Professional Development

Professional Development

Academy Announces 2020 Election Results for Board of Directors

The Academy is proud to announce the election results for the 2020 president-elect and three member-at-large positions for the Board of Directors. Congratulations!

The president-elect was elected by the general membership to serve a three-year term (one year as president-elect, one year as president, and one year as past president) beginning October 1, 2020, and ending September 30, 2023.

The member-at-large positions were elected by the general membership to serve a three-year term, beginning October 1, 2020, and ending September 30, 2023.

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ABA Certificate Programs in Tinnitus and Audiology

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Unexpected Opportunities Through Certification

Certification through the American Board of Audiology (ABA) has been a boost to my career in several ways—but if I’m being totally honest, I initially had doubts about the need for it.

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Calling all Clinical Preceptors: Clinical Education Forum

Clinical preceptors are crucial to the education of future audiologists. The responsibility is rewarding, yet challenging when trying to balance your own clinical obligations. How do we maintain meaningful mentorship even in the sticky situations? Difficult situations regarding professionalism and clinical care inevitably emerge.

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CEUs and YOU at AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo

Over 30 hours of continuing education will be offered at AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo, and we know you want to be as prepared as possible to maximize your educational experience.  

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Federal Legislation Introduced to Expand Individuals’ Use of “529” Education Savings Accounts

Federal legislation introduced to expand individuals’ use of “529” education savings accounts to cover the costs of professional certification and credentialing programs.

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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Learning to Listen: Audiologists Are Pivotal

Catherine Palmer, in her General Assembly Speech at the Academy’s 2019 annual conference, inspired us by emphasizing that audiologists have an incredibly important and expanded role in the health and well-being of the people we serve. 

“Audiologists start a chain of events for a child that will promote reading, education, and employment,” she said in her address. 

That chain of events starts with a child learning to listen and learning spoken language. This article will address the audiologist’s role in those events from a very practical perspective.

Topic(s): Audiologist, Professional Development, auditory information, auditory neural pathways, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants (CI), Parents’ Evaluation of Aural/Oral Performance of Children (PEACH), auditory brainstem response (ABR), visual reinforcement audiology (VRA)

Female audiologist testing young boy hearing while he is playing with blocks

Behavioral Techniques in Pediatric Audiology

The standard behavioral procedures used to assess the hearing of very young children are powerful tools. Yet, even in the hands of a skilled clinician, they are nearly worthless unless the child is ready to be tested. Thus, it is helpful—indeed necessary—to draw on techniques that get the child to do what we want the child to do.

Topic(s): Psychology, Professional Development, immittance, otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), tympanometry, Audiometric Test, Acoustic, auditory brainstem response (ABR)

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today January/February 2020

Leverage Charity Partnerships for Visibility

Not everyone has a newsworthy story, and even some events don’t have enough depth to interest media. Think through community charity partnerships and outreach that will generate visibility, give back to your community and interest media.

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