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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.


Living with Hearing Loss in the Real World

Did you miss our meeting in October 2019? Click here for a summary: “Curious About What the OFFICE for EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Can Do For You?”  To file an inquiry regarding the lack of communications access in a space of public accommodation within Palm Beach County, due to your hearing loss, please use this complaint form or call 561-355-4884 or 561-355-1517 (TTY/TDD).… Read more »

Are You Different Because You Can’t Hear?

I had six people over for dinner the other night. Among my guests were a couple my husband and I have known for some time. They are lovely people, and the four of us often get together for a night out. These friends know I have a profound hearing loss and they help me by… Read more »

Hearing Tech Expo Info

Are you going to the 8th annual Hearing Tech Expo & Clinic? The 2020 Hearing Tech Expo is February 15, 2020 and is Florida’s most comprehensive hearing health event for consumers.  Think of it as Florida’s Biggest Hearing Health Fair!! Where: Manatee Technical Institute 6305 State Route 70, Bradenton (map-it)

Hearing Loops for the home

  A friend of mine who suffers from hearing loss told me he installed a home hearing loop. Like me, he has difficulty hearing the characters of his favorite television programs. Like most of us who wear aids or cochlear implants, he invested in numerous television adaptors, which he purchased whenever he changed hearing aids.… Read more »