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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. To complete your application, click here. Deadline for consideration is March 1, 2019.



Sarasota Manatee Chapter Upcoming Events!

Upcoming Events!   Below is a list of our upcoming December events.  Be sure to always check the hlas.org website for updates!  Click here to see the complete list of events. DECEMBER EVENTS Monday, December 3, 2018 HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Board Meeting – 5:00 to 6:30 PM Lakewood Ranch Town Hall 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Lakewood Ranch, FL Tuesday,… Read more »

What are the Best Hearing Aids for You

I had an interesting conversation with my audiologist the other day. I wear Oticon OPN hearing aids and went in for my six-month checkup. My audiologist and I discussed the performance of my aids in general, how I was getting along in the hearing world, how I was doing in noisy environments, and if the… Read more »

Sarasota / Manatee Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events!   Below is a list of our upcoming November events.  Be sure to always check the hlas.org website for updates!  Click here to see the complete list of events. NOVEMBER EVENTS Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Chapter Meeting – Noon to 1:30 PM Dr. Sharon Rende, Au.D., “The Latest in Surgical Options for Hearing Loss” 11:45 AM – $5 Lunch… Read more »

Call for Papers and Awards Nominations – Open Until Friday, November 30

Interested in presenting a workshop at HLAA2019 Convention (June 20-23) in Rochester, NY? Call for Papers is now open with new tracks! Find more information on the Call for Papers page. Please note that there is a separate form for State/Chapter workshops.  The HLAA2019 Awards Nomination Packet is also available now. HLAA will honor outstanding individuals, HLAA Chapters and State Organizations,… Read more »