Hello to all my HLAA Chapter Friends: This is just a reminder that we will have the first special event of the year in our next chapter meeting Saturday March 14 at 10 am . This event will be for your Family and Friends to come and join us , 2 special speakers will be coming from… Read more »
National Chapter and Membership CoordinatorCarla 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.
There I was sitting with my audiologist, complaining about how I can’t hear in noise. I said I could hear the din but felt like I’m drowning in sound and unable to distinguish one word from another. I should not have been surprised by the change in my hearing. I sensorineural hearing loss. Years ago,… Read more »
The State Chapter Coordinator wants to hear from you! Trends show we must be more innovative and creative to meet the needs of our members. What’s does your vision board look like. Chapter leaders are asked to create a digital vision board and send it to the State Chapter Coordinator by email by March 31,… Read more »
Introducing Keynote Speaker Author David Owen David Owen is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of his new book Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World. David will address the medical, emotional, and social aspects of hearing loss, along with some surprising revelations about technology and hearing aids. He will explore the… Read more »
“The silent epidemic of hearing loss is spreading, and the cost of untreated hearing loss is growing. If we provide an affordable, self-administered solution to hearing loss, we will help children to succeed more in learning, adults to be more efficient at work, and the elderly to stay active and connected to other people. We… Read more »