September 27, 2007

LIVONIA, Mich — Last night (Wednesday), the International Hearing Society kicked off its 56th Annual Convention which will continue through Sunday, September 26-30.

With the theme, A SOUND BET, this year’s convention is a celebration of new beginnings, reports the society.  It is an international summit of hearing care professionals from around the world designed to exchange fresh ideas, share success stories, overcome challenges, explore new possibilities, and reaffirm the mission of improved quality of life for the hearing impaired.

This year’s schedule includes (subject to change; please consult final program for updates):


1-6:00 PM: Registration

2-6:00 PM: Optional Pre-convention Seminar: Fitting Protocols To Fit Your Practice (preregistration required)

7-10 PM: Welcome Reception


7:15 AM-6 PM: Registration and Silent Auction Open

7:15-8 AM: Continental Breakfast

7:30 AM-Noon: Chapter Leadership Conference

8-10 AM: Concurrent Seminars:

#1 – Infection Control in the Hearing Aid Clinic

#2 – Acoustic Reflexes in the Fitting of Hearing Aids

#3 – Maximizing Speech Audibility with Slim Tube  Fittings

10:15AM-12:15PM: Concurrent Seminars:

#4 – 7 Habits of Highly Successful Practitioners

#5 – Advanced Hearing Instrument Features

12:30-2:30 PM: Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon

2:45-4:45 PM:Concurrent Seminars:

#6 – The Skinny on Open Fittings

#7 – Diabetes and Hearing Loss

#8 – Cutting Returns: A New Source of Revenue

3:30-5:30 PM: Licensing Board Conference

7-10:00 PM: NBC-HIS Party


7:30 AM-6 PM: Registration

8-9:45 AM: Technology Breakfast Seminar:  Clinical Grand Rounds

10 AM-Noon: Concurrent Seminars:

#9 – The Path to Better Hearing

#10 – Baby Boomers and Hearing Health

#11 – Implants and Synergistic Effect of Contralateral Amplification

Noon-1 PM: Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Noon- 6 PM: Exhibits & Silent Auction Open

5-6 PM: President’s Reception in the Exhibit Hall


8 AM-Noon: Registration

8-9 AM: Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8 AM-Noon: Exhibits & Silent Auction Open

12:15-2:15 PM: Awards Luncheon

2:30-4:30 PM: Concurrent Seminars:

#8 – Cutting Returns: A New Source of Revenue (repeat)

#10 – Baby Boomers and Hearing Health (repeated)

#12 – Evidence-Based Fitting Principles

6:30 PM-Midnight: Grand Finale Festivities

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