Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has been selected by the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) to host their next Congress in 2016 in Washington, DC.
Ruth Warick, president of IFHOH, made the announcement at the HLAA Convention 2013 in Portland, Ore, on June 27.
Planning for the IFHOH Congress is already under way and it will be held at the Washington Hilton, on June 23–26, 2016.
HLAA and IFHOH are inviting people with hearing loss from around the world to share in educational workshops, a research symposium, a trade show with the latest hearing technology, and social events.
HLAA executive director Brenda Battat said in the press statement, “This is an outstanding opportunity to present issues that are impacting people with hearing loss worldwide and to learn from different countries’ perspectives and solutions. It’s an honor to host this important Congress.”
Warick commented, “We are grateful to our member organization, HLAA, for hosting this important event for hard of hearing persons, professionals, and other interested persons to gather together to discuss vital issues and forge connections. We have made great strides in the last decade but much remains to be done to create greater awareness and to promote a hearing accessible world.”