HLAA 2022 Convention

Schedule-at-a-Glance


All plenary sessions, workshops and events will take place at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street.

Times are subject to change – be sure to consult the final HLAA2022 Convention Program and Exhibit Guide that will be in your Registration 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).

Note: All times Eastern


Wednesday, June 22

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Exhibit and Attendee Registration Open

4:30-6 p.m.

HLAA Board of Directors Meeting (open to all)


Thursday, June 23

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Exhibit and Attendee Registration Open

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Educational Workshops

  • Becoming that Fabulous Person with Hearing Loss
  • Collaborative Efforts to Strengthen Telecommunication Effectiveness and Accessibility
  • Wireless for All: Finding Wireless Devices and Accessibility Features That Work for You

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Only Hours

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Educational Workshops

  • Mix-ups and Fixups with Love Abounding
  • Change Management and Accessibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Importance of Genetic Testing for Hearing Loss

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Educational Workshops

  • The Parenting Journey as an Adult with Hearing Loss
  • Is Bluetooth® Technology the New Standard for Assistive Listening Systems?
  • What Do You Want to See in Your Captions? A Workshop to Understand Viewer Perspective

4:30-6 p.m.

General Session

7-9 p.m.

Welcome Back Bash


Friday, June 24

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Exhibit and Attendee Registration Open

8:30-11 a.m.

Research Symposium

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Only Hours

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

“Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss”
Book Signing w/Gael Hannan and Shari Eberts

1:15-2:15 p.m.

Educational Workshops

  • Different Patients, Different Journeys: Three Surgeon’s Experience with Cochlear Implantation
  • ICAAT: A Community that Brings Together Consumers and Industry
  • ReCharge: Changes of Today’s Membership

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Educational Workshops

  • Cochlear Implantation: What’s the Patient Experience?
  • Hearing Loss Goes to Court
  • The Psychological Nuts and Bolts of How to Form a Resilient Identity

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Educational Workshops

  • Manufacturer Panel: Hearing Aid Innovation
  • Hearing Health Differences Linked to Cultural Characteristics
  • Trends in Theater and Cinema Accessibility: A Progress Report

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony & Reception


Saturday, June 25

8-10:30 a.m.

Florida Walk4Hearing

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Exhibitor and Attendee Registration

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

11 a.m.-Noon

Educational Workshops

  • Hearing Loops and Bluetooth Accessories: Benefits of Wireless Connectivity
  • Yoga for Every Soul and Sound System
  • Hearing Care Disparities: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Educational Workshops

  • Hearing Loss, Workplace Inclusion and Career Success
  • HLAA Public Policy and You for 2022
  • Do it for the Gram! How to Become a Hearing Loss Instagram Influencer

1:15-3:15 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Only Hours

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Educational Workshops

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – The Conversation Has Started!
  • Let’s Get Real: Advocating for Ourselves
  • I Can’t Read Your Lips! Writing Proposals for Capital Campaigns

5-6:30 p.m.

An Evening with the Filmmakers—We Hear You | Now Hear Us


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. 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!