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

Guest Speaker
Topic: 1 - 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 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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Mar 8 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness for People with Hearing Loss


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  Lise Hamlin
  Director of Public Policy, HLAA

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  Scott D. Smith, CEP, PFT

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.

Feb 17 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: Chapters: Attracting and Keeping Younger Adults

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

A recurring question HLAA chapter and state organization leaders ask is, “How can we get young people to come to our meetings? If we are able to get them in the door, they seem to come once or twice and then they don’t come back.”

It’s reasonable to assume that people decide to come to HLAA meetings because they are looking for something. Believe it or not, even in the age of ready availability of hearing loss information on the internet, not everything active young adults need in order to live well with their hearing loss can be found online.

In this webinar Valerie will share insights HLAA has learned from young adults with hearing loss about what they need. The webinar will offer suggestions about where to find active young adults with hearing loss, how to help them, and program ideas to get them to come back.  While we can’t guarantee that EVERY suggestion will work for EVERY chapter EVERY time, the odds are very good that at least some of them will help increase young adult participation  in chapter activities. Please make your plans to join us for a 40-45 minute presentation with 15-20 minutes of time allocated to discussion. The webinar will be captioned and it will be archived on the HLAA webinar portal for those unable to participate in real-time.

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

Topic: Career Success after Hearing Loss

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

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. Baldridge’s current research findings, we will discuss post-hearing loss quests for meaningful work and big picture answers to “Who am I?”, “Am I still successful?” as well as redefinition of oneself (e.g., I am now both a person with a disability and a successful professional) and career success (e.g., I now care about service to society as much as I care about material success).