Program & Events

Program & Events

Education sessionEducational Offerings

Sessions and events are designed to provide attendees with a range of opportunities, including scientific enrichment, career development, and professional networking.

Enjoy sessions, hands-on opportunities, and special events for all career stages.


General Assembly

Sponsored by Amplifon

How Behavioral Economics Can Help People Make Better Decisions

Thursday, April 2, 8:00-9:45 am
Daniel Mochon

Associate Professor of Marketing and Professor of Business Administration Tulane University, Freeman School of Business


People commonly make irrational choices. They fail to properly plan for their financial future, do a poor job of taking care of their health, and fall prey to simple tricks designed to manipulate which products they buy. In his keynote address, Daniel Mochon will discuss some of the basic principles of behavioral economics, which studies the psychological basis of decision-making. Through this discussion, he will explore the source of many of these irrational behaviors, and describe methods that can be used to avoid common mistakes and improve people’s decisions.

Daniel Mochon is an associate professor of marketing and the Edward H. Austin professor of business administration at Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business. 

His research focuses on understanding how the biases inherent to people's decision-making processes affect their judgments and choices and examining the practical implications of these biases for business and policy. 

His research spans many practical domains, including financial decision-making, health, and customer involvement and has been published in top business and psychology journals. Mochon received his PhD in Management Science from MIT's Sloan School of Management and his BA in psychology from Brown University. 

Academy Research Conference (ARC)

Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder

Wednesday, April 1, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel

Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD) is a unique condition that occurs in individuals with normal cochlear outer hair cell function and disordered afferent neural activity at the level of inner hair cell synapses, the auditory nerve, and/or brainstem. 


Featured Sessions

Featured sessions are contemporary topics presented by leaders in the field of audiology, hearing science, and related professional areas.

Running from two to three hours, these sessions take place throughout the conference beginning on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 1 through the morning of Saturday, April 4. 


Learning Labs ($)

Offered on Wednesday only, April 1, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, these in-depth, cutting-edge presentations are interactive with many offering hands-on exercises with appropriate clinical practices. They are presented by leaders in the field of audiology and/or associated professionals and are invited by the Program Committee based on their expertise in certain subject matter areas. 

These educational offerings are at an additional cost to the main AAA 2020 conference.


Special Events

Featured Event: Riverboat Dinner Cruise ($)

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen | Friday, April 3
Step on board the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Riverboat and cruise with us down the Mississippi River, while experiencing the sights and sounds of America's busiest port. Enjoy the entire boat to ourselves, while dining a Creole dinner buffet amongst your friends and colleagues. Dinner buffet included in ticket price. Cash bar.
Image credit: New Orleans & Company