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HLAA 2023 Convention, June 29-July 1

Scenes of New OrleansThe HLAA 2023 Convention is June 29 – July 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana! A timeless city with a unique way of life, New Orleans is steeped in European traditions and Caribbean influences. This picturesque city calls curious minds to sweet sounds of jazz and the enchanting aroma of savory spices. This year’s convention in the “Big Easy” promises to action packed with educational workshops, demo presentations, the exhibit hall, social events, and our Research Symposium. This year the Keynote Speaker at our General Session will be Dr. K. Renee Horton. We are also very excited to have you join us at our Welcome Back Bash – “A Taste of New Orleans” which will be held June 29th at The Presbytère.

The convention will be held at the Marriott New Orleans. Located on Canal St, in the French Quarter, the hotel is convenient to the many shops, restaurants and other attractions that New Orleans has to offer. When you aren’t learning and networking at the most communication accessible convention for people with hearing loss, you can window shop along Royal St., explore Woldenberg Park or people watch in Jackson Square while eating a New Orleans delicacy – a beignet. Start booking your trip now and laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll!

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Host Hotel

New Orleans Marriott

555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-581-1000

Located on NOLA’s famed Canal Street, between the French Quarter and the Warehouse District, the New Orleans Marriott offers you views of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans. Located walking distance to many of NOLA’s famous neighborhoods, best restaurants and unique sites, attendees don’t have to go far to experience New Orleans.

New Orleans Marriott Picture

Room Rates
Convention rates for the New Orleans Marriott are as follows:

Single/Double Occupancy: $199
Additional Person: $25

Note: The HLAA hotel room block link will be sent to those who register for HLAA 2023. View the hotel website.

Questions? Email Melissa Kruse, meeting and event planner, convention@hearingloss.org.

Registration Is Now Open!

Check this off your list and get set for a fun and educational experience in New Orleans! Click the Register Now button below to learn more. Be sure to register by March 31, 2023, to receive early-bird rates! Registration closes on Friday, May 26, 2023.

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Research Symposium

This year’s Research Symposium is titled Joy of Music/Loving Your Ears and is an especially fitting topic for New Orleans, where music is such a critical part of the fabric of the city. It will feature Dr. Marshall Chasin, Wendy Cheng, Dr. Michael Santucci and Karen Chan Barrett who will all talk about different components of music and hearing loss. Topics to be discussed include music and the prevention of hearing loss, resources to protect your hearing while making music, research on music perception and making music with hearing loss. The HLAA Research Symposium is supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13DC017913. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Research Symposium June 30, 2023 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Research Symposium only registration is available.

Educational Workshops

HLAA is excited to offer a rich variety of interesting and educational workshops at the HLAA 2023 Convention in New Orleans. Start planning your schedule now!

Download the workshop schedule.

Here are some of the different workshop topics you can look forward to:

  • OTC Devices – A Consumer Perspective
  • Workplace Accommodations for Accessible, Inclusive Employment
  • El Estigma en la Perdida Auditiva (The Stigma of Hearing Loss) HLAA’s First Workshop in Spanish
  • How to Make Yourself Heard
  • Wireless Resources for All
  • Advancing the Narrative of Hearing Loss to Support the African American Community
  • Captions Conversation – The Global Alliance for Speech-To-Text Captioning. Possible Improvements and What You Can Do to Help


General Session

Join us on Thursday, June 29, 2023, for an amazing General Session featuring Dr. K. Renee Horton. Dr. Horton is a renowned physicist, author, and space launch engineer for NASA and will speak on overcoming her own hearing loss, and the successful intersection of talent and passion. Dr. K. Renee Horton is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a lifelong lover of science and NASA. 


Convention Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities 

Showcase your product or service at the HLAA Convention!

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.