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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.


Orlando Support Group: March 20, 2018 Meeting

The HLAA Hearing Loss Support Group Orlando will be meeting Tuesday Mar 20th. At 6:30pm at O’Charley’s Restaurant 8081 Turkey Lake Rd. in the Whole Foods Shopping Center. When turning on to Turkey Lake Rd off of Sand Lake Rd go to the second entrance into the shopping Center. Just to let you know that… Read more »

Hearing Loss…Can Be Exhausting!

I came home the other day exhausted from listening with my hearing loss in a social gathering. Two very good friends whom I’ve known for over thirty years were in town, and we planned a lunch date as we had not gotten together for some time. My friends and I met in graduate school in… Read more »

Sarasota Chapter Meeting March 14, 2018!

Our guest speaker will be Sarasota Deputy Sheriff Vince Riva The topic will be Personal Safety Issues and Avoiding Scams Refreshments will be served! North Sarasota Library Meeting Room 2801 Newtown Blvd. Sarasota

Sarasota Save the Date March Meeting! March 14th, 2018!

March Chapter Meeting! Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 1:30 PM Our guest speaker will be Sarasota Deputy Sheriff Vince Riva The topic will be Personal Safety Issues and Avoiding Scams Refreshments will be served! North Sarasota Library Meeting Room 2801 Newtown Blvd. Sarasota