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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.



If Only I Could Hear on My Phone

I received a phone call the other day and wasn’t prepared. My hearing aids and iPhone were not connected properly, leaving me with an inability to hear on the phone. Like many people with hearing loss, I am reliant on technology to hear. Luckily, my friend knew I suffered from hearing loss and he asked… Read more »

HLAA SCC Dec 18th Holiday Party at 10 am

Annual holiday party social! 10:00am at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. 1239 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. Juice, Coffee, Finger Foods will be available on Tuesday December 18th, 2018.

Sarasota Manatee Chapter Upcoming Events!

Upcoming Events!   Below is a list of our upcoming December events.  Be sure to always check the hlas.org website for updates!  Click here to see the complete list of events. DECEMBER EVENTS Monday, December 3, 2018 HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Board Meeting – 5:00 to 6:30 PM Lakewood Ranch Town Hall 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Lakewood Ranch, FL Tuesday,… Read more »

What are the Best Hearing Aids for You

I had an interesting conversation with my audiologist the other day. I wear Oticon OPN hearing aids and went in for my six-month checkup. My audiologist and I discussed the performance of my aids in general, how I was getting along in the hearing world, how I was doing in noisy environments, and if the… Read more »