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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.


HLAA2020 Convention Registration

HLAA2020 Convention Registration Early Bird Registration Deadline is Next Week! Discounted rates end March 2. Online registration is quicker and easier than ever! Register online State organization and chapter leaders, veterans, and speakers please register offline by downloading your corresponding form and sending it via mail, email, or fax back to HLAA. You can find… Read more »

HLAA 2020 Early Bird Registration

Less than One Week Left for Early Bird Pricing! Did you know that the HLAA2020 Convention will be taking place within driving distance of you? It’s true! Come to the largest communication-accessible event in the country for people with hearing loss. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network, and explore NOLA! Don’t miss your chance… Read more »

Can Exercising Help You Hear

Let me start by saying that I’m not a fan of exercising. Sweating, breathlessness, and revving up my pulse rate doesn’t make me feel better. I don’t like the loss of the minutes or hours it takes to keep my body in shape. Yet, I do exercise. On the insistence of my doctor, I’ve jogged,… Read more »

Hearing Better with Cochlear Implants

Join Us in Orlando to Learn about Hearing Better with Cochlear Implants   Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:30-4:30 PM Hyatt Regency Orlando   An afternoon workshop for parents, adults and family members who have, or are exploring, cochlear implants You will receive answers to your questions: What benefits can I or my child expect from… Read more »