Schedule in the Hall

Schedule in the Hall

Conference Officially Cancelled

March 11, 2020: In an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our attendees and the patients they serve (who may be part of at-risk populations), the Academy has made the difficult decision to cancel the AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo (and all related activities and ancillary meetings) due to concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This unanimous decision was made by the Academy’s Board of Directors. 

Full statement and details.


Attendees can earn up to 1.3 CEUs in the hall through exclusive education in the Future Hub and at Industry Updates and Quick Solutions.

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Schedule at a Glance

Hall Hours

April 1: 4:00–7:30 pm | April 2: 10:00 am–6:00 pm | April 3: 9:00 am–3:00 pm

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  Session or event is located in HearTECH Expo.    |      Session or event is located in the Future Hub, sponsored by HIA.


Wednesday, April 1

4:00–7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open  
5:00–7:00 pm Celebrate Audiology—Opening Reception  
Sponsored by Hamilton CapTel.

Thursday, April 2

10:00–10:30 am


10:30–10:45 am

 

10:45–11:00 am

Hear Well. Stay Vital.  
Presented by HIA.   


HEAR Talk: New Ways to Grow Your Practice in This Online World  
Presented by SHOEBOX Ltd.


HEAR Talk: Mastering Your Communication  
Presented by Audigy.

10:00 am–6:00 pm SAA's Paint for the Profession: Help create an audiology-themed mural to be donated to a local community center.   
Sponsored in part by Starkey.
10:00 am–1:00 pm Palm Reader: Get a complimentary reading and experience the allure and mystery of New Orleans.  
10:00 am–2:00 pm Hands-On Pavilion: Verification
Sponsored by Interacoustics, MedRx, and ReSound.
10:00 am–6:00 pm Hands-On Pavilion: Aided-Speech Recognition Testing
Sponsored by Advanced Bionics and MED-EL Corporation.
10:00 am–6:00 pm AAAF Plinko Game
11:00 am–12:30 pm Elevating the Patient Experience   
Presented by Ryan Nestick and Robert Moss, ERDMAN
12:00–3:00 pm Headshot Studio: Leave a great first impression, get your free headshot while visiting the hall.  
Sponsored by Signia.
12:30–1:30 pm Advancing Innovation in Audiology Research    
  • Hearing Loss Is a Public Health Issue: Promoting Accessible, Affordable Hearing Health Care and Clinician Scientists   
    Presented by Kelly King, AuD, PhD, Program Director, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health
  • PhD Program Engagement   
12:30–2:30 pm Industry Updates  
1:00–5:00 pm Mixology Demos: Learn how to make a classic New Orleans Hurricane and walk away with a free sample. 
Sponsored by Amplifon.
1:30–2:30 pm Academy Advocacy in Action  
Presented by Jodi Baxter, AuD; Susan Pilch, JD; and Vivianne Wersel, AuD
2:30–3:00 pm

Offering an Interactive Approach to Personalize the Wearer's Xperience   
Presented by Leanne Powers, AuD, Signia

The Future of Sound    
Presented by James Martin, AuD, Widex

3:00–3:30 pm The Oticon Viewpoint on the Future of Connected Hearing Health Care   
Presented by Annette Mazevski, AuD, PhD, Manager, Technology Assessment, Oticon, Inc.
3:30–4:00 pm The Speed of Innovation     
Presented by Achin Bhowmilk, PhD, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering, Starkey; and Dave Fabry, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, Starkey 
4:00–5:00 pm Navigating the Future Together: Gaining a Clear Vision of Goals   
Moderator: Karl Strom, Chief Editor, The Hearing Review
Presenters: Brandon Sawalich, President, Starkey; Gary Rosenblum, President, Oticon, Inc.; Eric Timm, President and CEO, WS Audiology US Wholesale; Tom Woods, President, ReSound; and Sandy Brandmeier, President, Sonova USA
5:00–6:00 pm Happy Hour with Exhibitors 

Friday, April 3

9:00–10:00 am Call to Action: Addressing Medicare Reimbursement Reductions Targeted for 2021
9:00 am–2:00 pm

Hands-On Pavilion: Verification
Sponsored by Interacoustics, MedRx, and ReSound. 

9:00 am–3:00 pm Hands-On Pavilion: Aided-Speech Recognition Testing
Sponsored by Advanced Bionics and MED-EL Corporation.
9:00 am–12:00 pm Live Poet: Give the poet a topic and receive a free customized poem just for you.  
9:00 am–12:00 pm Headshot Studio: Leave a great first impression, get your free headshot while visiting the hall.  
Sponsored by Signia.
9:00 am–3:00 pm SAA's Paint for the Profession: Help create an audiology-themed mural to be donated to a local community center.  
Sponsored by Starkey.
10:00–10:30 am Connection Between Hearing and Overall Health    
Presented by ReSound. 
10:30–11:00 am More Love with Marvel 2.0   
Presented by Nicole Klutz, AuD, Audiology Manager, Phonak
11:00–11:30 am Policy Makers Need to "Hear" from Us: An Update on Congressional Advocacy   
Presented by Harry Sporidis, Senior Policy Advisor, Poslinelli, and Kate Carr, President, HIA
11:30 am–1:00 pm Bring It On...Strategies for Balance and Resilience in a Time of Change    
Presented by Meg Soper
12:00–3:00 pm Caricature Drawings: Remember your time in New Orleans with a fun keepsake. 
12:30–2:30 pm Industry Updates 
1:00–1:30 pm State Showcase   
Facilitated by the State Relations Committee
1:30–2:30 pm "Okay Boomer:" Capturing the Mindset of the Boomer Patient in an Increasingly Millennial World    
Moderated by Dave Fabry, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, Starkey
2:30–3:00 pm Innovative Tech Tour Raffle Drawings    
3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Closes