2016 HLAA Convention Scholarships Announced
Judy Shugarts of the Chester County Chapter is the winner of the Diana Bender HLAA National Convention Scholarship Award .
Steve Bremner of the Center City Philadelphia Chapter is the winner of the Milton Gotllieb Memorial HLAA National Convention Scholarship Award. This is a one time award funded with donations to HLAA-PA in memory of Milton Gottlieb.
Congratulations to Judy and Steve! They will receive their awards at the Lunch and Learn on Saturday, May 7. Come to the Lunch and Learn to applaud these outstanding HLAA members!
Lunch and Learn deadline for registration has been extended to April 29, 2016
Lunch & Learn: Audiology, HLAA, and Washington, DC.
The annual HLAA-PA Lunch and Learn is Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 11:00 AM until 3:00PM at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA. Plan to join us for a wonderful afternoon.Many exhibitors will be on site .
The day will begin with welcome coffee, registration, and an opportunity to visit our exhibitors from 11:00 AM-12 noon. A buffet lunch will follow. Get the registration form here .
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Victor Bray, Dean of the Osbourne College of Audiology of Salus University. Dr. Bray will discuss the relationship of the audiology community with its patients. He will explain possible legislative bills that may serve to redefine the government’s control of access to audiology services. Dr. Bray will provide the latest information so that members of HLAA and guests will be able to express educated opinions in the next few years to become advocates for themselves as the dynamics of audiology services change. He will welcome questions from the audience.
The afternoon will be fully accessible with CART (real time captioning), ASL interpreters, and a hearing loop. This event is open to the community. We are grateful for a grant from the Louis N. Cassett Foundation to help us to subsidize this event.
Emilio Cortez Gets Finisdore Advocacy Award
Emilio Cortez will receive the Marcia Finisdore Award for Advocacy for 2015. Dr. Cortez and his wife Patty Cortez have been alarmed at the very high sound levels that they’ve encountered at restaurants, entertainment facilities, and especially at gymnasiums, where people are presumably concerned about their well being. They have spearheaded the HLAA-PA Turn Down the Volume campaign to educate the public about the danger of Noise Induced Hearing Loss.
Patty is a past president of the MontCo Chapter of HLAA.
The award will be presented at the Lunch & Learn program on May 7, 2016.