HLAA 2022 Convention

Workshop Schedule

HLAA is excited to offer a rich variety of educational workshops at the HLAA 2022 Convention. Start planning your schedule now!

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Thursday, June 23

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Becoming that Fabulous Person with Hearing Loss

Gael Hannan


Collaborative Efforts to Strengthen Telecommunication Effectiveness and Accessibility

Jim Malloy
Vincent Ybarra, Ph.D.


Wireless for All: Finding Wireless Devices and Accessibility Features That Work for You

Shellie Blakeney
Ian Dillner
Robert Kubik
Sarah Leggin
Vonda Long-Dillard

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Mix-ups and Fixups with Love Abounding

A. Moore

Change Management and Accessibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Latisha Porter-Vaughn, Ph.D.
Debbe Hagner

Importance of Genetic Testing for Hearing Loss

Eliot Shearer, Ph.D., M.D.

2:45-3:45 p.m.

The Parenting Journey as an Adult with Hearing Loss

Janna Cowper
Michelle Hu, Au.D.

Is Bluetooth® Technology the New Standard for Assistive Listening Systems?

Doug Breaker
Chuck Sabin
Andrew Thomas

What Do You Want to See in Your Captions? A Workshop to Understand Viewer Perspective

Scott Ready
Heather York

Friday, June 24

1:15-2:15 p.m.

Different Patients, Different Journeys: Three Surgeon’s Experience with Cochlear Implantation

Christine Dinh, M.D.
Justin Golub, M.D.
Candace Hobson, M.D.

ICAAT: A Community that Brings Together Consumers and Industry

Linda Kozma-Spytek
Victoria Lennon
Lise Hamlin 

ReCharge: Changes of Today’s Membership

Tanya Williams

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Cochlear Implantation: What’s the Patient Experience?

Diane Martinez, Au.D.
Roxana Rotundo

Hearing Loss Goes to Court

John Waldo, Esq.

The Psychological Nuts and Bolts of How to Form a Resilient Identity

Michael Harvey, Ph.D.

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Manufacturer Panel: Hearing Aid Innovation

Thomas A Powers, Ph.D.
Kate Carr 

Hearing Health Differences Linked to Cultural Characteristics

Ellen A. Rhoades

Trends in Theater and Cinema Accessibility: A Progress Report

John Waldo, Esq.
Jerry Bergman 

Saturday, June 25

11 a.m.-Noon

Hearing Loops and Bluetooth Accessories: Benefits of Wireless Connectivity

Juliëtte Sterkens, Au.D.
Justin Burwinkel, Au.D.

Yoga for Every Soul and Sound System

Debra Cerruti

Hearing Care Disparities: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?

Carrie Nieman, M.D.

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Hearing Loss, Workplace Inclusion and Career Success

David Baldridge, Ph.D.
Tina Childress
Shari Eberts
Chad Ruffin, M.D.
Kelly Tremblay, Ph.D.
John Waldo, Esq.

HLAA Public Policy and You for 2022

Lise Hamlin

Do it for the Gram! How to Become a Hearing Loss Instagram Influencer

Kimberly Erskine

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – The Conversation Has Started!

Ibrahim Dabo
Barbara Kelley
Pamela Martin
Carrie Nieman, M.D.
Latisha Porter-Vaughn, Ph.D.
Roxana Rotundo

Let’s Get Real: Advocating for Ourselves

Dorothy C. Miller

I Can’t Read Your Lips! Writing Proposals for Capital Campaigns

Eloise E. Schwarz