The Board of the Illinois Hearing Society is pleased to invite you to the IHS 2023 Conference on June 23 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM! The Conference will be held at the office of McGuireWoods Consulting at 77 W Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL.

This event will fulfill ten CE credits, with six presented live and access to four more online. All 10 CE credit recordings will be posted on the Illinois Hearing Society website on Monday, June 26 and will be available until September 23, 2023. The live portion will include two hours of your state mandated ethics requirement. We will be hosting our usual hearing instrument auction and taking the opportunity to discuss upcoming scope changes specifically in Illinois.

Live and In-Person (6 CEs)

  • 8:00AM-9:00AM: A*- State of Illinois Practice & Licensing (1 CE) – James Sherwood, Senior Vice President, McGuireWoods Consulting (CEN 623-23)
  • 9:00AM-11:00AM: B **- Ethics & Hearing Health Care (2 CEs) – Suzanne Lindsey-Henderson, AuD, Senior Practice Development Manager, Beltone (CEN 624-23)
  • 11:00AM-11:20AM: Break
  • 11:20AM-12:20PM: C* - International Hearing Society Policy Perspective & Updates for the Hearing Professional (1 CE) – Scott Lau, ACA, BC-HIS, International Hearing Society Governor of Central US Region (CEN 623-23)
  • 12:20PM-2:20PM: Lunch and Illinois Hearing Society Member Meeting 
  • 2:20PM to 4:20PM: D* - Asking the Right Questions (2 CEs) – Ken Laferle, MS, Director of Professional Development, Beltone (CEN 623-23)

Recorded Virtually (4 CEs)

  • E^ - Thriving in a Changing Work Environment (1 CE) – Ken Laferle, MS, Director of Professional Development, Beltone (CEN 625-23) 
  • F# - Delivery and Follow-Up (1 CE) - Suzanne Lindsey-Henderson, AuD, Senior Practice Development Manager, Beltone (CEN 626-23)
  • G~ - How OTC and Self-Fitting Devices Can Broaden Demand to Under-Served Populations (2 CEs) – Brian Taylor, AuD, Senior Director of Audiology, Signia (CEN 627-23) 

IHS approval of this course is based on content only and does not imply endorsement of the course content, specific products, clinical procedure, instructor, or adherence to the IHS Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/Education Provider and not necessarily of the International Hearing Society.

After the CE credit portion, we will hold a networking reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM. There will be three vendor tables at the reception. 

The event is open to both Illinois Hearing Society members and non-members. There is an option to watch the live portions over Zoom if you cannot attend the Conference in person.


  • $199 for Illinois Hearing Society members in person
  • $249 for Illinois Hearing Society members fully virtual
  • $299 for non-members in person
  • $349 for non-members fully virtual