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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?

Topic(s): audiology, american academy of audiology


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

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. 

Topic(s): american academy of audiology, Social Media, Professional Development


Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2019

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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Auditory Function Evaluation and Computerized Dynamic Posturography: Codes and Payment Rates for 2020

In late 2018, the American Academy of Audiology, in collaboration with the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) surveyed the auditory function evaluation and computerized dynamic posturography codes at the request of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  

A description of the new and revised codes follows: 

Topic(s): auditory function evaluation, computerized dynamic posturography, american academy of audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Academy Otoringology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CPT - Current Procedural Terminology, Relative Value Update Committee (RUC), American Medical Association (AMA), Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee (HCPAC)

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | You're More Than Just Your Member Number

The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy) that serves as a collective voice for students and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology.  

Our mission is to introduce students to lifelong involvement in activities that promote and advance the profession of audiology and provide services, information, education, representation, and advocacy for the profession and the public we serve. 

Topic(s): SAA - Student Academy of Audiology, Membership, JAAA - Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, american academy of audiology, SAA Conference


Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2019

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AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Building the Future for Audiology

A new Congress offers hope. The American Academy of Audiology (the Academy), the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) opted to seize the moment to move forward together to seek a legislative strategy for the 116th Congress. Rather than individually pursuing legislative initiatives for the profession, the three organizations committed to working together to draft a single Medicare bill to advance the recommendations of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report.  

Topic(s): Advocacy, ADA, american academy of audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Medicare, National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

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ACADEMY NEWS | Texting Alerts from the Academy—Opt in Today!

In a fast-paced world and with busy work days, it’s hard to remember all of your “to-do’s.”

We hope we can help by sending select text messages about Academy news and events. As a new member benefit, you can now receive text notifications on the latest Academy advocacy breaking news and AAA 2018 conference alerts straight to your electronic device.

Opt in to receive text alerts about the AAA 2018 Conference by texting “AAA18” to 797979. Msg&data rates may apply. To unsubscribe from this list, reply 'STOP' to 797979.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR | How and Why the “Future of Audiology” Mini-Seminar Came to Be

In 1987, Dr. Rick Talbott was head of the Division of Exceptional Children at the University of Georgia, and was sitting in his office working on how to finance the three departments and a 40-bed ICFMR under his administrative responsibilities when he received a call from Mike Dennis, the audiology program coordinator for the upcoming American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASHA) Convention to be held in New Orleans.

Topic(s): american academy of audiology, Future of Audiology


Publication Issue: Audiology Today January/February 2018