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June 25 - 28
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
1820 Market Street
St. Louis, Missouri

Thank you attendees, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors!
Convention 2015 was a great event thanks to your participation. Stay tuned to this page for photos, news about Convention 2016 and more. We hope to see you at Convention 2016, June 23 - 26, at the Washington Hilton, Washington, DC. HLAA is pleased to welcome the Congress of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) to Convention 2016.

The Convention 2015 Program and Exhibit Guide is Here!
Convention 2015 Program and Exhibit Guide.

Mobile Convention App

Sponsored by CTIA – The Wireless Association®

Download the mobile convention app from the following app stores:
- Apple App Store
- Google Play
- BlackBerry World
- Windows Phone Store

OR, use your device (i.e. smart phone, tablet, Kindle) and go to Create a profile so you can create your own schedule, message other attendees, and best of all, have a chance to win prizes! That’s right, this year there are 5 fantastic prizes!

NEW THIS YEAR! Earn Points for a Chance to Win Prizes in the Play to Win game!
Collect as many points as possible by checking-in with exhibitors and sponsors in Exhibit Hall. Collect even more points by answering trivia questions. Great prizes will be awarded to the top point 5 point leaders (as of 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27).

How to Play the Play to Win Game
Look for the QR code and/or passcode at each booth and scan to earn points. If you don't have a scanner on your device, input the passcode.

5 Fabulous Prizes:
1st Prize:      iPad Mini 3 + Case
2nd Prize:    Roger Pen by Phonak
3rd Prize:     Full-Activity Package (for Convention 2016 in Washington, D.C. + 3 nights at the Washington Hilton)
4th Prize:      Roger EasyPen + Roger MyLink by Phonak
5th Prize:      Roger Clip-On Mic by Phonak + Roger MyLink by Phonak
Roger Pens
Roger Pen

The winners will be announced at the Saturday evening banquet, Rocky Stone: Operation 35. You do not need to be present to win.

Symposium: Employment Issue for People with Hearing Loss
This first-of-its-kind Symposium, moderated by HLAA Board of Trustee Valerie Stafford-Mallis, will be presented from the perspectives of the employer and the employee with hearing loss. We are honored to have participants from Ernst & Young LLP (EY), Microsoft, and Northrop Grumman; joining them will be consumers Lise Hamlin, Brian Patrick Jensen, and Barbara Johnson. View presenter background and summary.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
HLAA Convention 2015 has been approved for 1.45 CEUs by the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy). Audiologists need to pick up the “CEU Packet” at the Convention Registration Desk.

The Hearing Loss Association of America is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.45 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

Opening Session Keynote Speaker
Photo of Keynote Speaker Charles A. Laszlo
Charles A. Laszlo, Ph.D. is the keynote speaker for Convention 2015. Charles, the founding president of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, will deliver his speech, Advances, Obstacles and Solutions in a Changing World at the Opening Session on Thursday, June 25, 2015 (5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.).

Charles Laszlo, Ph.D. is a biomedical engineer with experience both in academe and as an entrepreneur. He is professor emeritus of electrical engineering and past-director of the Institute for Hearing Accessibility Research at the University of British Columbia. He is the co-founder of several companies developing and manufacturing assistive listening devices, heart valves and other cardiovascular devices. Read more about Charles.

Convention Updates
Be sure to check this page frequently for Convention news as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@HLAA@nmacklin #HLAA2015).

Call Nancy Macklin, Director of Events at 301.657.2248 or email