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IHS Canada
Virtual Conference!

Learn from Experts, Enhance Your Skills, Drive Business Growth

The IHS Canada Virtual Conference brings top caliber experts and superior educational content directly to you, the hearing healthcare professional!

Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 10am-5pm ET

Held live, the IHS Canada Virtual Conference is designed with your convenience in mind. You can attend from your home or office and listen to industry insight, innovative solutions, and best practices on how to make an impact in today's marketplace.

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Don't Miss Out on the Chapter Meet & Greet!

Following the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to network with their local Canadian chapter leaders. Join us to learn more about how you can get involved with your local Canadian chapter and more.

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors & Chapters


Association of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta (AHAPA) is a new Association formed it 2021 for the purpose of providing support, educational opportunities, networking and negotiation for Hearing Aid Practitioners in the province of Alberta.

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Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario (AHIP) represents and guides Hearing Instrument Specialists (H.I.S.) in their practice in the best interest of the hard of hearing in hundreds of communities across Ontario. AHIP responsibly administers entry to practice, standards of practice and consumer complaint management. Hearing Instruments Specialists (H.I.S.) must be practicing members of AHIP in good standing in order to maintain authorizer status with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Assistive Devices Program.

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The Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society of British Columbia (HIPSBC) as a group empowers the individual practitioner to achieve and maintain excellence in hearing care. Since 1988, HIPSBC has represented the interests of hearing instrument practitioners through professional development, advocacy, networking and communications. Because our members benefit, we work closely with the Canadian Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society of Canada (CHIPS), the International Hearing Society (IHS) and other stakeholders. We also promote and encourage public education about hearing loss, the use of hearing devices and hearing protection.

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We’re a dedicated Hearing Society that’s always trying to improve the profession within the province of Saskatchewan. We run annual conferences for our hearing professionals where they obtain education credits and keep up to date on current products and technology. Your ears deserve the best—see a SHIPS hearing aid practitioner.

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Schedule and Speakers

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Schedule of Events: June 1, 2023

10:15 am - 11:15 am ET

Session #1: Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids – Implications for Canadian Professionals

In 2022, the United States FDA officially authorized over-the-counter hearing aids. While not available or regulated in Canada, the potential for Canadian hearing healthcare professionals to see the impact of these new devices is high. In this session, you’ll hear from an industry expert sharing the things you need to know to adapt to the changes OTC hearing aids may bring to your practice and/or clients.

Steve Armstrong

Steve Armstrong is an Electrical Engineer by training and is passionate about ear level audio. He began his career designing integrated circuits (chips) for hearing aids at what became Gennum Corporation. During his tenure there he developed a deep understand of electroacoustics, psychoacoustics, digital signal processing, and software development. Today he consults to both industry and the research communities helping solve interesting engineering problems. Steve participates on various standards working groups and leads the Real Ear measurement working group.

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11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET

Session #2: Brain Health, Cognition, and Audition

The relationship between cognition and hearing healthcare is significant for patients/clients and hearing care professionals. In this presentation, Dr. Beck will review and highlight the peer-reviewed literature from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Dr. Beck will address the clinical significance of Speech in Noise scores as they relate to cognitive ability, cognitive screening attributes and cautions, as well as amplification choices and options, recommendations for referral to other healthcare professionals, and counseling approaches for patients/clients.

Douglas Beck, AuD, CCC-A

Dr. Beck began his career in Los Angeles at the House Ear Institute in cochlear implant research and intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring. By 1988, he was Director of Audiology at Saint Louis University. In 1996 he co-founded a multi-office dispensing practice in St Louis. In 1999, he became President and Editor- In-Chief of, and Dr. Beck joined Oticon in 2005. From 2008 through 2015 he also served as Web Content Editor for the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). In 2016 he also became Senior Editor for Clinical Research at the Hearing Review and also, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Communication Disorders & Sciences at SUNYAB. In 2019, he was appointed Vice President of Academic Sciences at Oticon Inc. Dr. Beck is among the most prolific authors in audiology with more than 211 publications. Although he officially retired from Oticon in March, 2022, he became VP of Clinical Sciences for Cognivue, Inc., Victor, NY in April, 2022. Dr Beck continues to consult for a number of professional and private concerns. Hundreds of publications and videos are available for free at

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2:15 pm - 3:15 pm ET

Session #3: Tinnitus Management for Experienced Hearing Healthcare Professionals

In a changing industry landscape, diversification and competitive advantage are more important than ever for hearing healthcare professionals. Tinnitus management, done effectively, provides an avenue for practice growth for experienced practitioners. In this course, a successful tinnitus practice owner will discuss the ins and outs of attracting and working with tinnitus patients as well as tips and tricks for working with seasonal patients/clients.

John Hoglund, ACA, BC-HIS

John Hoglund, ACA, BC-HIS founded Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Center as well as Southwest Florida Tinnitus and Hearing Center, large multi-office practices with a family feel. John has a passion for helping individuals suffering from tinnitus and helping hearing healthcare professionals get involved with tinnitus care. He holds a Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate from the International Hearing Society and was a member of the founding committee of IHS’ Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate Program. He has published several articles and given talks at the regional, national, and international level on the topic of tinnitus care.

Session Sponsored by

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ET

Session #4: Cerumen Management

Daniel Paccioretti, M.Sc.

Registered Audiologist, Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner
Dan has more than 40 years of experience as an audiologist, educator, and researcher. He has worked in hospitals, public health clinics, education, and the hearing aid manufacturing industry. Dan has conducted and published research and is consulted on international policy. After retiring from the wholesale side, Dan joined Pacific Audiology Group as a consultant and helped launch our cerumen management training program.

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Don't Miss Out on the Chapter Meet & Greet!

Following the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to network with their local Canadian chapter leaders. Join us to learn more about how you can get involved with your local Canadian chapter and more.

Can't attend the Live Event?

Register & Receive Access to the On-Demand Resources after the Event!
All registrants will be granted exclusive access to OnDemand session recordings until Dec. 31, 2023
so you can watch at your convenience.

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Registration Pricing

Virtual Conference Pass

5 CE Credits


$75 (USD) IHS Members | $200 (USD) non-IHS Members

Standard Price for Non-Canadians

$125 (USD) IHS Members | $375 (USD) non-IHS Members

Become an IHS Member & SAVE
Not an IHS Member? Register with the Join & Save option and recieve membership through the end of 2023 included in your virtual conference registration fee.

Join & Save Registration Price

$150 (USD) for Canadian & Non-US professionals

$350 (USD) for US professionals

All fees displayed are in USD.

Purchase Pass
  • Your Seat to Attend the Full Day of Live Sessions (5 CE credits)
  • Your Copy of Each Presenter's Slides and Handouts
  • Unlimited Access to OnDemand Session Recordings until Dec. 31, 2023
  • Opportunity to Network with Local Canadian Chapter Leaders

Be Entered to Win A FREE Tinnitus Care Provider Workshop Registration!

Register before May 25, 2023 to be entered into a drawing for a FREE registration for the Tinnitus Care Provider workshop taking place Fall 2023.

One winner will be drawn for the FREE Tinnitus Care Provider workshop registration. All other registrants will also recieve a discount code to use for the Fall 2023 Tinnitus workshop.


How do I receive CE credit for the Virtual Conference?

Take, submit, and pass a CE quiz for each session with a 70% or higher. Links to CE quizzes and session slides will be provided on the website with each OnDemand session recording.

All resources are available until Dec. 31, 2023. CE quizzes must be submitted during that time.

Will we receive the full amount of CE credits if we cannot attend the live event?

You can view OnDemand session recordings (worth 5 CEs) until Dec. 31, 2023 and submit CE quizzes during that time.

Continuing Education Credit

Please remember that each province and state have different requirements and rules. Check with your local licensing agency for further information. This webpage will be updated as approvals are received.