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Dec 17 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: 2 - Improve Your Next Hearing Aid Experience with Hearing Tracker

Summary:
Launched in March 2014, HearingTracker.com has rapidly grown to become an important online resource for consumers with hearing loss. HearingTracker.com boasts America’s most comprehensive directory of hearing health care providers, including details on each provider’s educational background, qualifications, provided services, and consumer reviews. HearingTracker.com also hosts a large collection of hearing aid model listings and authenticated hearing aid reviews. Consumers may browse and compare hearing aid models, and locate nearby suppliers. Please join Hearing Tracker founder and President, Abram Bailey, Au.D., for a personalized tour of HearingTracker.com’s features. Learn what to look for in a provider, what hearing aid features matter, and how to improve your next hearing aid experience.

Nov 19 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: 1 - A Tale of Two Ears
Dr. Jackler will provide a broad overview of the state-of-the-art in the bioscience and technology of hearing loss with an emphasis upon emerging new methods of treatment and promising lines of research which may lead to new cures.

Oct 15 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Topic: Untreated Hearing Loss: Effects on Physical, Cognitive, and Social Well Being

Summary:
This webinar highlights detrimental effects of untreated hearing loss. Topics include an overview on why hearing loss is often left untreated, and how ignoring your loss can increase your risk for auditory deprivation, depression, isolation, and dementia.

Sep 17 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: Federal Relay Services and Solutions for Functional Equivalency in the Workplace

Summary:
Sprint’s Federal Relay Service (FRS) is designed to provide functional equivalency in telecommunications to deaf, hard of hearing, and speech disabled federal government employees, or to the general public for access to contact Federal agencies.

The benefit of using Federal Relay lies in the fact that it provides telecommunication tools for those who work for the federal government to communicate with ease. In fact, Federal Relay offers six different total solutions to meet the varying preferences of those who need support using the telephone, which allows efficiency and equality in the workplace. This includes IP relay, Captioned Telephone, Relay Conference Captioning, Video Relay solutions, and traditional TTY and Speech-to-Speech. Some of these solutions may work well in other business environments as well. 

Today, Federal Relay is part of Sprint’s contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) and thus FRS is the only authorized GSA Federal Relay provider. In order to begin utilizing services, an agency must first provide Sprint with a task order form, which obligates a certain amount of funding to the agency to pay for the use of the service. We work with over 100 different agencies on supplying Federal Relay Services, and our team is more than happy to provide you with information on your agency’s eligibility of using the services – tune in to the webinar to learn more.

Jul 16 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: Master Your Emotional Intelligence

Summary:
Brenda’s focus is on mastering progressive communication skills that lead to extraordinary relationships. She will introduce you to the Energy Leadership Self-Mastery Program which promotes an introspective and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential. During her dynamic experiential and educational presentation you will learn to:

  • Catapult your energy and increase your performance
  • Inspire and motivate those around you
  • Feel a greater sense of purpose
  • Get more done in less time
  • Reduce stress and become more engaged

This Self-Mastery process will help you transform yourself and your world from the very core, creating more happiness and success with less stress…and that’s really just where your journey begins.

May 21 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: Audiological Evaluations, Findings and Recommendations: A Parent’s Guide

Summary:
Audiological evaluations are fast-paced, multifaceted and often daunting to parents. This webinar will provide parents with information on what to expect during pediatric audiological evaluations and how testing will change based on your child’s age. It will provide information on how to decode your child’s audiogram, as well as recommendations made so that you can make informed decisions and be an active member of your child’s team. 

Apr 16 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: Tinnitus Today, Silence Tomorrow

Summary:
With over 50 million Americans affected, tinnitus is one of the largest health issues facing the nation today, yet relatively few patients and doctors are equipped to manage it. In this webinar, American Tinnitus Association Executive Director, Cara James, will explore the facts about tinnitus, review effective therapies, and discuss ongoing scientific efforts toward a cure.

Apr 9 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: Attracting and Keeping Volunteers

Summary:
We all want volunteers to help with the mission of our organization. How do we recruit the right volunteers and keep them engaged? Learn recruitment methods and retention strategies in this volunteer management overview. Walk away with practical tips and techniques that you can implement at your organization. Learn about available resources that can support your efforts in engaging volunteers in your mission.

This webinar is recommended for current and future HLAA State organization and Chapter Leaders and Chapter Coordinators.

Mar 19 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: FCC Update on CVAA and Closed Captioning

Summary:
The past four years have been very busy at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  In 2010, President Obama signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) into law.  This landmark legislation established new mandates promising greater access to telephone, television and Internet technologies by people with hearing loss.  From 2010-2013, the FCC worked on approximately 10 sets of rules to implement the new requirements, taking swift and comprehensive action to put into place requirements addressing Internet-based captioning, emergency access, accessible video equipment, and digital and wireless communications. 

This year, the FCC’s momentum continued.  In February 2014, the FCC took unprecedented action to ensure the provision of high quality captions on television programing to ensure full TV access by all viewers.  Learn how these new laws will affect your lives in this workshop presented by an FCC official that spearheaded the drafting of the CVAA and helped to oversee these various rules.

Mar 12 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: HLAA’s History and Why It Matters Now

Summary:
How and why did HLAA become an organization for people with hearing loss? Why does it matter to me, 34 years after it started? Learn the answers and more in a careful review of the organization’s proud history. Ms. Olson makes the information interesting to learn with highly visual and humorous talk.

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