Join us for the IHS Virtual Conference!

Learn from Experts, Enhance Your Skills, Drive Business Growth

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

Held live across three consecutive Wednesdays - June 24, July 1 and July 8, from 12-4pm ET each day - and designed with your convenience in mind, 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 new reality.

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Schedule and Speakers

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Module 1: June 24, 2020

Marc Kaprow, DO, FACOI

Safe Practice Protocols During and After the Pandemic

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm ET

Douglas Beck, AuD

Ethics, Verification, Validation and Hearing Aid Fittings - Part 1

1:35 pm - 2:35 pm ET

John Pumford, AuD

Ethics, Verification, Validation and Hearing Aid Fittings - Part 2

2:55 pm - 3:55 pm ET

Module 2: July 1, 2020

Canadian flag

For those celebrating Canadian Independence Day on July 1, please consider the Premium Pass so you can access all OnDemand session recordings until Oct. 31, 2020.

Cliff Olson, AuD

How to Implement Remote Care in Your Office

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm ET

Brian Calley, Small Business Association of Michigan

From Communication to Risk Mitigation: How to Safely Reopen and Prevent a Second Wave

1:35 pm - 2:35 pm ET

Leanne Polhill, BA, BC-HIS, LHAS

Beyond Technology: The Essential Human Side of Patient Success

2:55 pm - 3:55 pm ET

Module 3: July 8, 2020

brought to you by

Gina Worful, MS, RD

Nutrition Connection:
Hearing and Optimal Nutrition

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm ET

Brian Taylor, AuD

Patient-Centered Communication in the Era of Self-Directed Care

1:35 pm - 2:35 pm ET

Anu Sharma, PhD

Brain Changes in Adults with Mild-Moderate Hearing Loss Before and After Hearing Aid Use

2:55 pm - 3:55 pm ET

Can't attend all 9 live events?

Register for a Premium Pass!
All Premium Pass registrants will be granted exclusive access to OnDemand session recordings until Oct. 31, 2020 so you can watch at your convenience. Plus, access other special continuing education offerings!

Choose Your Event Pass

Premium Pass

12 CE Credits

$149 IHS Members | $249 non-IHS Members

Purchase Premium Pass

Hey, Florida licensees! The Florida Board of Hearing Aid Specialists has approved two of the IHS Virtual Conference sessions for their “Medical Errors” CE requirement:

  • Dr. Kaprow’s “Safe Practice Protocols During and After the Pandemic” (recording available for Premium Pass only) -  1 hr.
  • Joseph Vespe’s “Infection Control” (recording available for Premium Pass only) – 1 hr.

The remaining IHS Virtual Conference sessions are considered “general hours”.

Basic Pass

9 CE Credits

$99 IHS Members | $199 non-IHS Members

  • Access to each live session (9 CE credits)
  • Access to presenter slides post-event

Exclusive CE Credits for Premium Pass Holders

Worth 1 CE credit

Exclusive Event

Live Q&A with Keith Darrow

Keith Darrow, PhD, CCC-A

Worth 1 CE credit

OnDemand Recording

Ethics

Steven Madix PhD, A/SLP

Worth 1 CE credit

OnDemand Recording

Infection Control

Joseph Vespe, MS, MBA


FAQs

How do I receive CE credit for the Virtual Conference?

Attend each live presentation. Then take, submit, and pass a CE quiz with a 70% or higher. Links to CE quizzes and session slides will be shared via email to the email address on file immediately prior to the first live event on June 24.

If you have a Premium Pass, you can view OnDemand session recordings until Oct. 31, 2020 and submit CE quizzes during that time. Note that OnDemand session recordings are not available for Basic Pass.

I see only 9 sessions, but 12 CE credits. Where do the other credits come from?

In addition to the 9 CE credits from the sessions, Premium Pass registrants may access two bonus OnDemand webinar offerings on Infection Control and Ethics (worth 1 CE credit each), and also attend an exclusive Post-Event Experience (worth 1 CE; details to come).

Links to all bonus material will be shared via email to the email address on file immediately prior to the first live event on June 24.

Basic Pass registrants are not eligible for the 3 additional CE credits but may access bonus materials by upgrading to a Premium Pass at anytime.

Will we receive the full amount of CE credits if we cannot attend all 3 days?

If you have a Premium Pass, you can view OnDemand session recordings (worth 9 CEs) until Oct. 31, 2020 and submit CE quizzes during that time. The 3 bonus CE credits can be accessed OnDemand post-event and submitted for CE credit at any time.

Note that OnDemand session recordings are not available for Basic Pass. We encourage Basic Pass registrants to attend each day so you can take, submit, and pass the CE quizzes with a 70% or higher during the live sessions.

Upgrades to Premium Pass may be made at anytime.

I want to upgrade my pass. How do I do that?

If you would like to upgrade from Basic Pass to Premium Pass, please contact interact@ihsinfo.org. Upgrades may be made at any time.

What is the cancellation policy?

Registrants may request a full refund no later than June 22, 2020, 11:59pm EST. After that, refunds are not available. If you have a schedule conflict, we encourage you to purchase the Premium Pass so you may view OnDemand session recordings at your convenience until Oct. 31, 2020. For questions about your registration, please contact interact@ihsinfo.org.

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Continuing Education Credit

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

  • Arizona: Some of the sessions in the IHS Virtual Conference are applicable for hearing aid dispensers in Arizona. For continuing education requirements for Arizona licensees, click here.
  • British Columbia, Canada: Per CSHBC, all RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs must meet their Continuing Competency Credit (CCC) requirements to be able to renew registration by reporting completed activities/credits in the portal by December 31. The IHS certificate of completion is proof of attendance. Please keep it for audit purposes.
  • California: IHS is in the process of applying to the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensers Board for the virtual conference.
  • Delaware: If necessary, IHS will apply to the Board of SLP, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers. If you are from Delaware, please let us know at professionaldevelopment@ihsinfo.org.
  • Florida: Effective April 9, 2020, emergency rule number 64B6ER20-25 was approved by the Florida Board of Hearing Aid Specialists. Therefore, for the next 90 days, current Florida licensees and applicants for licensure are allowed to complete Board-approved continuing education courses by distance learning methods. The International Hearing Society is an approved provider of the Florida Board of Hearing Aid Specialists. You are responsible for documenting this continuing education event into CE Broker. Please use reference number #20-779368.

Furthermore, the Florida Board of Hearing Aid Specialists has approved two of the Virtual Conference sessions for their “Medical Errors” CE requirement:

  • Dr. Kaprow’s “Safe Practice Protocols during and after the Pandemic” (Module 1, Session 1 - recording available for Premium Pass) -  1 hr.
  • Joe Vespe’s “Infection Control” (Recorded Webinar - exclusively available for Premium Pass) – 1 hr.

The other virtual conference sessions are considered “general hours”.

  • Georgia: The continuing education requirements are here.  For more information contact the Georgia Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Dispensers. The IHS Certificate of Completion is proof of attendance.
  • Kentucky: The Kentucky Board of Specialists in Hearing Instruments recognizes IHS courses as approved for continuing education for licensure. However, their regulations limit the number of hours that can be earned online in a given renewal period. Contact the Board for more information.
  • North Carolina: Attendees must complete the NC online CEU Verification Report after the virtual event, course ID# 20-11229
  • New York: Online/web-based continuing education is prohibited in New York State for Hearing Aid Dispensers. At this time, NY Department of State will only approve online courses from previously approved course providers, which IHS is not. Please contact Hearing HealthCare Alliance of New York, Inc. (HHCANY) for additional information.
  • Ontario, Canada: The IHS Virtual Conference has been approved by the Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario (AHIP).
  • South Carolina: IHS will submit this virtual conference to the state of South Carolina DHEC. When approved, the IHS Certificate of Completion is proof of continuing education credit earned.
  • Texas: IHS has been approved by TDLR, course TX-143-19-028. IHS qualifies as a non-manufacturer continuing education provider. The IHS Certificate of Completion will serve as proof of continuing education credit earned.

IHS is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of  1.2 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology. Course Number: 20IHS-100