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Hearing Loss Help
Symptoms & Diagnosing
If you or someone you know might have a hearing loss, you are not alone. Read More...
Types, Causes and Treatment
Let’s take an in-depth look at the three types of hearing loss along with the causes and treatments. Read More...
Balance Disorders
This is a condition that makes you feel unsteady or dizzy. If you are standing, sitting, or lying down, you might feel as if you are moving, spinning, or floating. Read More...
Hearing Loss Technology

Unlike the situation years ago, nowadays just about everyone with any type or degree of hearing loss can be helped with some kind of hearing assistive technology.

Whether it be hearing aids, cochlear implants or other implantable devices, hearing enhancement technology, apps, assistive listening devices, or captioning...


Hearing Help is Where We Make a Difference

Sponsor | Volunteer

Annual Sponsorship thanks to:
The Joan Andrews Hearing Loss Scholarship.




experience some degree of hearing loss.



have service-connected hearing disabilities
or are in treatment for hearing-related issues.

We Stay Connected



Mayo Clinic Connect

Mayo Clinic Connect

HLAA National has joined forces with Ida Institute and Mayo Clinic to form a new Hearing Loss Group on the Mayo Clinic Online Community Forum.

Welcome to another resource where you will meet people living with hearing loss and its supporters. You can easily join the discussion, ask your questions, share your story, or just say hello.

Simply join the forum and add yourself to the member list. To receive email notifications when new messages are posted to the Hearing Loss group click the + Follow.

Connect is organized into over 50 groups related to health conditions. Everything from COVID-19, Depression & Anxiety, About Kids & Teens, Aortic Aneurysms to Transplants and Women’s Health. Most of all, "Connect" offers a place where you can share your story and find support with just a few clicks!

“Peer-to-peer support is a natural extension of person-centered care,” says Ida Managing Director Lise Lotte Bundesen. “We are proud to work with Mayo Clinic and HLAA on this online group that gives people with hearing loss a new avenue to connect with each other as well as hearing care professionals.”

HLAA National is excited to add this Hearing Loss Group on Mayo Clinic Connect and can't wait to share your story and listen to others.

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Local Florida Chapters

Chapters are local or area-wide organizations offering regularly-scheduled meetings and programs. Chapters offer emotional support, camaraderie, tips and techniques for living with hearing loss, technical information about hearing assistive technology, in a hearing-friendly place. They offer the inter-personal connection that simply cannot be replicated online. Here are Twelve Reasons Why Self-help Groups are Good for You.

Meeting Time Updates

Please check with any given chapter below to verify new meeting times.

Most chapters are now meeting online using Zoom.

Hearing Loss Association of America - Logo
Hearing Loss Association of America - Logo

Florida State Association

Details: Hearing Loss Association of Florida, Inc. (HLAA-FL).
Location: Meetings are now organized via Zoom
President: Vincent Portulano
Treasurer: Debbe Hagner
Click to Text - (541) 529-9554 (Text only)
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HLAA Jacksonville Chapter
HLAA Jacksonville Chapter

Jacksonville Chapter

Meeting 1st Saturday Mid-Day Feb., Apr., June, Sept., Oct., Nov.
Location: Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32256
Thomas B. Logue
Laura Terrebonne
HLAA Gainesville Chapter
HLAA Gainesville Chapter

Gainesville Chapter

Details: Meets 4th Monday of each month at 3 p.m.
Location: Alachua County Senior Recreation Center
5701 NW 34th Blvd.
Gainesville, Florida 32605
Lynn Rousseau
Central fl-support-group
Central fl-support-group

Central Florida Support

Details: Meets 1st Tuesday, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (September - May)
Location: Churchill Street Village Recreation Center (Triple Crown Room)
2375 Churchill Downs
The Villages, Florida 32162
Contact/s: Jan Sharp 352-751-4532
Muriel Raine 352-751-3464
Support groups are not officially recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
organizations and can not receive tax-deductible charitable donations.
Orlando Support Group
Orlando Support Group

Orlando Support Group

Details: None
Location: O'Charley's Restaurant
8081 Turkey Lake Rd.
Winter Garden, Florida 32819
Merv & Bev Daniels 407-656-9283
Jim Diaz 404-489-7531
Support groups are not officially recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
organizations and can not receive tax-deductible charitable donations.
HLAA Chapter logo TAMPA FL
HLAA Chapter logo TAMPA FL

Tampa Support Group

Details: Tampa is a Support Group Only
(See info under "Gulf Coast Chapter" for more details. Occasional Movie Outings, etc.)
Location: TBD
Contacts: TBD
HLAA gulf coast chapter
HLAA gulf coast chapter

Gulf Coast Chapter

Gulf Coast, Sun City & Tampa Chapters (Movie Outings)
Details: (TBD) Meets for captioned movie, 2nd Saturday of June, July and
Aug between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., pending movie selection/time.
Meets: Via Zoom All Welcome, View Meeting Schedules
Location: TBD
Contacts: Debbe Hagner
Click to Text - 727-271-0770 (Text only) 
Ed Ogiba 941-706-4312

sarasota manatee chapter
sarasota manatee chapter

Sarasota/Manatee Chapter

Details: Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month 10:30 am to Noon
January to December
Location: North Sarasota Public Library
2801 Newtown Blvd. Sarasota, Florida 34234
Email us at
FL HLAA Treasure Coast Chapter
FL HLAA Treasure Coast Chapter

Treasure Coast Chapter

Details: Meets using Zoom online 1st Saturday of the month
September-May (at 10:30 am)
Location: (contact us for this info)
Chapter Email:
Contact/s: Cheryl L. Nolte,
President: Cheryl L. Nolte,

772-468-0123 (text prefered)

HLAA South Palm Beach County Chapter
HLAA South Palm Beach County Chapter

South Palm Beach County Chapter

Details: Meets 3rd Friday, 10 a.m., Sept-May
Location: South County Civic Center (Room A)
16700 Jog Rd.
Delray Beach, Florida 33446
Cynthia Kellner
Michael Goldberg
Hearing Loss Association of America HLAA Broward County
Hearing Loss Association of America HLAA Broward County

Broward County Chapter

Details: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.
Location: John Knox Village Auditorium (Hibiscus Room)
200 Lakeside Circle
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Howard Alenier
Peter Liszewski
FL HLAA Miami Chapter
FL HLAA Miami Chapter

Miami Chapter

Details: Meets the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: The City of Coral Gables Adult Activity Center
2 Andalusia Ave.
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Joe Nadeau