By Jamie Bogle and Karlee Howard This article is a part of the July/August 2018, Volume 30, Number 4, Audiology Today issue. July 4, 1777, just one year after the Declaration of Independence had been approved and read publicly, our young nation paraded the streets and celebrated our independence by lighting bonfires, chiming bells, and setting off fireworks. This content is an exclusive benefit for American Academy of Audiology members. If you're a member, log in and you'll get immediate access. Member Login If you're not yet a member, you'll be interested to know that joining not only gives you access to top-notch resources like this one, but also invitations to member-only events, inclusion in the member directory, participation in professional forums, and access to patient resources, tools, and continuing education. Join today!