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Information, Education, Support and Advocacy

The Mission of HLAA and HLAA Gulf Coast Chapter is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing the most up to date information our industry can provide.

Learn more about our mission on a National level by clicking here and at the State of Florida level by clicking here.


News & Events That You Can Use:

Event – March 3rd Healthy Expo Hearing Lakeland, FL

Expo Breaks New Ground in Addressing Hearing Loss Community’s Major Needs Dr. Brad Mason of Starkey’s Nu Ear gives a consumer a chance to try his second hearing aid to compare to his first. The Healthy Hearing Expo was only the second time in the US that consumers could try and compare hearing aids and the first…
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March 2018 Meeting – What HLAA Can Do For You & Your Hearing

What HLAA Can Do For You & Your Hearing (Map it)   Learn about: • HLAA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Agenda to Promote Your Rights • All the Information, Education and Support Available for You at HLAA • The Range of Benefits Offered by the Unified HLAA Membership Bring your questions, concerns, and suggestions for…
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Monthly Education Meeting: Get the Guidance and Support You Need to Improve Your Hearing

  Wednesday, February 7th at 12:30 PM Safety Harbor Library (map-it) 101 Second Street North Safety Harbor, FL 34695   This open “rap session” makes it easy to share your hearing loss questions and get answers   Meeting is free and open to community Share your frustrations with your hearing devices or care providers &…
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2018 Educational Meeting & Events

Meeting & Event Schedule for 2018 Our regular monthly meetings are open to the community and feature expert speakers covering treatments, devices, technologies, programs, or approaches that can improve our hearing & listening or communication skills. All meetings are supported by a Hearing Loop System and CART (captions). Date Meeting’s Main Topic Jan 3 Chapter’s 10th Anniversary Celebration What HLAA…
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Biggest Hearing Health Fair in Tampa Bay

100 New Ways To Improve Your Hearing Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9 AM to 3 PM Discover 100 New Ways To Improve Your Hearing Biggest Hearing Health Fair in Tampa Bay! Free Admission. Free Trials. Free Consultations Discover the Latest Technologies from 40+ Exhibitors • Compare the latest wireless accessories and assistive listening devices • Connect…
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Safety Harbor Event – 10 Smart & Easy Ways to Improve Your Hearing!

Event Details: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 1st Presentation 2 PM 2nd Presentation 5 PM Safety Harbor Public Library 101 Second Street North Safety Harbor, FL Did you know we hear with our brain, not our ears? Learn how brain training can restore hearing and reduce your risk of dementia and serious falls. Don’t Miss Out…
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Bring your questions & concerns to the meeting and learn from others

The HLAA Gulf Coast Chapter is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit providing people with hearing loss the information, education and the support they need to self-advocate for their needs and lead a more active lifestyle.


Articles From Our Chapter President:

“Oh Darn – I can’t talk behind your back”

“Oh Darn – I can’t talk behind your back” By Debbe Hagner It has been over one year since I got the cochlear implant. I have heard many people tell me “Oh darn, I can’t talk behind your back.” I often wonder- how much was really going on behind my back. I guess I will…
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“I CAN HEAR CLEARLY NOW- THE QUIET IS GONE” DEBBE HAGNER   Since I was born, I have been hard of hearing possibly due to my premature birth. At only 3 pounds, I spent my first month in an incubator. In the 50’s, when preemies did not have the advantage of the technology we…
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