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Joan Andrews Scholarship

Joan Andrews was a true hearing advocate and among the core group of individuals who formed the state organization Florida Association of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (FLASHHH) now known as Hearing Loss Association of Florida (HLA-FL). Her three daughters have graciously created the JOAN ANDREWS SCHOLARSHIP in her memory to assist an individual who has not previously attended the HLAA National Convention and who demonstrates in writing a sincere interest in and commitment to sharing HLAA’s mission with others affected by hearing loss. This year’s convention will be held June 20-23 in Rochester, New York.


Join us and others living with hearing loss for an experience you won’t forget. The deadline for consideration was March 1, 2019. Please help us in congratulating Tanya Williams as the 2019 recipient of the HLAA-FL JOAN ANDREWS SCHOLARSHIP.



Sarasota/Manatee Free After Hours With Donald Kaczmarek

After Hours Wednesday, March 20th   5:30 PM Meet and Greet Wine Bar 6:00 PM Meeting The Center for Arts and Humanity 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota  Turning Your Hearing Aids Into Super Ears!! Join us for an insightful discussion and Q&A on the latest wireless accessories and how they enhance hearing in hard-to-hear situations. Roger Pen… Read more »

Walking, Talking, and Hearing

Meandering Through A Hearing World Walking, Talking, and Hearing Like many Baby Boomers, I value my health. I strive to eat well and exercise and get wellness checks. I want to work at preventing the preventable and remain in the best physical shape possible, given my age. One of my health habits is taking a… Read more »

Winner of the 2019 Joan Andrews Scholarship

Please help me in congratulating Tanya Williams as the 2019 recipient of the HLAA-FL JOAN ANDREWS SCHOLARSHIP (see below). Tanya has been a dedicated member of HLAA for many years, serving as the State Chapter Coordinator. She has been instrumental in rebuilding HLAA-FL during the transition of leadership period in mid-2018 to present. She has… Read more »

HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee Family Support Group

New Family Support Group Session: Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:00 AM Morning Refreshment Bar Meet & Greet  10:30 AM Workshop    North Sarasota Library 2801 Newton Blvd, Sarasota Having Trouble Communicating With Someone Who Has Hearing Loss?   Our New Family Support group can help! Join us for an informative & interactive conversation and learn: How best to support & respond to someone… Read more »