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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.


The Masks Ones

My adopted home state of Florida is opening, using the CDC’s recommended phased approached. Being over sixty-five and having medical problems, I stayed home for two months, ordering my food and necessities online. Now that the threat of virus is waning, it’s time to get out. Anxious to explore the small town where I live,… Read more »

Your ADA Rights During Covid-19

Learn about your communication rights at the hospital, restaurants, salons and in the community as communication can be more difficult with people wearing masks.

What’s New in Hearing Aids & Supporting Technologies

Learn about What’s New in Hearing Aids & Supporting Technologies with Dr. Kristin DesErmia, Au.D at Ascent Audiology & Hearing (Lakewood Ranch) • New hearing aids & features best suited to your needs • What wireless accessories can do to enhance your hearing aids’ performance with TV, phones & voices in noisy places • Technologies… Read more »

HLAA WEBINAR Face Masks and Hearing Loss:

HLAA WEBINAR Face Masks and Hearing Loss: Practical Tips and Strategies Presenters: Ellen Lafargue, Au.D. and Carolyn Ginsburg Stern, MBA Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Time Don’t miss Thursday’s free captioned webinar on Face Masks and Hearing Loss: Practical Tips and Strategies, presented by Ellen Lafargue, Au.D. and… Read more »

Celebrate Better Hearing Month With Merv Daniels

Better Hearing and Speech Month Please share the following stories to promote better hearing and speech month. CI2020 Online is Live! CI2020 Online is now available with a total of 13 hours of content. All courses are free and available on demand; you can view as many courses as you would like in any order… Read more »