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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.


National Hearing Loss Association of Amarica

HLAA wishes everyone a Happy New Year! The year 2019 was another one where we all took the hearing journey together – members, HLAA Chapters and State Organizations, sponsors, donors, volunteers, corporate and organizational partners, advertisers, and others who look to HLAA as the go-to consumer organization for people with hearing loss. On behalf of… Read more »

Holiday Hearing

Meandering Through A Hearing World All I want for Christmas is to hear has been my mantra for some time now. My husband and I kick things up when the calendar turns the page from November 30 to December 1. It’s our month to party, to celebrate, and be with friends and family. But all… Read more »

A Message from Barbara

HLAA represents 48 million people with hearing loss in the United States. December 12, 2019 Gerid with his wife, Denise, and sons, Declinn and Grayson, visiting Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Dear HLAA Friends, I want to share with you Gerid Adam’s story. It offers a window into how important technology and advocacy can be for… Read more »