In 2022, AU Bankaitis, PhD, was chosen as the recipient of the Samuel F. Lybarger Industry Award, reserved for individuals who made important contributions to research, engineering, or technical achievements in audiology. Throughout her career, Dr. Bankaitis has created resource information on infection control, clinical issues, and hearing instrument consideration and is a “go-to” person in the profession. The nomination for the award from her colleagues was a career highlight.
“We all know a friend, a colleague, or a mentor who’s deserving a recognition. Honor them by submitting a nomination.”
Watch the video to hear directly from Dr. Bankaitis, and learn more about how you can nominate someone in your life for an honor here.
The Academy and ADA Join Forces on Capitol Hill
Academy President Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD, and Executive Director Patrick Gallagher, MBA, teamed up with the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) leadership to advocate for the profession on Capitol Hill. The group first met with Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) office and then attended a fundraiser for Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Senators Warren and Grassley…
Audiology Interstate Licensure Compact Adds Two New Participating States
Washington HB 1001 and Montana SB 214 were signed into law on April 13and May 2, respectively, bringing the number of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC) participating states to 27. Individuals licensed in one of the participating states will eventually be able to apply for a privilege to provide services both in person…