HLAA 2022 Convention

HLAA 2022 Convention, June 23-25

HLAA 2022 Program and Exhibit Guide is now available! Start to plan your convention schedule before you arrive onsite.

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The HLAA 2022 Convention is June 23-25 in Tampa, Florida! HLAA is very excited to be hosting an in-person Convention again. This year the Exhibit Hall, workshops, demo presentations, General Session, social events and Research Symposium will all be held under one roof at the brand new JW Marriott Tampa Water Street. When you aren’t learning and networking at the most communication accessible convention for people with hearing loss, you can explore Tampa’s new Sparkman Wharf area or cruise down the local Riverwalk. We look forward to seeing you in Tampa!

Convention celebration!

Host Hotel

JW Marriott Tampa Water Street

510 Water Street
Tampa, FL, 33602
Phone: 813-221-4950

Note: The HLAA 2022 room block reservation deadline at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street has passed. Rooms may be available, but not with the HLAA room block rate.

Questions? Email Amanda Watson at convention@hearingloss.org.

Jw Marriott Tampa Bay

Registration for HLAA 2022 Convention

Early registration for the HLAA 2022 Convention is now closed. You can register onsite at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, June 22-25.

General Package


Daily Packages

Thursday (includes Welcome Back Bash)
Friday (includes Awards Ceremony and Reception)
Saturday (includes An Evening with the Filmmakers: “We Hear You | Now Hear Us”)

Times are subject to change – be sure to consult the final HLAA 2022 Convention Program & Exhibit Guide that will be in your Registration Tote Bag. Registration badges must be worn to attend all sessions and to visit the Exhibit Hall (free ‘Exhibit Hall Only’ passes are available at the Convention Registration Desk).

Educational Workshops

HLAA is offering a rich variety of nearly 30 educational workshops at the HLAA 2022 Convention. 

Download the workshop schedule.

Here are some of the interesting workshop topics this year:

  • Importance of Genetic Testing for Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loops and Bluetooth Accessories: Benefits of Wireless Connectivity
  • Let’s Get Real: Advocating for Ourselves
  • Collaborative Efforts to Strengthen Telecommunication Effectiveness and Accessibility
  • Manufacturer Panel: Hearing Aid Innovation

General Session Keynote

Achin Bhowmik Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D. Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering, Starkey

We are excited to welcome our keynote speaker for the HLAA 2022 Convention, Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D. Dr.  Bhowmik is the chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering at Starkey. He is responsible for the organization’s technology strategy, global research, product development and engineering departments.

Prior to joining Starkey, Dr. Bhowmik served as vice president and general manager of the Perceptual Computing Group at Intel Corporation. There, he was responsible for the R&D, engineering, operations, and businesses in the areas of 3D sensing and interactive computing, computer vision and artificial intelligence, autonomous robots and drones and immersive virtual and merged reality devices.

We are looking forward to hearing his expertise on emerging technologies and how they will benefit the hearing loss community.

Convention Schedule

The HLAA 2022 Schedule-at-a-Glance is now available! Take a look at what’s new this year:

  • New Event! Thursday night Welcome Back Bash from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 23
  • New Day! The Awards Ceremony & Reception is on Friday, June 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • New Event! An Evening with the Filmmakers—”We Hear You | Now Hear Us” on Saturday, June 25, 5-6:30 p.m.

View Schedule

Times are subject to change – be sure to consult the final HLAA 2022 Convention Program & Exhibit Guide that will be in your Registration Tote Bag. Registration badges must be worn to attend all sessions and to visit the Exhibit Hall (free ‘Exhibit Hall Only’ passes are available at the Convention Registration Desk).

Tampa Rays Baseball

Join the Tampa Bay Rays, Rally Caps and HLAA as we host our Hearing Loss Awareness Day game vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, June 26 at 1:40 p.m. Gates open at 12:10 p.m. A portion of each ticket purchased will benefit HLAA and HLAA Florida State Association. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, June 24. To purchase tickets, visit: https://tbrays.group/rallycapshearinglossawareness

Note: This game is an event for our community after the HLAA 2022 Convention. This event will not be staffed by HLAA. No transportation will be provided. Enjoy the game!

HLAA 2022 Research Symposium

Cochlear Implants: What’s new? What’s next?

The first cochlear implants (CIs) were introduced in the 1970s, but the technology remains relatively poorly understood and underused in the hearing loss community.  This year’s Research Symposium will address the knowledge gap around CIs, explore who is a potential candidate for implantation, what’s involved in treatment, and how CI technology has changed and will change further in the future.  A mix of clinical information and science, this session is a “must attend” for anyone with hearing loss.


Christine Dinh, M.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Miami
Justin Golub, M.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Columbia University
Candace Hobson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University
Diane Martinez, Au.D., Cochlear Implant Audiologist, University of South Florida

The 2022 Research Symposium is supported, in part, by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health (Award Number R13DC017913).

Learn More

HLAA 2022 Exhibit Hall Information

Make your way into the exhibit Hall to visit exhibitors and explore all the newest technology and resources for people with hearing loss. HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley will cut the ribbon at the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening on Thursday, June 23 at 11 a.m. The Exhibit Hall is free and open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the convention. Visit the HLAA 2022 Exhibitor Information page for a current list of exhibitors

Exhibitor Information

Note: HLAA has prepared the document, “COVID Safety at the HLAA 2022 Convention in Tampa.”

HLAA required all attendees who pre-registered for the convention to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Visit HLAA’s Vaccination Requirement page. Learn more about the HLAA Convention Health and Safety Protocols.

Convention Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities 

Many companies are showcasing their product or service at the HLAA Convention. Information about HLAA 2023 Convention Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities will be available in the fall of 2022. 

If you have an exhibitor question, email Jeryl Parade, jeryl.parade@theygsgroup.com.

If you have a sponsorship question, email Marilyn DiGiacobbe, mdigiacobbe@hearingloss.org.


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