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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.


Nascent HAC Task Force Files First Report with FCC

January 19,2018 HLAA in Action lets you know what HLAA is doing in the world of advocacy and public policy. Please direct any questions or news to Lise Hamlin, director of public policy. Advocacy Updates Nascent Hearing Aid Compatibility Task Force Files First Report with FCC Consumer representatives Hearing Loss Association of America, the National… Read more »

10 Smart & Easy Ways to Improve Your Hearing!

DATES Thursday, January 18 1st Presentation 3:15 PM 2nd Presentation 5:00 PM Largo Public library 120 Central Park Drive Monday, January 22 11 AM Timber Oaks Community Center 8425 Ponderosa Avenue Port Richey FL Tuesday, January 23 1st Presentation 2:00 PM 2nd Presentation 5:00 PM Safety Harbor Public Library 101 Second Street North Safety Harbor,… Read more »

Central Florida Chapter Hearing Loss meeting Feb. 6th

Hearing Loss Association of America – Central Florida The Hearing Loss Association of America – Central Florida will hold its next Chapter meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Churchill Street Recreation Center, 2375 Churchill Downs, The Villages, FL in the Triple Crown Room. Our guest speaker will be Danielle Rosier, Au.D,… Read more »

HLAA Webinar on January 17: A Glimpse at 2018

Webinar A Glimpse at 2018 January 15, 2018 Speakers: HLAA Staff Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time Don’t miss this WEDNESDAY’S free captioned webinar featuring the HLAA staff for A Glimpse at 2018, a discussion of the year ahead. The HLAA brand refresh, launch of a new website,… Read more »