When the announcement came that all Americans should shelter until the end of April, my husband and I realized we had to replenish our dwindling food supply. We had been at home for almost three weeks and were finding that we were running out of milk, cheese, eggs, and a few other items. We roughed… 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.
President Roxana Rotundo is leading the charge with the Miami Chapter. On March 28, 2020 the chapter used ZOOM app to host its first virtual meeting. The speaker Shari Eberts a Hearing Health Advocate, Writer and Founder of livingwithhearingloss.com presented “Your Covid-19 Hearing Loss Guide”. Loaded with power packed informative information and much to… Read more »
HLAA remains committed to our mission to help people with hearing loss stay engaged through information, education, support and advocacy and to promote the importance of hearing health. Don’t forget to visit national website for the full stories. Hearing Loss in the Time of Coronavirus Categories: ADA, Advocacy News, Coronavirus, News Your rights under the… Read more »
Dear HLAA Members and Supporters, When the coronavirus hit in early March, we had hopes that we could still hold the HLAA2020 Convention this June. Like you, we were watching the news and listening to guidelines from the CDC. It quickly became clear that cancelling this event that we all look forward to was a… Read more »
Though my husband and I are sheltering, I found it necessary to venture out to my local bank to take care of a business transaction that I couldn’t do online. When moving here fourteen years ago, I had chosen a local family-owned bank, finding they offered the same online and ATM services as the larger… Read more »