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HLAA2020 Convention

Street view of New Orleans

Save-the-Date for HLAA2020 Convention in New Orleans!

New Orleans Marriott

June 18 – 21, 2020


Image of people at Walk4Hearing event

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.

Visit the HLAA Booth #1243 at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, the largest, best-attended Consumer Wellness Expo in the country.

This is a free expo which is a hands-on exposition that offers information on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle with forums on healthy cooking, exercise, activities for children from games to face painting.


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. 



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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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.