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HLAA2019 Convention

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June 20 – 23 in Rochester, NY

Hyatt Regency Rochester

Save the Date! Registration for HLAA2019 to open soon!


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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.

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Perry Hanavan, Au.D. will provide a summary of each speaker’s presentation during Listening in Noise, the topic of the HLAA2018 Research Symposium. HLAA is grateful to Dr. Hanavan for not only suggesting this important topic, but also working to line up a world-class list of presenters that included:

  • Andrew J. Oxenham, Ph.D., professor in the Departments of Psychology and Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota and Scientific Co-director of the Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science (CATSS)
  • Evelyn Davies-Venn, Ph.D., Au.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota

  • Norman Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, St. Olaf College

  • DeLiang Wang, Ph.D., Professor of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University

  • Nima Mesga
    rani, Ph.D., Associate Porfessor of the Neural Acoustic Processing Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering and Neurobiology and Behavior Program, Columbia Univerisity
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Ravi N. Samy, M.D.

Ravi N. Samy, M.D. successfully implanted a cochlear implant (CI) in the right ear and an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) in the left ear of a patient named Jessica, making her one of the few patients in the country to have both. The ABI was implanted with the CochlearTM Nucleus® 7, the first made-for-iPhone sound processor approved by the Food and Drug Administration. With the combination of the ABI and the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, Jessica can stream phone calls, video, music and entertainment.

Tune in to learn more about Jessica’s unique case and as well as the CI/ABI program at the University of Cincinnati/ Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.