Teamwork is essential in the management of patients with hearing and balance concerns. As the director of the Balance Center within the large academic medical center of Keck Medicine at the University of Southern California (Keck Medicine of USC), I am often coordinating care for patients with dizziness among the Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Occupational Therapy, and Department of Neurology.
Topic(s): audiology, communication
Audiology is a multifaceted profession involved in the assessment and management of hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children (Audiology Australia, 2020). Audiologists work in a range of settings that can include public, private, education, and primary health care. The Northern Territory audiologist community is a small one with less than 30 audiologists in total. To assist with professional development, an annual event is held to provide training and networking opportunities for audiologists from different sectors.
Topic(s): audiology, Education, Teamwork, networking, communication training, communication
As I write this message to you, COVID-19 is increasingly disrupting your ability to take care of patients, teach students, conduct your research, and run businesses, but most importantly, it is endangering you and the people you love. It is my sincere hope that, by the time you are reading this, we will be moving beyond the devastation.
Topic(s): President's Message, communication, AAA Foundation, Find an Audiologist
The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is launching its own blog and we’re excited to introduce it to you.
Millennials and younger generations are known to get a lot of their information from online and social media sources. Social media websites can be used to gain insight into the audiology profession by searching terms such as “audiology blog” or “life as an audiology student,” in an effort to find a raw idea of what it is really like to study audiology and learn more about everything the profession offers.
Topic(s): Student Academy of Audiology (SAA), Social Media, communication, SAA Blog