Join us June 24-26 to learn the latest about hearing health, communication access and the technologies and strategies that help people with hearing loss live well. This three-day event includes a research symposium on Hearing Care for All, and robust workshops on advances in hearing aids, accessibility through mobile devices, hearing access in the workplace and more.
Register Today for Best Rates for HLAA Virtual Convention 2021!
- Early-bird registration will be $35 through June 15
- Beginning June 16, registration will be $45
Schedule at a Glance:
NEW THIS YEAR!
- An interactive Exhibit Hall where participants can view products and chat with informed representatives.
- Happy Hour Meet and Greet: where you will be entertained, inspired and have the chance to connect with other participants.
Thursday, June 24
Welcome Session (https://www.hearingloss.org/programs-events/convention/hlaa-virtual-convention-welcome-session/)
Learn more about what’s to come during the convention.
3 – 3:20 p.m. ET
Jessica Rosenworcel, Acting Chairwoman, Federal Communications Commission
Wireless Accessibility: Finding Mobile Devices and Features that Work for You
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ET
Shellie Blakeney, Director of Government Affairs, Technology and Engineering Policy, T-Mobile
Ian Dillner, Associate General Counsel, Verizon Media
Robert Kubik, Senior Director, Public Policy, Samsung Electronics
Sarah Leggin, Director, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA (https://www.ctia.org/)
Happy Hour Meet and Greet (https://www.hearingloss.org/programs-events/convention/hlaa-virtual-convention-happy-hour/)
4:45 – 6 p.m. ET
Where you will be entertained, inspired and have the chance to connect with other participants.
Friday, June 25
Hearing Aids: Over-the-counter (OTC), Direct-to-consumer (DTC) and Connectivity
3 – 4 p.m. ET
Thomas A. Powers, Ph.D., Managing Member, Powers Consulting LLC
Exhibit Hall Open
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. ET
The Latest in Digital Inclusion Technologies
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. ET
Larry Goldberg, Senior Director and Head of Accessibility, Verizon Media
Saturday, June 26
Research Symposium and Q&A
Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET
Susan Emmett, M.D., M.P.H., Tele-audiology and Hearing Care in Alaska
Nicole Marrone, Ph.D., CCC-A, Community Health Workers and Hearing Care at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Carrie Nieman, M.D., Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, HEARS Peer Educators in Action: Older Adults Serving Older Adults
Exhibit Hall Open
1:45 – 3 p.m. ET
Communication Access in Health Care
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. ET
Peggy Ellertsen, Member, Management Board, Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation and Contributor, HLAA Communication Access in Health Care
Toni Iacolucci, Contributor, HLAA Communication Access in Health Care Program and Member, Advisory Board, INTERACT Trial
Elaine McCaffrey, Chair Communication Access in Health Care Program and Member, HLAA Board of Directors
Margaret Wallhagen, Ph.D., Ph.D., RN/GNP-BC, Professor, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
The Promise of Next-Generation Bluetooth® LE Audio Connectivity
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. ET
Linda Kozma-Spytek, Senior Research Audiologist, Technology Access Program, Gallaudet University
Chuck Sabin, Senior Director, Market Development, Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Inc.
2021 HLAA Research Symposium
Hearing Care for All: Innovations in Extending the Reach of Hearing Care
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET
HLAA Research Symposia have been held annually at HLAA Conventions since 1994. The sessions cover cutting-edge scientific findings relevant to adult hearing loss. The symposia are unique because they are geared toward educating the lay audience of people with hearing loss about research. The 2021 Research Symposium is supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
June 24-26, 2021
This year’s topics include wireless accessibility and your devices, what you need to know about hearing aids, the workplace and the latest in digital inclusion technologies, communication access in health care and the next generation of Bluetooth connectivity.