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Celebrate With Us!

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / May 10, 2024
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May is Better Hearing Month—Celebrate With Us!   To Participate — Simply follow these four steps below.   HLAA will share selected posts throughout the month on its social media channels, so be creative and inspiring! We  also encourage you to celebrate Better Hearing Month with us by sharing it with your chapters/state organizations via social…

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R.I.P. Flo Innes

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / January 21, 2024
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HLAA 2022 Awards Ceremony

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / October 23, 2022
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Download full PDF Watch on YouTube   Honoring HLAA’s Finest! HLAA 2022 Awards Ceremony BY CARLA BEYER-SMOLIN After a two-year pause, we were thrilled to honor HLAA National, State, and Chapter award recipients in person. Deanna P. Baker, RMR, FAPR, Arizona, received our highest honor, the Rocky Stone Humanitarian Award, in recognition of her career-long…

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September 13, 2022 – How to form a resilient identity as a person with hearing loss – Michael A. Harvey, PhD, ABPP

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / August 13, 2022
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Michael A. Harvey, PhD, ABPP: How to form a resilient identity as a person with hearing loss   UPDATE: YouTube Recording of This Meeting     Please join us for a Zoom presentation. When: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcequrjosE9cgBMjiQpTsbNa7cm1OBvkr You will then receive a confirmation email containing information…

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The Emotional Side of Hearing Loss

By Richard Pocker / July 12, 2022
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The wonderful idea to establish a Facebook platform where people may express their emotions came from three hearing-impaired individuals. After months of debate, Richard Pocker, Mary Grace Whalen, and Robin Chisholm-Seymour got together and published Hearing Loss: The Emotional Side at the beginning of June. They obviously struck a chord because they currently have 1000+…

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WHAT A CANDIDATE FOR A COCHLEAR IMPLANT NEEDS TO KNOW

By Richard Pocker / July 12, 2022
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When hearing loss is too severe to be helped with a hearing aid, a cochlear implant might be suggested. It can be a frightening experience. This book is designed to help the candidate navigate the process and dispel some of the misconceptions about cochlear implants. You can learn more at https://cochlearimplantbasics.com/  

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R.I.P. Edward F. Ogiba

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 12, 2022
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R.I.P. Edward F. Ogiba     It is with great sorrow that the Sarasota/Manatee Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) announces the passing of Ed Ogiba, one of its long time and influential members, in June of 2022. Ed served on the HLAA Florida Advisory Board, the HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Board of Trustees,…

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July 16-17 2022 – Love music but struggling with it – Come to AAMHL

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 10, 2022
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Print Flyer (pdf) HLAA chapter leaders:  Please forward the event below to anyone in your chapter who is interested in hearing loss and music.  Thank you! – Wendy The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss cordially invites interested musicians with hearing loss to our upcoming virtual conference titled, “Variations on a Theme”  on July 16 and 17.  This event…

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Recommended Paperback – Sounds of the Heart

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 6, 2022
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Sounds of the Heart: A Story of a HearStrong Champion Persisting Against All Odds Paperback – April 18, 2022 Get the book, or read more here. We recommend!   by Dr. Latisha Porter-Vaughn(Author)   When you’ve fallen and the odds against you say “stay down,” the question is… How hard will you fight to get up again?…

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Don’t Miss The Hearing Life Magazine – Spring 2022!

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 6, 2022
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Hearing Life The Magazine For BETTER HEARING   Click here to view Digital Issue In this issue of Hearing Life, Latisha Porter-Vaughn demonstrates that living well with hearing loss consists of persistence, willing to continue learning about it, finding support, staying active and engaged and taking advantage of assistive listening devices. In The Heart of Hearing, broadcast…

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