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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.


Empathy versus Sympathy in Hearing Loss

Empathy versus Sympathy in Hearing Loss Anyone who suffers from hearing loss has had the same experience when meeting new people socially or in conducting business. When we don’t hear what’s being said, we wonder if we should ask the person to repeat what they’ve said or tell them about our hearing loss. I’m always… Read more »

RENEW YOUR HLAA MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

  Please renew today    I hope you will take a few minutes to renew right now. As a member of HLAA, you are part of an organization with a mission to provide information, education, support and advocacy to people with hearing loss. Through our advocacy work at the federal level, we represent 48 million… Read more »

HLAA Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting

Copyright © 2019 Hearing Loss Assocation of America – Gulf Coast Chapter, All rights reserved. You name appeared on the sign-in sheet and let you know the when the next meetings will be held.Our mailing address is: Hearing Loss Assocation of America – Gulf Coast Chapter PO Box 1142 Port Richey, FL 34673

I would Love to hear the conversation

From Hearing Health Foundation By Joe Mussomeli Music is another language that calls to my brother, Alex. Though he was born with hearing loss, he experiences music as more than just sounds, as something more beautiful. He sets his daily activities—painting, doing homework, or reading—to the melodies of either classical or popular music. Music for… Read more »

Pop-up Hearing Technology Problems

Meandering Through A Hearing World   It happened again this morning. I was watching a news video on my iPad when I noticed my husband moving his lips. He was trying to talk to me but hooked up to my pad, I couldn’t hear him. Let me backup. My audiologist has dubbed me his Apple… Read more »