By now, audiologists are well aware that 2017 was a landmark year for audiology, or more specifically, for the industry that provides devices to manage our patients' hearing loss. Following the release of a series of reports calling for increased affordability and accessibility of hearing aids, including those from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), President Trump signed the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law.
Topic(s): over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids
Thirty years ago, Rick Talbott facilitated a miniseminar session on the future of audiology. Reflections from American Academy of Audiology (AAA) founders involved in that meeting were published recently in Audiology Today (Fabry, 2018). The article reviewed how and why that miniseminar came to be and described the subsequent inception and development of the American Academy of Audiology.
Topic(s): Academy Members