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EDUCATIONAL AUDIOLOGY | Scope of Practice for Educational Audiology

The Educational Audiology Association (EAA) recently developed and approved a scope of practice (SOP) for audiologists who work in educational settings. The SOP describes essential practice areas that are unique to the practice of educational audiology (EAA, 2019). 

Topic(s): Education, clinical audiology, remote-microphone system

NIH Funds Sound Health Initiative

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that it will award $20 million over 5 years to the Sound Health Initiative, which was created to explore the impact music has on various aspects of health. 

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AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo Member Registration Open!

Come to New Orleans for an amazing experience, including four comprehensive days of learning, hands-on exploration of the latest in hearing technology, and connections from around the world.
 

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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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ACAE CORNER | A Stroll Down Different Undergraduate Pathways Leading to Doctor of Audiology Programs

I received the above e-mail message while preparing the manuscript for this article. A colleague at the University of Hawaii referred this undergraduate student to me after she had initially inquired about audiology from a family medicine physician at the university. As a permanent part-time professor at the University of Hawaii (living in Maine and Florida), I teach three online prerequisite courses for academically, geographically, and culturally diverse cohorts of undergraduates interested in applying to a graduate program in audiology or speech pathology. 

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Students, Academia, Education

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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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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Say the Word ‘Survey’: Part 2 of 2—A Second Look at the Data on Audiology Education

Introduction and Methods

In September 2018, the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) conducted a national survey of current graduate students, externs, and recent graduates in order to evaluate the state of audiology education. With more than 1,000 responses, the results from the SAA 2018 Education and Externship Survey provide a good look at a number of the strengths and the potential areas for improvement in audiology training.

Topic(s): SAA - Student Academy of Audiology, Students, Education, Academia

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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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Get to Know a New Class of Audiologists

It is estimated that two to three of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with some degree of hearing loss and that more will acquire hearing loss later in childhood, according to the National Institutes of Health. The passage of the Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening Act of 1999 and the adoption of universal newborn hearing screenings in many states, in conjunction with early-intervention services, changed lives and outcomes for many children.

Topic(s): Students, Hearing Loss, Bilateral Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, mastoidectomy, Acoustic, Psychology, cochlear phone clip, cochlear mini-microphone, Academia, Education

AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo Call for Abstracts Now Open

The Academy is looking for innovative, fresh, cutting-edge ideas, research, case studies, and best practices that will motivate participants beyond the conference. 

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