Dec 16 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Topic: 1 - Aging America and Hearing Loss: The PCAST Report Explained
Dr. Cassel will describe a recent study on improving hearing technologies for older adults, which was conducted by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST). PCAST specifically looked at how to support older adults with mild to moderate age-related hearing loss, which affects nearly half of people over the age of 60 and has major health and social impacts.
The report found multiple factors that limit people’s access to hearing technologies—most notably, the high cost of hearing aids, but also the challenges that consumers face in shopping for best value. PCAST recommended a few key federal actions that it believed could improve access and reduce cost, and Dr. Cassel will summarize those recommendations in the webinar.
Nov 18 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Topic: HLAA Town Hall Meeting
The Town Hall Meeting will be an opportunity for Anna and Meg to share some of the exciting activities occurring at the national level, as well as provide a forum to talk about opportunities and challenges occurring at the state and chapter levels. The Town Hall Meeting will provide a forum for discussion with people who join the webinar. Anna and Meg look forward to “talking and listening” with you on Wednesday, November 18th at 8 p.m. EST.
Nov 10 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Topic: hi HealthInnovations: Improving the Access and Affordability of Hearing Health Care
Product Showcase Webinar - Hearing loss is a growing health issue, underdiagnosed, and treatment options many times expensive. hi HealthInnovations provides awareness of hearing loss, increased access to hearing testing, and reduced cost of hearing aids. The presentation will include how hi HealthInnovations is improving the access and affordability of hearing healthcare through their delivery model, access channels, services, products and customer support.
Nov 4 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Topic: CapTel Captioned Telephone: See What Everyone is Talking About!
Product Showcase Webinar - Learn about the exciting new developments in CapTel Captioned Telephone technology designed to help people with hearing loss enjoy telephone conversations with confidence. Ultratec, the inventor of captioned telephone technology, shares the latest advances in providing word-for-word captions during telephone calls.
Oct 21 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Topic: Equal Access to Health Care Services for Individuals with Disabilities
During this presentation, Mr. Gordon will discuss the legal principles under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that are applicable in health care settings, the Department of Justice’s Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, and recent cases that have settled under this initiative.
Sep 16 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Topic: A Smartphone Is a Hearing Assistive Technology
A hearing aid or cochlear implant by itself is often not enough to hear conversations and alerting sounds. Numerous technologies are designed to help people with hearing loss enhance telephone communication, TV reception, hear alerting/warning sounds, and listen in various kinds of public venues. This presentation will focus on how one device, a smartphone, can serve as a hearing assistive technology.
Sep 8 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Topic: Introducing MED-EL’s SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant System: In Sync with Natural Hearing
Product Showcase Webinar - This webinar is intended to introduce MED-EL’s new SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant System. The SYNCHRONY CI System includes a number of new products, features, and functions. Discussion will include new technology available with the SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant, as well as proper use and care of the SONNET Audio Processor and WaterWear Accessory for RONDO.
Aug 19 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Topic: What a Person with Hearing Loss Needs to Know Before a Medical Encounter
Are you going to the hospital or doctor’s office? Are you apprehensive about being able to communicate with your healthcare providers? Would you like to know what you can do ahead of time to set the stage for more effective communication when it really counts?
If you are a person with hearing loss, there are things you can do ahead of time that will prepare you to let your treatment team know you have a hearing loss and increase your chances of getting the communication assistance you need. Tune in to this webinar to learn more.
Jun 17 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Topic: A Closer Look at Convention 2015
Joan gives a preview of the Convention 2015 Program and Exhibit Guide – newcomers and convention regulars are welcome to attend. Come see all the Convention has in store for you.
May 20 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Topic: Gaining Greater Access for People with Hearing Loss
HLAA is dedicated to gaining greater access for people with hearing loss. Our webinar will take a look at:
HLAA’s public policy agenda and how your local advocacy can dovetail with our work on the national level;
HLAA’s new policy statements;
Recently introduced federal legislation we support that provides Medicare coverage of hearing aids and another that provides tax credits for hearing aids;
HLAA’s support for affordable and accessible hearing health care;
HLAAs work in looping in public places; and
Our collaboration with other organizations for movie captioning
Join Lise Hamlin to learn what we are doing and how we can work together to advocate effectively for people with hearing loss.