Upcoming Events! Below is a list of our upcoming April events. Be sure to always check the hlas.org website for updates! Click here to see the complete list of events. JUNE EVENTS Friday, June 7, 2019 (Date Change) Chapter Meeting – Noon to 1:30 PM Rap Session 11:45 AM – $5 lunch or bring your own North Sarasota Library Meeting… Read more »
National Chapter and Membership CoordinatorCarla 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.
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,… Read more »
HLAA represents 48 million people with hearing loss in the United States. MAY 30, 2019 The road to Medicare coverage ends here. Dear HLAA Supporter, People are shocked to hear that Medicare does not cover hearing aids. As the leading consumer organization for people with hearing loss, the time is right for HLAA to… Read more »
Dear HLAA Florida Members – In the spring of 2019, the HLAA-FL State Board conducted an on-line survey to assess the needs of HLAA members in the state of Florida. A direct link to the survey was sent to 241 HLAA members. 122 surveys were completed. The kink was also shared by chapter leaders, but… Read more »