FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 19, 2014
Director of Marketing and Events
Hearing Loss Association of America
The HLAA National Access Award will be presented at the Opening Session to the Consumer Electronics Association for their leadership in accessible technology solutions for people with hearing loss. Julie Kearney, vice president regulatory affairs, will accept the award.
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) commented:
“Technology has the power to transform the lives of all people. On behalf of CEA and our members, we are honored to receive HLAA’s prestigious National Access Award. CEA and our members are committed to working with HLAA, the hearing loss community and all in the accessibility community to enable consumers of all abilities to access technology and enjoy the many benefits technological innovation brings to our world.”
HLAA Convention 2014 takes place in Austin, Texas, June 26-29. Awards will be presented at the Opening Session on June 26, sponsored by InnoCaption, at the Fiesta Banquet on June 28, sponsored by Contacta, and on Sunday, June 29, at the Awards Breakfast and Ceremony, sponsored by CapTel Captioned Telephone.
James B. Snow, Jr., M.D., Award
Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and assistant professor in gerontology at Johns Hopkins Medicine, will receive the James B. Snow, Jr., M.D. Award. Dr. Lin will receive the award June 26 during the Opening Session featuring keynote speaker and renowned composer, Richard Einhorn.
Rocky Stone Humanitarian Award
This award will be presented to Wayne L. Roorda, former Board of Trustee, at the Fiesta Banquet for his personal exemplification of the philosophy of Founder Rocky Stone and contributions to the success of the organization.
HLAA Outstanding Employer Award
This award will be presented to DuPont Displays, Inc. (Santa Barbara, California), at the Awards Breakfast and Ceremony for creating a workplace where people with hearing loss can live up to their career potential.
HLAA will also honor individuals, HLAA Chapters and State Organizations at the Awards Breakfast and Ceremony, for their hard work and dedication. View a list of all the award recipients.
Come to Texas! Get a Free Exhibit Hall Pass
HLAA holds annual conventions for consumers with hearing loss, all in a communication- accessible setting. The program includes workshops and an Exhibit Hall and Trade Show with the latest in technology, products and services for people with hearing loss.
This year the HLAA Convention is at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. If you live in the area, stop by and get a free pass to the Exhibit Hall. If you would like to register for the full convention or for the day, onsite registrations will be accepted. Visit the Convention page for more information about HLAA Convention 2014.