At the end of January, the Academy released two statements regarding the accessibility and affordability of hearing care in the United States. These statements were driven by the considerable attention hearing care services and devices have received over the past 18 months in Washington, DC.
Becoming aware of your stressors, knowing that you have the ability to change, and having the agility to make small changes quickly while you begin to work on longer-term changes, may help you to prevent burnout.
Research shows best practices exceed product quality when determining overall consumer success, so it is in the interest of the profession to both increase the number of audiologists using best practices, and direct consumers to audiologists that use them.
Did you know that at the end of 2016, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) ended and was replaced by CMS’ new Quality Payment Program (QPP)? This means that 2016 was the final year in which providers, including audiologists, were eligible to participate in the PQRS program.
As an audiology student, there are numerous opportunities to learn from or serve as a mentor. We may be assigned a faculty advisor to guide us through our academic career. Perhaps, we choose a research mentor to facilitate the completion of an independent research project or capstone.
The annual conference of the American Academy of Audiology, AudiologyNOW!, brings together thousands of audiologists for several days of educational programming and networking opportunities, along with the showcasing of the latest in the hearing technology industry.
Author(s): Doris GordonLisa L. HunterJames W. Hall III
Over the past 15 years since the doctor of audiology (AuD) degree was adopted nationally, it has become clear that many systemic problems with the externship model exist and need to be urgently addressed.
The American Academy of Audiology’s State Network Subcommittee (SNS) serves to facilitate communication among states, and to develop and share resources. State advocates often ask the SNS to provide guidance on how states can begin to form their own audiology organization.
Audiology lost an illustrious leader with the passing of Geary A. McCandless, PhD, on January 4, 2017. A prolific contributor, Dr. McCandless published more than 90 articles and 40 book chapters, and presented hundreds of invited lectures. Dr.