The Academy Honors Committee encourages all Academy members to identify those colleagues they believe have made significant contributions to the audiology profession. If you know someone who should be recognized for his or her efforts, please take the time to submit a nomination packet to the committee for review. Nominations are due no later than Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
To nominate an individual, a nomination packet that includes a letter of nomination addressed to the Committee Chair (Gabrielle Saunders, PhD) and an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae of the nominated individual should be submitted by the deadline. Self-nominations will not be accepted. The nomination packet should include sufficient documentation as to how the nominee meets the specified criteria for the selected category. Additional letters (3-5) in support of the nomination and any other documentation that will assist the Honors Committee in their decision are required. Nomination packets will be accepted in hard copy or electronic form. Hard copy packets should be mailed to Academy headquarters and electronic nomination packets may be sent by email to Rachael Sifuentes. Nominations in all categories, except Distinguished Achievement, have a three-year life span, after which an interim of at least one year is required before resubmission. Nominations for the Distinguished Achievement Award do not have a limited lifespan and nominations can be resubmitted each year for consideration by submitting a nomination packet. Additional supporting data, if available, should be submitted to the Honors Committee each year a nominee is being considered.
SELECTION OF HONOREES
The Committee will consider all nominations, and awards will be made to qualified candidates who receive a majority vote of the voting members of the Committee pending final approval of the Academy Board of Directors. Not all awards may be given each year.
Selected recipients will be presented at AudiologyNOW!
Nominations should be made in letter format with a full up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae and three to five letters of recommendation of the candidate enclosed. Nomination packets can be sent electronically to Rachael Sifuentes or mailed to American Academy of Audiology, Attn: Honors Committee, 11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 220, Reston, VA 20191. Nominations may also be faxed to 703-790-8631, Attn: Honors Committee.
JERGER CAREER AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN AUDIOLOGY
This award is given to a senior level audiologist with a distinguished career in audiology. Recipients must be members of the Academy, have at least 25 years of research productivity in audiology, as well as have made significant contributions to the practice and/or teaching of audiology.
SAMUEL F. LYBARGER AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN INDUSTRY
This award is given for significant pioneering activity (research, engineering, or teaching) within the field of hearing. This award is restricted to individuals whose achievements occurred while employed by a company or corporation in the hearing healthcare fields but whose contributions extended beyond their contributions to their company’s services or product and served to have a significant impact on the understanding of normal or disordered auditory systems. Recipients need not be members of the Academy.
INTERNATIONAL AWARD IN HEARING
The American Academy of Audiology has established an annual International award to honor and recognize achievements of international significance in audiology by an audiologist, hearing scientist or audiological physician. Nominees should be nonresidents of the US who have provided outstanding service to the profession of audiology in a clinical, academic, research or professional capacity, and be in good standing in their country. Recipients need not be members of the Academy.
This award is given to an individual who has made a direct humanitarian contribution to society in the realm of hearing. This award could fit a broad category of significant service oriented activities. Candidates should have demonstrated direct and outstanding service to humanity in some way related to hearing, hearing disability, or deafness. Candidates should have demonstrated significant and consistent humanitarian contributions, preferably in matters related to hearing. Recipients need not be members of the Academy.
CAREER AWARD IN HEARING OR BALANCE
This award is given to non-audiologists with a distinguished career in fields within or related to hearing or balance. Candidates should have made significant contributions to their field of study over at least a 20 year time period. Nominees should have devoted their professional career to clinical or laboratory research, teaching, clinical service and/or mentoring other professionals in the fields related to hearing and balance. Recipients need not be members of the Academy.
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Recipients of this award may include audiologists who are or have been exceptional educators in the classroom or clinic, have been innovative in program development, pioneering in areas of clinical service delivery, teaching, or research, or any combination of these areas. The contributions made by the recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award must have an impact on the profession of Audiology as a whole and not just at a state or local level. More than one Distinguished Achievement Award may be awarded per year. Recipients must be members of the Academy.