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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.