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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 >

February 15, 2017

Career Success after Hearing Loss

This webinar will focus on career success research in the general population, Dr. Baldridge’s current research on career success after hearing loss, and participants’ own employment experiences. We will discuss...This webinar will focus on career success research in the general population, Dr. Baldridge’s current research on career success after hearing loss, and participants’ own employment experiences. We will discuss the types of jobs, tasks, and organizational contexts in which people with hearing loss are more likely to be successful. We will also discuss day-to-day behaviors associated with workplace success, including management of supervisors, coworkers, and accommodations. Guided by Dr.... Read More >

November 16, 2016

Educated Consumers Hear Better

Best practices in audiology can make a real difference to how well we hear with our hearing aids. Join HearingTracker.com founder Abram Bailey to find out what services you should...Best practices in audiology can make a real difference to how well we hear with our hearing aids. Join HearingTracker.com founder Abram Bailey to find out what services you should expect to receive from your audiologist, and to discuss the Hearing Tracker’s unique approach to identifying and highlighting the nation’s best audiologists. Read More >

October 19, 2016

The Importance of Caregivers to the Health and Well-being of the Veteran

We envision an America where military caregivers are empowered, appreciated, and recognized for their service to our nation. When it comes to the health and well-being of veterans and service...We envision an America where military caregivers are empowered, appreciated, and recognized for their service to our nation. When it comes to the health and well-being of veterans and service members, one of the most underutilized forms of support is their caregiver. Caregivers manage medication and appointments, assist with activities of daily living, provide physical and emotional support, and advocate for their proper care and treatment. They are often the... Read More >

September 21, 2016

The Patient’s Guide to Tinnitus: 2016

Audiologists and other health professionals evaluate and manage tinnitus daily and can provide effective and useful management for up to 90% of all tinnitus patients. Although for some people with...Audiologists and other health professionals evaluate and manage tinnitus daily and can provide effective and useful management for up to 90% of all tinnitus patients. Although for some people with unrelenting tinnitus, it may be a chronic and disabling condition. Taming tinnitus begins with a complete history and audiologic evaluation, and may involve multiple health care professionals – depending on the findings. In this webinar, we’ll detail the types of... Read More >

August 17, 2016

Wait – There’s a Student with Hearing Loss Coming into My Class?

Children with hearing loss often do not have a professional in their school who understand hearing loss. If you are a teacher/speech pathologist with a new student with hearing loss,...Children with hearing loss often do not have a professional in their school who understand hearing loss. If you are a teacher/speech pathologist with a new student with hearing loss, this webinar will address the issues that will be important for you to understand to allow your student to access communication and learning. Parents – please join us (you may learn something new), and share this webinar with your child’s... Read More >

July 20, 2016

Auditory Training: Improving Speech Perception

This presentation will focus on the importance of auditory training for people who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants so they may obtain optimal performance. The importance of long-term auditory...This presentation will focus on the importance of auditory training for people who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants so they may obtain optimal performance. The importance of long-term auditory training will also be discussed. Geoff Plant is the president of the Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation (HRF), a registered not-for-profit established in 1996 to provide and promote speech communication training for children and adults with hearing loss. It acts as a... Read More >