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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.

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.




IFHOH World Congress in Budapest @ Danubius Hotel Helia

May 27 @ 9:00 am – May 29 @ 9:00 pm

IFHOH Holds World Congress in Budapest in May

IFHOH offers a look at hearing loss and hearing health from an international perspective. People with hearing loss, their families and friends, professionals, exhibitors, are all welcome.

“Assistive Listening Technology — Today and Tomorrow” will be presented by:
HLAA Hearing Loop Adviser Juliëtte Sterkens, Au.D.
HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley
Rob Drullman, Ph.D., European Hearing Instruments Manufacturers Association


Join us in the Big Easy for what promises to be a dynamic HLAA2020 Convention. What a fun place to find support and information! Learn in the most communication-accessible environment, meet others with hearing loss who share interests and concerns, and discover new passions. New Orleans is a magical city teeming with energy, history and culture. The birthplace of jazz, home to Creole cuisine, and charmed with its unmatched southern hospitality, the city never fails to mesmerize. Educational workshops and a broad mix of innovative, informative HLAA2020 exhibitors await you—along with the city’s French Quarter and its famous streets, a captivating assortment of museums, and the allure of “only-in-New Orleans” live music. We can’t wait to see you there!

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