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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.


Loop for Better Hearing

I sat on my couch, astounded by the quality of the sound streaming into my ears. I could hear the network newscaster, announcing current events, crisply and clearly. I closed my eyes, realizing that I was understanding every word he was saying without having to view closed captions. I looked over at my husband, and… Read more »

HLAA Miami Chapter Announcement

Hello to my HLAA Miami Chapter’s friends: A few days ago I sent an announcement canceling our event for next Saturday March 14 , although we were looking forward to share this day with our friends and family, our 2 speakers coming from NYC had to cancel their trip and I received some request from our… Read more »

Message from The State Chapter Coordinator

Like everyone around the world, we here at Florida HLAA and our National office are concerned about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).  Many events are being cancelled, as well as universities and local schools will be suspending classes for two weeks following their spring break. Some of our HLAA Chapters leader have asked if they should… Read more »

New Hearing Aid Technology

There I was, sitting in my kitchen, listening to an unrecognizable sound. “What is it?” I asked my husband quizzically. “It’s the oven fan,” he replied. It was surreal. I was being immersed in sounds I had never heard. It was as if some sort of hearing miracle had occurred. We had installed the oven… Read more »

CI 2020 Conference Cancelled

  Dear ACI Alliance Members, Attendees and Sponsors, After closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and assessing its current and potential impact, the American Cochlear Implant Alliance has made the difficult but important decision to cancel the CI2020 International Conference, March 18-21, 2020 in Orlando, FL. As members of the… Read more »