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Healthy Hearing Outreach During COVID-19

By Kellsie Busho and Danielle Kelsay

When COVID-19 swept across the world, life as we knew it came to a halt. Large gatherings were canceled, schools were closed, and businesses were shuttered. With the abrupt change in daily living, new opportunities arose, as online usage increased. Facebook saw daily website usage jump by 27 percent from January 15, 2020, to March 24, 2020, in the United States (Koeze and Popper, 2020). Other platforms, such as Zoom, went from under two million daily users to over six million in the same period (Koeze and Popper, 2020).

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Alecia Manning

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AAA 2021 Virtual: Audiology, From Us, To You, Wherever You Are


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The Results Are In: 2020 American Academy of Audiology Member Survey

By The Academy’s Member Connect Subcommittee

Given the wide variety of relevant and timely topics included in this year’s survey, after this introductory article of the survey results, there will be a series of four web articles following that will focus on the remaining topics of the 2020 Member Survey to include cochlear implant candidacy identification, use of best practices in amplification verification, tele-audiology, and inclusion/equity. The goals of these articles will be to discuss the data and suggest actionable next steps for the Academy.

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Academy Names Patrick Gallagher, MBA, as New Executive Director

The American Academy of Audiology (the Academy) has named Patrick Gallagher, MBA, as its new executive director effective March 15, 2021.

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Founder’s Interview: Dr. Fred Bess

Dave Fabry: Thank you for taking the time with us today, Fred Bess, PhD. You were a founding member of the Academy, and our second president after Dr. Jim Jerger. You had been very active with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and had a burgeoning professional role at the Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt, with your teaching and research career there. What was your reasons for focusing your energies on the formation of a new professional organization?

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today January/February 2017

AHA, AMA, and ANA Urge Public to Wear Masks

The American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and American Nurses Association (ANA) released a public service announcement (PSA) today (July 31) urging the American public to take three simple steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19: wear a mask, practice physical distancing and wash hands frequently. 

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Our Essential Role in Communication: Resources That Can Help

*Information updated on April 23, 2021

With May as Better Hearing Month, this is an important time to continue to highlight our essential role in communication and hearing health care. 

With this in mind, we have developed information pieces and resources you can use with your patients and/or share with your communities, colleagues, and other health-care providers as you see fit. 

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Academy Database Down During Transition

May 11, 2020

Dear Academy Members,

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PUBLIC RELATIONS | Using Influencers to Market Goods and Services

Just as your friends and neighbors have input into some of the goods and services you buy, influencers can be just as meaningful—especially if they have authentic experiences to share. This is also the reason that review sites are so popular, as the public flocks to them to get opinions on what to buy, where to travel, where to eat, what physicians and audiologists to see, which home service companies to hire, and which companies to avoid. Social media reviews can make or break a business and, once they turn negative, it takes significant time to effectively turn them around. 

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2019