Although no Chapter in-person meetings are scheduled, there are plenty of opportunities for virtual meetings and webinars. As an example, in the past six weeks, HLAA has sponsored the following webinars which can be accessed at: and You Tube. 

Please check that link for upcoming webinars and HLAA’s virtual convention.

     June 12, 2020

Advocacy During the Pandemic: Tips and Resources for People with Hearing Loss


Lise Hamlin

May 27, 2020

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR): The History, Current Technologies, and Practical Tips


 Linda Kozma-Spytek, M.A., CCC-A

May 21, 2020

Face Masks and Hearing Loss: Practical Tips and Strategies


Ellen Lafargue, Au.D.

Carolyn Ginsburg Stern, MBA

May 14, 2020

How Hearing Better Leads to Living Better


Sara Burdak, Au.D.

HLAA recently presented the speakers for the 2020 HLAA Convention that was cancelled this year for in-person attendance. 

Check out for the Opening Session held on June 18, as well as a presentation by a panel of otology researchers from Johns Hopkins, Columbia and others on the subject of “Potential for Regenerative Medicine to Restore Hearing Loss”. A panel on workplace issues and the symposium subject of the 2020 Convention, “The Latest on Tinnitus Research”, will be found under that link. The links should be available soon.

In addition, the HLAA Florida State Association, with assistance from our Chapter, has been making Zoom presentations. Upcoming is “ADA Rights During COVID-19” on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 12:30 PM Eastern Time on ZOOM.

Register in advance for this CART captioned meeting:

To be included on the email list for future presentations, contact our Chapter President, Anne Taylor, by emailing: or at 941-244-0452.

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