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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.


Another Way to Deal with Hearing Loss

Meandering Through A Hearing World Another Way to Deal with Hearing Loss After sitting through a number of meetings and social events last week, I began to wonder if I should reconsider a cochlear implant. My struggles to hear grow greater by the day. My husband does not disagree. He’s witnessed my frustration in noisy… Read more »

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This survey is designed to help the HLAA Florida State Board better understand the needs of people with hearing loss living in Florida.  No personal identifying information is collected   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HLAA-FL_2019

Hearing Consideration

Meandering Through A Hearing World Hearing Consideration It’s always a pleasure to run into people who understand my hearing predicament. Last Thursday was one such day. I arrived at a neighborhood community meeting early and was lucky enough to get a front row seat. As I was looking over agenda items, a friend, who is… Read more »

Cochlear Office Hours Invite in St. Pete on April 23, 2019

Come join us for Cochlear Office Hours Download the flyer here Cochlear is hosting Office Hours in St. Petersburg on April 23, 2019.  Attendees receive one-on-one, personalized support from each Cochlear team member.  Please see the attached invitation below to provide to the following individuals; -anyone considering a cochlear implant for themselves or their child… Read more »