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Education

Education

Salus University College of Audiology Named for Late Dean

Elkins Park, PA, May 27, 2008 – There are significant changes happening at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO). At a press conference on May 19, Dr. Thomas L. Lewis, president of the college, announced that PCO will become Salus University on July 1, 2008.

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Medical Schools Struggle with Ethical Issues

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) was founded in 1959 and has more than 67,000 members. On June 3, 2008, the AMSA released a press release focused on conflicts of interest (COI) between medical schools' education and pharmaceutical companies. The AMSA used a "report card" format to highlight their findings as follows:

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AT Reports Coding and Reimbursement Survey Results

Aylward and Caine (2008) report on the Academy's Coding and Reimbursement Committee survey with regard to training on coding and reimbursement issues. 267 audiology students from 29 AuD programs responded to the survey. Ninety-nine percent of the student respondents were enrolled in residential programs (i.e., not distance-ed) with roughly equal representation across 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years of doctoral study. Of the respondents, 19% had completed a formal course addressing coding and reimbursement.

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Summer CEU Sale: Interview with Academy Education Manager

www.eaudiology.org
Interview with Cornelia Gallow,
Education Manager
American Academy of Audiology
By Douglas L. Beck, AuD
Board Certified in Audiology
Web Content Editor
American Academy of Audiology

July 5, 2008

Academy/Beck: Good morning, Cornelia. Thanks for taking time out of your holiday weekend to speak with me about the Academy's eAudiology Web seminars program.

Academy/Gallow: No problem, Doug. Thank you, too.

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Training and Education for Human Test Subject Protection

The Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP) is seeking comment (as of July 2, 2008) regarding whether OHRP should issue further guidance or implement new/additional training and education for those who conduct, review, or oversee research involving human subjects. In addition to investigators and researchers, the OHRP is seeking input and direction from, and related to, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

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Gold Standards Summit 2009: Interview with the Conference Chair

Interview with Therese Walden, AuD, Conference Chair, Gold Standards Summit 2009: Transforming Clinical Education in Audiology

By Douglas L. Beck, AuD
Board Certified in Audiology
Web Content Editor
American Academy of Audiology

August 8, 2008

Academy/Beck: Hi, Therese. Thanks for taking the time to chat with me.

Walden: Hi, Doug. Thanks for the invitation.

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Proposal Submissions for AudiologyNOW!® 2009

Interview with Lisa Yonkers
Senior Director of Meeting Services
American Academy of Audiology

By: Douglas L. Beck, AuD
Board Certified in Audiology
Web Content Editor
American Academy of Audiology

Academy/Beck: Good morning, Lisa.

Academy/Yonkers: Hi, Doug.

Academy/Yonkers: Lisa, how long have you been with the Academy and what is your position?

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Multitasking, Cognition, and Cell Phone Distractions

Everyone thinks they can multi-task. However, as reported by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (2009), based on a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80 percent of all car crashes involve driver distraction within three seconds of the crash. The primary distractions include cell phone use (texting and phoning), reaching for things within the vehicle, looking at things outside the vehicle, reading, and applying make-up.

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Student Academy of Audiology (SAA), Special Olympics, and More: Interview with Kari Morgenstein

Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Kari about the SAA’s initiatives for this year, her role as president of the SAA, and her recent trip to Athens, Greece, in support of the Special Olympics Hearing Health Program.

Academy:             Good morning, Kari. It’s nice to meet you. Congratulations on your presidency, which started July 1, 2011.

Morgenstein:        Thanks, Dr. Beck. Always nice to meet a fellow “Gator.”

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A Million Songs Later

Serra et al (2012) report that music is a "human universal, involving perceptually discrete elements displaying organization." They note, if you had seven years with nothing to do (and presuming you didn’t sleep) you might choose to listen to one million songs recorded from 1955 to 2010. And, if you did, you could make some observations and draw some conclusions.

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