Panel Discussion & Presentation Schedule

9:30 Cochlear Implant Panel: Users of the various brands of implants (Advanced Bionics, Cochlear, MED-EL, and Esteem) will share their experiences going through the “CI” process, how their experience has been versus their expectations and answer questions from the audience. Sponsored by Cochlear Americas

11:00 Assistive Listening Device Panel: Users of the various types of assistive listening devices (ALDs) will highlight the various devices they use (neck loops, wireless accessories, caption or amplified phones, alerting devices, etc.) and answer your questions on how these products fill the gaps to complement their hearing aids or cochlear implants. Sponsored by Florida Telecommunications Relay

12:30 Keynote speaker Dr. Kyle Allen, What is New in Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Technology This is an updated version of the presentation that was the highlight of last year’s expo. If you want to get a clear focus on what new, advanced technology is most suited for your needs, this talk is not to be missed!

2:00 Community Access Panel Panelists will answer audience questions about their use of the loop system to better understand theatre performances, services, and community meetings, plus how personal captioning systems at movie houses make films more enjoyable. The panel will be preceded by a brief introduction by Complete Hearing Solutions of the various access systems available in Florida communities. Sponsored by Complete Hearing Solutions


    Assistive Listening Devices

  • Advocates for Better Hearing
    Audiology Consultations

  • Advanced Diagnostics and Hearing Solutions
  • Davis Family Hearing
  • Florida E.N.T. and Allergy

  • Advanced Diagnostics and Hearing Solutions
  • Davis Family Hearing
  • Florida E.N.T. and Allergy
  • Florida Medical Hearing Centers
  • Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance
    CART (Captions)

  • Americaptions
    Children / Student Support

  • Central Florida Early Steps/Hearing Me
    Cochlear Implants

  • Advanced Bionics
  • Cochlear
  • Envoy Medical Esteem
  • Med El
    Community Support

  • Bay Care Faith Community Nursing
  • First Presbyterian Church of Brandon Health Ministry
  • Senior Connection Center
    Deaf Support

  • Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA)
  • Pinellas County Deaf Literacy Services
    Diabetes Screenings

  • Bay Care Faith Community Nursing
    Disability Support

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Florida Vocational Rehabilition
  • Workplace and Education Accommodation Counseling
    Hard of Hearing Support

  • HLAA Gulf Coast
  • HLAA Peer Mentor for Individual / Couple Counseling
  • HLAA Sun City Center
  • HLAA Tampa
    Hearing Aid Manufacturers

  • Nu Ear
  • Oticon
  • Signia
  • Phonak
  • Widex
    Hearing Loop / Other Access Systems

  • Complete Hearing Solutions
  • Indoor Wireless Systems
  • Listen Technologies
    Hearing Screenings

  • Advanced Diagnostics and Hearing Solutions
  • Davis Family Hearing
  • Florida E.N.T. and Allergy

  • CaptionCall
  • CapTel
  • Florida Telecommunications Relay
    Phone Captions

  • Innocaptions
    Sound-to-touch Wearable Devices

  • Neosensory
    Video Relay System

  • SVRS/Sorenson Communications
  • Widex ZVRS/Purple Communication
    For information on products/services after the Expo

  • 941-706-4312

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