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September 19, 2018

Auditory Brainstem Implant (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 >

July 18, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

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 >

May 23, 2018

Countdown to Convention: Tips for a Successful #HLAA2018

Join HLAA Meeting Planner Niaz Siasi for a review of the HLAA2018 Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota and ask any questions you have as you make your final preparations for this fun-filled trip!Join HLAA Meeting Planner Niaz Siasi for a review of the HLAA2018 Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota and ask any questions you have as you make your final preparations for this fun-filled trip! 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 >

April 19, 2017

Message of Hope for Tinnitus Sufferers

The presentation, Message of Hope for Tinnitus Sufferers, will be about Glenn Schweitzer’s experience with tinnitus (and to a lesser extent Meniere’s disease) and how he was eventually able to find relief...The presentation, Message of Hope for Tinnitus Sufferers, will be about Glenn Schweitzer’s experience with tinnitus (and to a lesser extent Meniere’s disease) and how he was eventually able to find relief from the ringing in his ears. When it comes to tinnitus, few people have been let down harder than those with hearing loss as many of the common treatment options, like sound masking, are simply not possible. But Glenn’s story... Read More >

March 15, 2017

Effective Workplace Accommodations for Employees Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

As an agency of the U. S. Department of Labor, The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only federal agency that coordinates with employers and all levels of...As an agency of the U. S. Department of Labor, The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only federal agency that coordinates with employers and all levels of government to promote policies that increase employment for people with disabilities and workplace success. ODEP focuses on policy and practice. The introductory presentation will provide an overview of ODEP and what it does. Real life accommodation examples from Job Accommodation... Read More >

March 08, 2017

Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness for People with Hearing Loss

Most people don’t think about preparing for emergencies until it’s too late. That’s not good for anyone but could be disastrous for someone with a hearing loss. This webinar will...Most people don’t think about preparing for emergencies until it’s too late. That’s not good for anyone but could be disastrous for someone with a hearing loss. This webinar will bring you the latest on emergency access, how you can prepare and what government and industry are working on to make the technologies we use every day more helpful in emergencies. Read More >

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