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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.

Lise Hamlin Receives Distinguished Award

Lise Hamlin Receives Distinguished Award Categories: Advocacy News, Blog, News, Newsroom From left: Karen Peltz Strauss, Sheila Conlon-Mentkowski (TDI Board president) and Lise Hamlin Lise Hamlin, director of public policy at the Hearing Loss Association of America received the Karen Peltz Strauss Public Policy Award on August 16, 2019, at the TDI Biennial Conference. The… Read more »

North Palm Beach HLAA Support Group Meetings

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 10th — See you then!!  Meetings in Delray Beach on Friday Mornings For this year’s schedule of HLAA chapter meetings held in Delray Beach on the 3rd Friday of each month please visit or reply to this email with your request to be added to the mailing list for both chapters.

Hearing Confidence

Hearing Confidence My mother was diagnosed with cancer, and I’ve been her caregiving for the past ten days. When my sister asked me to make the three thousand mile trip to my hometown, I wondered how much help I would be. Having profound hearing loss presents challenges. How could I participate in my mother’s care… Read more »

Miami Chapter meeting

Good evening HLAA Miami Chapter members! We want to remind you all to join us for our fun family event this Saturday, September 14th at 10 AM. This invitation is for our family, friends, and loved ones to join so we can help them understand our hearing loss better. Matthew Hoelscher who is a life coach therapist will be our guest speaker and two… Read more »

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 »