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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.


College Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Affordablecollegesonline.org has an amazing resource available for Deaf Student College Career Advice. Career Paths, Accessibility Tips and Resources for Success at School Access to higher education is vital for the success of people who have experienced hearing loss. According to the non-profit Deaf to Work, there are 9 million deaf or hard of hearing individuals… Read more »

Save The Date September Meeting – New Time!!

September Meeting – Time Change Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 12:00 PM  Please note as of September, The Hearing Loss Association of America Sarasota/Manatee Chapter meetings will meet atNOON! Lunch and Learn with HLAA! Lunch for purchase $5 Or Bring Your Own Arrive at 11:45 to have time to eat before the meeting starts at NOON Our September meeting will will… Read more »

HLAA Webinar: A Consumer-friendly Recap of the HLAA2018 Research Symposium: Listening in Noise

Speaker: Perry Hanavan, Au.D. Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time Don’t miss TOMORROW’s free captioned webinar featuring Perry Hanavan, Au.D., who will be presenting A Consumer-friendly Recap of the HLAA2018 Research Symposium: Listening in Noise. Summary Perry Hanavan, Au.D. will provide a summary of each speaker’s presentation during Listening in Noise, the topic of the HLAA2018 Research Symposium. HLAA… Read more »

August Rap Session – August 8th, 2018

August Rap Session Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 1:30 PM   During the months of June, July and August, the chapter conducts “Rap Sessions”. There is no guest speaker, just an open session to focus on your individual needs.   Attendance is strong although some folks have wandered “up north”.  At these meetings, most all questions, concerns, successes… Read more »

Save the Date – August After Hours Meeting

Nothing Beats Our Happy Hour to Improve Your Hearing  Tuesday, August 7, 6:00 PM The Center for Arts and Humanity 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota at 6:00 PM    “After Hours” is the evening chapter meeting for members and guests who are unable to attend during the day. Of course, all members and guests are welcome! This… Read more »