HLAA-NYS 2022 Conference Schedule

Queensbury Hotel – Glens Falls, N.Y.
September 16-18, 2022
Schedule at a Glance


Friday September 16, 2022

2:00 – 5:30pm Attendee Registration Open
5pm
Silent Auction Begins
Adirondack Room
5:30-8:00pm. Exhibit Hall Open – Welcome Reception with a Salute to our Exhibitors
Adirondack Room
8:00pm
Movie Screening – Academy Award Best Picture CODA
Warren Room

Saturday September 17, 2022

8:00am – 2:30pm Registration Open
7:30am – 8:30amContinental Breakfast
Adirondack Room
8:45am – 10:15amWelcome & Keynote
Ballroom
Justin Osmond founder and CEO of the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund.

Justin Osmond was born with a severe to profound hearing loss, but being the son of Merrill Osmond, the lead singer of the Osmond Brothers, and the nephew of Donny & Marie Osmond, made deafness an even bigger challenge. In his published book, “Hearing with my Heart”. He shares his story to help everyone understand the struggles of living with a hearing loss and how to overcome it.  He loves to inspire others to go after what they want in life and that NOTHING is impossible.
10:15am – 10:30amBreak/Exhibitor
10:30am – 11:30amPresentation – Cognitive Health in Aging: Considerations for those with Hearing Loss
Dr. Mary Sano will focus on what we know about maintaining brain health with lifestyle and sensible health management.

Dr. Mary Sano is Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is also the Director of Research and Development at the Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital.
11:30am – 11:45amBreak
11:45am – 12:30pmSpeaker TBD
Bill for a NYS Commission for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing
12:30pm – 1:30pmBoxed Lunch
Adirondack Room Exhibit Hall
1:30pm – 2:30pmPresentation – Research & Development:
Hearing Technology and Industry Update

Kevin Franck

Kevin Franck is the Chair of the Board of the Hearing Loss Association of America, and SVP, Strategic Marketing and New Product Planning at Frequency Therapeutics. At Frequency Therapeutics, Kevin leads pre-commercial strategy and launch planning for the company’s clinical pipeline.
A licensed audiologist, Dr. Franck joined Frequency from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, where he served as Director of Audiology and Harvard Medical School Faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
2:30pm – 3:00pmBreak
3:00pm – 4:00pmPresentation Audiologist Panel
Four audiologists from the Capital Region to address such topics:
1.  Cochlear Implants
2.  The influence of hearing impairment on health
3.  The impact of hearing loss on interpersonal relationships
4.  Update on hearing aids and bluetooth compatibility


Dr. Donna Wayner is the former Director of The Hearing Center at the Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York and the former President and CEO of Hear Again, Inc. She has served as an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Albany Medical College, Adjunct Professor at The College of Saint Rose and consultant to the Deafness Research Foundation and various organizations and agencies. She is the founder and professional advisor of Hearing Loss Association of America – Albany Chapter.

Dr. Cara Bedore has been practicing audiology since 1996 after graduating with her Master’s Degree from SUNY Plattsburgh. Her experience began with an internship at the Stratton VA Hospital and she has worked in private practice since in Troy, Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls, NY. In 2020, Dr. Bedore moved The Center For Better Hearing to 726 Bay Road in Queensbury, NY where her and her collogues and staff continue to provide exceptional personalized patient care. Dr. Bedore specializes in diagnosing and remediating hearing loss in adults of all ages.

Angela Lalla, AuD. brings over 30 years of experience in the field of audiology, including 12 years working at a local hospital and many years as a marketing and training specialist for a hearing device manufacturing company. Angela is originally from Amsterdam, NY, but has lived in the Saratoga Springs area since 1992.

Debra Trees Doctor of Audiology at Debra Trees Audiology Associates, delivers hearing care in the Capital Region of NYS for over 35 years. She offers hearing testing, counseling, selection, follow up and care for hearing solutions. She is one of the professional advisors and on the planning board of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Albany-Capital Region Chapter. She is also co-author of an online CEU training course for Nurses and other Health Professionals on hearing loss called Focus on Hearing through AdvantEdge Education. Debra is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as NYSSLHA and CASHA.
4:30pm – 5:15pmLooped Yoga Session
Warren Room
6:30pm – 7:00pm Cocktail Hour Begins
Ballroom
7:00pm – 8:30pmDinner Banquet
Adirondack Room
9:00pm – 10:00pmCaptioned Comedian Show with Vinnie Mack
Adirondack Room

Comedian Vinnie Mark’s best trick is to change traditional magic into non-stop laughs before your very eyes.  Vinnie Mark delivers joke after joke, gag after gag, and leaves audiences on their feet with a real, live straight jacket escape.  Las Vegas slick and Sunday school proper, alchemist Mark transforms audience participation, one-liners and a few surprises into pure platinum.
Mark’s television appearances include The Rosie ‘O Donnell Show (NBC), Late Night with David Letterman (NBC), Stand-up Spotlight (VH1) and Fox T.V.’s Comic Strip Live (Fox). 

Sunday September 18, 2022

8:00am – 8:30amHymns and Church Service
8:30am – 9:45amBreakfast and HLAA NYS Meeting 
Ballroom
10:00amSilent Auction Winners Announced 
11:00am Hotel Check-Out
Lake George 20 minute ride for Steamboat
12:00 or 12:30pm DepartureOffsite Steamboat Ride in Lake George


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