Latest News:

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. The deadline for consideration was March 1, 2019. Please help us in congratulating Tanya Williams as the 2019 recipient of the HLAA-FL JOAN ANDREWS SCHOLARSHIP.



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 »

Hearing Wellness Expo

March 3, 2018 9:00 am to 1:00 pm First Presbyterian Church 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. Lakeland, FL 33801 There will be many Exhibitors and we will have a large Silent Auction. This year’s Silent Auction will feature a new fishing boat, a golf cart, Disney tickets, Airline tickets and much more! Free lunch! Free hearing… Read more »

Sarasota Chapter After Hours Meeting February 6th!

Nothing Beats Our Happy Hour to Improve Your Hearing Tuesday, February 6th, 6:00 PM. The Center for Arts and Humanity 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota at 6:00 PM This month’s “After Hours” will be at 6:00 PM at the Center for Arts and Humanities, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Our guest speaker will be Dr.… Read more »