board Vice Chair…

Virtual Meeting With National

  Please join a virtual get together for the hearing loss community sponsored by The Zoom meeting will include a presentation from our speaker with time for questions and comments. Saturday, April 11, 2:00–3:30 PM (Eastern Time)  Speaker Dr. Kevin Franck Director of Audiology for Mass Eye & Ear, HLAA National Board Member. TOPIC An audiologist’s perspective on caring for your hearing…

State Chapter Coordinator News Corner: Miami Chapter Takes On Virtual meetings using ZOOM

President Roxana Rotundo is leading the charge with the Miami Chapter. On March 28, 2020 the chapter used  ZOOM app to host its first virtual meeting.  The speaker Shari Eberts  a Hearing Health Advocate, Writer and Founder of livingwithhearingloss.com   presented  “Your Covid-19 Hearing Loss Guide”. Loaded with power packed informative information and much to…
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