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2013 Demo Room

The Demo Room, located near the Exhibit Hall and workshops, is where exhibitors can give a demonstration of their product or service. The room is equipped with CART and a hearing loop. Times are subject to change – be sure to consult the final Convention 2013 Program and Exhibit Guide that will be in your Registration Bag. Presentations are 45 minutes in length (workshops are 1 ¼ hours). The Demo Room is located in E146.

Thursday, June 27
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) - Standards Enabling Hearing Accessibility: Developments and Trends

Room: E146

Presenters:
Brian Scarpelli, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, TIA

Tony Jasionowski, Senior Group Manager for Accessibility, Panasonic

James R. Bress, Chair, President, AST Technology Labs Inc.

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


Cochlear Americas - When to Consider Cochlear Implant Technology

Room: E146

Presenters:
Abby Fox, Au.D., FAAA, Cochlear Concierge, Cochlear Americas

Linda Day, Senior Cochlear Awareness Network Manager, Cochlear Americas

Summary:
For more than 30 years, Cochlear™ Nucleus® Systems have connected people to a world of sound. Learn how a cochlear implant system differs from a hearing aid. Discover the benefits of the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System and how it can optimize your hearing in every environment. Learn how cochlear implant users Abby Fox, audiologist, and Linda Day evaluated their cochlear implant options and hear their best today with this technology.

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


ClearSounds - Better Connections through Bluetooth

Room: E146

Presenters:
Brad Dodson, Business Development Manager, ClearSounds Communications

Michelle Maher, General Manager, ClearSounds Communications

Summary:
Interested to learn why our new Quattro 4.0 won the CES 2013 Innovations Award? Come and experience it and you will know why! The Quattro 4.0 is sure to please with its incredible features such as Multipoint technology, audible prompts, swipe technology, and a removable Bluetooth microphone for environmental listening. We will also demonstrate additional solutions that help you at work, at home or on the go – all using the power of Bluetooth.

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Sprint CapTel® - Sprint WebCapTel and Wireless CapTel by Sprint

Room: E146

Presenter:
Chameen Stratton, CapTel marketing manager

Summary:
Sprint CapTel is available in a wide variety of mediums: the phone itself (also known as the CapTel 840 and CapTel 840i), via a web browser on a computer, or even a smart phone.

Sprint WebCapTel allows a person who has difficulty hearing over the phone to read word-forword captions of their call with the ease of a computer system (desktop or laptop). Utilizing a telephone (cordless, desk phone or cell phone) they are able to hear and speak to their caller in conjunction with the computer to read what their caller is saying.

Wireless CapTel by Sprint brings the captioning service into the mobile environment! Sprint CapTel is now available on wireless devices.

The presentation will incorporate live demonstrations for participants as well as learning how to download the free app, registration process, and requirements to utilize the service. There will be time for Q & A at the end of the presentation.

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


MED-EL - The MED-EL RONDO – World’s FIRST Single-Unit Processor for Cochlear Implant Recipients

Room: E146

Presenter:
Stacy Rogers, senior clinical account manager and outreach specialist, MED-EL

Summary:
All-In-One RONDO is finally here! Learn more about exciting hearing implant innovations, including the first and only ALL-in-ONE processor from MED-EL. RONDO uses MED-EL’s proven OPUS audio processor platform and features our signature technologies – Automatic Sound Management and FineHearing Technology. With proven superior hearing performance in a wide variety of environments, learn how RONDO could be “the one” for you.

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Advanced Bionics - Get the Skinny on New Innovations in Cochlear Implant Technology

Room: E146

Presenter:
Jennifer Raulie, MA, CCC-A, Bionic Ear Association Manager, northwest region

Summary:
This presentation will provide participants with information on the revolutionary advancements seen in cochlear implant technology, which enhance hearing outcomes and directly impact quality of life. From the innovation leaders in cochlear implant and hearing aid solutions, participants will learn about an all-new processor which will feature state-of-the-art technologies and accessories available from Advanced Bionics and Phonak designed for improved hearing in a wide variety of listening settings.

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


SoundCure - Serenade Tinnitus Treatment System

Room: E146

Presenter:
Jeff Carroll, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Services and Engineering, SoundCure

Summary:
The SoundCure Serenade is a device used for the treatment of tinnitus. The Serenade has a proprietary type of sound therapy, known as S-Tones, along with two more traditional masking sounds. The S-Tones are sounds developed at the University of California, Irvine, that are designed to interfere with a patient’s tinnitus at a volume level softer than traditional maskers. S-Tones, and the Serenade device, are intended to be used to achieve immediate relief of tinnitus and can be used as part of a long term tinnitus treatment program to achieve habituation.

Friday, June 28
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.


Cochlear Americas - When to Consider the Baha® System

Room: E146

Presenters:
Alex Hatton, Au.D., CCC-A, Clinical Applications Specialist, Cochlear Americas

Chris Hasson, Cochlear Awareness Network Manager, Cochlear Americas

Summary:
For more than 30 years, Cochlear™ Baha® Bone Conduction Systems have connected people to a world of sound. Join us to learn when to consider a bone conduction system and discover advances in this technology. Learn what Chris Hasson, Baha recipient, considered when choosing a bone conduction system and his experience living with it today.

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


CapTel® - : Captioned Telephones – the Latest Advances from CapTel

Room: E146

Presenter:
John Kinstler, CapTel Outreach Marketing Manager

Summary:
See word-for-word captions during your phone calls with the CapTel Captioned Telephone from Ultratec - just like captions on television, but for your telephone. Come learn about the latest advances from CapTel!

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


IBM - AbilityLab Media Captioner and Editor

Room: E146

Presenter:
Seth Bravin, Market Planning, IBM

Summary:
Come visit IBM and see a demonstration of IBM AbilityLab Media Captioner and Editor, which turns spoken content into a text transcript, using advanced automatic speech recognition technology from IBM. This innovative technology provides a high-quality captioned version of content from webcast, podcast, and digital video and audio files.

Please visit www.ibm.com/able to learn more about IBM’s accessibility initiatives.

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.


Hamilton CapTel® - Bringing Clarity and Confidence to Phone Calls

Room: E146

Presenter:
Mitch Levy, CapTel Product Manager

Summary:
Come see how Hamilton CapTel® is making captioned telephone smarter than ever. The CapTel phone easily connects via Ethernet or WiFi -- a perfect solution for home or office.

On the go? Hamilton CapTel’s App for smart phones or tablets is just a download away. Prefer a PC or Mac® solution? Hamilton CapTel is available with any Internet-connected computer or laptop and a phone. Now, there’s just one number to reach them all – your Hamilton CapTel Call Me #.

Saturday, June 29
8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.


Frye Electronics - Objective Testing - Hearing Instruments and Hearing Itself

Room: E146

Presenter:
George Frye, President, Frye Electronics

Summary:
Hearing aids are electronic devices with programmable features like gain and intensity. Objectively tested with a FP35T analyzer, parameters are normally set by use of a target system that uses the patient’s audiogram as a guide. But does the patient actually hear sounds properly? An objective test of a person’s aided hearing is now possible using the HEARLab, designed at the National Acoustics Lab in Sydney, Australia. These instruments will be discussed at the presentation.

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.


hi HealthInnovations - Hearing Aid Features and Programming

Room: E146

Presenter:
Noreen Gibbens, Au.D., Lead Audiologist, hi HealthInnovations

Summary:
There is much discussion in the hearing aid community about how hearing aids are dispensed through the hi HealthInnovations model. This presentation will focus on a demonstration of the process involved in the programming and dispensing of a few of the products and their features. For example, the process of meeting targets for fittings, and prescriptive formulas will be discussed.

10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Dogs for the Deaf – Dogs for the Deaf

Room: E146

Presenter:
Robin Dickson, President and CEO, Dogs for the Deaf

Summary:
Learn about how Dogs for the Deaf trains dogs to help people with hearing loss by alerting to sounds like a smoke detector, phones, door knock, and more. See an actual presentation by one of our Certified Hearing Dogs.

11:15 a.m. – Noon


Advanced Bionics - Are You ABLE? Mobile Adult Rehab on the Go!

Room: E146

Presenter:
Valeri V. Le Beau, Consumer Education and Rehab Manager, Advanced Bionics

Summary:
Advanced Bionics enters the world of Rehab Apps for Adults by introducing ABLE (Advanced Bionics Listening Exercises) that will feature a suite of rehabilitation exercise Apps. CLIX is the first installment in this suite of rehabilitation apps that is a part of ABLE. This free app is for adults using hearing aids or cochlear implants who want to practice listening for word differences in both quiet and noise. Join us to learn and use ABLE!