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)
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
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)
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
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)
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