WELCOME TO THE HLAA-NYSA CONFERENCE

The Hearing Loss Association of America New York State Association (HLAA-NYSA) will host a three-day conference on Friday September 16 through Sunday September 18, 2022 at the historic Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, NY, located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains region in upstate New York between Albany and Lake George.

The conference theme is:  RECHARGE, RECONNECT, REIMAGINE and will feature educational seminars, entertainment and an exhibit hall with product demonstrations.
Come learn the latest about hearing health, communication access and the technologies that help you live well and maintain a productive life. There will be an informative Panel Discussion with four audiologists who will address topics such as over-the-counter hearing aids, hearing aid options with an update on technology, cochlear implants and communication strategies.
COVID-19 presented numerous challenges to our community through social isolation, the inability to read lips through face masks and limited availability of captioning on videoconferencing and social networking platforms. Come socialize with new and old friends in the beautiful fall season in the Adirondack mountains.
The goal of the conference is to bring all of us together from various regions throughout New York State and with our friends in neighboring states as well.

There will be fun social events including a Friday Night Wine and Cheese reception with a Salute to our Exhibitors and a Saturday night dinner and Comedy Hour. An optional steamboat ride in nearby Lake George is planned for Sunday afternoon.

We are honored to have Justin Osmond as our keynote speaker. Justin is the son of Merrill Osmond, the lead singer of the Osmond family, the nephew of Donny & Marie Osmond and founder and CEO of the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund. Justin will captivate us with his stories calling on reserves of courage, determination and self-belief in order to succeed and sometimes to simply survive. He will offer us an extraordinary experience by sharing life lessons and translating his life experiences into an entertaining and motivational keynote.

“I may have a hearing loss, but that hearing loss does not have me.”

In his recently published book “Hearing with my Heart,” he shares his story with the world in order to help everyone understand the struggles of living with a hearing loss and how to overcome it. Nothing gets him down and he loves inspiring others to go after what they want in life and that NOTHING is impossible. 

Being born with a severe to profound hearing loss is hard for anyone, but being the son of Merrill Osmond, the lead singer of the world-renowned Osmond Family, made deafness an even bigger challenge for him.
Due to Justin’s desire to help everyone who may be struggling with hearing loss, he launched the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund in honor of his late grandmother Olive. As Founder and CEO of the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund, Justin has one goal: to bring music to the ears of men, women and children living with hearing loss around the world. Recently, he challenged himself to an “impossible” feat of running 250 miles in just 7 days in order to raise awareness in honor of his Grandmother Olive, and to help raise funding for hearing devices for 25 deaf children. It’s been his hardest challenge to date, but also the most rewarding.

Justin has spent over 18 years traveling the world helping the deaf and hard-of-hearing in underdeveloped countries as well as throughout the United States. Justin continues to travel the world inspiring those living with a hearing loss by sharing with them his experiences and stories of hope and perseverance. Justin touches the hearts of not only those living with a hearing loss, but everyone he comes in contact with and encourages any person who has a dream to live it.

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