Angela Shoup

Angela Shoup

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | Inspiration, Gratitude, and Indebtedness to Our Colleagues

Recently, Kitty Werner, MPA, the Academy’s vice president of public affairs and executive director of Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), mentioned that James (Jay) Hall, III, 2018−2020 chair of the Board of Directors for the ACAE, has been in continuous service to the Academy and the profession of audiology since participating as an Academy Founder in 1988.

Topic(s): Volunteer, audiology

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2021

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | Professional Plasticity

The incredible power of neuroplasticity and changes that occur in brain pathways due to auditory stimulation and life experience is fascinating, as are the changes in neural pathways and brain processing with decreased auditory input after one sustains a decrement in auditory peripheral function.

According to Wikipedia, neuroplasticity “is the ability of neural networks in the brain to change through growth and reorganization. These changes range from individual neurons making new connections to systematic adjustments like cortical remapping.”

Topic(s): Neural Plasticity/Neuroplasticity, audiology

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today January/February 2021

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life

There have recently been many articles, books, and posts reminding us of the importance of gratitude to combat stress and improve resilience. The events of this past year have, for many, led to increased anxiety, grief, depression, stress, and isolation. At such times, it can be difficult to feel grateful. However, in such times, gratitude is most needed.  

Topic(s): audiology, COVID-19

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2020