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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

Guest Speaker
Topic: hi HealthInnovations: Improving the Access and Affordability of Hearing Health Care

Summary:
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

Guest Speaker
Topic: CapTel Captioned Telephone: See What Everyone is Talking About!

Summary:
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

Guest Speaker
Topic: Equal Access to Health Care Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Summary:
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

Guest Speaker
Topic: A Smartphone Is a Hearing Assistive Technology

Summary:
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

Guest Speaker
Topic: Introducing MED-EL’s SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant System: In Sync with Natural Hearing

Summary:
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

Guest Speaker
Topic: What a Person with Hearing Loss Needs to Know Before a Medical Encounter

Summary:
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

Guest Speaker
Topic: A Closer Look at Convention 2015

Summary:
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

Guest Speaker
Topic: Gaining Greater Access for People with Hearing Loss

Summary:
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.

Apr 15 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Guest Speaker
Topic: Reshaping Antibiotics to Prevent Hearing Loss


NOTE: Drs. were sharing their PowerPoint on their desktop. To watch webinar, viewer needs to open the PowerPoint presentation slideshow [PPSX].

Summary:
Aminoglycoside antibiotics are the most commonly used antibiotic worldwide due to their proven effectiveness and low cost. They are often used in newborns suspected to have infection, and also in adults with sepsis and pneumonia. However, up to 60% of patients treated with these drugs experience some degree of hearing loss. This hearing loss is a result of the drug entering and damaging the inner ear hair cells, which do not regenerate and are essential to the hearing process.

Drs. Cheng and Ricci will discuss their research to create a safer version of this lifesaving drug, which would retain its effectiveness without causing permanent damage to the hearing mechanism.

Background:
Dr. Ricci is moving toward more applied research and Dr. Alan Cheng is seeking to solve the problem of aminoglycoside antibiotic ototoxicity. In 2011, Drs. Cheng and Ricci published an initial paper in PLOS ONE, which showed that AGs enter the inner ear sensory cells via a mechanically-gated ion channel, novel to the sensory hair cells, which is responsible for converting sound waves into electrical signals. This and present work opposed previous theories suggesting that AGs entered sensory cells via a transport molecule. In their most recent collaborative paper they showed that they were able to temporarily disrupt the tip-links in cultured hair cells, and therefore protect them from damage by aminoglycosides.  This is important work toward understanding and creating safer drugs which maintain their efficiency. They have also developed their first series of new compounds and are testing ototoxicity and antimicrobial activity. The goal is to provide a modified class of antibiotics that will no longer lead to hearing loss.

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