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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.



HLAA Gulf Coast Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The HLAA Gulf Coast Chapter (formerly HLAA Clearwater) celebrated its 10th Anniversary at this month’s chapter meeting on January 3 with HLAA-FL State Coordinator Tanya Williams highlighting developments at HLAA and HLAA-FL and Chapter President Debbe Hagner providing the details of the chapter’s new growth goals, as well as the specific details for its expanded… Read more »

January 18 HLAA Meeting – NEW TIME: 5 to 7 PM at the Deltona Library, 2150 Eustace Avenue, Deltona, 32725

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, a joyous New Year, and are pulling through this cold snap! We have an exciting January meeting planned for the evening hours at the Deltona library. Our discussion topic for this meeting is hearing loss and social connections: Connecting with people and sustaining those connections requires meaningful… Read more »

Your Chance to Attend the 2018 HLAA Convention!

Register Online or Offline Registration is a bit different this year. Please note what is/isn’t included during the registration process. Increased rates will begin April 1 and continue through May 31 when pre-convention registration closes. On-site registration will be available as well. Online – fill out the Online Registration and registration will be a breeze;… Read more »

Sarasota Chapter- Upcoming Events!

Below is a list of our upcoming January events. Be sure to always check the hlas.org website for updates! Click here to see the complete list of events. JANUARY EVENTS Monday, January 8, 2018 HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Board Meeting – 5:00 to 6:30 PM Center for Arts and Humanities 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Wednesday, January… Read more »

Hearing Wellness Expo 2018 – Lakeland, Florida

If you are a previous Exhibitor and familiar with the on-line registration process, simply click on the ‘register’ button below: Register Prospective Exhibitors: They say that ‘planning is everything’. Well, we are busy planning & preparing for the next bi-annual Hearing Wellness Expo, which will be March 3, 2018, just a few weeks away. As… Read more »