Twenty years ago, a group of Academy members came together to develop a certification that would serve audiologists by verifying credentials in an independent process that offers an alternative to the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence–Audiology.
The AAA Foundation’s mission is to support public awareness, education, and research, and the AAA 2019 conference successfully demonstrated this mission! Overall, Columbus, Ohio, was a great place for a conference and for the Foundation.
Local coverage determination (LCD) policies issued by Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) serve as the workhorse of Medicare coverage policy. About 90 percent of coverage determinations are made through LCDs.
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On March 27–30, 2019, audiologists, audiology students, hearing health-care professionals, and industry representatives from across the country and around the world gathered in Columbus, Ohio, for AAA 2019, the Academy’s annual conference.
Author(s): Sigfrid D. SoliVéronique VaillancourtRoss J. Roeser
This second article in a two-part series describes how a new way of characterizing real-world noise environments can be used by audiologists to perform objective, evidence-based hearing screening of individuals seeking jobs with essential hearing-critical tasks.
In this article, we demonstrate a simple protocol that can rapidly determine speech-in-noise thresholds and can be used to validate and verify important differences between unaided and aided responses.
For some people, tinnitus can impact their lives, most broadly with respect to functional implications, such as sleep disturbance, impaired concentration, and/or emotional reactions. Audiologists are charged with evaluating and managing the care for those individuals seeking help.
I recently was talking to a long-time co-worker and friend in a leadership position in a health-care office who commented, “What is this KPI stuff everyone keeps talking about?” I had to pause a moment to consider that someone in a significant position in health care would not understand what tha