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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.


Wear & Hear – Hearing on Demand

Why Would Audiologists Promote a Hearable?     Dave Kemp of Oaktree Products suggests that hearing healthcare professionals consider hearables such as BeHear NOW personal hearing devices as a potential item to add to their overall suite of solutions.   In this video interview viewers can learn how this device might help to serve the clients who come through… Read more »

Socializing with Hearing Loss

Meandering Through A Hearing World Socializing with Hearing Loss Because I suffer from a profound hearing loss, I struggle to hear in noise. I know I’m not alone. Almost everyone complains about the din in public places. There are times when I’ve refused invitations knowing I don’t have it in me to put up with… Read more »

Upcoming Events Sarasota Chapter!

APRIL EVENTS Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Chapter Meeting – Noon to 1:30 PM Dan Ladimir, Title IV ADA Specialist, ClearCaptions “Communicate easier on the phone – at no cost” 11:45 AM – $5 lunch or bring your own North Sarasota Library Meeting Room 2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota Saturday, April 27th Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market –… Read more »