• Hearing Loss Tech Expo 2017 Post-Event Summary

    by  • September 23, 2017 • Featured

    The Hearing Loss Tech Expo 2017 was a great success.
    The Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association (HLAA-CA) hosted a hearing loss tech expo on Sunday, September 17, 2017, 1-4 PM, in Torrance, California. Exhibitors demonstrated their latest products and services for people with hearing loss. Attendance was free and open to the public. HLAA members, people with hearing loss, their families, and their friends attended the expo. Complimentary reusable attendee sports bags stuffed with valuable information and prizes were given to attendees. Complimentary refreshments and cookies were served. Attendees enjoyed learning about hearing loss products and services while networking with other people with hearing loss, their families, and their friends. The expo was held at the Ken Miller Recreation Center, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

    More Than 220 Attendees
    More than 220 people attended the expo (excluding exhibitors’ staff). More than 160 people preregistered online before the expo.

    Slideshow and Photos
    Click here to see slideshow and photos of the 2017 tech expo tech.

    Gold Sponsor: Clarity
    The tech expo gold sponsor was Clarity.

    Exhibitors
    Exhibitors were Advanced Bionics, California Telephone Access Program (CTAP), CapTel Outreach, CaptionCall, Clarity, ClearCaptions, ClearSounds Communications (paid but was unable to attend), Cochlear Americas, Connect Hearing, Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), Envoy Medical Corporation, General Technologies, Hamilton Relay, Harris Communications, Hearing Now USA, HLAA-CA, HLAA City of Orange Chapter, HLAA Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter, HLAA Los Angeles Chapter, InnoCaption, MED-EL Corporation, NeoSensory, Oticon, OTOjOY, and Serene Innovations.

    Sponsors
    Sponsors were Cochlear Americas, Envoy Medical Corporation, General Technologies, Hamilton Relay, NeoSensory, and OTOjOY.

    Thanks to the Gold Sponsor, Exhibitors, and Sponsors
    We would like to thank the gold sponsor, the exhibitors, and the sponsors for their patronage, and we would like to thank the exhibitors’ staff for showcasing their products and services to the expo attendees.

    Thanks to Katie Wright
    We would like to thank the Katie Wright for accepting to take and store tens of boxes full of attendee bag inserts from the exhibitors and sponsors, for managing the effort to stuff the 300 attendee bags, and for her great work and support that started in February and continued until the completion of the expo.

    Thanks to Toni Barrient, Heather Lehr, Liz Lesan, Gail Morrison, and Marla Peoples
    We would like to thank Heather Lehr, Gail Morrison, and Marla Peoples for their great work and support. We would like to thank Toni Barrient for promoting the event, for bringing many attendees, and for helping with expo logistics. We would like to thank the HLAA-CA newsletter editor, Liz Lesan, for promoting the expo in the HLAA-CA newsletter.

    Thanks to the HLAA Southern California Chapters
    We would also like to thank the Southern California chapters and their leaders for their support and for promoting the tech expo, including Noni Smyth and the HLAA Central Coast Chapter; Marla Peoples and the HLAA City of Orange Chapter; Katie Wright and the HLAA Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter; Heather Lehr, Jennifer Nelson, and the HLAA Los Angeles Chapter; Priscilla Kirkeby, Marilyn Hoppe, and the HLAA Mission Viejo Chapter; Char Sivertson and the HLAA San Diego Chapter; and Cherie Alvarez and the Santa Barbara Chapter.

    Thanks to Maxine Barton-Bauman
    We would like to thank Maxine Barton-Bauman for donating the drinking water bottles and for the support and help.

    Thanks to the Volunteers
    We would like to thank the volunteers for their efforts. Volunteers included (listed alphabetically by last name): Zaineb Asaf, Toni Barrient, Maxine Barton-Bauman, Teri Breier, Tim Browning, Katherine Burns, Jeff Chess, Samantha DeSilva, Georgia Fleischer, Jacob Gallagher, Nancy Gray, Diane Gross, Patricia Hollenbeck, Brad Ingrao, Heather Lehr, Liz Lesan, Jay Jawadi, Zina Jawadi, Rachel McCallum, Gail Morrison, Jennifer Nelson, Mylene Noche-Gallagher, Marla Peoples, Mitzi Shpak, Stephanie Stansell, Bonnie Strutin, Michael Thal, Wendi Washington, Connor Waterman, Jay Waterman, Kristi Waterman, Sean Waterman, Kay Westfall, and Katie Wright.

    In addition to their other volunteering at the tech expo, Toni Barrient, Teri Breier, Rachel McCallum, Connor Waterman, Jay Waterman, Kristi Waterman, and Katie Wright stuffed the attendee bags the day before the expo.

    In addition to their other volunteering at the tech expo, Mylene Noche-Gallagher and Gail Morrison picked up cookies and napkins for the expo.

    Thanks to the Attendees
    We would like to thank the attendees. We hope you enjoyed and benefited from the tech expo.