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International Conference on Hearing Loops and Technology to Take Place in Berlin, Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY — The International Accessibility Conference on Hearing Loops and Hearing Technology, referred to as Future Loops, sponsored by Deutscher Schwerhörigenbund (DSB) and the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH), is scheduled to take place in from October 6-8th, 2017, in Berlin, Germany. The conference allows for vendors, service providers and specialists from…

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HLAA Holds Annual Convention

By Brian Taylor, AuD The Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) 2015 Convention took place June 25 – 28 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Approximately 1,000 educators and hearing loss advocates were in attendance. As usual, talks and workshops addressed at the convention addressed wide ranging topics, such as employment…

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Nation’s highest court gets “looped,” joining many other prominent institutions

By David H. Kirkwood  WASHINGTON, DC—Following ancient custom, the United States Supreme Court will begin its next term on the first Monday in October. However, when the nine justices hear their first case on October 6, there will be something new in the courtroom that will assist hearing aid wearers present in following the proceedings:…

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Richard Einhorn, composer with hearing loss, will be keynoter at HLAA convention

AUSTIN, TX—Richard Einhorn, a prominent American composer whose own sudden sensorineural hearing loss motivated him to advocate for others, will be keynote speaker at next month’s annual convention of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) in Austin. Einhorn, who suffered his hearing loss five years ago at age 57, will address the Opening Session…

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Nationwide survey asks consumers how they like hearing loops

Anyone who has used a hearing loop system with their hearing aid or cochlear implant is invited to click here to take part in a survey being conducted by the Hearing Loss Association of America to assess consumers’ experiences with loops.   By David H. Kirkwood Over the past decade, the Let’s Loop America movement…

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Loop advocate wins ASHS alumni award

MESA, AZ—Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD, a Wisconsin audiologist and a leading advocate for the use of hearing loops, has been selected as Humanitarian of the Year by the Alumni Chapter of A.T. Still University Arizona School of Health Sciences. Sterkens received her doctorate of audiology from ASHS. Earlier this year, the Hearing Loss Association of America…

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Committee approves new, stricter standard for hearing loop installations

WASHINGTON, DC–“One small sentence in a code book of thousands but one giant leap for people with hearing loss.” That was how Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD, hearing loop advocate for the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), assessed an action taken by an ICC/ANSI committee on July 17. That “small sentence” approved by the ICC/ANSI  (International…

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Coming soon, to a theater near Chicago, Illinois’s first hearing-looped movie house

HIGHLAND PARK, IL—Illinois will get its first “looped” movie theater next month when the Renaissance Place Cinema in downtown Highland Park starts offering hearing loop technology to its patrons as part of ongoing renovations. This technology allows a movie’s audio to be amplified and delivered directly to hearing aid wearers’ ears through their hearing aid…

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University of Iowa launches a major hearing loop initiative

IOWA CITY, IA—The University of Iowa is making a major commitment to improving access to its facilities for people with hearing loss. As reported last week in Iowa Now, the university’s information web site, an induction loop was recently installed in an 84-seat lecture hall in a medical laboratories building in the College of Medicine.…

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Hearing Loss Association names a hearing loop advocate

BETHESDA, MD–The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has named Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD, as its new hearing loop advocate. Sterkens, an audiologist in private practice in Oshkosh, WI, has led a successful looping initiative in her community and the Greater Fox Valley area of Wisconsin, which has resulted in nearly 200 hearing loop installations. In…

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