Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events sponsored by the HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Chapter have been postponed or cancelled through May 31, 2020. Please click the two links in red below for valuable, timely information provided by the planned speakers for April’s now-postponed meeting.

“What Every Hard-of-Hearing (HOH) Person Needs to Know Before a Medical Encounter”

Please review this free slide presentation with important information for patients with hearing loss and their healthcare providers.

“Guide for Effective Communication in Healthcare”

Please share this 34-page Guide now with friends, relatives and neighbors with hearing loss, and forward it to others who may benefit!

Our thanks to Valerie Stafford-Mallis and Flo Innes for these resources.

Although we may not be able to greet one another in person during these challenging days, the HLAA Sarasota/Manatee chapter is here to assist you. Our primary goal remains to provide the 160,000 or more people in Sarasota and Manatee Counties  with the information or support they need.

You can reach our Chapter President, Anne Taylor, by emailing: anne7257@gmail.com.


Education –  Advocacy –   Support
The Hearing Loss Association of America - Sarasota/Manatee Chapter offers monthly meetings featuring expert speakers who guide us how to better manage our hearing loss.



HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee advocates for access by promoting greater use of Hearing Loop Systems and Captions in theatres, houses of worship and across the community.




Our meetings and certified peer mentors provide information and support on how to address personal, family and work related hearing loss issues.

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