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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. To complete your application, click here. Deadline for consideration is March 1, 2019.



Friday, October 19th | 5:00pm – 7:00pm Socializing for Fun & To Improve Our Hearing Skills

Join us to relax and have fun with people who understand hearing loss. Meet and socially network with leaders and members of hearing loss groups. Learn about hearing loss educational & support groups in Tampa Bay area. Learn how to use the app “Ava” to provide instant captions for conversations. This event is sponsored by HLAA Tampa, Gulf Coast and Sun City Center. For more information contact [email protected] or 941-706-4312.

HLAA WEBINAR: Until Everyone Hears the Music

Speaker: Jaime Vernon Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time Don’t miss this WEDNESDAY’s free captioned webinar featuring Jaime Vernon, who will be presenting Until Everyone Hears the Music. Summary Jaime Vernon is the founder and executive director of Songs for Sounds (SFS), a charity that grew out of the experience of being the mother of a child… Read more »

HLAA-Central FL – The Villages upcoming speakers for 2018 to 2019

2018 to 2019 Chapter guest speakers Sept. 4th    No meeting – Labor Day holiday Oct. 2nd     Laura Pratesi, Au.D, F-AAA,CCC-A. owner of Citrus Hearing Clinic, Clermont, FL,  *** “Diabetes and You:  Healthy Ears Matter.”  Nov. 6th    Virgi Mills, M.E.D., Engagement Manager with Medel Cochlear Implant Co. ***Introducing new devices recently relased by Medel… Read more »

Sun City Center Chapter – Next Meeting Tuesday, October 16th at 10AM

Noisy situations like restaurants, large gatherings or holiday parties can be difficult for any level of hearing loss, but there are techniques that can increase your understanding of others’ voices and their message. This session will teach you how to: Advocate for your hearing needs in tough situations. Teach others how to meet your hearing needs. Get the most out of your hearing aid programs. Use wireless accessories to complement your hearing aids.

HLAA Sarasota / Manatee Chapter Upcoming Events!

Upcoming Events!   Below is a list of our upcoming October events.  Be sure to always check the hlas.org website for updates!  Click here to see the complete list of events.   OCTOBER EVENTS   Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Chapter Meeting – NOON to 1:30 Chris Goodier, “Would a Hearing Assistance Dog be Right For Me” 11:45 AM–$5 Lunch or… Read more »