The SAA board of directors has drafted a vision statement for the SAA: To be essential in the lives of audiology students by equipping them with the knowledge to begin a patient-centered career that promotes the profession and advances research in audiology.
- The SAA membership is invited to e-mail comments on the vision statement. The comment period will close October 22, 2010, at 5:00pm ET. The SAA board thanks you in advance for your input as we work together to advance both the mission and vision of the SAA!
Academy Board Member, Brian Fligor, Reacts to JAMA Article on Hearing Loss in Teens
The SAA asked Academy board of directors' member, Brian J. Fligor, ScD, to respond to a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
on hearing loss in teenagers. Read Fligor's comments
on this thought-provoking report.Judith Gravel Fellowship in Pediatric Audiology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to accept an invitation from the Hear the World Foundation to host the Judith Gravel Fellowship in Pediatric Audiology
, honoring the memory of a cherished colleague. The fellowship is open to students from any AuD program. Going Pro—A New "Transition" Blog
Okay, so you are in the last years of graduate school and looking forward to graduation day. Now what? Going Pro
is a new blog dedicated to bridging the gap between being a doctoral audiology student and a professional audiologist. Take a peek at the Going Pro
introduction to see what's in store. CuidadoDeSalud.gov
The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services is proud to announce CuidadoDeSalud.gov
, the first Web site in Spanish to help connect Latinos with new information and resources to improve access to quality, affordable coverage.Renew Your SAA Membership for 2011 Online!
SAA membership offers audiology students benefits that enhance their student experience: subscriptions to Audiology Today
, the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
, special discounts on the Ethics book, etc. Only SAA members can join university SAA chapters and only SAA members can apply for the AudiologyNOW! student volunteer program in November. Renew
Today!Reduced eAudiology Web Seminar Rates for Students!
Supplement your class work or independent study with eAudiology. View an eAudiology Web seminar starting at $10! Select from over 50 Web seminars—live and on demand for your convenience. Live Web seminars offered monthly. Check them out at eAudiology
Welcome New Chapters!
The SAA is pleased to welcome three new chapters to the SAA family—University of Iowa, University of North Texas, and West Virginia University. That makes 48
U SAAid It
- Did you know—only officially chartered SAA chapters can use the registered SAA name and trademarks.
- If your program wants to start a chapter or has an unofficial chapter and needs to complete the paperwork, download the chapter application form and chapter bylaws.
- Questions? – E-mail us.
A recent look at the SAA's Facebook page showed LIKES and interactions from some familiar (and not so familiar) universities: CSU-Fullerton (1); UMD (3); Vanderbilt (2); ASU (1); ISU (1); UFL (2); MSU (2); UNT (2); and Unknown (but we wish we did!) (4).
Chapter Profile—SAA at UNT Hosts Audiology Conference
- So, what are you waiting for – GET POSTING! The SAA board will pick their favorite comments to highlight in the next U SAAid It.
On July 23, 2010, the students of the SAA Chapter at University of North Texas (SAA UNT) successfully conducted their first audiology conference on the topic of music and hearing loss. The conference, titled "Music to My Ears," boasted five nationally renowned speakers. Read more
about SAA UNT's successful conference and get ideas for your own events!Chapter Profile—SAA at CUNY Graduate Center Has Active Year
The SAA Chapter at CUNY Graduate Center
has had an active year. Last year, the chapter hosted a well-received lecture series on cochlear implants and hearing assistance technologies. On the fun side, they designed and produced sweatshirts for students and faculty, and held an end-of-year party to help everyone relax at the end of a tough semester. Looking ahead, they've formed two new committees—Philanthropy/Social Committee and Student/Alumni Relations Committee—to further engage their members. In their own words, the SAA chapter has brought their students and faculty together, academically and socially—to which the SAA replies, "Way to go!"Talk to Us
Have something to say? Want your SAA chapter to get a shout-out? Of course you do! E-mail us
or post on SAA's Facebook page
- Curious question of the day — Has anyone participated in the Catalina Channel Swim? (21 loooong miles, if you're wondering!).
PhD Student Profile – Meet Shannon Daniels
Shannon Daniels, AuD, is a PhD student at the University of Connecticut. Read her comments
about life as a PhD student and the fascination of research.NIH National Graduate Student Research Festival
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Graduate Student Research Festival, an annual two-day event held at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, provides information on the NIH Intramural Research Program and postdoctoral training at the NIH. This year's festival will be held October 25-26, 2010. Learn more
about this informative event.