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July 18, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Research Studies and You: Where to Start, and What to Ask

Ever wonder what it’s like to take part in a research study? Or how to find research studies or trials to participate in? Loretta Byrne RN, from Vanderbilt University Medical...Ever wonder what it’s like to take part in a research study? Or how to find research studies or trials to participate in? Loretta Byrne RN, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Project Manager of ResearchMatch, will be sharing information about the basics of clinical trials, what it’s like to take part in a research study, and how to go about looking for studies that are of interest to you.... Read More >

May 22, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Intro to hearOclub – Avoiding ‘Hearing Emergencies’

What started as a mission to help the elder community has progressed to giving anyone with hearing aids or a cochlear implant the peace of mind that they will always...What started as a mission to help the elder community has progressed to giving anyone with hearing aids or a cochlear implant the peace of mind that they will always have a consistent supply of fresh batteries delivered to their home. We will break down the health benefits of always having access to batteries, describe some of our members’ journeys and the barriers they faced before joining, and define what... Read More >

May 15, 2019

Countdown to HLAA2019

The HLAA2019 Convention will be held in Rochester, NY and HLAA is working hard to make sure this is an event you don’t want to miss! This year we have...The HLAA2019 Convention will be held in Rochester, NY and HLAA is working hard to make sure this is an event you don’t want to miss! This year we have world renown geneticists on our Research Symposium panel, the latest technology and services in the exhibit hall, keynote address by the amazing Rebecca Alexander, 50 educational workshops, and fun events and entertainment! Join Amanda Watson, HLAA Meeting Planner, and Barbara... Read More >

April 17, 2019

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 >

March 20, 2019

Living Your Best Life with Hearing Loss

Do you let your hearing loss stop you from living a purposeful, meaningful, and productive life? Are you ashamed or embarrassed about your hearing loss? Are you unsure how to...Do you let your hearing loss stop you from living a purposeful, meaningful, and productive life? Are you ashamed or embarrassed about your hearing loss? Are you unsure how to handle your hearing loss at work/school, social environment or physical activity? Not only will Susanna share personal stories, she will give you suggestions on how to handle these situations successfully whether you wear hearing aids or cochlear implants. After this presentation,... Read More >

February 20, 2019

Office Hours with Doc Otoblock: An Open Q&A with Dr. Brad Ingrao

Hearing technology and hearing loss treatments continue to evolve such that even “old pro” consumers with hearing loss often have questions that are hard to pin down. Dr. Ingrao has...Hearing technology and hearing loss treatments continue to evolve such that even “old pro” consumers with hearing loss often have questions that are hard to pin down. Dr. Ingrao has spent his career being accessible to consumers, students and professionals. In this open Q&A, he will take questions from participants and a variety of hearing-related topics including, but not limited to hearing loss, hearing testing, hearing technology (hearing aids, hearing... Read More >

January 16, 2019

Life Sounds Good

In 2009, Jess Toews was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), a hereditary condition most commonly associated with bilateral vestibular schwannomas, also known as acoustic neuromas. These are benign (noncancerous)...In 2009, Jess Toews was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), a hereditary condition most commonly associated with bilateral vestibular schwannomas, also known as acoustic neuromas. These are benign (noncancerous) tumors that occur on the nerves for balance and hearing leading to the inner ear. Over the last 9 years, Jess has been through many medical obstacles including deafness, and she is one of just a few people in the... 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 >