National Academies of Practice and Audiology

Three members of the American Academy of Audiology, Bettie Borton, AuD; Victor Bray, PhD, and Victoria Keetay, PhD, were recently selected to serve in leadership positions in the the National Academies of Practice (NAP). Bettie Borton and Victoria Keetay are the chair and vice chair of the Audiology Academy in the NAP, respectively. Victor Bray, founding chair of the Audiology Academy, has been elected as secretary/treasurer to NAP’s Executive Council.

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Investing in Autonomy Through Student Leadership

Autonomy, professional recognition, and public recognition are all goals of the audiology profession and have been for some time now. Great strides have been made due to the hard work and dedication of many Audiologists through the years, and each one has shared the same advice; pass it on, do your share, and move it forward. Professional advocacy is something we all have a responsibility for, whether one acknowledges it or not.

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AuD Education Summit: Review and Summary

On October 25–26, 2016, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) hosted a conference on audiology education. The Conference was attended by representatives of all 75 academic programs in the United States, with representatives from the American Academy of Audiology, the American Board of Audiology, the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, and the Student Academy of Audiology also attending the conference.

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What Do You Want to Go Hear?

It is that time of the year when we are starting to get serious about summer vacation. Discussions about where to go and when to do so are heating up around the dinner table. Family members are relating all the good things they have heard from others. The same question is being asked in many homes over and over again – what do you want to go see this summer?

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Generation Time in Education

Opinion Editorial by Sumit Dhar, PhD

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Tip of the Month


Ensuring Realistic Expectations Makes Good Business Sense

Aural Acuity and Teaching Sound to the Masses

Kanters (2013) reports while trying to reach (and teach) the vast and varied members of the industries and communities associated with (the disciplines of) sound, music, and hearing science, we each use the same words/language (i.e., frequency, amplitude, and time) but (arguably) we speak different dialects. Indeed, he argues, “what we share, then, is the pursuit of technical knowledge to understand and preserve “aural acuity” driven by a passion for art and quality of life.”

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Academy Responds to Healthy People 2020

In November 2012, the Academy commented on the Proposed Educational and Community-Based Programs (ECBP) Objectives for Healthy People 2020.  Additionally, we proposed new objectives that specifically address the educational needs and contributions of Doctors of Audiology to the interprofessional hearing and balance healthcare of America’s diverse populations. 

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UT's Flagship Audiology Program Possibly Closing: The Academy Interviews the Head of the Department

American Academy of Audiology
Interview with Ilsa Schwarz, PhD
Professor and Head of Department
The Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology
College of Arts and Science
University of Tennessee

June 11, 2008

Academy/Beck: Hi, Dr. Schwarz. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak with us.

UT/Schwarz: My pleasure, Dr. Beck. I'm always happy to work with the American Academy of Audiology.

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Counseling, Aural Rehabilitation, and the CARE Project: Interview with Johnnie Sexton, MS

Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Sexton about the CARE Project (training in Counseling, Aural Rehabilitation and Education), the seven stages of grieving related to hearing loss, and more.

Academy: Hi, Johnnie. Thanks for your time today.

Sexton: Hi, Doug. My pleasure, it’s nice to speak with you again!

Academy: Thanks, Johnnie. Would you please tell me about the CARE Project?

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