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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.

Upcoming Events

Find upcoming HLAA webinars, Walks and other events.

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Register by March 2 and receive early-bird discount. You can still register after that day and on-site too!

We offer daily packages and the Exhibit Hall is open free to everyone! Check out the events. This is for you — a person with hearing loss, families and friends.


World Hearing Day 2020: Theme of “Hearing for Life: Don’t Let Hearing Loss Limit You”

On World Hearing Day 2020, the World Health Organization will highlight that timely and effective interventions can ensure that people with hearing loss are able to achieve their full potential. 

Calling all Twitter Fans!

May 3, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET: Join a Twitter chat with The Hearing Journal. Stay tuned via their Twitter page.

Guest Tweeters will be Nicholas Reed, Au.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine and Shari Eberts, HLAA Board member and blogger of Living with Hearing Loss. Both Nick and Shari will be presenters at the HLAA2020 Convention in New Orleans this June. (Register now for HLAA2020 Convention.)

Be sure to join them  on March 3 by following #HearingChat on Twitter. You can Tweet and re-Tweet your thoughts.

And in case you missed it: Check out their previous #HearingChat:

HLAA and ASHA Team Up For Resources You Can Use for World Hearing Day

ASHA recently partnered with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) on a series of educational materials for consumers and professionals. Read more here.





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.