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HLAA2020 Convention

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HLAA2020 Convention in New Orleans

June 18 – 21, 2020

Early bird Registration is OPEN!



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The largest walk for hearing loss awareness in the country!

The Hearing Loss Association of America Walk4Hearing increases public awareness about hearing loss, eradicates the stigma associated with it and raises funds for national and local programs.

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Presenter: Shahrzad Cohen, Au.D., FAAA

Traumatic Brian Injuries, also known as TBI, have many associated hearing disorders that need to be addressed to increase the life quality of the injured person. Knowledge of these issues will help self-advocacy to increase daily function and bring relief to the person and the family.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.” In addition, service members and Veterans potentially have the additional exposures to blast, both from combat and from training.

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) reported more than 408,000 TBIs among U.S. service members worldwide between 2000 and early 2019. The majority of those TBIs were classified as mild. TBI and its associated co-morbidities [including hearing loss] are also a significant cause of disability outside of military settings, most often as the result of assaults, falls, automobile accidents, or sports injuries.


American Academy of Audiology AAA2020 + HearTECH Expo
April 1-4, 2020
New Orleans

HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley will present a workshop titled “HLAA and Audiologists: A Shared Vision for Happy Patients,” on Saturday, April 4. 


Alphabet Soup to Help Your Clients Hear Better
AAA 2020 + Hear TECH Expo
New Orleans – Saturday, April 4

Both AAA and HLAA have a similar goal – to help people hear and understand better and be happy technology users. Emphasizing patient-centered care and enabling people to have connectivity to their world is a recipe for success. Wireless streaming is important, but not always great for theaters, houses of worship, and meetings. Telecoils are key to satisfied patients and helping them enjoy everyday life. There’s help beyond hearing aids and cochlear implants. This duo of Kelley and Sterkens welcome attendees at AAA to stop by this lively workshop.