HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting

June 16, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Carla Beyer-Smolin

We invite veterans with hearing loss to attend the next Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting, on June 16, 2020 at 8 pm ET (US and Canada).


Featured presentation: Thank you for your service: A review of V.A. Services

Guest speaker: Brad Ingrao, AuD


The Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest single customer of the hearing aid industry. While there is a great deal of variability between VA locations, there are some standardized benefits and procedures that All Veterans are eligible to improve hearing and communication. This presentation presents a brief review of VA benefits followed by an open Question and Answer session for Veterans and their families.

Brad Ingrao has been involved with HLAA since 1988 while still in his undergraduate program. He has worked in private practice, for the hearing aid industry, at the VA and has taught at three universities. He has presented at HLAA chapters all over the US as well as national webinars and conventions. Dr. Ingrao is known as an early adopter of technologies, a computer geek and an author and lecturer who makes complex topics understandable. He has been around hearing loss all of his life and has several family members with hearing loss.

Please register in advance for this meeting. 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. Meetings are captioned. Captions do not need to be enabled. They will be visible on Zoom screen.
  • Check your time zone. This meeting will take place live at 8 p.m. ET. If you are in a different time zone, please adjust the time so you do not miss the meeting.
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