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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.


Meeting Dates for Palm Beach Chapter

Friday, September 20th @ 10:00am Please join us for the first meeting of the 2019-20 Season!   Highlights from the Annual Convention 2019 Three members attended the event in Rochester in June and have lots to share! Home Phone Options Two Phone Company Representatives Will Explain, Demo and Answer Questions… Everyone is Welcome at Chapter Meetings… Read more »

Lise Hamlin Receives Distinguished Award

Lise Hamlin Receives Distinguished Award Categories: Advocacy News, Blog, News, Newsroom From left: Karen Peltz Strauss, Sheila Conlon-Mentkowski (TDI Board president) and Lise Hamlin Lise Hamlin, director of public policy at the Hearing Loss Association of America received the Karen Peltz Strauss Public Policy Award on August 16, 2019, at the TDI Biennial Conference. The… Read more »

North Palm Beach HLAA Support Group Meetings

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 10th — See you then!!  Meetings in Delray Beach on Friday Mornings For this year’s schedule of HLAA chapter meetings held in Delray Beach on the 3rd Friday of each month please visit https://hlapbc.org or reply to this email with your request to be added to the mailing list for both chapters.

Hearing Confidence

Hearing Confidence My mother was diagnosed with cancer, and I’ve been her caregiving for the past ten days. When my sister asked me to make the three thousand mile trip to my hometown, I wondered how much help I would be. Having profound hearing loss presents challenges. How could I participate in my mother’s care… Read more »