HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting

September 15, 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 (VAAVC) online using Zoom on September 15, 2020 at 8 pm EST (US and Canada).

Speakers:Photo of Kate Helms Tillery

Kate Helms Tillery, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a clinical associate professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. As a speech-language pathologist who specializes in issues related to hearing loss, she researches variability in treatment outcomes for cochlear implant recipients, and prepares future clinicians to serve individuals with complex communication needs across the life span.



Maria Adney is a graduate student in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. Upon graduation, she plans to work as a speech-language pathologist with school aged children. Prior to attending Arizona State University, Maria was a military helicopter pilot and retired after serving in both the Air Force and Coast Guard.

Topic: Self Advocacy: Strategies for Successful Communication



You will need to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, a confirmation email will be sent with information to help you join the meeting. 

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 open or closed captioned.
  • 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.

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

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