Photo of group of women at conferenceHappy Hour

Enjoy an evening with your colleagues and join the Board of Trustees as we raise a glass to celebrate the American Academy of Audiology Foundation! A time to celebrate YOU and our corporate donors for making it possible for the Foundation to achieve its mission in promoting philanthropy in support of research, education, and public awareness in audiology and hearing science. We would love to see new faces. This year, we encourage members to bring a friend who has not previously been to this fun event. All are encouraged and welcome to join—but we do have a limited number of tickets, so get your ticket soon! Tickets are $35 for students and $85 for professionals. The event occurs on Wednesday, April 5, 7:00–8:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza. Philanthropic support provided in part by Phonak, LLC. 

Photo of diverse group of people running a race5K Run/Walk

Make your steps count at AudiologyNOW! While we expect that you will obtain numerous steps as you rush from one amazing session to another, this year rack up more steps by joining your colleagues for the 5k Run/Walk! It’s a perfect way to get a head start on your steps before a day of engaging CEUs. The suggested donation of $25 may be directed to AAAF or the PAC! Participate as an individual or get a whole group of friends to participate as a team. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 am! Philanthropic support provided in part by Oticon, Inc.

The Auction 4 Audiology booth at the AAA ConferenceAuction 4 Audiology

AudiologyNOW! is an annual academic celebration to catch up with colleagues, learn the latest in technology and research, and…go shopping! The American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s Annual Auction 4 Audiology is set to return at AudiologyNOW! 2017 in Indianapolis.  

There are many ways to prepare for the Auction 4 Audiology: find an item that catches your eye, do some light finger calisthenics for dexterity to get that last bid, and remember to keep your cellphone or laptop charged!

Every member of the American Academy of Audiology is invited to participate in the silent auction as both a bidder and donor. Even those unable to attend the conference can bid on items from the comfort of their own homes. Donating an item is a wonderful opportunity to market your practice and receive acknowledgment of your philanthropic support by contributing to your professional foundation. All silent auction donors are acknowledged by name next to their donated item.   

Items will be displayed throughout the conference at the Foundation booth, in addition to online postings at  

Items at all price points are appreciated. Please consider donating an item related to a favorite store, food, or your own business. Your generosity supports your profession. Thank you to all of those who have contributed in years past and present. There would not be an auction without your generous gifts. To make a donation or ask a question about the Auction 4 Audiology, please contact Rissa Duque-Yangson, Foundation manager, at or 703-266-0149.

Proceeds from the auction support the AAAF core mission to promote philanthropy in support of research, education, and public awareness in audiology and hearing science.

Photo of a man and woman networking at the AAA ConferenceCheers for Ears

Cheers for Ears is a celebration of all of the accomplishments completed by audiology students, professionals, and the entire field of audiology at AudiologyNOW! The SAA Board would like to invite each and every one of you to attend Cheers for Ears 2017 at Punch Bowl Social on April 5 at 8:00–11:00 pm. This event is our way of thanking you all for your hard work over the past year as well as continuing to support student initiatives. We hope you all attend. 

With the purchase of a ticket, you will receive two drink tickets and appetizers as well as access to the arcade, pool tables, bowling lanes (don’t forget your socks!), a photo booth, and more! You must be 21+ to attend—valid ID required. Tickets can be purchased online when you register for AudiologyNOW! 2017 ($30 for students and $50 for professionals) or at the door ($35 for students at the door).  

All proceeds raised support students in the form of scholarships, travel grants, and other SAA community service initiatives through the AAA Foundation.  

Cheers for Ears is both a celebration and an initiative to support the efforts of all audiology students! Sponsored in part by Oticon, Inc., Phonak, LLC, and Starkey Hearing Technologies.

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Rachael Sifuentes, SAA manager, at

We’ll see you in Indianapolis!