Audiology Today September/October 2019

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | Jump into the Arena

This is my final column in Audiology Today as president of the Academy. As I write this last entry, I’ve spent the morning watching Brené Brown on Netflix, reflecting on the past year. Brené speaks about leadership and how this quote from Teddy Roosevelt forever changed her.

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KNOW HOW | Changing Times Will Revitalize Audiology Services

Audiology services and provisions are changing following the passage of the over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid legislation. In the end, what that will actually mean is still unclear.

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Decoupling Professional Audiological Services from the Sale of Hearing Devices

While shifting the focus from bundled hearing health-care services to stand-alone professional services, audiologists could open underserved segments of the market by promoting patient-centered care.

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Our Responsibility to Move Audiology Forward

Spread the good within your own business, community, state, and nation, and make sure everyone you connect with knows about audiology.

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How to Effectively Access and Collaborate with Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Systems

The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program and its information system (EHDI-IS) can play a pivotal role in improving patient outcomes, regardless of the type of intervention a family chooses.

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Get to Know a New Class of Audiologists

Eight students with hearing loss are part of the first- and second-year cohort currently studying at Salus University to become doctors of audiology. Unlike many of our classmates, some of us were driven toward this field from a very early age, knowing this profession to be our calling.

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ARC19: Advances in Amplification

The Academy Research Conference (ARC) 2019 focused on advances in amplification. Over the last several decades, some researchers and opinion leaders have suggested a broader view of hearing and hearing aids.

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The Birth of Our Professional Home

An account of the events leading up to the formation of our Academy and the trials encountered during the first year of its existence.

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PUBLIC RELATIONS | Getting Media Coverage Is Only Part of the Equation

In 1968, artist Andy Warhol coined the expression “15 minutes of fame,” when he said “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Since that time, people who are lucky enough to be interviewed or have their story in the news often joke that they received their “15 minutes.”

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Billing modifiers were created to provide additional information to the payer about the performed procedure(s) and help describe and/or qualify the services provided.

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Student Scholarship Winners

The Foundation is committed to supporting students as they continue their academic careers, learning exceptional clinical skills, and exploring many different avenues through research in hearing and balance. The Foundation currently offers a number of scholarships for audiology students.

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Say the Word ‘Survey’: Part 2 of 2—A Second Look at the Data on Audiology Education

In September 2018, the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) conducted a national survey of current graduate students, externs, and recent graduates in order to evaluate the state of audiology education.

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ABA SOUNDING BOARD | The Skinny on the Tier 1 Continuing Education Requirement for ABA Certification

Tier 1 continuing education units (CEUs) were conceived to be one of the rigorous requirements of American Board of Audiology (ABA) certification programs. ABA Certification awardees were required to earn 15 hours of Tier 1 CE credits per three-year certification cycle.

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AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Time to Activate to Advocate

With the 116th Congress already over a quarter under way, the Government Relations Committee (GRC) urges Academy members to get involved. It is an exciting time for audiology, with the Academy actively working and collaborating with other organizations on new policy initiatives.

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ACADEMY NEWS | Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cochlear Implants Now Available

Cochlear implants are auditory sensory devices designed to provide auditory perception for individuals with significant hearing loss.

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IN MEMORIAM | Patricia B. Kricos, PhD

Patricia (Pat) B. Kricos, PhD, 71, Sarasota, Florida, passed away on July 5, 2019.  Pat was a nationally and internationally respected scholar and educational leader, who was loved by all who knew her, particularly her colleagues and students.

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