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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. The deadline for consideration was March 1, 2019. Please help us in congratulating Tanya Williams as the 2019 recipient of the HLAA-FL JOAN ANDREWS SCHOLARSHIP.



Upcoming Events Sarasota Chapter!

APRIL EVENTS Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Chapter Meeting – Noon to 1:30 PM Dan Ladimir, Title IV ADA Specialist, ClearCaptions “Communicate easier on the phone – at no cost” 11:45 AM – $5 lunch or bring your own North Sarasota Library Meeting Room 2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota Saturday, April 27th Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market –… Read more »

Another Way to Deal with Hearing Loss

Meandering Through A Hearing World Another Way to Deal with Hearing Loss After sitting through a number of meetings and social events last week, I began to wonder if I should reconsider a cochlear implant. My struggles to hear grow greater by the day. My husband does not disagree. He’s witnessed my frustration in noisy… Read more »

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This survey is designed to help the HLAA Florida State Board better understand the needs of people with hearing loss living in Florida.  No personal identifying information is collected   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HLAA-FL_2019

Hearing Consideration

Meandering Through A Hearing World Hearing Consideration It’s always a pleasure to run into people who understand my hearing predicament. Last Thursday was one such day. I arrived at a neighborhood community meeting early and was lucky enough to get a front row seat. As I was looking over agenda items, a friend, who is… Read more »