American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF)

American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF)

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ACADEMY NEWS | Academy Awards Two Music Research Grants

In spring 2020, the Academy’s Research Initiatives Committee launched the new Music and Hearing Research Grant Program. Funded by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) through the generous sponsorship support of Dr. Michael Santucci, this program supports research that will expand the body of knowledge to shape best practices in this area of audiology practice.

Topic(s): Hearing Loss, Music and Hearing Research Grant Program, American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF), in-ear monitor (IEM)

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2020

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Public Awareness of Us

In 2002, Friends was one of the most watched shows on television, the Euro became the official currency of the European Union, and flip phones were the latest in cellular technology. At the time, “social media” was a foreign concept, the smartphone revolution was on the horizon with the growing popularity of the Blackberry, and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) was formed. 

Topic(s): Public Awareness, American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF)

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2017

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | The American Institute of Balance Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

This year, the American Institute of Balance (AIB), one of the country’s largest multi-specialty centers for the evaluation and treatment of dizziness and balance disorders, celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Founded in 1992 by Academy Past President Richard E. Gans, PhD, AIB has been a world-wide leader in patient care, research, and professional education in equilibrium disorders, evaluating and treating over 100,000 patients and educating over 7,000 audiologists, physical therapists, and physicians worldwide.

Topic(s): American Institute of Balance, American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF), Vestibular

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Welcome New Foundation Trustees

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation is pleased and proud to announce the new Class of 2020 board of trustees, who will serve as the Foundation’s governing body and custodians of the Foundation’s mission. 

Pictured from left to right: Shilpi Banerjee, PhD; Jane Kukula, AuD; and Mindy Brudereck Tanner, AuD, will be serving three-year terms as trustees to advance the Foundation’s mission of promoting philanthropy in support of research, education, and public awareness in audiology and the hearing and balance sciences.

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

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | HEAR Chapter Grants Help SAA Chapters Promote Hearing Health Care at Home and Abroad

One of the most popular grant programs supported by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation is the Humanitarian, Education, and Awareness Resources (HEAR) Chapter Grants, underwritten generously by Starkey Hearing Technologies. Offered twice per year to Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) chapters, these grants help fund the development of a new chapter project or the refinement of an existing project that is either humanitarian or educational in nature, or related to the awareness of audiology. SAA chapters must demonstrate a plan to raise money for a portion of the project funding.

Topic(s): HEAR Chapter Grant, Hearing, Health Care, American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF), Humanitarian, Education, Public Awareness, Resources

Academy and AAA Foundation Boards: We Are Here for You…We Hear You

The Boards of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation recognize that our membership is dealing with myriad challenges as a result of the coronavirus.

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Why Audiology? The Post-Baccalaureate Student Journey

Although many audiology students enter graduate school with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders or speech language hearing sciences, some students find audiology after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in another field. For these students, post-baccalaureate classes are often required for admission to graduate school. 

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

Audiology Today Sept/Oct 2019…What’s Inside This Issue?

Take a look at the table of contents and delve into these online articles, which you can now easily search by topic, title, or author. 

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Student Scholarship Winners

The Foundation is committed to supporting students as they continue their academic careers, learning exceptional clinical skills, and exploring many different avenues through research in hearing and balance. The Foundation currently offers a number of scholarships for audiology students. We want to congratulate the 2019 winners of the Empowering Students Scholarships, Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship, Judith Blumsack Scholarship, and the Continued Achievement Scholarships. 

Topic(s): American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF), Research, Students, Education, Academia