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Workshop Schedule

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

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Thursday, June 29

9:30-10:45 a.m.

Keeping up with Progress and Deployment of Auracast Broadcast Audio – Latest Updates from the Market

Chuck Sabin
Jay Patterson
San Burkinshaw

Captions Conversation – The Global Alliance for Speech-To-Text Captioning. Possible Improvements and What You Can Do To Help

Michele Michaels
Kimberly Shea

How to Make Yourself Heard

Dr. Dorothy C. Miller

1:30-2:45 p.m.

The Impacts on Language Development, Cognitive and Literacy Skills of Adults Due to Lack of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

Ibrahim Dabo

Wireless Resources for All 

Gabi Dunkley

Cochlear Implant Panel Discussion

Chuck Sabin
Judy Horvath
Chad Ruffin, M.D.
Cristina Costas, MS, CCC-SLP
Judy Horvath
Katie Skipper

3:00-4:15 p.m.

Legal Update 2022-23 

John Waldo, Esq.

Can You R-E-A-D Me Now? 

Tina Childress, Au.D.

Advancing the Narrative of Hearing Loss to Support the African American Community 

Latisha Porter-Vaughn, Ph.D.
Valecia Adams
Marla Durand, Au.D.
Carla Smiley, Au.D.

Friday, June 30

12:45-2:00 p.m.

Discover Powerful New Tools for Hearing Loop Advocacy

Cheri Perazzoli
Ann Thomas
Juliette Sterkens, AuD

El Estigma en la Perdida Auditiva (The Stigma in Hearing Loss) In Spanish and English

Roxana Rotundo
Holly Cohen

Music & Hearing – Research Symposium Follow Up

Research Symposium Panelists

2:15-3:30 p.m.

Toastmasters Meeting Workshop 

Harry Wolfe & Christy Abrams

OTC Devices: A Consumer Perspective 

Thomas A Powers, Ph.D.
Kate Carr 

Understanding the Link Between Hearing Loss & Cognitive Issues

Jan Blustein, M.D., Ph.D. 

3:45-5:00 p.m.

Latest Accessibility Developments from the Federal Communications Commission 

Joshua Mendelsohn, Esq.

Arts & Accessibility: A Funny HOH’s perspective

Abby Stonehouse

HLAA Public Policy Update for 2023

Lise Hamlin
Brian Meyer

Saturday, July 1

9:30-10:45 a.m.

CVTA: New Legislation for Accessible Telecom

Lise Hamlin

Let’s Dance Zydeco! 

Debbie Mohney
Lynn Rousseau 

Optimizing Your Hearing Aid or Cochlear Implant Programming Appointment

Michelle Hu, Au.D.

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Cybersecurity and Hearing Loss 

Andy Chandler

Common to Uncommon Hearing Aid Problems: Is This You?

Thomas A Powers, Ph.D.

The Transformative Power of Relationships: Advanced tools for Couples to Manage and Benefit by a Partner’s Hearing Loss 

Michael Harvey, Ph.D. 

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Take 2! Catching Kids Before They Fall: Pediatric Late Onset Hearing Loss Awareness 

Valerie James Abbott 
Dr. Christine Eubanks
Larry Herbert
Justin Osmond

Hearing Better: The Role of Auditory Training

Geoff Plant

Workplace Accommodation for Accessible, Inclusive Employment 

David Baldridge, Ph.D.
Tina Childress Au.D.
Chad Ruffin, M.D.
John Waldo, Esq.
Jill Herbold