BOSTON—An elected official who is a leading advocate for people with hearing loss in Massachusetts will welcome International Hearing Society (IHS) members to his state when the organization holds its 60th Annual Convention & Expo in Boston from September 14-17. State Rep. John Scibak (D-South Hadley) will participate in the opening Keynote Lunch on Thursday, September 15.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino have also extended personal greetings to IHS convention attendees.
Scibak and the Massachusetts Hearing Society have worked together to enact state legislation that would require health insurance policies to cover hearing aids. In part because of this campaign, that organization will receive the IHS Chapter of the Year Award during the Awards Gala on Saturday, September 17.
Many hundreds of hearing aid specialists and dispensing professionals from around the world will attend the 4-day event at the Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center. However, there is still time to register. To do so or to get more information about the Convention & Expo, including a complete agenda and lineup of speakers, visit www.ihsinfo.org/convention or call 734/522-7200.