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May 23 2018 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker:
Topic: 1- 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!

Meeting ID: 109529229

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Apr 18 2018 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Topic: 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, 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 standard of care for genetic, age-related, and environmentally-induced hearing loss. This webinar will present a brief summary of several recent advances in gene therapy and discuss the major hurdles that remain on the path to widespread clinical use.

Lukas will be running in the Boston Marathon on April 16 (two days before the webinar). To read more about Lukas and to support his effort to fundraise for Mass Eye & Ear, go to his Team Eye & Ear Boston 2018 page.

Mar 21 2018 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker:
Topic: Hearing Loops Don’t "Just Happen"

Please join Hearing Loop Advocate Juliëtte Sterkens, for an informative session on how to foster hearing loops in your community. This webinar will review 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. 



Feb 21 2018 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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

Brad Ingrao, Au.D.
David Andreaggi, Au.D.

Download: Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit

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 and techniques available to most hearing care professionals to better define needs and measure the outcomes of hearing aid and cochlear implant settings and features.

Jan 17 2018 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker:
Topic: 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 – all will be the focus of this webinar. It’s going to be an exciting year ahead!


Jul 19 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker:
Topic: 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 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 are needed when working with deaf and hard of hearing students as well as a sampling of apps and accessories and where to find free and discounted apps.

Jun 14 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker:
Topic: HLAA2017: Ready, Get Set…!

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  Nancy Macklin
  Director of External Affairs and Events, HLAA

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  Niaz Siasi
  Meeting Planner, HLAA

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  Deanna P. Baker, RMR, FAPR
  Realtime Captioner/Consultant

Whether you are new to HLAA Conventions or have been to many, join us for a review of the official HLAA2017 Convention Program and Exhibit Guide and ask any questions you have about the Convention so you can say:  Ready, Set, Go!

May 17 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker:
Topic: OTC Hearing Aids: Rationale for Support

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  Alicia D.D. Spoor, Au.D.
  President-elect for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA)
  and Legislative Chair of the Maryland Academy of Audiology (MAA)

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  Stephanie Czuhajewski, CAE
  Executive Director
  Academy of Doctors of Audiology

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 Americans.

Join us for this informative webinar and discover why ADA supports OTC hearing aids and the elimination of the medical clearance requirement for adult consumers.

The Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act is consistent with ADA’s longstanding position to implement recommendations from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), which have both recommended making some types of hearing aids available over the counter and removing the requirement of a medical evaluation in order to allow millions more Americans to access hearing aids.

The availability of FDA-registered OTC hearing devices will allow consumers to make better informed decisions about their treatment options, and will also facilitate increased competition, enhance quality and improve transparency with regard to the purchase of direct-to-consumer hearing amplification products.

Apr 19 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker:
Topic: Message of Hope for Tinnitus Sufferers

This webinar is also available for playback using the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher.

The presentation will be about Glenn’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 and his experience highlight a meditation-based approach that can work for anyone, regardless of their level of hearing. The goal of the presentation is to spread a message of hope to those suffering with tinnitus and hearing loss.

Mar 15 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker:
Topic: Effective Workplace Accommodations for Employees Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

This webinar is also available for playback using the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher.


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  Chuck Conaty
  Business Development Specialist
  U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy

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  Teresa Goddard
  Sensory Team Lead-JAN
  Job Accommodation Network at West Virginia University

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 Network (JAN) case data include a variety of accommodation solutions illustrating effective use of AT in a broad range of work settings. JAN provides one-on-one consultation about all aspects of job accommodation, including the accommodation process, effective accommodation options, funding sources for accommodations, product information, disability awareness, and legal rights and responsibilities. This presentation will include examples of accommodation scenarios involving employees who are deaf or hard of hearing and will provide information regarding reasonable accommodation and assistive technology options including video remote interpreting, and other technology based communication supports, as well as other resources.

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