• Hearing Loss Tech Expo 2017 Exhibitors and Sponsors Information

    About Tech Expo 2017
    The Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association (HLAA-CA) is hosting a hearing loss tech expo on Sunday, September 17, 2017, in Torrance, California, for attendees to learn about the latest products and services for people with hearing loss. The expo will be open to the public, free of charge, and will be promoted through the HLAA-CA newsletter, HLAA-CA website, participating HLAA chapters in Southern California, hearing professionals, and several other avenues. People with hearing loss, their families, and their friends are welcome. Hearing professionals are also welcome.

     
    Tech Expo 2017 Venue
    Date and Time:
    Sunday, September 17, 2017, 1-4 PM

    Location:
    Ken Miller Recreation Center
    Torrance Cultural Arts Center
    3330 Civic Center Drive
    Torrance, CA 90503

     
    Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities
    This is an excellent opportunity for providers of hearing products and services to build their brands and to market and showcase their offerings directly to consumers with hearing loss, their families, and their friends.

     
    Exhibiting
    Exhibit Price:
    $300

    Exhibitor Benefits:

    • One 6′ rectangular table (space assignment is offered in order of payment receipt), two chairs, electricity
    • Attendee bag inserts: opportunity to add up to three exhibitor company brochures, collateral materials, or small promotional items (e.g., pens, notepads, flash drives, hand sanitizers, etc.) in the expo attendee giveaway sports bags (Each expo attendee will receive a bag; any leftover bags will be given to HLAA California chapters to distribute to their members at chapter meetings.)
    • Listing of exhibitor’s company name, logo, and brief description, with link to company’s website on various Tech Expo HLAA-CA webpages
    • Listing of exhibitor’s company name on every webpage of the HLAA-CA website until the expo day
    • Listing of exhibitor’s company name in the Tech Expo attendee brochure (if registered before August 15, 2017)
    • Listing of exhibitor’s company name in the HLAA-CA Tech Expo promotional material (if registered before July 15, 2017)
    • Listing of exhibitor’s company name in the participating HLAA chapters’ Tech Expo promotional material (if registered before July 15, 2017)

    Exhibit Schedule:
    Sunday, September 17, 2017, 12-1 PM: setup; 1-4 PM: expo exhibit; 4-4:30 PM: dismantling and cleanup

    Exhibit Registration and Payment:
    Space is limited. Please register your exhibit space ASAP by clicking here.

     
    Sponsorship

    Sponsorship Price:
    $125

    Sponsor Benefits:

    • Attendee bag inserts: opportunity to add up to three sponsor company brochures, collateral materials, or small promotional items (e.g., pens, notepads, flash drives, hand sanitizers, etc.) in the expo attendee giveaway sports bags (Each expo attendee will receive a bag; any leftover bags will be given to HLAA California chapters to distribute to their members at chapter meetings.)
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name, logo, and brief description, with link to company’s website on various Tech Expo HLAA-CA webpages
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name on every webpage of the HLAA-CA website until the expo day
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name in the Tech Expo attendee brochure (if registered before August 15, 2017)
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name in the HLAA-CA Tech Expo promotional material (if registered before July 15, 2017)
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name in the participating HLAA chapters’ Tech Expo promotional material (if registered before July 15, 2017)

    Sponsorship Registration and Payment:
    Sponsorship opportunities are limited. Please register your sponsorship ASAP by clicking here.

     
    Gold Sponsorship (only one gold sponsor)
    The gold sponsor’s company logo (single color) will appear on one side of the expo attendee giveaway sports bags. Each expo attendee will receive a bag. Any leftover bags will be given, after the expo, to HLAA California chapters to distribute to their members at chapter meetings. Almost all HLAA chapter members have hearing loss or are involved in hearing loss.

    Any exhibitor or sponsor may also be a gold sponsor.

    Gold Sponsorship Price:
    $1,500 if paid before April 30, 2017, $2,000 after

    Gold Sponsor Benefits:

    • For significant exposure, the gold sponsor’s company logo (single color) will appear on one side of the expo attendee giveaway sports bags. Each expo attendee will receive a bag. Any leftover bags will be given, after the expo, to HLAA California chapters to distribute to their members at chapter meetings. Almost all HLAA chapter members have hearing loss or are involved in hearing loss.
    • Attendee bag inserts: opportunity to add up to three sponsor company brochures, collateral materials, or small promotional items (e.g., pens, notepads, flash drives, hand sanitizers, etc.) in the expo attendee giveaway sports bags (Each expo attendee will receive a bag; any leftover bags will be given to HLAA California chapters to distribute to their members at chapter meetings.)
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name, logo, and brief description, with link to company’s website on various Tech Expo HLAA-CA webpages
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name on every webpage of the HLAA-CA website until the expo day
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name in the Tech Expo attendee brochure (if registered before August 1, 2017)
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name in the HLAA-CA Tech Expo promotional material (if registered before July 1, 2017)
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name in the participating HLAA chapters’ Tech Expo promotional material (if registered before July 1, 2017)

    Gold Sponsorship Registration and Payment:
    Only one gold sponsorship opportunities is available and assigned on first-come, first-served basis. Please register your gold sponsorship ASAP by clicking here.

     
    Cancellation Policy

    Exhibitor Cancellation Policy
    Registered exhibitors may cancel and receive 50% refund if cancellation is received in writing 90 days or more in advance of the tech expo’s date. No refunds are issued for cancellations less than 90 days in advance. Registered exhibitors who have not paid must pay 50% of the exhibitor fee if cancellation is received in writing 90 days or more in advance of the tech expo’s date or pay the full exhibitor fee if cancellations are received less than 90 days in advance

    Sponsorship Cancellation Policy
    Sponsors may cancel, but no refund is issued for sponsorship cancellation. Sponsors must pay the full amount.

    Gold Sponsorship Cancellation Policy
    The gold sponsor may cancel, but no refund is issued for gold sponsorship cancellation. The gold sponsors must pay the full amount.

     
    Tech Expo 2017 Gold Sponsor

    Clarity Clarity, the leader in amplified phones and notifications systems now has the Clarity Chat, a personal sound amplifier, which gives the opportunity to boost the sounds of life. 

     
    Tech Expo 2017 Exhibitors

    Advanced Bionics Advanced Bionics is dedicated to improving lives by developing cochlear implant technologies and services that help our recipients achieve their full potential. Your Life. Our Commitment.
     
    California Academy of Audiology (CAA) CAA is a nonprofit organization representing audiologists in California. Promotes public good by fostering the growth, development, recognition and status of the profession of audiology and its members.
    California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) CTAP provides adaptive telephone equipment to California residents who have difficulties hearing, seeing, speaking, remembering, or moving, including free specialized phones and accessories for people who are hard of hearing or late-deafened.
    CapTel Outreach CapTel Outreach provides outreach, education, and installation support for the CapTel Captioned Telephone. Ideal for individuals with hearing loss, the CapTel Phone provides word-for-word captions of everything the caller is saying.
    CaptionCall CaptionCall is the Gold Standard in captioned telephone service. With its sleek phone design, red carpet home installation and superior captioning service—all at no cost—CaptionCall raises the bar. www.captioncall.com
    Clarity Clarity, the leader in amplified phones and notifications systems now has the Clarity Chat, a personal sound amplifier, which gives the opportunity to boost the sounds of life. 
    ClearCaptions ClearCaptions is a federally funded telecommunications company providing real-time text of phone conversations for people with hearing loss. We educate local communities about this program and the free phone available.
    ClearSounds Communications Provides complete line of communication and sound enhancement products for remarkable sound experience, including Bluetooth solutions like Quattro 4.0, Quattro 4L, QLinkTV, QConnect, QH2, & A1600BT & amplified telephones like A400, A700, & CSC500.
    Cochlear Americas Cochlear’s mission is to innovate and bring to market a range of implantable hearing solutions that deliver a lifetime of hearing outcomes.
     
    Connect Hearing Our Hearing Care Professionals are passionate about helping people to hear better. We provide professional recommendations based upon your individual hearing needs and lifestyle. We offer a 2-week FREE trial – and the Connect Advantage.
    Department of Rehabilitation The Department’s mission is to work in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities.
    Envoy Medical Corporation A fully implanted hearing device that uses the ear as its “microphone.” A wonderfully elegant and simple way to avoid many of the problems and limitations of other hearing devices.
     
    General Technologies We sell assistive devices for the hard of hearing, TV devices, alarm clocks, personal amplifiers, FM radio transmitters and receivers etc.
     
     
    Hearing Now USA Sales and installation of Hearing loops to the California Market. Advocacy and community outreach to the hearing loss community. Demonstrations and product reviews to businesses interested in providing for the hearing loss community.
    HLAA-CA and Participating HLAA Southern California Chapters Providing information, education, support, and advocacy services to Californians with hearing loss, their families, and their friends
     
     
    InnoCaption InnoCaption is an App for the smartphone (iPhone and Android). InnoCaption delivers real time captioning from stenographers on incoming and outgoing calls within a 1-to-2 second delay and 95% accuracy.
    NeoSensory Hear with your skin. NeoSensory is developing the world’s first hearing assistive technology you wear on your wrist. Like Braille for sound, our wristbands convert speech and environmental sounds to vibrations that are easily understood.
    Oticon Oticon Opn(TM) is a paradigm shift in helping individuals hear and participate in the most challenging listening environments. Opn(TM) is also the world’s first dual wireless and internet-connected hearing aid.
    OTOjOY OTOjOY’s goal is to create awareness about hearing loop technology and its impact on individuals with hearing loss. Expert design and installation services and community outreach, creating hearing friendly communities throughout California.
    Serene Innovations Design, Manufacture, Amplified Telephones, Personal TV Listening Devices and Central Alert Systems for the Hearing and Vision Impaired. Blue Tooth Cell Phone Amplifier, Alarm Clock, Watches and Two Way Pager.

     
    Tech Expo 2017 Sponsors

    ClearSounds Communications Provides complete line of communication and sound enhancement products for remarkable sound experience, including Bluetooth solutions like Quattro 4.0, Quattro 4L, QLinkTV, QConnect, QH2, & A1600BT & amplified telephones like A400, A700, & CSC500.
    Cochlear Americas Cochlear’s mission is to innovate and bring to market a range of implantable hearing solutions that deliver a lifetime of hearing outcomes.
     
    Envoy Medical Corporation A fully implanted hearing device that uses the ear as its “microphone.” A wonderfully elegant and simple way to avoid many of the problems and limitations of other hearing devices.
     
    General Technologies We sell assistive devices for the hard of hearing, TV devices, alarm clocks, personal amplifiers, FM radio transmitters and receivers etc.
     
     
    Hamilton Relay Hamilton Relay provides services that allow individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf or have difficulty speaking to make and receive phone calls at no cost.
     
    NeoSensory Hear with your skin. NeoSensory is developing the world’s first hearing assistive technology you wear on your wrist. Like Braille for sound, our wristbands convert speech and environmental sounds to vibrations that are easily understood.
    OTOjOY OTOjOY’s goal is to create awareness about hearing loop technology and its impact on individuals with hearing loss. Expert design and installation services and community outreach, creating hearing friendly communities throughout California.

     
    Former Exhibitors and Sponsors
    Advanced Bionics, AT&T, Audio Everywhere, Ava, California Audiologists Association (CAA), California Telephone Access Program (CTAP), CapTel Captioned Telephone/Ultratec, CapTel Outreach, Caption Call, Clarity, ClearCaptions, ClearSounds Communications, Cochlear Americas, Connect Hearing, Contacta, CSD Project Endeavor, Copper Loop Assistive Listening Devices, Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA), Department of Rehabilitation, Ditto, General Technologies, Hamilton CapTel, Hamilton Relay, Harris Communications, Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California, HEARMORE, HLAA, InnoCaption, Kaiser Permanente, MED-EL Corporation, Nordia, Oticon, OTOjOY, Phonak, Purple Communications, Serene Innovations, Signia, Sprint, Starkey, Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss, Walk4Hearing, Widex USA, Williams Sound

     
    About the Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association (HLAA-CA)
    HLAA-CA is the California state association of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), which is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. Founded in 1989, HLAA-CA provides information, education, support, and advocacy services to Californians with hearing loss, their families, and their friends. HLAA-CA also supports the 16 HLAA California chapters and their members.

     
    More Information
    For more information, email expo2017@hearinglossca.org.