HearTECH Expo

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2020 State Spirit Award Goes to….the Ohio Academy of Audiology!

Congratulations to the Ohio Academy of Audiology (OAA) on receiving the 2020 State Spirit Award. The award, established by the Academy’s State Relations Committee (SRC), was given in recognition of the OAA’s successful outreach hashtag campaign—#hEARohio.

Free Online Education…Tailored Content Just for You!

Thank you to those who donated their AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo Conference refunds toward this educational fund.

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Message from the AAA 2020 Program Chair: Thank You and Stay Tuned for More Educational Programming

Thank you all for your understanding and patience given the cancellation of AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo in New Orleans. Here’s an update on a few items that we are addressing in the next few weeks.

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Academy Advocacy in Action

The Academy’s advocacy efforts seek to educate and shape national policies regarding hearing health care issues, while raising the profile of audiologists with public policy makers. Our skilled government relations staff and consultants work diligently to represent the interests of our patients and our profession and seek effective legislative, regulatory, and other policy solutions to the challenges we face in practice. 

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The State of Affairs at AAA 2020

At AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo, we are offering a reinvented state event, State Showcase, replacing the State Fair event of previous conferences. This new event features an educational component, recognition of state audiology organization activities, state recognitions, and a state outreach contest.

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President’s Message: Strategic Documents, Advocacy Update, and HearTECH Expo—February 2020

President’s Message: Strategic Documents, Advocacy Update, and HearTECH Expo—February 2020

Message from Catherine Palmer, PhD | February 2020

Academy Publishes Two New Strategic Documents

At the January 23, 2020, board meeting, the board approved two strategic documents contributing to our overall audiology body of knowledge. These are now published on the Academy website here and will be published in Audiology Today and the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA) in various formats in the near future.

Advocacy in Review and Legislative Updates

  • Building on the Academy President’s videos, the Advocacy Year in Review is available to highlight activities over the last year.
  • Academy Senior Director of Government Relations Susan Pilch also did a webinar that offers the prospectus for this year ahead. The archive version of the webinar is available at no charge.
  • The Government Relations Committee (GRC) and staff also have planned a highly valuable and interactive session in the Future Hub. Come to the Thursday 1:30 session in the Future Hub to engage in communication exercises to hone skills and messaging for successful advocacy.
  • Legislation is being introduced in numerous states to adopt the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact. The Academy is helping efforts to counter opposition to the licensure compact, and do not hesitate to reach out to Academy staff if assistance is needed in your state.

AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo in New Orleans

  • Check out the presentations, learning, and interactive fun in the HearTECH Expo…specifically, the Future Hub schedule and plan to attend these thought-provoking and informative sessions relevant to audiology practice today and in the future.
  • Special Accommodations: The Academy is committed to providing the utmost service to our conference attendees, while working closely with the New Orleans Convention Center and all of our vendors, to provide reasonable services to accommodate our attendees while in attendance at AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo. This year, we have added complimentary options for auditory accommodations that will help make the most of your conference experience. 

Audiology Career Enhancement: Gender Speak, Gender Science

How much of how we serve our patients comes from a perspective of how we, as providers, think we can best convey our message and encourage complicity in our treatment plan, when our patients are looking for a very different interaction or interpreting our message differently than it was intended?

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Elevating the Patient Experience

Ryan Nestrick and Robert Moss will deliver an innovative session in the Future Hub at AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo called Elevating the Patient Experience that will address the challenge of engaging consumers and creating an essential experience head on. 

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE | I Hope You Hear “Of Course!”

I hope 2020 is full of people responding to you with “of course.” The world needs more people saying “…of course.” Whether it is “of course you are welcome here” or “of course I’ll help.” Even “yes” isn’t as good as “of course.” “Yes” means it could have been “no”—“of course” means there was never any question. 

Topic(s): Hearing, AAA Conference, HearTECH Expo, Audiologist, Hands-On Pavilions, Cochlear Implants (CI), Professional

All About HearTECH Expo

The American Academy of Audiology is excited to welcome attendees to the HearTECH Expo at AAA 2020 in New Orleans, LA. With 200+ exhibiting companies, the HearTECH Expo is a new exhibit hall experience, offering the best of industry-related education and cutting-edge technology all in one place.

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