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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. To complete your application, click here. Deadline for consideration is March 1, 2019.



HLAA Gulf Coast Meeting on Feb 7, 2018 at 12:30 pm Safety Harbor Library

This open “rap session” makes it easy to share your hearing loss questions to get answers. Share your frustrations with your hearing devices or care providers and learn how others solved it. Discuss the new technologies you saw at the Healthy Hearing Expo. Are they for you? Learn how to self-advocate for your needs or support a loved one with hearing loss. Learn from other’s experiences on how they solved similar concerns that you currently have as well as how they seized opportunities you didn’t realize you had.

HLAA Tampa Meeting on Feb 6th, 2018 at 6 pm

This open “rap session” makes it easy to share your hearing loss questions to get answers. Share your frustrations with your hearing devices or care providers and learn how others solved it. Discuss the new technologies you saw at the Healthy Hearing Expo. Are they for you? Learn how to self-advocate for your needs or support a loved one with hearing loss. Learn from other’s experiences on how they solved similar concerns that you currently have as well as how they seized opportunities you didn’t realize you had.

Is it Real or Fiction? Portraying Hearing Loss

During dinner with friends, I was asked if I had seen the series titled Switched at Birth. I had not seen the show and they shared the series follows two sisters switched at birth via a hospital mistake. One was hearing raised in a well-to-do household, while the other had hearing loss (or considered Deaf)… Read more »

HLAA Florida State Association January Reach Out

Announcements New State Board Officers – Working to Make a Difference How to Advertise Your Events for Free! CHAPTER EXPOS – See you there! What is YOUR Story? Linda’s Blog HLAA 2018 Convention June 21st -24th First Time Convention Attendee Scholarships! Thank You! FROM THE FLORIDA STATE ASSOCIATION! Welcome! NEW BOARD OFFICERS Please extend a… Read more »