The American Academy of Audiology

The American Academy of Audiology The Academy is the world's largest organization of, by, and for audiologists.
The American Academy of Audiology works daily to become essential in the professional lives of audiologists by; advancing the profession of audiology and achieving public recognition of audiologists as the experts in hearing and balance.
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The American Academy of Audiology was founded in January of 1988 when a group of audiology leaders met at the invitation of Dr. James Jerger at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. The purpose of the study group was to establish an independent, freestanding national organization run by and for audiologists. The new organization would be uniquely sensitive to the professional issues and the professional concerns affecting all audiologists. A Charter Advisory Committee was formed to elect officers, adopt bylaws, establish membership requirements and set up a national office. Jerger was elected the first President. The Charter of Incorporation for the Academy was filed in Nashville, Tennessee, in June 1988. The first national convention of the Academy was held in Kiawah Island, South Carolina in April 1989 with some 600 attendees. As an indication of the phenomenal growth of the Academy, the 13th Annual Convention was held in San Diego during April 2001 with more than 7,300 attendees. The Academy asks our followers to not post any negative, offensive, denigrating, and/or completely out of context content, pictures, or videos. All posts by followers can be removed based upon the discretion of Academy Board of Directors and staff. When tagging any Academy-related social media platform, avoid using statements, photos, video, or audio that could be viewed as malicious, obscene, threatening, intimidating, or that might constitute harassment or bullying. Examples of this type of conduct include offensive posts meant to intentionally harm someone’s reputation, contribute to the degradation based on race, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship status, Veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law, rules, or regulations.

Mission: The American Academy of Audiology promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research.

Want to get involved in the profession and share your expertise? Apply to volunteer on an Academy Committee! Application...
05/15/2019

Want to get involved in the profession and share your expertise? Apply to volunteer on an Academy Committee! Applications are being accepted via the Audiology Community and the Audiology Community mobile app. http://ow.ly/UJHx30o0TJE

05/15/2019
Andre's Story

#HearWellStayVital. Hearing loss affects 1 in 8 people in the US. Maintaining hearing health helps keep us vital so we can enjoy the things we love most. #CheckYourHearing wellness every year. Learn more at http://hearwellstayvital.org. #BetterHearingMonth #BHM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQnI-ZAXfcI

“My son has nonverbal autism. Whenever he’s ready to speak, I need to hear.” Andre, Father. Hearing connects us emotionally and physically to the world and t...

#audpeeps Are we failing our patients? Are we doing what we should? Here's where we fall short. http://ow.ly/VxD650ubpnq
05/14/2019

#audpeeps Are we failing our patients? Are we doing what we should? Here's where we fall short. http://ow.ly/VxD650ubpnq

Nova Southeastern University students met today on #thehill to discuss audiology priorities. #audvocacy #audpeeps
05/10/2019

Nova Southeastern University students met today on #thehill to discuss audiology priorities. #audvocacy #audpeeps

Academy members! TODAY is the last day to vote for the 2019 Academy Board election.Review the nominees and vote through ...
05/10/2019

Academy members! TODAY is the last day to vote for the 2019 Academy Board election.

Review the nominees and vote through a personalized email link sent directly to you on April 8. #audpeeps

The FDA is seeking feedback on a list of patient preference areas that it put together to help them take into account pa...
05/08/2019

The FDA is seeking feedback on a list of patient preference areas that it put together to help them take into account patients’ views as they make regulatory decisions about medical devices. http://ow.ly/OjDS50u3Mh0

"The medical term “comorbidities” is appearing increasingly in the audiological literature and also in clinical conv...
05/08/2019
ACAE CORNER | Comorbid Conditions Associated with Hearing Loss: Another Challenge in Educating AuD Students

"The medical term “comorbidities” is appearing increasingly in the audiological literature and also in clinical conversations about patient diagnosis and management." #audpeeps #audiologytoday

A growing body of research confirms a connection between hearing loss and a variety of chronic diseases and disorders (for reviews see Abrams, 2017; Besser et al, 2018). The medical term “comorbidities” is appearing increasingly in the audiological literature and also in clinical conversations a...

05/07/2019
Osmond Sound Advice

Justin Osmond discusses the importance of #newbornhearingscreening and how he received the gift of sound. How are you raising awareness for #betterhearingmonth #audpeeps? Let us know in the comments!

Episode #4: When Justin Osmond was born, it wasn't common to screen newborns for hearing loss. It wasn't until he was almost two years old that doctors told Merrill and Mary Osmond that their son had profound hearing loss. After being fitted for bulky hearing aids, Justin began the long process of trying to catch up with his peers.

Academy members! Polls Close on May 10 for the 2019 Academy Board election.Review the nominees and vote through a person...
05/07/2019

Academy members! Polls Close on May 10 for the 2019 Academy Board election.

Review the nominees and vote through a personalized email link sent directly to you on April 8. #audpeeps

"Did you know that falling is a significant health concern for adults over 65 years? Falls cause hospitalizations for ov...
05/03/2019
Avoid Falls and Improve Your Overall Stability

"Did you know that falling is a significant health concern for adults over 65 years? Falls cause hospitalizations for over 800,000 people every year! Audiologists help to determine risk factors for falling and help patients learn how to reduce risk." #audpeeps #betterhearingmonth

Your hearing and balance care are important to your overall well-being and can affect your sense of stability and movement.

"As the JAAA editors along with our editorial team, we are proud to announce new Fast Track content for JAAA, as of Apri...
05/03/2019
JAAA Latest Fast Track Articles—May 2019

"As the JAAA editors along with our editorial team, we are proud to announce new Fast Track content for JAAA, as of April 30, 2019." #JAAA #audpeeps

Access JAAA online

"In this article, we demonstrate a simple protocol that can rapidly determine speech-in-noise thresholds and can be used...
05/03/2019
A Two-Minute Speech-in-Noise Test: Protocol and Pilot Data

"In this article, we demonstrate a simple protocol that can rapidly determine speech-in-noise thresholds and can be used to validate and verify important differences between unaided and aided responses." #audpeeps #AudiologyToday

In this article, we demonstrate a simple protocol that can rapidly determine speech-in-noise thresholds and can be used to validate and verify important differences between unaided and aided responses. Hearing-care professionals (HCPs) and hearing aid wearers report the chief complaint secondary to....

Have you updated your profile picture with our May Is Better Hearing Month frame? Show your support for #betterhearingmo...
05/01/2019

Have you updated your profile picture with our May Is Better Hearing Month frame? Show your support for #betterhearingmonth! #audpeeps

05/01/2019
Preserve The Passion PSA

Good hearing affects our overall health and wellness. Be proactive during #BetterHearingMonth in May. #CheckYourHearing with an audiologist as part of your annual wellness check. Learn more at www.hearwellstayvital.org. #HearWellStayVital #BHM #audpeeps

What's your passion? Music. Yoga. Biking. Golf. Ceramics. Writing. Dancing. Motorcycling. Hearing loss is linked to increased risk of dementia, depression, f...

May Is Better Hearing Month! Show your support by updating your cover photo and sharing a featured web article to your s...
05/01/2019
May Is Better Hearing Month

May Is Better Hearing Month! Show your support by updating your cover photo and sharing a featured web article to your social network. #betterhearingmonth #audpeeps

The Academy is dedicated to advancing the profession of audiology through increasing public awareness. Use our toolkit resources to promote May Is Better Hearing Month!

Presenting Audiology Codes for Valuation: New and revised codes describing auditory-evoked potential (AEP) and vestibula...
04/30/2019

Presenting Audiology Codes for Valuation: New and revised codes describing auditory-evoked potential (AEP) and vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) testing were presented during last week’s American Medical Association’s Relative Value Update Committee meeting. The codes will be available to audiologists in 2021.

The Academy and volunteers from the Practice Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and American Clinical Neurophysiology Society have worked together to establish and value the codes.

Too busy to boot up your computer to apply to volunteer? Download the free Audiology Community Mobile App to apply to on...
04/30/2019

Too busy to boot up your computer to apply to volunteer? Download the free Audiology Community Mobile App to apply to one of the many Academy committees! Applications are being accepted until June 1. http://ow.ly/nX5H30o0TG2

"In a 2017 report, mid-life hearing loss was named as the greatest single modifiable risk factor to reduce the risk of d...
04/30/2019
Dementia and Hearing Loss

"In a 2017 report, mid-life hearing loss was named as the greatest single modifiable risk factor to reduce the risk of dementia. So, does that mean if you have hearing loss and you don’t wear hearing aids, you’re bound to have cognitive decline? Well, it is not quite that simple." https://www.audiology.org/public-awareness/may-better-hearing-month/dementia-and-hearing-loss #betterhearingmonth #audpeeps

There is also a strong relationship between hearing loss and depression in adults, both of which are other modifiable risk factors for dementia. Wearing appropriately fit hearing aids can improve communication with friends and family, ease social interactions, lessen effort exerted on listening, and...

"For some people, tinnitus can impact their lives, most broadly with respect to functional implications, such as sleep d...
04/30/2019
Tinnitus in 10: What Every Audiologist Should Know to Provide Research-Based Care

"For some people, tinnitus can impact their lives, most broadly with respect to functional implications, such as sleep disturbance, impaired concentration, and/or emotional reactions. Audiologists are charged with evaluating and managing the care for those individuals seeking help." #audpeeps #AudiologyToday

For some people, tinnitus can impact their lives, most broadly with respect to functional implications, such as sleep disturbance, impaired concentration, and/or emotional reactions. Audiologists are charged with evaluating and managing the care for those individuals seeking help. Tinnitus is an inv...

"May is Better Hearing Month…what better time to treat yourself to the rich sound tapestry in our world.From hearing s...
04/29/2019
Hearing Aids Can Help You Hear the Sounds of the World

"May is Better Hearing Month…what better time to treat yourself to the rich sound tapestry in our world.

From hearing someone say 'I love you,' to enjoying the spring chorus of song birds, the sense of hearing helps us to connect with others and to our world." #betterhearingmonth #bhm #audpeeps

May is Better Hearing Month…what better time to treat yourself to the rich sound tapestry in our world. From hearing someone say “I love you,” to enjoying the spring chorus of song birds, the sense of hearing helps us to connect with others and to our world.

"What does customer satisfaction look like in a private practice for audiology? It starts with finding the gifts of our ...
04/28/2019
Private Practice Patient Care Tips

"What does customer satisfaction look like in a private practice for audiology? It starts with finding the gifts of our employees and making sure they share the vision of the practice." #betterhearingmonth #audpeeps

By Judy Huch In recognition of May Is Better Hearing Month…promote audiology and healthy hearing care.

Update your profile picture to show your support of May Is Better Hearing Month! #betterhearingmonth
04/26/2019

Update your profile picture to show your support of May Is Better Hearing Month! #betterhearingmonth

"My externship provided an incredible transition to my first year as a professional. Although I worked with more and mor...
04/25/2019
Getting Comfortable Introducing Yourself as “Doctor”: Transitioning from AuD Student to New Professional

"My externship provided an incredible transition to my first year as a professional. Although I worked with more and more independence throughout the year, I had a safety net and definitely continued to ask questions of my supervisors. But with one walk across a stage and a quick switch of a tassel, my safety net was gone." #audpeeps #studenttoprofessional

My externship provided an incredible transition to my first year as a professional. Although I worked with more and more independence throughout the year, I had a safety net and definitely continue…

"Increasing public awareness of audiology is not just one person’s responsibility; it’s the responsibility of all au...
04/23/2019
Increasing Public Awareness of Audiology

"Increasing public awareness of audiology is not just one person’s responsibility; it’s the responsibility of all audiologists and we do it every day." Check out this week's featured web article by Jane Kulula, AuD. #betterhearingmonth #audpeeps

Increasing public awareness of audiology is not just one person’s responsibility; it’s the responsibility of all audiologists and we do it every day.

May Is Better Hearing Month! Use the Academy's resources to help spread the word! #betterhearingmonth #audpeeps
04/22/2019
May Is Better Hearing Month

May Is Better Hearing Month!
Use the Academy's resources to help spread the word! #betterhearingmonth #audpeeps

The Academy is dedicated to advancing the profession of audiology through increasing public awareness. Use our toolkit resources to promote May Is Better Hearing Month!

Promote May Is Better Hearing Month!Show your support by updating your cover photo and sharing a featured web article to...
04/22/2019

Promote May Is Better Hearing Month!
Show your support by updating your cover photo and sharing a featured web article to your social network. https://www.audiology.org/betterhearingmonth

#betterhearingmonth

Responding to published concerns by the FCC that captioned telephone services (CTS) are being utilized by people who are...
04/22/2019
Suggested Best Practices for Audiologists' Determination of Need for Captioned Phone Services

Responding to published concerns by the FCC that captioned telephone services (CTS) are being utilized by people who are not appropriate candidates—leading to potential funding deficits of this critical service—the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) have jointly developed proposed best practices for determining eligibility for the program. https://www.audiology.org/suggested-best-practices-audiologists-determination-need-captioned-phone-services #audpeeps

Captioned telephone services (CTS) are designed to assist persons with hearing loss to place and receive telephone calls. CTS allows a person with hearing loss to speak directly to the called party and then listen and concurrently read captions of what the other party is saying.

"New research by the researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and King’s College London and its partners have fo...
04/18/2019
Researchers Find 38 New Genes in Mice associated with Hearing Loss - Ask Health News

"New research by the researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and King’s College London and its partners have found a number of new genes associated with hearing the loss in the mouse mutants. The new genes have discovered the metabolic pathways and regulatory processes associated with hearing." #audpeeps

New research by the researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and King’s College London and its partners have found a number of new genes associated with hearing the loss in the mouse mutants. The new genes have discovered the metabolic pathways and regulatory processes associated with hearin...

The 2019 American Academy of Audiology election of new board members opened April 8, 2019, and runs through May 10, 2019...
04/09/2019
Academy Board Elections Now Open

The 2019 American Academy of Audiology election of new board members opened April 8, 2019, and runs through May 10, 2019. All Fellow members with an electronic address in the membership database will be sent an e-mail linking them to our election website. You are encouraged to vote and let your voice be heard! http://ow.ly/1E2b50pDV98 #audpeeps

The 2019 American Academy of Audiology election of new board members opened April 8, 2019, and runs through May 10, 2019.

Are you interested in strengthening your leadership skills, building your network of professionals, and implementing new...
04/09/2019

Are you interested in strengthening your leadership skills, building your network of professionals, and implementing new ideas within the audiology community?
Applications are being accepted until June 1. http://ow.ly/ROAy30o0Tqi

Fast Facts about #AAAConf19: 174 Exhibitor Booths203 Clinical, Research and Teaching Posters84 Learning Modules43 Indust...
04/08/2019
AAA 2019: Get a Quick Overview

Fast Facts about #AAAConf19:

174 Exhibitor Booths
203 Clinical, Research and Teaching Posters
84 Learning Modules
43 Industry Updates
27 Research Podiums
22 Student Workshops and Events
15 Exhibitor Courses
9 Featured Sessions
8 Industry Novel Technologies
5 Learning Labs
5 Student Research Forums
4 Mini Modules (that’s 17 presentations!)

https://www.audiology.org/practice_management/resources/aaa-2019-get-quick-overview

The American Academy of Audiology’s Annual Conference took place in Columbus, Ohio, on March 27–30, 2019. Columbus was an exceptional venue for the conference with a wide variety of educational events, social events, and networking opportunities, all designed to advance the profession of audiolo...

Message from the President: Lisa Christensen, AuD: "During the AAA 2019, the Academy’s annual conference, the focus fo...
04/04/2019
Quit Apologizing and Be Confident

Message from the President: Lisa Christensen, AuD: "During the AAA 2019, the Academy’s annual conference, the focus for the General Assembly was on confidence, the future, and loyalty." #audpeeps #AAAConf19

Lisa Christensen, AuD Message from the President: Lisa Christensen, AuD During the AAA 2019, the Academy’s annual conference, the focus for the General Assembly was on confidence, the future, and loyalty. Those themes were chosen for that start of conference but those themes really should be the f...

On March 30, Academy President Lisa Christensen, AuD submitted comments to Congressional champions on telehealth endorsi...
04/02/2019
Academy Submits Comments to Congress Endorsing Telehealth Provisions

On March 30, Academy President Lisa Christensen, AuD submitted comments to Congressional champions on telehealth endorsing the role that telehealth can play in allowing patients access to hearing health-care.

#audpeeps #audvocacy #telehealth #hearing #healthcare

On March 30, Academy President Lisa Christensen, AuD submitted comments to Congressional champions on telehealth endorsing the role that telehealth can play in allowing patients access to hearing health care.

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As part of our mission we provide information for consumers about hearing loss and a link to "Find and Audiologist" in their area on our consumer web site: www.HowsYourHearing.org. This page is managed Monday – Friday from 8:30 am–4:00pm. The American Academy of Audiology page is designed to be an interactive forum for hearing health-care professionals, students, and industry representatives as well as consumers and the public interested hearing health. Discussions and postings are subject to the Academy’s Antitrust Policy and Guidelines. Violations regarding antitrust on the Academy’s social media sites risk the Academy's non-profit tax status and could lead to litigation against the Academy and/or its members. Therefore, the Academy may monitor the site and remove any discussion or post that is deemed as a violation.

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