Consumers are invited to HLAA2017, a communication-accessible educational program and trade show for people with hearing loss, hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the organization announced.  Real-time captions and hearing loop technology will be in use in all workshops and plenary sessions at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center and host hotel, Little America.

In a pre-convention statement, HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley said, “The HLAA Convention is an event many people look forward to each year—from people with hearing loss, to companies and sponsors who want to showcase their products, to presenters who have the latest to share on hearing loss. We all come together where everyone can ‘hear’ and realize there is hope to living well with hearing loss.”

Highlights of the event include:

  • Mobile Convention App sponsored by CTIA–The Wireless Association®
  • Get Acquainted Party on opening night sponsored by Presenting Sponsor, CaptionCall
  • HLAA Stars Come Out Award Ceremony and Talent Show will honor volunteers and others across the country, sponsored by CapTel Captioned Telephone
  • Saturday evening dinner theater, Huh? Life with a Cranky Cochlea performed by comedienne and hearing loss advocate Gael Hannan; sponsored by Contacta
  • HLAA attendees will have the opportunity to attend Music and the Spoken Word performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the LDS Conference Center in a section of seating with a hearing loop
  • Complimentary registration for veterans and their caregivers attending for the first time
  • Delta Air Lines is the official Convention airline with discounted fares

Additional sponsors include AT&T, Cochlear Americas, Contacta, Delta Air Lines, Hamilton CapTel, hi HealthInnovations, MED-EL, Panasonic, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

Advanced registration is open through May 31 after which registration is welcome on-site at the Salt Palace Convention Center located at 100 SW Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit the Convention page to find registration information, schedule-at-a-glance, workshop descriptions, and more.

Source: HLAA

Image: HLAA Convention website