During National Volunteer Week in April, it was inspiring to see stories on social media of people willingly giving their time to so many deserving organizations. There are a number of reasons why we choose to volunteer—to build our community and connect with other audiologists from across the country, have a voice in shaping the future, contribute to a cause you care about or even learn new skills.
Over the past two and a half years, I have been impressed by the thoughtful conversations I have had as a member of the American Board of Audiology (ABA). From the big picture, aspirational vision and goals to the day-to-day details of keeping the ABA running smoothly, these conversations among engaged members of our community are all essential to the success of the ABA.
I encourage you to bring your background and expertise to the table by applying to be a member of the ABA Board. Board members serve three-year terms that start on October 1, 2021.
If you are an Academy member and would like to serve on the ABA Board, please click here to apply.
In the meantime, I wish you all a safe and relaxing summer!
Cheryl Edwards, AuD, PASC, CH-AP
Message from the
Chair of the American
Board of Audiology: February 2023
AAA 2023+HearTECH Expo is just around the corner! This conference offers numerous opportunities to grow professionally and connect with your peers. One of the key opportunities at the conference will be the American Board of Audiology (ABA) Meet and Greet session, taking place on Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm local time in the Expo Hall….
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Pediatric Audiology Practice Analysis Completed
From November 2021 through August 2022, the ABA conducted a Pediatric Audiology Practice Analysis to guide an update the PASC exam blueprint. In October 2021, the ABA recruited a diverse volunteer panel of experts from throughout the US representing a variety of years in practice, practice roles and settings to ensure a comprehensive approach to…