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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:

Chapter Movie Club Treated to Open Captioned Showing of Ocean’s 8

The HLAA Tampa, Sun City Center and Gulf Coast Chapters met for their Private Eyes movie club on Saturday, June 9 and they were pleasantly surprised when they were treated to a private showing of Ocean’s 8, starring Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett. Their host, the Regal Citrus Park Cinema, decided to place the club in a separate…
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July 14th & August 11th – Movies Are More Fun With Captions – Ocean’s 8 at Regal Cinema

Let’s chill out at the movies! Saturday at 1:20pm 7999 Citrus Park Mall Tampa Meet up at BJ’s in the mall after the movie! RSVP to Debbe:    
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Yanny and Laurel Proves

One thing that Yanny and Laurel proves. We hear with our BRAIN, not our EARS.

In studying brain activity, a neuroscientist begins to crack the Yanny/Laurel mystery Brain measurements of a subject who could hear both words revealed something… To read the full article from Nicole Karlis, please click here. Enjoy!
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Movie Outings 2018

Summer Movie Socials 3 Saturdays June/July/August

Social Outing of HLAA Tampa, Sun City Center and Gulf Coast Chapters Every 2nd Saturday All Summer All Welcome – Open to Community Chill Out At One Of Our Summer Movie Socials 3 Saturdays – June 9 – July 14 – August 11 between Noon and 1 PM* Regal Cinema Citrus Park Mall 7999 Citrus…
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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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