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Joan Andrews Scholarship

Joan Andrews was a true hearing advocate and among the core group of individuals who formed the state organization Florida Association of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (FLASHHH) now known as Hearing Loss Association of Florida (HLA-FL). Her three daughters have graciously created the JOAN ANDREWS SCHOLARSHIP in her memory to assist an individual who has not previously attended the HLAA National Convention and who demonstrates in writing a sincere interest in and commitment to sharing HLAA’s mission with others affected by hearing loss. This year’s convention will be held June 20-23 in Rochester. New York. Join us and others living with hearing loss for an experience you won’t forget. To complete your application, click here. Deadline for consideration is March 1, 2019.



October 16th New Tampa Regional Library 1:00pm – HLAA Rap Session

Our rap session will cover: Everyone’s issues and concerns about their own, or a loved one’s hearing loss. Solutions based on proven experience and technologies to improve your hearing or how you communicate with a loved one with hearing loss. Learn how to advocate for your needs at home, restaurants, meetings and more.

How New Technologies Are Making Our Community More Accessible – Wednesday, October 3rd

Learn about the different technology options for access. Area loops that make theaters, churches, and meetings very hearing friendly. Privacy loops to make pharmacies, bank tellers, and ticket booths more accessible. Personal captioning systems that provide direct access to a movie’s dialogue or project a speaker’s words on a big screen or your computer monitor.

Challenges of Hearing Loss

Florida Telecommunications Relay – September Newsletter What Have You Been Hearing? The Challenges of Hearing Loss Whether young or old, hearing loss can bring significant life changes to anyone. It can come at us in a number of different ways, from traumatic injury to disease, or as part of the aging process. Hearing loss may… Read more »

October 27th 9am – 4pm The 7th Annual Hearing Tech Expo

Only US fair to offer Free Hearing Aid Trials. 50+ cutting-edge exhibitors. Cochlear implants, Wireless accessories. Free consultations with audiologists. Free hearing screenings. Users share technology experiences in insightful panel discussions w/ Q&A.