Speakers 2024

View special Indy Chapter Speaker from Sunday March 24th, Webinar: 

Riley Ellingsten - CoFounder HeARsight captioning glasses,

Youtube link and transcripts are uploaded on our website and linked here below.

If you wish to receive exclusive early access to heARsight then use sign up LINK

Transcript: LINK

Powerpoint: LINK

heARsight HLAA-Indy Presentation (public).pdf

Presenter- Mark Fuller. Fire Inspector with the Westfield Fire Department, Indiana. 

March 2nd 2024

This presentation focuses on the home fire safety needs of those with a Hearing Disability.

Mr Fuller's duties consist of inspecting all businesses, churches, apartment complexes, and any public building if asked by homeowners. He will conduct at-home Fire and Life safety inspections to give advice. mfuller@weatfield.in.gov

Mark Fuller

Fire Inspector, Westfield Fire Department

YouTube video LINK        Transcript  LINK

Midwinter Webinars presented by HLAA Indianapolis Chapter, 2024: Feb 3 and Feb 17

Feb 3 2024: Neil Bauman, "Musical Ear Syndrome."

We as a chapter are most grateful to have such fine speakers devote their time and expertise to our chapter, gratis.

We become enriched by their contribution to the current discourse. A small token, in appreciation, is sent.

Link to Audio of Presentation (there is no video)

Transcript Link

Slide Presentation (as pdf) Link

Musical Ear Syndrome presentation 3pm EST (2024-02-03) - Transcript

Feb 17 2024: Dan Scarfe, "XRAI caption Glasses."

Transcript LINK

Bio Link :Dan Scarfe 

Speakers 2023

Dr Michael Harvey Oct 7 2023 Speaker: Psychological Impact of Hearing Loss

Dr. Michael A. Harvey, PhD, ABPP provides training and consultation on mental health issues having to do with hearing loss, including consultation and training for audiologists regarding motivational interviewing and the psychological aspects of patient care.  As a Clinical Psychologist, he has a private practice in Framingham, Massachusetts and was a consultant faculty at Salus University, where he taught online courses relating to the psychosocial aspects of hearing loss.  He has published over 50 articles in the field and his latest books are Listen with the Heart: Relationships and Hearing Loss and The Odyssey of Hearing Loss: Tales of Triumph.

Aug 5th 2023 Virtual Speaker: Rochelle Burosh, 

Aug 5th 2023 Virtual Speaker: Rochelle Burosh, Community Outreach Specialist for CICOA, Aging & In-Home Solutions.

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is an Area Agency on Aging that serves Central Indiana.

Mission Statement:

CICOA empowers older adults, those of any age with a disability, and their caregivers by providing the innovative answers, services, and support they need to achieve the greatest possible independence, dignity, and quality of life.

Transcript: Link

Powerpoint: Link

Handout 1: Link

Handout 2: Link

Handout Guide: Link

BIO: Link

Video: Link

July 8 2023 Meeting-Canine Companions- Speaker: Kathy Taylor

April 2023 Patty Spitler

Thank you Patty Spitler for an enjoyable presentation!

Link to video-recording LINK

Link to transcript

Paty Spitler's Bio LINK 


March 4 2023 -Zoë Nutt -audio/article/transcript below

HLAA-Indianapolis Meeting -Two Musicians with hearing loss. Part 1 Zoë NUTT 1.mp4
HLAA-Indianapolis_Meeting shorter Part_1_Zo__NUTT.pdf

March 4 2023 -Wendy Cheng-powerpoint/transcript below

Speakers Mar 4 2023 Transcripts/Audio and notes LINK

(or https://www.hlaa-indianapolis.org/resources/speakers is our speakers tab in the menu on this webpage.)


 YouTube Link of Zoë Nutt Performance


impact of hearing loss for music.pptx
Wendy Cheng Transcription 04-03-2023.pdf

Speakers 2022


Sat OCTOBER 1st, Chapter Meeting (Virtual)

Speaker: Cathryn Luckoski, Audiologist

Topic       "Audiologist Corner"

Description:   Empower yourself with information.  Join this session to review the audiologist's role in helping you hear and how you can direct the treatment plan to find solutions that work.  Topics will include key tests that you might experience during an audiology visit and “new” hearing solutions, like Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids.  The discussion will wrap up with an open Q & A.  This is your opportunity to Ask The Audiologist, so come prepared.  

BIO:  Cathryn Luckoski has been an audiologist for 28 years,  She specializes in implantable solutions for severe to profound hearing loss, but treats all levels of deficit.  Cathryn has worked in clinics and in the hearing device industry.  She is currently part of a team of clinical audiologists at Ascension St. Vincent in Carmel, IN.  Beyond the clinic, Cathryn enjoys all forms of outside play with her family and Golden Retriever, Juni.

Speaker  on Balance and Hearing April 16th 

Dr. James Prueter, ENT, will speak virtually on Google Meet regarding "The Connection Between Hearing and Balance."

Dr James C. Prueter, DO- BIOGRAPHY

Born: Grafton, Ohio

Education: Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science – Exercise Science, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH

Residency: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dayton, OH

Fellowship: Neurotology Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, WA

Sees patients at: Englewood, Centerville and Dayton Children’s offices

Surgeries performed at: Grandview Medical Center, Miami Valley South Hospital, Dayton Children’s Hospital Main and South Campus.

Dr. Prueter completed residency in general ear nose and throat and fellowship in neurotology. He performs pediatric and adult sinus and head and neck surgery. His primary clinical interest is neurotology, the surgical and medical management for disorders of hearing, balance, and facial movement. He treats disorders of the ear canal, ear drum, middle ear bones, mastoid, inner ear (cochlea and vestibular labyrinth), and nerves traveling to the brainstem. He is part of a collaborative team of neurosurgeons and skull base surgeons who treat tumors of the lateral skull base, including acoustic neuromas.

Dr. Prueter is the recipient of numerous awards including the AOCOO-HNS** Council of Residents and Fellows Presidential Award. He has been published in various journals including the American Journal of Otolaryngology and Journal of Otology and Neurotology.

In his spare time, Dr. Prueter enjoys spending time with his family and wilderness hiking and biking adventures.

 **AOCOO-HNS is the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Transcript link

Past & Future Speaker Bios

Mark Mays: Speaker Aug 3rd 2019


Jeff Roberts May 2 2020 American Red Cross speaker

Executive Director, Central Indiana Chapter

American Red Cross – Indiana Region

1510 N. Meridian Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Call 888-684-1441  for bed shaker and fire alarm order placement.

jmroberts543@redcross.org | www.redcross.org/

Bed Shaker Flyer - How it Works 

Bed Shaker Video detecting a smoke alarm - animation

Bed Shaker To call and get your name on the list for when we are again installing Smoke Detectors and Alarms

Local web | www.redcross.org/indiana

Jon Gray Powerpoint Presentation May 2 2020

CaptionMateMore Info

LINK.    YouTube Video CaptionMate

CaptionMate Overview

Hard of Hearing consumers can finally make a call in total privacy without the need for a relay operator, CA (Captioning Assistant) or transcriptionist. 

CaptionMate is a free service for individuals with hearing loss. It allows you to read both sides of the phone conversation instantaneously. CaptionMate works on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and all other phones, even your landline. Registration is free and creates no obligation.

CaptionMate is FCC licensed so the cost of captioning each Internet Protocol Captioned telephone call will be funded through a federal program, and the cost of the calls will be paid for by contributions from other telecommunication users to the TRS fund.

How to Get CaptionMate

CaptionMate can be downloaded directly from the App store or the Google Play Store. 

Video of Dr Kern's Presentation"Tinnitus". 

Closed Captions and transcript may be turned on during viewing.

Dr Scott Sanders' Powerpoint Presentation on Meniere's Disease LINK -July 11, 2020

Link to Audio Presentation accompanying powerpoint




Offices in Indianapolis and Lafayette

Matt Gonçalves BIO

My name is Matt Goncalves and I am the Marketing Director for InnoCaption, a role I have exercised since we launched our App in 2016. I attended George Mason University where I pursued a double-major in Marketing and Management.(matt@innocaption.com)

Cristina Duarte BIO

Cristina Duarte works as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and In-House Counsel for MezmoCorp (dba InnoCaption), a position she has held for nearly six years.  In this role, Ms. Duarte’s work spans the wide variety of regulatory, compliance, and advocacy issues that currently face providers of accessibility technologies.  As the daughter of two individuals with a hearing loss, Ms. Duarte brings a passion about the fundamental importance of offerings such as IP CTS to her work. Ms. Duarte received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and her B.A. from Hood College.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons and regularly volunteers through the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center.

HLAA Indy Chapter Monthly Meeting (2020-11-07 at 07:21 GMT-8)

Dr Laura Fragomeni  Mar 06,  2021

Doctor of Audiology, Reid Hearing Center

Contact: Laura.Fragomeni@ReidHealth.org

Powerpoint Presentation:

 How to Read an Audiogram and What is Real Ear?  

PDF Version of above LINK

Speaker's Text accompanying Powerpoint presentation LINK

Meeting Audio

Youtube link to view Presentation and Q&A discussion

Transcript of Presentation Link

Audio Link only of Presentation

Mr. Matthew Norris, MSW- Research Associate, Center for Health Equity, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University 

Contact: Phone: (812) 856-5251

https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/che/ Center for Health Equity

https://adaindiana.org/  ADA Indiana

Email: mnorris@indiana.edu

Gael Hannan is a public speaker, humorist and hearing health advocate who grew up with a hearing loss that is now severe to profound. She writes a weekly blog on hearing loss for HearingHealthMatters.org, and is the Consumer Editor for two Canadian professional hearing-related journals. Gael's articles have appeared in many North American publications and she is a sought-after speaker for her funny and insightful performances on living with hearing loss.

Gael lives with her husband and son and divides her time between Ontario and the west coast....

If you missed the presentation then you may listen and read along with the text using this LINK. (Just press the arrow at the bottom of the opened link to read and listen simultaneously.)

If you would like to just read the transcription of her presentation, which has been merged with her powerpoint slides, then that document is HERE.

You may download the audio file only (as an mp3) HERE

Gael's slides may be downloaded from HERE

You may follow Gael on her blog www.HearingHealthMatters.org

Gael Hannan's email address is hannangd@gmail.com

Book (Print and Kindle)

The Way I Hear It: A Life with Hearing Loss

by Gael Hannan

Recent published article by Gael Hannon.  LINK

Audio/read along text LINK (press arrow at bottom)

Walk4Hearing Presentation: Ronnie Adler Sep 11 2021

"Because our chapter is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, we are not in the practice of providing compensation to our guest speakers. We desire to express our gratitude instead with a little token of our appreciation in this mailing to you."