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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.


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 »