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Hearing Loss Association of America Hosts the HLAA Convention 2016 and the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) Congress

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June 23 - 26
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009 US
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Pre-registration is CLOSED

Pre-registration has closed; we welcome your registration on-site. 

REMINDER: Exhibit Hall is open FREE to the public. Stop by the Registration desk to get an access badge. Exhibit Hall days/hours: Thursday 12-5pm, Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 9am-3pm.

Take A Sneak Peek

The Convention 2016 Program & Exhibit Guide is ready for you. Take a look at all that the Convention has to offer in advance. Of course, a printed copy will be waiting for your arrival at the Convention Registration Desk located in the Terrace Foyer West (Terrace Level).

Mobile Convention App

Download the Mobile Convention App – just search for HLAA2016 in your app store.

Sponsored by:

Why use the Mobile Convention App?

  • Connect with other attendees
  • Check out the schedule and speaker profiles
  • View the list of exhibitors and sponsors and see where they are located on the floor plan
  • Receive notifications and alerts about schedule or room changes and breaking news
  • Complete session evaluations for each workshop and the Convention survey
  • Follow social media feeds
  • Make your own personal schedule and take notes

Compete for prizes in the Play to Win Game – four great prizes!
In the app, click on the Gamification tab, complete challenges by entering the unique passcode for each; four attendees with top points by 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, are the winners! 

1st prize – Roger Pen
2nd prize – Roger EasyPen
3rd prize – Convention 2017 Full-activity Registration + 3 Nights at Host Hotel
4th prize – Roger Clip-On Mic

Thank you, Phonak, for providing three prizes for the Mobile Convention App’s Play to Win game!

Off-site Events on Friday, June 24

6:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt in Dupont Circle
Sponsored by CityHunt

If you are pre-registered for the Scavenger Hunt, HLAA staff will assign teams of five and send out pre-Convention information about the Hunt. Get ready to have a blast! Look for an email coming soon with more details. 

cityHUNT logoCityHunt takes the classic scavenger hunt to the next level, where instead of looking for a list of objects, teams compete in a series of clues, challenges and picture tasks. Bond with your team, have fun, and discover a whole new area in this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Plus, great cards, drink tokens, and more!

Your team can score extra points for your team name, team colors, uniform
(i.e. bandanas), and mascot. The sky’s the limit!

6:45 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Monuments by Night

Let someone else do the driving – sit back and relax and enjoy the sights of our nation’s capital. You will see the WWII Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, United States Capitol, Washington Monument, White House, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Reflecting Pool, FDR Memorial, and Iwo Jima Memorial. There will be time for you to step off the bus to walk closer to many of the monuments.

Convention 2016 Approved for CEUs

American Academy of Audiology Continuing Education in Audiology logo The Hearing Loss Association of America is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.55 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

All New for Convention 2016: The Experience Room
(Cabinet Room on Concourse Level)

Stocked with products offered by our exhibitors, the Experience Room is the place to come to try out the latest technology for people with hearing loss in an environment much like your family room – comfy furniture, TV, card/game table, and more.

The Room will be staffed by Au.D. students from the University of Maryland and Gallaudet University, giving them greater exposure to technology and you, the person they will eventually treat in their practices. Exhibitors, there is no cost associated with this; if you are interested in additional information contact Nancy Macklin.

Come experience Life in the Experience Room.

Sponsored by:
CapTel Captioned Telephone
Consumer Technology Association Foundation

Calling All Young Adults (18 – 35) for a Crime and Pun-ishment: A 1920’s Murder Mystery Experience!

When: Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (dinner served promptly at 7 p.m.)

Where: Buca di Beppo Restaurant located a short walk from the Washington Hilton at 1825 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC.

Who: All young adults REGISTERED for Convention 2016/IFHOH Congress

Do I need to register in advance for the Murder Mystery?
Yes, please complete the registration form [in Word] [in PDF] and return it to Nancy Macklin at Registration deadline is May 31.

Is dinner included? Yes! Come hungry and arrive promptly at 7 p.m. Questions? Contact Nancy Macklin at 301.657.2248 Ext. 106 or email

Sponsored by:
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Exhibiting and Sponsorships

The Exhibit and Marketing Opportunities prospectus has been distributed to sponsors of Convention 2015 who have right of refusal. See the full prospectus on the Exhibiting/Marketing page.

Plenty of sponsor opportunities are available for every budget. Contact Nancy Macklin or Chris Schriever to learn more.

Wednesday Open Mic Night

The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss (AAMHL) is hosting an open mic event during the HLAA Convention 2016 on June 22 from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. All convention attendees who play a musical instrument or sing are encouraged to perform. If you are interested in performing, please go to for more details and to submit an entry. The deadline to submit an entry is April 15, 2016.

Convention Updates
Be sure to check this page frequently for Convention news as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@HLAA@nmacklin #HLAA2016).

Call Nancy Macklin, Director of Events at 301.657.2248 or email