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The annual HLAA Convention 2019 is next week! June 20-23 in Rochester, NY.
Who’s going? What are you most looking forward to? What do you hope to learn, teach, meet, do?
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@bookysue @judymartin what is one new thing you learned from the HLAA convention?
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People are okay. I am not a social Peronist yet I had an awesome time in that regard. They had a new workshop that I hope will be again for future conference. A session on being deaf and alcoholism. More Psy issues came out. Depression issues were discussed by folks at the mike. Much needed for future workshops. The author talk on her issues with Ushers was incredible. I felt my issues are minor compared to her. Reading her book. So much learned
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Having been a hearing loss advocate courtesy of HLAA since 2006, I can't say I learned anything entirely new, but there were many variations on subjects which were thought-provoking. Two things that intrigued me was how captioning has spread through new technology which can only be an enormous boon for those in conversations, at meetings, and other areas where understanding speech is important. The other topic, was of course, genetics. While I knew about the connection, it was positively moving to see how genetics affected one family through generations as well as to hear the story of a young woman tracing her loss back to a very small group of people. DNA is a very big subject these days and HLAA hit the right spot in presenting it to those in attendance.
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