Audiology Today May/June 2018

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | How Do You Change a Culture?

We now find ourselves in a time and age of self-directed (or consumer-driven) health care within our society. Thanks to “Dr. Google,” MANY consumers are experiencing some success in the ability to self-determine their own health needs independently.

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KNOW HOW | Top Five Lessons Learned in My First Year as a New Professional

I’ve wanted to be an audiologist since I was a kid. I recall an art project in elementary school to draw a picture of what you wanted to be when you grow up.

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An Auditory Perspective on Concussion

Concussions are a public health crisis. Millions of athletes and thousands of service members a year, for instance, suffer concussive injuries.

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Should Patients Discontinue Medications Before Vestibular Testing?

It is important that audiologists have an understanding of pharmacology. At the very least, information of drug and withdrawal effects should be included in vestibular courses, and possibly an entire course in pharmacology should be offered.

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When Should Audiologists Refer?

The purpose of this article is to provide audiologists with an overview of published criteria on when to refer patients for medical evaluation.

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Starting the Discussion About Equality and Equity in Leadership

As the emerging professional works to further her or his career, biases surrounding leadership attributes and promotion are hurdles that must be faced not only in audiology but all professions and occupations.

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VEMP Stimuli: A Guide to Ensuring Patient Safety

This article is a clinically based summary of the recently published “Safe Use of Acoustic Vestibular-Evoked Myogenic Potential Stimuli: Protocol and Patient-Specific Considerations” by Cory Portnuff, Samantha Kleindienst Robler, and Jamie M.

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Together We Can Do So Much: A Challenge to All Academy Members

The founders created a structure upon which to formulate a mission. Our call to action today is the opportunity to fully bring the intention of the American Academy of Audiology to fruition. YOU are audiology.

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CASE STUDY INVESTIGATION | The Unexpected Hearing Loss in a Dizzy Kid

Welcome back to an ongoing series that challenges the audiologist to identify a diagnosis for a case study based on a listing and explanation of the nonaudiology and audiology test battery.

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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Medicare Revalidation Reviewed

You may have received a notification to revalidate your Medicare enrollment, or heard others discussing Medicare revalidation, and were unsure what this process was, or if you were required to do anything.

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Highlights from AAA 2018 in Nashville

The Foundation was proud to be part of the AAA Annual Conference as the Academy celebrated its 30th anniversary in Nashville.

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Get On Our Level!

As members of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Board, we often hear that one of the greatest challenges local SAA chapters and our student members face is incorporating advocacy into their daily and chapter activities. When students think about advocacy, it tends to be on a large scale.

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ABA SOUNDING BOARD | Why Choose ABA Board Certification?

Recent AuD graduates discuss reasons why they chose ABA Board Certification.

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ACAE CORNER | The Importance of the Accreditation Site Visit to the Accreditation Agency and the Program

ACAE prides itself on having the most sophisticated, interactive, and up-to-date electronic system for accreditation not only for audiology, but the electronic platform rivals any other discipline for seamless data entry, retrieval, interaction between reviewers and programs, and ability to updat

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AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Academy PAC Goes Local in 2018

The Academy’s Political Action Committee (PAC) plays a key role in supporting federal advocacy initiatives. 

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ACADEMY NEWS | Academy Launches New CEU Opportunity Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

The American Academy of Audiology is excited to launch a new initiative aimed at providing audiologists with a unique way to access continuing education through individualized, experiential learning.

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