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.

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

What’s New in Hearing Aids & Supporting Technologies

Learn about What’s New in Hearing Aids & Supporting Technologies with Dr. Kristin DesErmia, Au.D at Ascent Audiology & Hearing (Lakewood Ranch) • New hearing aids & features best suited to your needs • What wireless accessories can do to enhance your hearing aids’ performance with TV, phones & voices in noisy places • Technologies…
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Hearing Loss Resources Tampa Florida

We are your gateway to many resources, such as how to manage the cost of hearing aids, the state’s relay phone program which offers free amplified and captioned phones and so much more. View our many free and other resources we have to offer. Many of the links below can also be found on our…
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News & Events That You Can Use:

Your ADA Rights During Covid-19

Learn about your communication rights at the hospital, restaurants, salons and in the community as communication can be more difficult with people wearing masks.
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What’s New in Hearing Aids & Supporting Technologies

Learn about What’s New in Hearing Aids & Supporting Technologies with Dr. Kristin DesErmia, Au.D at Ascent Audiology & Hearing (Lakewood Ranch) • New hearing aids & features best suited to your needs • What wireless accessories can do to enhance your hearing aids’ performance with TV, phones & voices in noisy places • Technologies…
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Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, (FCCDHH)

Hello All,The Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, (FCCDHH) announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be held remotely via teleconference only. The Council needs to hear your concerns related to accessibility and concerns during the pandemic. GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED:…
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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.

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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”

“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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