BETHESDA, Md., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hearing Loss Association of America® is pleased to announce David G. Myers, Ph.D., as the keynote speaker at its Convention 2012 Opening Session, June 21, in Providence, Rhode Island. A social psychologist at Hope College, Holland, Michigan, Dr. Myers is a driving force behind greater use of hearing loop technology in the U.S. with his campaign "Let's Loop America."
Dr. Myers' keynote address, Accelerating Progress Toward the Looping of America—and Doubled Hearing Instrument Functionality, will report on the growing momentum nationwide in support of making assistive listening directly hearing instrument compatible. In a pre-Convention statement Dr. Myers stated, "The accelerating movement to make listening assistance directly hearing aid compatible—thanks to hearing advocates across the country, and now also to major media visibility and growing support from audio contractors and hearing professionals—is so exciting. With installations ranging from home TV rooms, to New York City's subways booths and future taxis, to places of worship and auditoriums nationwide, more and more people are appreciating that hearing aids can also serve as convenient wireless loudspeakers that deliver customized sound." Using a telecoil and hearing loop together is seamless, cost-effective, and unobtrusive, without the need for additional equipment.
The Convention also features a multitude of educational workshops, an exhibit hall with the latest cutting-edge technology and services for people with hearing loss, and a research symposium, How the Brain Makes Sense of the World of Sound, presented by researchers from The Johns Hopkins University. More information can be found at www.hearingloss.org.
Sponsors of Convention 2012 (in alphabetical order) include: Advanced Bionics, AT&T, CapTel Captioned Telephone, CaptionCall, Cochlear Americas, CTIA – The Wireless Association®, Hamilton CapTel, MED-EL, Oticon, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Research In Motion (BlackBerry), T-Mobile, Tracfone Wireless, Inc., and Williams Sound. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
About Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support. In addition to the annual Convention, HLAA publishes Hearing Loss Magazine, holds Walk4Hearing events in cities across the country, and has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations. The headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248.
CONTACT: Nancy Macklin, Director of Events and Marketing
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SOURCE Hearing Loss Association of America