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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-Florida State Association Survey Results

Dear HLAA Florida Members – In the spring of 2019, the HLAA-FL State Board conducted an on-line survey to assess the needs of HLAA members in the state of Florida. A direct link to the survey was sent to 241 HLAA members.  122 surveys were completed.  The kink was also shared by chapter leaders, but… Read more »

Count down to HLAA convention!!

Join Wednesday’s HLAA Webinar May 13, 2019 HLAA Webinar: Countdown to HLAA2019 Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time Don’t miss this WEDNESDAY’s free captioned webinar featuring Amanda Watson, HLAA Meeting Planner, and Barbara Kelley, HLAA Executive Director, who will be presenting Countdown to HLAA2019. The HLAA2019 Convention will be… Read more »

Meandering Through a Hearing World

Meandering Through A Hearing World  Hearing Hope In my journey through the hearing world I often browse the internet, searching for innovative hearing solutions. I’ve noticed that hearing aid manufacturers have made technological advancements with aids and assistive devices. Cochlear Implant manufacturers continue to improve their devices for a better hearing experience. There are… Read more »

HLAA-Miami Monthly Meetings

Our next meeting will be: Saturday May 11th from 10Am till Noon.   We will have all cochlear implant company representatives on hand, MedEl, Advanced Bionics, and Cochlear America. Each representative will speak for 30mins on their product line. The final 30 minutes will be a Q& A session. This should be a very informative, educational session!… Read more »

Hearing in Unfamiliar Places

Meandering Through A Hearing World  Hearing in Unfamiliar Places Linda Bilodeau I don’t understand why traveling should create a hearing problem, but for me it does. Suffering from profound hearing loss, I do my best to stay within a realm of familiarity. It is simply easier to hear. I frequent the same pharmacy, restaurants, supermarkets,… Read more »