The mission of the Hearing Loss Association of America Sarasota/Manatee Chapter (HLAA Sarasota/Manatee) is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support, and advocacy.

The HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating sessions where members can help each other to improve quality of life through:

  • Education – Our monthly meetings feature expert guest speakers to keep us up to date on the latest hearing devices, treatment, and other support resources in the community. For a schedule of our upcoming regular chapter meetings, view our Calendar of Events.
  • Information – Our selection of free brochures and flyers, plus our experienced members, will help you to identify many of the wonderful resources our community offers, from a list of doctors and audiologists to suppliers of free phones and lipreading classes.
  • Support – Group discussions, rap sessions, and peer mentors are available so every member can get the support they need.
  • Advocacy – We promote hearing rights and access throughout our community. Our current lead project is to advocate for hearing loops within the two counties. For more details, click on Let’s Loop SRQ. We are also promoting captions at playhouses and movies.

Our monthly meetings are free and open to the community. We encourage you to attend and share your hearing issues or needs.