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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.


Hearing Mishaps

Meandering Through A Hearing World Hearing Mishaps Have you ever had a hearing mishap? A time when you thought you heard what someone said, only to find you were wrong? To my amazement I’ve had more hearing dramas than I care to remember. Not long ago, my husband and I attended a dinner dance with… Read more »

Meandering Through A Hearing World

Meandering Through A Hearing World New Hearing Technology I visited my audiologist a few weeks ago. After a conversation about how I was doing, and after he made sure my hearing aids were in working order, we talked about what is new in the world of hearing. Our discussion filled me with hope. I believe… Read more »

What You Don’t Hear in Restaurants

Meandering Through A Hearing World I can’t remember the last time I heard a waiter or waitress in a restaurant. Ten years? Maybe longer? My husband and I eat out at least once a week, sometimes more. We tend to frequent the same restaurants, our favorites we call them. But even in familiar places, we… Read more »

Miami Meeting With Dr. Leda Velenciano, AuD

Our next meeting will be: Saturday June 8th from 10Am till Noon. Dr. Leda Velenciano, AuD will be here to discuss, HOW TO LIVE BETTER WITH HEARING LOSS. A question and answer session will follow, so come and ask your questions! This should be a very informative session! ​In addition, we have a new chapter president, Roxana… Read more »