Saturday, June 26, 2021, marked the third and last day of the HLAA Virtual Convention 2021. On the first day (June 24th) we blogged about one of the sessions and about the exhibitors (read that blog post here) and on the second day (June 25th) we recapped the day (read that blog post here). Today we are recapping the last day of the convention. Next year’s HLAA Convention is planned for an in-person event June 23 – June 25, 2022 at the JW Marriott in Tampa, Florida.
A list with links of the HLAA Virtual Convention 2021 Exhibitors is included at the end of this post.
Regarding the availability of recorded sessions HLAA stated the following in an email to attendees: “Later next week, recordings will be available to Virtual Convention registrants on the Showcare platform for 30 days after the event. In two weeks, per HLAA’s grant with NIDCD, the Research Symposium recording will be made available on HLAA’s website to everyone. The Happy Hour on June 24 and our Virtual Exhibit Hall sessions were not recorded.”
The first session today was a research symposium entitled “Hearing Care For All: Innovations in Extending the Reach of Hearing Care” Presenters: Laura Coco, Clinical Audiologist and Research Scientist, University of Arizona; Susan Emmett, M.D., M.P.H., Tele-audiology and Hearing Care in Alaska; Carrie Nieman, M.D., Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, HEARS Peer Educators in Action: Older Adults Serving Older Adults. This presentation was an interesting share of information. The first three presenters shared how they are providing hearing health care in remote or underserved areas. The next three presenters were a researcher and two Adult Peer Mentors from a program in Baltimore, MD called Hear Peers.
Links shared from that session
Hearing care across the life course provided in the community: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6796676/pdf/BLT.18.227371.pdf
Hearing Health Care for Adults- Study: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/23446/hearing-health-care-for-adults-priorities-for-improving-access-and
World Report on Hearing from WHO: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/world-report-on-hearing
The second session was “Communication Access in Health Care.”
Presenters: Peggy Ellertsen, Member, Management Board, Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation and Contributor, HLAA Communication Access in Health Care ; Toni Iacolucci, Contributor, HLAA Communication Access in Health Care Program and Member, Advisory Board, INTERACT Trial; Elaine McCaffrey, Chair, Communication Access in Health Care Program and Member, HLAA Board of Directors ; Margaret Wallhagen, Ph.D., Ph.D., RN/GNP-BC, Professor, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing.
The final session was entitled, “The Promise of Next-Generation Bluetooth® LE Audio Connectivity.” Presenters: Linda Kozma-Spytek, Senior Research Audiologist, Technology Access Program, Gallaudet University; Chuck Sabin, Senior Director, Market Development, Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Inc.
HLAA Virtual Convention 2021 Exhibitors:
CapTel Captioned Telephone: https://www.captel.com/
Starkey Hearing Technologies: https://www.starkey.com/
Cochlear Americas: https://www.cochlear.com/us/en/home
CapTel From TMobile: https://captelfromtmobile.com/
MedEl (Cochlear Implants): https://www.medel.com/en-us/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hear-the-difference
American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA): https://www.asha.org/
Contacta, Inc.: https://contactainc.com/
Envoy Medical: https://www.envoymedical.com/
Frequency Therapeutics: https://www.frequencytx.com/
Hamilton CapTel: https://hamiltoncaptel.com/
Hearing Health Foundation: https://hearinghealthfoundation.org/
Hear Music Again: https://www.hearmusicagain.org/
Olelo Machine Genius Caption Calling: https://www.machinegenius.com/
Singular Hearing (HeardThat): https://www.heardthatapp.com/about-singular-hearing