COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Academy Signs On to Multi-Stakeholder Letter Urging Recent Telehealth Changes Remain Permanent

The Academy signed on to a multi-stakeholder letter to House and Senate leadership urging action to avoid the telehealth “cliff” at the end of the public health emergency and make permanent expanded access to telehealth services in Medicare.  In addition, the letter urges Congress to ensure that HHS has the authority to add new providers to the list of eligible telehealth providers as well as to add new services as needed.

President’s Message: Health-Care Changes and Tele-Audiology—Our Focus on the Future

A crisis often shines a light on what is essential, and it has been clear that audiologists’ services in communication and balance are essential. A crisis provides a time to show patients and policymakers that audiologists are experts in this area. 

The Academy needs to focus on the changes that are happening in health care related to this crisis and formalize them and move them into the future to support audiologists’ ability to have accessible and appropriate care for patients.  

Virtual Academy Research Conference (ARC) 2020—Register Now!
Tele-Audiology: Theory to Practice

August 6, 10:00 am-5:00 pm ET

Leading experts in tele-audiology will share translational and applied research with a strong clinical focus. This meeting will consider the changing role of technology, patient engagement, and service-delivery in audiological care during COVID-19 and beyond.

Chaired by De Wet Swanepoel, PhD, professor, University of Pretoria, the program will feature a range of timely topics divided into the themes of the patient journey, assessment and intervention, and support and rehabilitation. 

National Audiology Associations Team Up to Request Removal of the Medicare Physician Order Requirement

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) sent a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) requesting the removal of the Medicare physician order requirement. 

Dietary Supplements Used for COVID-19 Treatment

Along with other professionals, audiologists must also be vigilant in their patient care—especially during their case history review— to counsel their patients about the extremely limited safety and efficacy information about dietary supplements as it pertains to COVID-19.

Newborn Hearing Screenings and Follow-Up: Essential During a Pandemic?

Learn more about the implications of the COVID-19 response on children who were born during the time when in-person health-care services were limited, focusing specifically on newborn hearing screening (NBHS) and follow-up services for infants identified with potential hearing loss.

 

COVID-19 Week in Review

See a recap of this week's news and resources. A new Academy update will be posted each Friday.


Practice Management Resources


Telehealth Resources

Telehealth and Medicare/Medicaid

Below is a resource list with information on the provision of telehealth services. The Academy will post additional information as it comes available.

Toolkits and Resource Centers


Treatment and Management Considerations

Ototoxicity, Medications, and Supplements


Government Resources


Public Awareness and Educational Resources


Communication Access Resources 


Free CEU-Eligible Online Education

The Academy is committed to ensuring audiologists have access to virtual educational resources during this challenging time. 

On-demand telehealth seminars are now available on eAudiology.org, and live webinars are scheduled throughout July. New webinars will be added each month. Please check the schedule of upcoming webinars to see the full list of offerings. Note: Content is free up to 30 days after live event and for live events only through July 31.

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


Mental Health


Resources for Students