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.

Find a Chapter

To see if there is a Florida HLAA Local Chapter or Support Group in your area, browse through the list of Chapters below.  If there aren’t any chapters in your area, contact the National Chapter Coordinator about starting a Chapter today!


HLAA Florida Association fulfills its mission because of the dedication of its corps of volunteers at the state and local levels across Florida. HLAA (FL) volunteers are people with hearing loss, their families and friends, and those in the professional community. Our volunteers, in turn, are rewarded with the experience of making a clear and dramatic impact on the lives of people with hearing loss. We hope your shared experiences enriches your lives as it has our organization and those we serve.

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 president@hlagulfcoast.com
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 thomasblogue@gmail.com
Laura Terrebonne radiant1028@hotmail.com
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 HLAGainesville@aol.com
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 fjsharp@me.com 352-751-4532
Muriel Raine murhlaacntrfl@gmail.com 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 mmbdaniels@att.net 407-656-9283
Jim Diaz combobulated@earthlink.net 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 president@hlagulfcoast.com
Click to Text - 727-271-0770 (Text only) 
Ed Ogiba hlaahelp@gmail.com 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 info@hlas.org
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: treasurehearing@gmail.com
Contact/s: Cheryl L. Nolte, clnolte@msn.com
President: Cheryl L. Nolte, clnolte@msn.com

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 cmkellner23@gmail.com
Michael Goldberg mgoldberg1950@gmail.com
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 halenier@gmail.com
Peter Liszewski pal5785@gmail.com
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 joe@jenadeau.com