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1in5

Teens

experience some degree of hearing loss.

2.7M

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HLAA 2022 Convention

June 23-25, 2022

Registration Now Open!

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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.
Feb
8
Tue

When: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Time: 7-8 p.m. (ET) 

This webinar continues a series by HLAA’s Task Force on Employment. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Serving customers across the United States and around the world for more than 35 years, JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. In this session, Teresa Goddard, JAN’s lead sensory consultant, will address the following questions:

  • What is JAN?
  • What resources are available from JAN (website, handouts, consultation, etc.)?
  • How can JAN help people with hearing loss who are looking for work?
  • How can JAN help people with hearing loss who are currently working (e.g., stay employed, increase performance, decrease stress/isolation, etc.)?
  • How can JAN help HR professionals and employers (e.g., finding accommodations, training, etc.)?

Note: The views expressed in this webinar do not imply an endorsement or recommendation by HLAA.

Presenter:

Teresa Goddard joined the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) staff as a program assistant in March 2008, joined the JAN Motor Team as a consultant in August 2008 and then transitioned to JAN’s Sensory Team. Teresa now provides expert level consultation and team leadership as a lead consultant on JAN’s Sensory Team. In this role, Teresa fields questions from employees and employers regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and assists in identifying accommodation solutions for individuals with sensory impairments. Teresa’s professional experience includes work as an educational speech-language pathologist and as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructor in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, where in addition to classroom teaching, she led continuing education workshops on collaborative instructional techniques and cross-cultural understanding. Teresa earned a master’s degree in Speech Pathology and a bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University (WVU). Teresa’s research interests include assistive technology, trauma informed practices and cross-cultural perspectives on disability services.

Hosts:

David Baldridge, Ph.D., is a deafened, cochlear implant user. Dr. Baldridge is a long-time HLAA member, and a member of the HLAA Task Force on Employment. He is a Toomey Faculty Fellow and professor of management at Oregon State University. He has researched the workplace experiences of people with hearing loss for more than 20 years, published more than 25 articles and book chapters and made more than 100 conference and workshop presentations. His research has appeared in Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of International Business, Oxford Press and NTID Press books, and other leading management outlets. Please see his website for more information: https://business.oregonstate.edu/users/david-baldridge.

Kelly Tremblay, Ph.D., has a 30-year history of serving and advocating for people with hearing loss as a clinical audiologist and tenured professor. In addition to being a member of the HLAA Board of Directors, she leads the HLAA Task Force on Employment. Dr. Tremblay retired from the University of Washington in 2019, where she taught audiology students how to prevent, assess and treat hearing loss, and where she led a research team as the director of the brain and behavior laboratory. She remains very active by judging research applications for the National Institutes of Health, teaching at multiple universities as an adjunct and affiliate professor, and serving as an adviser to multiple government and nonprofit organizations, including the World Health Organization. Because she loves mentoring, she extends expertise beyond the walls of academia and serves as an executive coach for those who are committed to accessibility and healthy aging.

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.
  • Update Zoom. Make sure to upgrade to the latest version of Zoom.
  • 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, Noon 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 webinars@hearingloss.org.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.

Questions? Feel free to email us at webinars@hearingloss.org.

Mar
30
Wed

AAA 2022+HearTECH Expo @ St. Louis, Missouri

Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm

AAA 2022+HearTECH Expo

March 30–April 2, 2022

St. Louis, Missouri

https://www.audiology.org/education-and-events/aaa-annual-conference/

Apr
26
Tue

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Time: 2-2:30 p.m. (ET) with 20 minutes for product demo and 10 minutes for Q&A.

Nagish (which means ’Accessible’ in Hebrew) makes phone calls more accessible.

Nagish is a mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. It looks and feels just like your existing phone. The only difference is that with Nagish you can choose to read your calls or hear them while seeing captions on your screen.Nagish empowers you to use your own voice or your device’s keyboard to speak.

The app is 100% private, 90+% accurate and has no latency.  

Some key features include:

  • Keep your existing phone number to place and receive captioned calls.
  • Add words (such as names) to a personal dictionary — we will never get them wrong.
  • Automatically adapting our algorithms depending on the context of your call.
  • Recognize different speakers and sounds such as hold music, barking dog and background noises.
  • Works with Interactive Voice Response Systems (IVRS).
  • Use the keyboard, or your own voice to speak.
  • Turn up the volume using your device’s loudspeaker.
  • End-to-end encrypted. Only you have access to your calls.

Nagish is free, and is available for download here.

Tune in to this product showcase to learn how you can use Nagish to make your calls more accessible, and have a Q&A session with the company’s founder and CEO. 

Presenter:

Tomer Aharoni grew up in Israel and moved to New York in 2014 to pursue a degree in Computer Science at Columbia University. After graduating magna cum laude and spending a year researching Natural Language Processing, Aharoni joined Bloomberg as a software engineer. As someone who was always passionate about developing tech for the greater good, Aharoni co-founded Nagish with a single mission in mind —make telecommunication more accessible to all. Today, Aharoni acts as the CEO of Nagish, working to make life more accessible to people with hearing loss.  

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.

Register for Webinar

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 webinars@hearingloss.org.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.

Questions? Feel free to email us at webinars@hearingloss.org.

If companies are interested in HLAA Webinar Product Showcases, email Jeryl Parade at jeryl.parade@theygsgroup.com.

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