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.

HLA Gulf Coast Hearing Loss News Articles

Most Recent News or Event:

The Speakers Guild Is Your Source For Chapter Meetings

The HLAA Florida State Association is bringing back the Speakers Guild to help chapter leaders find wonderful speakers for your chapter meetings and events. This very useful resource lists proven speakers and topics that the other chapters in Florida had at their meetings with their contact information.
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hearing loss resources

Hearing Loss Resources

We are your gateway to many resources, such as how to manage the cost of hearing aids, the state’s relay phone program which offers free amplified and captioned phones and so much more. View our many free and other resources we have to offer. Many of the links below can also be found on our…
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HLA Gulf Coast Hearing Loss News Articles

News & Events that you can use:

Disability Without Abuse Project

Disability Without Abuse Project

The Disability Without Abuse Project has a website www.disabilitywithoutabuse.com with several associated listservs.   Marc is working on this project with Dr. Nora Baladerian, a leader and trailblazer in the fight against abuse of persons with disabilities.   As you know, persons with disability (including those who are deaf and hard-of-hearing) are at increased risk of being abused…
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Hurricane Preparedness Guide

2020 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Download the Preparedness PDF Guide here:     This is a first-ever! We at ASL Services Inc., HQ Kissimmee, Florida have produced a comprehensive 2020 Hurricane Guide in English, Spanish, ASL, and DeafBlind access. All four versions are attached to this email. This is the first of this kind of access produced. And it includes…
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With audiologist Ellen Lafargue and Carolyn Ginsburg Stern—Mastering communication while wearing face masks and adhering to social distancing is especially difficult for people with hearing loss because of reduced visual and auditory input. This webinar shared practical tips and strategies that can make interactions easier and help you feel more in control. The webinar has demonstrations on wearing masks comfortably with hearing devices and shows you how to avoid losing them when masks are removed.

Face Masks and Hearing Loss: Practical Tips and Strategies

With audiologist Ellen Lafargue and Carolyn Ginsburg Stern—Mastering communication while wearing face masks and adhering to social distancing is especially difficult for people with hearing loss because of reduced visual and auditory input. This webinar shared practical tips and strategies that can make interactions easier and help you feel more in control. The webinar has…
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HLAA Florida Speakers Guild - Chapter Meetings

The Speakers Guild Is Your Source For Chapter Meetings

The HLAA Florida State Association is bringing back the Speakers Guild to help chapter leaders find wonderful speakers for your chapter meetings and events. This very useful resource lists proven speakers and topics that the other chapters in Florida had at their meetings with their contact information.
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HLA Gulf Coast Hearing Loss

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.

HLA Gulf Coast Hearing Loss Articles

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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