Program & Events

Program & Events

Free Online Education…Tailored Content Just for You!

Brought to you by the AAA Foundation’s Educational Fund. Thank you to those who donated their AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo Conference refunds! 

Go to to register for free telehealth on-demand seminars and see the schedule of upcoming live webinars on a variety of topics. 

Note: Free access to these live web seminars and recordings available on demand will expire 30 days from the go-live date.


Conference Officially Cancelled

March 11, 2020: In an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our attendees and the patients they serve (who may be part of at-risk populations), the Academy has made the difficult decision to cancel the AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo (and all related activities and ancillary meetings) due to concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This unanimous decision was made by the Academy’s Board of Directors. 

Full statement and details.


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.


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General Assembly

Sponsored by Amplifon.

How Behavioral Economics Can Help People Make Better Decisions

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

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


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. 

Lunch sponsored by Phonak.  

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

*Note education and events tickets cannot be refunded after March 9, 2020.