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The Live Music Capital of the World® to Welcome Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) Convention 2014 at the Renaissance Austin

Bethesda, MD: Consumers with hearing loss as well as their family and the professionals who work with them are invited to Convention 2014 scheduled for June 26 – 29 at the Renaissance Austin. The event is the largest communication-accessible educational program and trade show for people with hearing loss in the country.

Convention 2014 is the first annual event for Anna Gilmore Hall who became the executive director in July 2013. In a pre-Convention statement, she said, “If you have hearing loss, or know someone who does, this is the event for you. This is a unique opportunity to see products and services and to learn how to live successfully with hearing loss.”

Highlights of the event include:

 Music composer Richard Einhorn to deliver keynote address, A Life in Music After Hearing Loss at the Opening Session

 Technology Symposium, Emerging Technology for People with Hearing Loss moderated by the Consumer Electronics Association Foundation (CEA Foundation) with presentations by member companies: Aftershokz, Etymotic Research, Panasonic USA and LG Electronics

  Educational workshops on relevant topics such as hearing technology, relationships, communication, and employment issues; a special panel of veterans with hearing loss will take place on Saturday, June 28: Heroes with Hearing Loss – A Conversation with Veterans is sponsored by Hamilton CapTel

  Exhibit Hall full of the latest technology and services; complimentary Exhibit Hall passes are available for attendees and media

  Mobile Convention App sponsored by CTIA–The Wireless Association®

  Get Acquainted Party on opening night sponsored by CaptionCall

  Off-site event to the historic Scholz Bier Garten for BBQ and swing dancing sponsored by Sprint CapTel

  Fiesta Saturday evening banquet with entertainment: comedienne Gael Hannan followed by music by Kenny Luna; sponsored by Contacta

  Awards Breakfast and Ceremony honoring volunteers across the country; sponsored by CapTel Captioned Telephone

  Complimentary registration for veterans attending for the first time

  Southwest Airlines, official Convention airline with discounted fares and bonus Rapid Rewards miles

Additional sponsors include Advanced Bionics, AT&T, Cochlear Americas, CTIA–The Wireless Association®, Delta Air Lines, hi HealthInnovations, IBM, IntriCon, Listen Technologies, MED-EL, Oticon, T-Mobile and Williams Sound.

Advanced registration is open through May 31 after which registrations are welcome on-site at the Renaissance Austin located at 9721 Arboretum Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Visit the Convention page to find registration information, schedule-at-a-glance, workshop descriptions and more.


HLADE Celebrates Better Speech and Hearing Month at Newark Community Fair, Friday, May 16th!

Linda Heller, HLADE President gives lecture on the “Impact of Hearing Loss on the Quality of Life” at the Modern Maturity Center, Dover on May 12th to celebrate May as Better Speech and Hearing Month.

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Wilmington Club for the Deaf Inc.
Social Calendar

620 South Van Buren Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805

(Please dial 7-1-1 through TTY Relay Service if you do not have a TTY machine.)

The club is open every Saturday from 7pm to 1am (except where noted)

(Openings and closings are subject to change without notice. Please call to be sure we’re open)

1st Saturdays – Bingo at 8:00pm
Members $5.00
Non-members $10.00
College Students $5.00

2nd Saturdays – Deaf Senior Citizen Social Night
10:00am to 3:00pm on July 17th, September 18th, November 20th

Admission: $ 3.00

All welcome

3rd Saturdays – Monthly Theme Event
Watch for Details

4th Saturdays – General Meeting
2013 General Meetings at 8:00 pm
September 28th
November 23rd
After meeting Bank Nite for members only $5.00

5th Saturdays - Card League
Amounts and number of prizes based on participants and categories.

The above events are subject to change without notice.

For further information, please contact Linda Heller, Hearing Loss Association of America, Wilmington Chapter at

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