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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.


HLAA SCC May 21, 2018

HLAA SCC Chapter meeting date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018   Location: St, Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd.,SCC, FL 33573   Program Presentation: 10:00 am; Social after presentation   NO RSVP is required.   Speaker: Debra Golinski, Executive Director, SERTOMA Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida, Inc.   Topic: Mobile Hearing Screening & Services of Florida  … Read more »

Speak Out About Your Hearing Loss!

I had an appointment for my annual eye exam this week. You wouldn’t think that a visit to an eye doctor has anything to do with hearing, but when a person with hearing loss interacts with the hearing world issues surface.  I’ve been going to the same ophthalmologist for quite some time now. There are… Read more »

May Meeting this Wednesday!

May Chapter Meeting Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 1:30 PM   Our snowbird season is over…however, hurricane season begins June 1!  Following 2017’s historically destructive fall and summer, scientists are now predicting the upcoming 2018 hurricane season will again be above average.   Sherilynn Burris, Emergency Management Chief at Manatee County Government, will revisit us, this time BEFORE… Read more »