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HLAA Virtual Convention 2021

Save the date: June 24-26, 2021


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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.

Pennsylvania Walk4Hearing @ The Navy Yard

Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Walk4hearing Buffalo

Walk Day is back in person.

Join us as we bring attention to hearing health and raise funds to ensure that people with hearing loss receive the resources needed to live better.

On Walk Day, be part of the celebration, connect with walkers, teams, alliances, HLAA Chapters, and corporate partners. Our combined passion for the cause will bring hearing health front and center. Walk with us to help everyone, at all stages of their hearing journey, feel confident and empowered to overcome challenges and support one another.

Register for Pennsylvania Walk4Hearing to raise awareness and funds to support national and local programs. See you on Walk Day!

Register Today

Walk Day Schedule

9:30 a.m. Registration/Check-in
10:30 a.m. Walk Starts


When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Time: 2-2:30 p.m. (ET) with 20 minutes for product demo and 10 minutes for Q&A.

CaptionMate is a free captioning app for individuals with hearing loss that is available on iOS, Android and the Web. The cost of captioning each Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone (IP CTS) call is funded through a federal program, and the cost of the calls are paid for by contributions from other telecommunications users to the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) fund administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Come and learn how to increase the power and accuracy of call captioning with CaptionMate’s newest feature: Custom Words.

We’re excited to bring you the latest in call captioning technology! If you have certain words like your name, your city, or specialized words for your occupation that captions often get wrong, now you can easily enter these words into our Custom Words feature and see them corrected in your very next call!

Jon Gray will demonstrate CaptionMate’s app, and explain how this latest feature makes captioning your calls even easier and more accurate. He’ll cover how CaptionMate is easy to use in an office environment or at home, or with a Zoom call or any other webinar. He’ll go over how CaptionMate leverages ASR to provide a speedy and accurate captioning solution, and how to do things like capture both sides of the conversation, change the language on the fly, modify your themes and color settings, how the app can be used on your own phone (iOS, Android and landline), and how to share the transcriptions with the remote party.

Note: Product showcases are for advertising purposes only. HLAA does not endorse products or services featured and the presentation is paid for by the advertiser. 

Registration is required for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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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. HLAA Webinars are open or closed captioned. Subtitles will be visible at the bottom of the meeting zoom screen.
  • 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.
  • Questions? Feel free to email us at 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.

Questions? Feel free to email us at

If companies are interested in HLAA Webinar Product Showcases, email Jeryl Parade at

We invite veterans with hearing loss to attend the next Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting (VAAVC) online using Zoom.

Date: October 19, 2021
Time: 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT 

This meeting will discuss chapter business. The HLAA Veterans Group, the email group for VAAVC members, will be demonstrated to help chapter members better communicate with each other.  We look forward to seeing you online.


The HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter is sponsored exclusively by Starkey.

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, Noon MT, 11 a.m. PT
Topic: Tech Help is on the Way Workshop Series – Session 6 –  How to Use the HLAA Website for Leaders
Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador, HLAA Diablo Valley Chapter President
Alan Katsura, HLAA CA Board Member, Diablo Valley Chapter IT Support and Moderator, HLAA Tech

Duration: 60 minutes

This session will help chapter leaders learn how to navigate the HLAA website,





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