American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF)

American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF)

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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)

Starkey Hearing Technologies representatives with recipients of the 2017–2018 SAA HEAR Chapter grants at the AAA 2018 SAA Membership Meeting

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

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Getting to Know the New Trustees

This year, the American Academy of Audiology Foundation welcomes five new trustees to help carry on the Foundation’s philanthropic mission.

The March/April issue of Audiology Today featured two of our five new members: Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD, and Ryan Bullock, AuD. In this issue, we are proud to introduce to you Patricia Gaffney, AuD, Hillary Snapp, AuD, PhD, and Helena Solodar, AuD.

We asked our new trustees a series of questions so we can get to know them better. Here are some of the highlights.

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

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Foundation Events at AAA 2018 in Nashville

Each year, the American Academy of Audiology Foundation hosts multiple exciting events at the annual conference. The annual Auction 4 Audiology launches on April 9, 2018 and runs throughout the AAA Conference. It is one of the most anticipated activities during the conference. The auction provides an opportunity to shop for ear-themed artwork and accoutrements, popular electronic items, gift baskets, new jewelry, and designer duds.  

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

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Getting to Know the New Trustees

The Foundation is excited and proud to welcome our new trustees. Drs. Kukula, Banjeree, and Brudereck will serve on the Foundation Board though September 30, 2020. These trustees will join our other board members and work with the Academy and other affiliated organizations to fill the Foundation’s mission. We hope you enjoy hearing more about their experiences, backgrounds, and unique personalities. 

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

Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2018