The 69th Annual International Hearing Society Convention kicks off on Thursday night at 6 PM with the Opening Reception at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego. The IHS Convention will be held from August 12-14 and is one of the first national events for hearing aid specialists, audiologists, and ENTs to be held in-person in over a year—coming as a welcome change to the remote conferences necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year’s convention offers up to 9.5 CEUs, deep dives into the hottest topics in hearing healthcare, and networking with peers, subject-matter experts, and industry leaders. Featured seminars include topics on aural rehabilitation, hearing aids and cognition, the use of verification in best practices, the connection of nutrition with hearing status, clinical documentation, and tinnitus care.

We’ve included a Schedule-at-a-Glance below for this year’s event. However, the events and times can changed, so please visit the official website for updates at: The Expo is open on Friday, August 13 from 5:00-8:00pm and Saturday, August 14, from 8:00am -10:00am.


7:00 AM-7:30 PM: Registration Open

7:30 AM-2:30 PM: Chapter Leadership Conference (by invitation only)

6:00 PM-7:30 PM: Welcome Reception


7:00 AM-6:00 PM: Registration Open

7:30 AM-9:30 AM: Friday Opening Keynote & Breakfast

9:30 AM-9:45 AM: Break

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Concurrent Seminar #1 – Hearing, Listening, Cognition, and Amplification, Douglas Beck, AuD

11:00 AM-11:15 AM: Break

11:15 AM-12:30 PM: Concurrent Seminar #2 – The Ethics of Engaging in Best Practices: Verification, John Pumford, AuD

11:15 AM-12:30 PM: Concurrent Seminar #3- Creating a Scalable System to Grow Your Practice, Nicolas Pitt, EdS, HIS

1:45 PM-2:45 PM: IHS Membership Meeting (IHS Members Only)

2:45 PM-3:00 PM: Break

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Concurrent Seminar #4 – Nutrition and Hearing Connection, Gina Worful, MS, RD

5:00 PM-8:00 PM: EXPO OPEN: Silent Auction, Networking Dinner, Walk, Learn & Earn


7:00 AM-3:00 PM: Registration Open

8:00 AM-10:00 AM: Expo Open, Silent Auction, Networking Breakfast

10:15 AM-11:30 AM: Saturday Morning Keynote, Allison Massari

11:30 AM-11:45 AM: Break

11:45 AM-12:45 PM: Concurrent Seminar #6 – Clinical Documentation for Hearing Healthcare Professionals, Samantha Sikorski, ACA

11:45 AM-12:45 PM: Concurrent Seminar #7 – Implementing Tinnitus Care into Your Practice, John Hoglund, ACA, BC-HIS

12:45 PM-1:45 PM: Saturday Luncheon (boxed lunches available)

1:45 PM-2:45 PM: Closing Keynote, Brett Culp

6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Closing Celebration

IHS 2021 Expo

The Expo is open on Friday, August 13 from 5:00-8:00pm and Saturday, August 14, from 8:00am -10:00am. Exhibitors in this year’s convention hall include:

  • ADCO Hearing Products
  • Amplifon Hearing Health Care
  • Ally Lending
  • Amplified Hearing
  • At Home Hearing Healthcare Global, Inc
  • Audiology Ignite
  • Audioscan
  • AuDSEO
  • Beltone
  • CapTel from T-Mobile
  • CaptionCall
  • CareCredit
  • Costco Wholesale
  • DigiCare Research Foundation, LLC
  • Grason-Stadler 
  • Hamilton CapTel
  • HearWorks
  • International Hearing Society
  • Inventis
  • Level 7 Marketing 
  • Lucid
  • MAICO Diagnostics
  • MedRX
  • MG Development
  • Miracell
  • Miracle-Ear
  • Nations Hearing
  • Oticon, Inc.
  • Oaktree Products
  • Phonak
  • Pivot Hearing
  • Rayovac
  • Redux
  • Rexton
  • Starkey
  • Signia
  • Soundwave Hearing, LLC 
  • Unitron
  • Warner Tech-care Products, LLC 
  • Westone Products
  • Widex

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