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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.


Hearing Loss and Music – The Challenge!

As my hearing loss changed over time, I noticed the decline in my ability to hear music. Even with the use of hearing aids, it was taking longer to recognize a melody. Like many, I love a variety of music: classical, jazz, tunes from the fifties, sixties, and seventies. The songs I grew up hearing… Read more »

Sarasota / Manatee Open House Reception – Art to Walk On – April 27th

Join us to be the one to support healthy hearing and safe driving. Open house reception Friday, April 27th 5 – 7pm. Art to walk on 16 S. Palm Ave. Free wine and cheese party to meet and socialize with. All ears hearing services providing free hearing screenings. Adept audiology offering free hearing consultations.

Chapter Annual Requirement Due by May 15th

IRS Filings Due May 15 Requirement Applies Whether or not Your Chapter is included in the HLAA Group Tax Exemption The IRS will revoke the tax-exempt status of all organizations required to file that have not filed for the past three years. This could significantly impact your Chapters’ ability to raise funds or solicit donations.… Read more »

HLAA SCC April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17 10AM Dr. Paula Myers – Chief VA Audiology Clinic. Overview of the Technologies and Services Available to Veterans. Learn about the latest technologies available to treat your hearing loss. Get an insight to all services and caregiver support available to veterans. Bring your questions for our speaker and other members in social time.