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.
To nominate an individual, a nomination packet that includes one letter of nomination (of 2-3 pages in length) addressed to the Committee Chair (Patricia Gaffney, AuD) and an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae of the nominated individual should be submitted by October 5, 2018.
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 the AAA Annual Conference.
EXCITING NEW AWARDS
Clinical Excellence in Audiology Award:
Awarded to a clinical audiologist whose dedication and clinical excellence have resulted in improved quality of life for numerous individuals with hearing or vestibular dysfunction, who has distinguished his or herself through innovation in service provision, superior clinical education, and/or effective efforts to educate and inform the public about hearing loss, prevention, and intervention.
Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology:
Awarded to an individual for research contributions in the field of audiology/hearing science, whose work has had major impacts on the field and/or practice of audiology.
Samuel F. Lybarger Industry Award:
Awarded to an individual who has made important contributions to research or engineering achievements within the field of audiology. He or she should have been, or should be, employed by a company or corporation in the hearing health-care field but must have made contributions that extend beyond their service to the company.
Awarded to an individual who has made significant voluntary and/or philanthropic contributions to under-resourced communities through provision of audiology or ear and hearing services, philanthropic development of educational programs, and/or other service-oriented activities. Work that is done in conjunction with the nominee's employment is usually not considered as being relevant for this award.
Outstanding Educator Award:
Awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions to audiology through his or her dedication and skill to the education of students of audiology. The individual may be a clinical or academic educator but should be a faculty or adjunct faculty member of a credentialed AuD program in the U.S.
International Award for Hearing:
Awarded to an audiologist and/or hearing scientist who lives and works outside of the United States who has provided outstanding contributions to the profession of audiology in a clinical, academic, research or professional capacity.
Marion Downs Pediatric Audiology Award:
Awarded to an audiologist for exceptional contributions in pediatric audiology either as an educator, clinician, or scientist.
Outstanding Early-Career Audiologist Award:
Awarded to an individual who has been practicing in the field of audiology for approximately less than ten years, who has made outstanding contributions to the profession. The recipient shall have made notable contributions in one or more of the following areas: outstanding clinical practice and/or patient care; teaching or mentoring; advocacy; research; and exceptional service to the profession of audiology.
Honors of the Academy:
Awarded to one audiologist and one non-audiologist for their exceptional support of the field of audiology and/or the patients we serve by focusing on issues that directly affect the profession and/or consumers with hearing loss and balance disorders.
- Nominees' achievements will only be considered for the category of award for which they have been nominated.
- Nominees for the Clinical Excellence in Audiology Award, the Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology, the Outstanding Educator Award, the Marion Downs Pediatric Audiology Award and the Outstanding Young Audiologist Award must be a member of the American Academy of Audiology at the time they are nominated.
- With the exception of Honors of the Academy, one award in each category will be awarded each year.