American Board of Audiology (ABA)

American Board of Audiology (ABA)

Unexpected Opportunities Through Certification

Certification through the American Board of Audiology (ABA) has been a boost to my career in several ways—but if I’m being totally honest, I initially had doubts about the need for it.

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ABA SOUNDING BOARD | ABA 2018 Board of Governors Nominees

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Alison M. Grimes, AuD
Board Certified in Audiology

UCLA Medical Center 

Topic(s): American Board of Audiology (ABA), certificate holder-tinnitus management (CH-TM)

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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ABA SOUNDING BOARD | The Skinny on the Tier 1 Continuing Education Requirement for ABA Certification

Tier 1 continuing education units (CEUs) were conceived to be one of the rigorous requirements of American Board of Audiology (ABA) certification programs. ABA Certification awardees were required to earn 15 hours of Tier 1 CE credits per three-year certification cycle. The original requirements for Tier 1 offerings called for three-hour, in-depth classes with interactive learning opportunities. 

Topic(s): American Board of Audiology (ABA), Certification, Professional Development, Education

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ABA SOUNDING BOARD | American Board of Audiology Certification: A look at changes in the certification process

The significant changes in the American Board of Audiology (ABA) certification process are generating a number of questions from current and prospective certificants. The ABA board felt that it might be beneficial to Academy members, who may have similar questions, to offer more information on the topic. 

Topic(s): American Board of Audiology (ABA), Education


Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2019

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KNOW HOW | Lessons for a New Professional Becoming a Clinical Supervisor

As a new professional, I’ve had to learn how to become a clinical supervisor. While I learned the needed skills, I was fortunate to have very supportive, talented colleagues, as well as consistent contact from clinic coordinators at local universities. 

It’s important that audiologists at all points in their career participate in the clinical supervision of AuD graduate students. New professional supervisors can offer a great deal to graduate students and their learning. 

Here are some of the lessons that I’ve learned as I transitioned from student to supervisor.

Topic(s): Professional Development, Professional, Audiologist, American Board of Audiology (ABA)


Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2019

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February is the time of year when thoughts turn to love. Recently whilst perusing the candy and card aisles, the thought occurred to me that love comes in many forms. I love my job. I love helping patients. And I love helping students who will help patients in the future! 

However, it is widely agreed in our profession that there is a lack of formalized preceptor training; leaving preceptors ill-prepared for this important role. This gap in training is the root cause of inconsistencies in the quality of education provided to students. 

Topic(s): American Board of Audiology (ABA), Professional Development, Mentorship


Publication Issue: Audiology Today January/February 2018

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2018

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ABA SOUNDING BOARD | Why Choose ABA Board Certification?

Joshua Huppert, AuD

Joshua Huppert, AuD

Assistant Professor and Pediatric Audiologist  | University of Miami Ear Institute, Miami, Florida

Topic(s): American Board of Audiology (ABA), Education, Certification, Professional Development

Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2018

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ABA SOUNDING BOARD | ABA Is Changing for You!

Twenty years ago, a group of Academy members came together to develop a certification that would serve audiologists by verifying credentials in an independent process that offers an alternative to the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence–Audiology. They developed a program of rigorous education and experience verification with strong continuing education requirements and called it Board Certified in Audiology, in recognition of the substantial requisites.

Topic(s): American Board of Audiology (ABA), Education, Professional Development, Professional


Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2019