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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 Gulf Coast Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The HLAA Gulf Coast Chapter (formerly HLAA Clearwater) celebrated its 10th Anniversary at this month’s chapter meeting on January 3 with HLAA-FL State Coordinator Tanya Williams highlighting developments at HLAA and HLAA-FL and Chapter President Debbe Hagner providing the details of the chapter’s new growth goals, as well as the specific details for its expanded… Read more »

January 18 HLAA Meeting – NEW TIME: 5 to 7 PM at the Deltona Library, 2150 Eustace Avenue, Deltona, 32725

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, a joyous New Year, and are pulling through this cold snap! We have an exciting January meeting planned for the evening hours at the Deltona library. Our discussion topic for this meeting is hearing loss and social connections: Connecting with people and sustaining those connections requires meaningful… Read more »

Your Chance to Attend the 2018 HLAA Convention!

Register Online or Offline Registration is a bit different this year. Please note what is/isn’t included during the registration process. Increased rates will begin April 1 and continue through May 31 when pre-convention registration closes. On-site registration will be available as well. Online – fill out the Online Registration and registration will be a breeze;… Read more »

Sarasota Chapter- Upcoming Events!

Below is a list of our upcoming January events. Be sure to always check the hlas.org website for updates! Click here to see the complete list of events. JANUARY EVENTS Monday, January 8, 2018 HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Board Meeting – 5:00 to 6:30 PM Center for Arts and Humanities 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Wednesday, January… Read more »

Hearing Wellness Expo 2018 – Lakeland, Florida

If you are a previous Exhibitor and familiar with the on-line registration process, simply click on the ‘register’ button below: Register Prospective Exhibitors: They say that ‘planning is everything’. Well, we are busy planning & preparing for the next bi-annual Hearing Wellness Expo, which will be March 3, 2018, just a few weeks away. As… Read more »