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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.


HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Chapter Meeting November 13, 2019

Join us for Lunch & Learn  Do you have Tinnitus? Learn how to manage it! (Our speaker will also outline Resources Available for Veterans with Hearing Loss) Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – 11:45 a.m. Lunch is available for purchase 11:45 ($5) or bring your own North Sarasota Library Meeting Room 2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota Veteran’s… Read more »

It’s Important to Hear

It’s Important to Hear While back in my hometown caring for my sick mom, I’ve had the chance to catch up with my relatives. Some have hearing issues, mostly brought on through aging. We’ve talked about how I inherited my hearing problems from my dad and how I use aids and assistive devices to hear.… Read more »

HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Chapter

Join us Tuesday, October 29th for movie night at Hollywood 11, Main Street Around 3:25 PM Downton Abbey Anne will be in lobby 3:15 First time movie goers – see Anne in lobby for coupon, the redeem it at the box office. Join us for dinner after the movie somewhere close by! Everyone Welcomed!   _________________________________________________________  … Read more »

HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Chapter Book Club

Hi Chapter Members & Friends, The Book Club meets Friday, November 1 from 4 to 6 pm to discuss Katherine Bouton’s Smart Hearing. Whether you had a chance to read this book or not, our guided discussion of the smart consumer practices it covers will offer something worth learning or sharing for everyone. There is also… Read more »

Miami Chapter Meeting

Good Afternoon HLAA Miami Chapter We are sending out an announcement to let everyone  know about our dates for October and November. We usually meet the second Saturday of the month, but for the next two we will meet the THIRD Saturday of the month. So please mark your calendars to meet with us on:   Saturday, October 19th from 10 AM… Read more »