10001 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647 (Map it)  |   (727) 233-8663     727-271-0770 (Text only)

Information, Education, Support and Advocacy

The Mission of HLAA and HLAA Tampa Chapter is to open the world of communication for over 256,000 people with hearing loss in Hillsborough County through information, education, advocacy and support. We aim to provide the most up to date information our industry has to offer right here at our Tampa location (see our Mission Statement).


Learn more about our mission on a National level by clicking here and at the State of Florida level by clicking here.

Who, What & Where We Meet

HLA-Tampa Chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month from September to May with an exception to December. Traditionally, we have a holiday party every December. We have no meetings in the summer. We get together socially for dinner or luncheon during the summer months.

We meet at TGI Friday's 2501 E Fowler Ave Tampa FL 36612. We have a private room for dinner and meetings. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. Meeting begins at 6:30pm.

Upcoming speakers for the following meetings are:

April 5th: Audiologist Expectation: Audiologist to be announced shortly

May 3rd: 10 Ways to Improve Hearing in @ Brandon Library at 1pm

May 3rd: 10 Ways to Improve Hearing @ Brandon Library at 5pm

May 7th: Hearing Tech Expo @ First Presbyterian Church from 9am to 3pm

June 7th: Captioned Movie @ Regal Theatre & Dinner afterwards

July 5th: Dinner at Cheesecake Factory

August 2nd: Sony Captioned Glasses Movie and Dinner

September 6th: Dr. Kyle Allen, Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance

October 4th: Virgi Mills, Consumer Outreach Manager from Med-El

November 1st: Lyndon Smith, Southeastern Fire Advisory

December 6th: Holiday Celebration

We provide CART services (captions) for each meetings to enable all to understand whom is speaking.


News & Events That You Can Use:

The Meg Movie September 2018!

Movies are more fun with captions! We meet for a captioned movie supported by SONY CAPTIONED GLASSES every 2nd Saturday of June, July and August at the REGAL CINEMA in the Citrus Park Mall.   Anyone who wishes to learn more about all the access technology in the community is welcomed to join us for…
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Hearing Loss Association of America – New Tampa Chapter Location

HLAA Tampa Chapter has a new location! We meet every 3rd Monday at 1pm since April at the New Tampa Regional Library. The Library is location at 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Tampa, FL 33647 (Near I-75 and I-275) Map-it.  
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Mamma Mia! Next Movie Outing Moved to July & August 2018

Regal Cinema 7999 Citrus Park Mall Tampa at 1:05pm A fantastic cast – Meryl Streep, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, and Cher.   Movies are more fun with captions! See ya there!! We meet for a captioned movie supported by SONY CAPTIONED GLASSES every 2nd Saturday…
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Rae Cantwell, the in-coming Rotary Club President

Rae Cantwell, the in-coming Rotary Club President, Ed Ogiba and Lee Miller, the Rotary Club Clergy Leader grab a moment. Rae Cantwell agreed to join the HLAA Tampa Bay Advisory Board so our two organizations could collaborate on hearing initiatives. — with Edward F. Ogiba at Freedom Fairways Golf & Tennis.
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Bring your questions & concerns to the meeting and learn from others

The HLAA Tampa 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.


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” 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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