Unique Opportunity Awaits People with Hearing Loss in Utah’s Capital City, June 22 - 25

  Unique Opportunity Awaits People with Hearing Loss in Utah’s Capital City,
  June 22 - 25

Business Wire

BETHESDA, Md. -- May 17, 2017

Consumers with hearing loss are invited to HLAA2017, the largest
communication-accessible educational program and trade show for people with
hearing loss in the country, hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of
America. Real-time captions and hearing loop technology will be in use in all
workshops and plenary sessions at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention
Center and host hotel, Little America.

In a pre-Convention statement,” HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley said,
“The HLAA Convention is an event many people look forward to each year -- from
people with hearing loss, to companies and sponsors who want to showcase their
products, to presenters who have the latest to share on hearing loss. We all
come together where everyone can "hear" and realize there is hope to living
well with hearing loss."

Highlights of the event include:

  * Opening Session keynote address by U.S. Army veteran Shilo Harris;
    sponsored by CTA Foundation
  * Research Symposium - Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants: Merging
    Technologies, Expanding Benefits, moderated by Colin L. Driscoll, M.D.,
    Chair, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Mayo Clinic (MN), Board of Directors
    Chair, American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACI Alliance); sponsored by the
    ACI Alliance
  * Educational workshops on relevant topics such as hearing loops, cochlear
    implants, hearing aids, tinnitus, and over-the-counter hearing aids. Five
    tracks of workshops (four sponsored by Advanced Bionics and Phonak AG, and
    one track sponsored by Listen Technologies) will use the latest captioning
    technology, 1Fuzion by 1CapApp
  * Exhibit Hall full of the latest technology and services; complimentary
    Exhibit Hall passes are available; the Exhibit Hall will also include a
    Family Search Room sponsored by Sprint Accessibility where attendees can
    research their ancestry

  * Mobile Convention App sponsored by CTIA–The Wireless Association®
  * Get Acquainted Party on opening night sponsored by Presenting Sponsor,
    CaptionCall
  * HLAA Stars Come Out Award Ceremony and Talent Show will honor volunteers
    and others across the country, sponsored by CapTel Captioned Telephone
  * Saturday evening dinner theater, Huh? Life with a Cranky Cochlea performed
    by  comedienne and hearing loss advocate Gael Hannan; sponsored by
    Contacta
  * HLAA attendees will have the opportunity to attend Music and the Spoken
    Word performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the LDS Conference Center
    in a section of seating with a hearing loop
  * Complimentary registration for veterans and their caregivers attending for
    the first time
  * Delta Air Lines  is the  official Convention airline with discounted fares

Additional sponsors include AT&T, Cochlear Americas, Contacta, Delta Air
Lines, Hamilton CapTel, hi HealthInnovations, MED-EL, Panasonic, T-Mobile, and
Verizon.

Advanced registration is open through May 31 after which registration is
welcome on-site at the Salt Palace Convention Center located at 100 S W
Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit the Convention page to find registration
information, schedule-at-a-glance, workshop descriptions and more.

About Hearing Loss Association of America

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the
world of communication to people with hearing loss through information,
education, advocacy and support. In addition to the Convention, HLAA produces
Walk4Hearing events in 20 cities, publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss
Magazine, advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss, and has an
extensive network of chapters and state organizations across the country. The
national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200,
Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone 301.657.2248 or visit hearingloss.org.

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People with hearing loss, come to #HLAA2017 @SaltPalaceCC, see latest tech and
learn in hearing friendly workshops.

Contact:

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
Nancy Macklin, Director of External Affairs & Events
301-657-2248
nmacklin@hearingloss.org
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