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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.

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News & Events That You Can Use:

Meeting: Wednesday April 4th 12:20 | What the Center For Independent Living Can Do For You

Next Meeting:   Wednesday April 4   12:30 PM What the Center For Independent Living Can Do For You • Information & referrals to solve Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security issues. Peer mentoring to help people dealing with disabilities to reach their goals Assist in developing skills to live as independently as possible Speaker:  Julie Michalka, Board…
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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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“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”

“I CAN HEAR CLEARLY NOW- THE QUIET IS GONE” DEBBE HAGNER dhagner@hlagulfcoast.com   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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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.

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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”

“I CAN HEAR CLEARLY NOW- THE QUIET IS GONE” DEBBE HAGNER dhagner@hlagulfcoast.com   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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