Catherine Palmer

Catherine Palmer

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | Implicit Bias and Allyship

In June, Academy leadership invited audiologists and students who self-identify as Black to join in creating institutional change. 

A seven-member steering group was created from respondents to: 

Topic(s): allyship, Inclusion, Implicit Bias, Academy Leadership

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | There Is Work to Do, Let’s Get to It…

It has been a pleasure working with Lisa Christensen in her role as president of the Academy. I appreciate how Dr. Christensen communicates—she is direct, thoughtful, and kind. The themes that emerge from her Audiology Today (AT) columns, as well as her Audiology Weekly e-newsletter messages and board communications/videos, are full of thankfulness, gratitude, confidence, and involvement. Her final AT column was an invitation to “jump into the arena” and a commitment to help members find the right level of involvement. 

Topic(s): audiology

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | Implementation Science—Moving Guidelines into Practice

Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices into routine health care. Clinicians can be at different points along a continuum in terms of readiness to change practices. The continuum moves through (1) pre-contemplation, (2) contemplation, (3) preparation, (4) maintenance, and (5) relapse, hopefully settling in maintenance. Sound familiar? 

Topic(s): Academy Leadership


Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2020

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE | I Hope You Hear “Of Course!”

I hope 2020 is full of people responding to you with “of course.” The world needs more people saying “…of course.” Whether it is “of course you are welcome here” or “of course I’ll help.” Even “yes” isn’t as good as “of course.” “Yes” means it could have been “no”—“of course” means there was never any question. 

Topic(s): Hearing, AAA Conference, HearTECH Expo, Audiologist, Hands-On Pavilions, Cochlear Implants (CI), Professional

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Spotlighting Clinical Nuggets in the Upcoming Hearing Aids in Review

Did you know that there are nearly 20 journals that publish articles related to hearing aid technology, signal processing, and fitting? And that each year, more than 200 articles are published related to hearing aids? In the words of the great philosopher Frank Zappa, “So much to read, so little time.” Well, we’re here to help! 

Topic(s): Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Pediatric, Audiologist, Practice Management, Patient care, over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid devices