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December 19, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Life Without Limits – No Barriers

Join Bill Barkeley, a deaf-blind adventurer, advocate and storyteller for a conversation on his most recent adventures to Spain and Nepal.   Bill will share insights on his journeys that...Join Bill Barkeley, a deaf-blind adventurer, advocate and storyteller for a conversation on his most recent adventures to Spain and Nepal.   Bill will share insights on his journeys that have led to his co-authoring the No Barriers Life Elements that anyone can use to build a richer and more fulfilling life − regardless if you have any physical challenges or not. Read More >

November 13, 2018

Communicate with Confidence: Introducing SoundSuccess™

Take charge of your communication. Adjusting to your hearing loss and making the best use of your hearing technology (hearing aids or cochlear implants) can be overwhelming. Learn about a...Take charge of your communication. Adjusting to your hearing loss and making the best use of your hearing technology (hearing aids or cochlear implants) can be overwhelming. Learn about a new rehabilitation resource to help you build confidence and skills in communicating with your family and friends and unfamiliar people. Read More >

October 17, 2018

Until Everyone Hears the Music

When Lexi was diagnosed as being deaf, 14 months of tirelessly asking for answers had gone by. Lexi had been missed. No newborn hearing screening, repeated trips to the pediatrician...When Lexi was diagnosed as being deaf, 14 months of tirelessly asking for answers had gone by. Lexi had been missed. No newborn hearing screening, repeated trips to the pediatrician who passed it off as “she’s fine. She heard the noise in the hallway. Some kids don’t talk until 18 months of age.” Finally, Lexi’s mom Jaime received the referral to Vanderbilt and learned Lexi was profoundly deaf. Fortunately, Jaime... Read More >

September 19, 2018

Auditory Brainstem Implantation (ABI)

Ravi N. Samy, M.D. successfully implanted a cochlear implant (CI) in the right ear and an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) in the left ear of a patient named Jessica, making...Ravi N. Samy, M.D. successfully implanted a cochlear implant (CI) in the right ear and an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) in the left ear of a patient named Jessica, making her one of the few patients in the country to have both. The ABI was implanted with the CochlearTM Nucleus® 7, the first made-for-iPhone sound processor approved by the Food and Drug Administration. With the combination of the ABI and... Read More >

August 15, 2018

A Consumer-friendly Recap of the HLAA2018 Research Symposium: Listening in Noise

Join us at 8 p.m. EDT when Perry Hanavan, Au.D. will provide a summary of each speaker’s presentation during Listening in Noise, the topic of the HLAA2018 Research Symposium. HLAA...Join us at 8 p.m. EDT when Perry Hanavan, Au.D. will provide a summary of each speaker’s presentation during Listening in Noise, the topic of the HLAA2018 Research Symposium. HLAA is grateful to Dr. Hanavan for not only suggesting this important topic, but also working to line up a world-class list of presenters that included: Andrew J. Oxenham, Ph.D., professor in the Departments of Psychology and Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota... Read More >

July 18, 2018

Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Hearing Aid at Costco

Join the dynamic Clifford Olson, Au.D. as he discusses the pros and cons of purchasing a hearing aid at Costco. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions in this...Join the dynamic Clifford Olson, Au.D. as he discusses the pros and cons of purchasing a hearing aid at Costco. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions in this captioned webinar.  Read More >

April 18, 2018

Inner Ear Gene Therapy – Recent Advances and Clinical Perspectives

Current strategies to treat hearing loss include sound amplification (via hearing aids), enhanced sound transmission (via middle ear prostheses/active implants), and direct neuronal stimulation (via cochlear implants). While potentially transformative,...Current strategies to treat hearing loss include sound amplification (via hearing aids), enhanced sound transmission (via middle ear prostheses/active implants), and direct neuronal stimulation (via cochlear implants). While potentially transformative, these approaches remain far from optimal in restoring hearing function, and deficiencies in natural sound perception, speech discrimination in noisy environments, and frequency sensitivity remain. Gene therapy for the inner ear is a compelling new approach with high potential to improve the current... Read More >

March 21, 2018

Hearing Loops Don’t Just Happen

Juliëtte Sterkens presents an informative session on how to foster hearing loops in your community. This webinar reviews how to locate supportive hearing care providers and trained hearing loop installers,...Juliëtte Sterkens presents an informative session on how to foster hearing loops in your community. This webinar reviews how to locate supportive hearing care providers and trained hearing loop installers, how to rally support in your community for loop technology, how to “find” and leverage funding, and how to spread the good news once hearing loops are installed using social and local news media.  Read More >

February 21, 2018

Beyond the Audiogram: Diagnostic and Verification Tools to Improve Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Fittings

When we have a hearing problem, we begin with a hearing test, often called an audiogram. This basic set of data gives us a starting point for setting how much...When we have a hearing problem, we begin with a hearing test, often called an audiogram. This basic set of data gives us a starting point for setting how much sound the hearing device should produce. However, it falls short of the complete picture of needs most people have. This webinar, Beyond the Audiogram: Diagnostic and Verification Tools to Improve Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Fittings, will review some other tools... Read More >

January 17, 2018

A Glimpse at 2018

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Join HLAA staff for A Glimpse at 2018, a discussion of the year ahead. The HLAA brand refresh, launch of a new website, Convention, Walk4Hearing, advocacy initiatives, and special projects –...Join HLAA staff for A Glimpse at 2018, a discussion of the year ahead. The HLAA brand refresh, launch of a new website, Convention, Walk4Hearing, advocacy initiatives, and special projects – all will be the focus of this webinar. It’s going to be an exciting year ahead! Read More >

July 19, 2017

Kid APProved!

Smartphones, tablets and apps are not only prevalent in our personal lives but are also used in education as ther-app-y and communication tools. This relatively new medium can provide accessibility...Smartphones, tablets and apps are not only prevalent in our personal lives but are also used in education as ther-app-y and communication tools. This relatively new medium can provide accessibility such as captioning and video conferencing, measurements for loudness levels in different environments, activities for speech, language and auditory training and also tutorials for learning sign language. This presentation provides an overview of how to leverage touch technology, what features... Read More >

May 17, 2017

OTC Hearing Aids: Rationale for Support

The Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 has sparked a great deal of debate and controversy. The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is the only provider organization to support S.670/H.R.1652,...The Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 has sparked a great deal of debate and controversy. The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is the only provider organization to support S.670/H.R.1652, the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, and commends Senators Warren and Grassley, and Representatives Blackburn and Kennedy for their foresight in introducing this legislation, which if enacted, will remove unnecessary and burdensome barriers to hearing care for millions of... Read More >