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1in5

Teens

experience some degree of hearing loss.

2.7M

Veterans

have service-connected hearing disabilities or are in treatment for hearing-related issues.

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HLAA2021 Convention in San Diego - Save the Date

HLAA2021 Convention in San Diego

Save the date: June 24-26, 2021

 

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Walk4Hearing

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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.
Sep
29
Tue

Cochlear Implants Standards of Care:
An International Consensus


Date:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. (ET), 1 p.m. (CT), 12 p.m. (MT), 11 a.m. (PT)
 
Presenters:
Craig A. Buchman, M.D. Lindburg Professor and Head, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Craig A. Buchman, M.D.

• Lindburg Professor and Head, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
• Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

René H. Gifford, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, with a joint appointment in the Department of OtolaryngologyRené H. Gifford, Ph.D.

• Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, with a joint appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology
• Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

 

The world’s first International Consensus Paper on Adult Cochlear Implantation was published on August 27, 2020 in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. This new study focuses on treatment for adults living with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) which recommends minimum standards for diagnosis, referral, treatment, and aftercare.

Dr. Craig Buchman, lead author of the paper, and Dr. René Gifford, one of 31 experts who authored the paper and participated in the Delphi Consensus Process, will talk about why these standards of care are needed at this time and what they mean to people with hearing loss.

Plan to join us on Tuesday, September 29 at 2 p.m., ET for a special free and captioned presentation and discussion with Craig A. Buchman, M.D., and René H. Gifford, Ph.D. 

Register for Workshop

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Helpful Hints and Tutorials

  • Zoom concerns have been addressed and procedures will be modified as Zoom continues to update their software. The main security issue was with open meetings. When you register, it creates a unique link for a password protected session.
  • Use a computer. If possible, attend the meeting on a computer rather than via a smart phone or iPad. This will give you the best layout to view the captions as well as other meeting features.
  • Captions. This meeting will be open captioned. Captions will be visible at the bottom of your Zoom meeting screen. Closed captions will not need to be enabled.
  • Check your time zone. This meeting will take place live at 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, 12 p.m. MT and 11 a.m. PT. If you are in a different time zone, please adjust the time so you do not miss the meeting.

NOTE: HLAA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participation in our webinars.

Oct
4
Sun

NYC Walk4Hearing @ Virtual Event

Oct 4 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

NYC Walk4hearing logo

The Walk is going virtual! This means that the gathering will be replaced with an online celebration.

Let’s stay connected and celebrate our Walk4Hearing community! Join us on Walk Day to show support for people with hearing loss and connect with fellow walkers and new friends. There will be special guests, chances to win prizes, and the opportunity to share stories. After the online celebration, participants are encouraged to walk safely with family or as a team in their neighborhoods.

Register for the NYC Walk4Hearing to continue to raise awareness and funds to support national and local programs. Then, RSVP for the Online Celebration to receive a link to join on Walk Day.

Get Started Today

Online Celebration

Sign on begins 9:45 a.m. ET
Online program starts 10 a.m. ET

 

Chicago Walk4Hearing @ Virtual Event

Oct 4 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

HLAA Walk4Hearing Chicago logo

The Walk is going virtual! This means that the gathering will be replaced with an online celebration.

Let’s stay connected and celebrate our Walk4Hearing community! Join us on Walk Day to show support for people with hearing loss and connect with fellow walkers and new friends. There will be special guests, chances to win prizes, and the opportunity to share stories. After the online celebration, participants are encouraged to walk safely with family or as a team in their neighborhoods.

Register for the Chicago Walk4Hearing to continue to raise awareness and funds to support national and local programs. Then, RSVP for the Online Celebration to receive a link to join on Walk Day.

Get Started Today

Online Celebration

Sign on begins 10:45 a.m. CT
Online program starts 11 a.m. CT

Oct
10
Sat

HLAA-Twin Cities Chapter logoGuest speakers:

  • Dr. Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD., HLAA Hearing Loop Advocate
  • Thomas Ryther, Emmy award-winning photojournalist for local TV station WCCO
  • Dr. Matthew Winn, AuD, Ph.D., Director, Listen Lab, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota.

The 2020 conference is 90 minutes longer (which will allow attendees more time to interact with exhibitors). The Marriott Minneapolis West venue was chosen for its location and many conference amenities. Attendees and exhibitors will easily be able to stay at the hotel and extend their conference experience. Exhibitors will be in a professional conference space across the hall from the speaker presentations allowing exhibitors the ability to converse freely with attendees.

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