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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.


Tampa Bay Advisory Board Update

June 2018 Expo Our 2nd Healthy Hearing Expo on February 3 was a big success, as we attracted 275 people with 97 taking advantage of the free hearing aid trials, only the second time in the US that this has been done. We are most grateful for the 11 of you board members who got… Read more »

HLAA WEBINAR: Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Hearing Aid at Costco

Speaker: Clifford Olson, Au.D. Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time Don’t miss this WEDNESDAY’s free captioned webinar featuring Clifford Olson, Au.D., who will be presenting Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Hearing Aid at Costco. Summary Join the dynamic Clifford Olson, Au.D. as he discusses the pros and cons of purchasing a hearing aid at Costco. Viewers will… Read more »

Notice of Change in Leadership – June 2018

Dear HLAA Members and Florida Chapter/Support Groups: It is with deep regret, President, Linda Tossoonian, and Immediate Past President, Cynthia Moynihan, are turning over the reign of their respective positions. Karen Goldberg, the current Vice President, graciously agreed to serve as President effective as of July 1, 2018. Karen Goldberg is an outstanding hearing loss… Read more »

Maintaining Your Hearing Health

Audiologist and hearing aid dispense professionals cannot typically tweak new hearing aid or cochlear implant correctly during the first fitting. Those of us with hearing loss have varied lifestyles, which create individual hearing needs. If you have worn wearing aids or implants for a long period of time and have purchased upgrades or new devices,… Read more »