Members are invited to join us in reviewing the year's events and planning for the coming year, including the election of new board members. We will also present our annual student awards at this event, and we will honor community members for their work on behalf of people with hearing loss.
Kelly Tremblay, Ph.D., an auditory neuroscientist, professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington, and HLAA Board Member, will discuss the role of the brain in hearing, and how auditory rehabilitation strengthens that brain function. She will also introduce IHearU, an interactive app for measuring restaurant noise, which she is developing and expanding with the help of an NIH grant.
Socializing and refreshments will take place 5:30-6 PM.
Speakers Holly Cohen and Nancy Williams lead an interactive session on stigma in family, social, and workplace environments. They will also discuss internal stigma that may interfere with an active life as a person with hearing loss.
Arrive at 5:30 for snacks and socializing. Doors remain open 6-8pm.
This year's technology meeting will focus on the many ways people with hearing loss can benefit from smartphones. Bill Schiffmiller, a former Accessibility Advocate at Apple whose company, AKOIO, provides consulting services to corporations on accessibility, will discuss new technologies that further integrate hearing aids and smartphones.
Former New York City Police Office Daniel Carione discusses his four-year legal battle to change the NYPD's policy on hearing aids. Dan's attorney, Colleen Meenan of Meenan & Associates, will join us for a Q & A after the presentation.
Doors open at 5:30 for snacks and socializing
Former New York City Police Office Daniel Carione discusses his four-year legal battle to change the NYPD's policy on hearing aids.