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Academy Announces Resignation of Executive Director

By Catherine Palmer, PhD, Academy President

(September, 2020)

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | New Beginnings, New Behaviors

While I begin this new chapter as the 28th president of the American Academy of Audiology, I am astutely aware of the giants who have preceded me in this role and their enduring positive influence on the profession of audiology. I find myself musing about how far (and not so far) we have come; despite audiology being a relatively young profession. Indeed, over the decades, audiology has come through a variety of threats and opportunities; all have brought their own unique challenges and rewards.

Topic(s): Academy Leadership, academy news, audiology

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2017

Call to Action: Inclusion, Representation, and Equality

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Dietary Supplements Used for COVID-19 Treatment

By Robert M. DiSogra

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.

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

By Shelley Moats and Liza Creel

The primary objective of local, state, and federal response to COVID-19 is to minimize mortality and mitigate explosive demand for acute health-care services related to COVID-19 complications, especially those that require care in intensive care units. 

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Tinnitus? Or Notched or Sloped Hearing Loss?

Tinnitus is a heterogenous phenomenon that includes a range of sound percepts, patient reactions, and patient characteristics. It is also not uncommon for patients to complain of tinnitus, but based upon further inquiry to determine their chief complaint is actually hearing loss.


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Academy Recommends Protecting Your Hearing from Loud Outdoor Noise Exposure

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As summer nears, the American Academy of Audiology is warning the public to protect its hearing when exposed to loud outdoor sounds—from fireworks to lawn equipment to road equipment, blasting and gunfire, many of these are dangerous for hearing.

As temperatures increase across the country and more regions open up to outdoor shopping and dining, more Americans will be spending a greater amount of time outdoors. At the same time, the numbers of Americans facing hearing loss is at a record high and rising annually.

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Research Grants in Hearing and Balance: 2020 Recipients

By Ryan McCreery

Through the generous funding provided by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF), the Academy awards grants to support new investigators and students in their research endeavors.  

The AAAF funds the grants program. Contributions from The American Institute of Balance, founded by Dr. Richard Gans, support in part the Vestibular Student Investigator Grant.

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NHCA Best Practices for Safely Conducting Hearing Testing During COVID-19 Pandemic

Academy representative to the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Richard Danielson, PhD, shares the recently published NHCA guideline, Best Practices Guidelines for Safely Conducting Hearing Testing During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2020