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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Foundation Events at AAA 2019 in Columbus

AAA 2019, the annual conference of the American Academy of Audiology, creates a palpable excitement in the air and the AAA Foundation enjoys contributing to this energy by hosting multiple exciting events. 

Due to popular demand, the designer handbag auction during the Foundation’s Happy Hour will be back in 2019! Last year’s designer handbags included options from Burberry and Coach and this year a Kate Spade handbag will be among the items. You must be present to bid and win! 

Topic(s): American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF)

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today January/February 2019

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AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Congressional Swearing-In Day—the 116th Congress Begins

On January 3, 2019, the 116th Congress officially was sworn in. Having worked in Washington, DC, for a number of years, when Congress is inaugurated is one of my favorite days of the year. It is a day filled with celebration as the Capitol and surrounding buildings are filled with members of Congress and their families, congressional staffers, campaign staffers, constituents, and lobbyists.

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2019

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ACAE CORNER | Practicing Preventive Audiology: Promoting Healthy Hearing

Case scenario 1...a 30-something audiologist completed a routine diagnostic assessment of a 35-year-old patient referred by her primary-care physician for rather vague complaints of inconsistent difficulty hearing in certain settings. 

The audiologist performed tympanometry, pure-tone audiometry, and phonetically-balanced (PB) word recognition testing at a comfortable loudness level. The patient’s history was unremarkable for any obvious etiologies or risks for hearing loss, although she enjoyed listening to loud music. 

Topic(s): Audiologist, Audiogram, Bilateral Hearing Loss, Patient care

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2019

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Audiologists with Hearing Loss: What We Bring to the Table

"So what do you do?" I paused and thought of several different responses that were possible. I responded with a smile and three simple words, "I change lives."

Over the course of our careers, we are asked many times why we do what we do—sometimes we even ask ourselves that question. While there is a myriad of answers, some individuals have a personal experience with audiology that brought them to this profession. More and more students are entering the profession with hearing loss, and are excited for what the future has in store.

Topic(s): Audiologist, Hearing Loss, SAA - Student Academy of Audiology

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Getting to Know the New Trustees

Tell us about where you work: 

I work at the Cleveland Clinic, a large, multisite academic medical center near downtown Cleveland, Ohio. My primary responsibility is managing the Hearing Implant Program, which includes our cochlear, bone-anchored, and auditory brainstem implant services, as well as our single-sided deafness clinic. I am also involved in some clinical research and teach the Implantable Technologies course for the Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium. 

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2019

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PUBLIC RELATIONS | Hone Your Skills for a Great Interview with the Press

Great interviews don’t just happen. They have years of training behind them. While some people are naturally outgoing, have great interview instincts, and can pull off successful interviews with little training, that isn’t the case for most people. And, even after years of training, there are those who need constant work and still get jitters even after a lot of experience. 

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2019

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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Coding Update: Contralateral Routing Device

The American Academy of Audiology (the Academy) and others recently requested revisions for codes and code descriptors in the CROS/BiCROS family and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved many of the proposed changes. The groups requested the changes to reflect changes in CROS/BiCROS technology. 

Topic(s): Audiologist, Binaural, Behind The Ear (BTE), Bilateral microphones with contralateral routing of signal (BiCROS), Contralateral Routing of Signal (CROS), In The Ear (ITE), Hearing Aids, Coding, Reimbursement, Practice Management, Medicaid, Medicare, Fitting, Sensorineural Hearing Loss

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2019

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HAT Awareness: Efficiency May Be the Key to Increased Use

As audiologists are well aware, even the highest levels of hearing aid technology fit to best practice standards (Academy, 2006; ASHA, 2006) fail to meet the daily listening demands of many patients with hearing loss (Lesner, 2003; Laplante-Levesque et al, 2013). Indeed, as Table 1 reveals, the degree of hearing deficit remaining post-hearing aid fitting can be substantial.

Topic(s): Hearing Assistive Technologies (HAT), Audiologist, Patient care

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Strategies for Increasing Medical Community Awareness of Audiology: A Call to Action!

With increased competition in the marketplace and changes in regulations allowing for over-the-counter (OTC) direct hearing aid sales to consumers, audiologists are becoming more dependent on hearing aid revenue as their main source of income. Thus, we quickly are realizing the urgency and need for increasing public and medical awareness of audiology.

Topic(s): Audiologist, Hearing, Public Awareness, Professional