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ABA SOUNDING BOARD | ABA Is Changing for You!

Twenty years ago, a group of Academy members came together to develop a certification that would serve audiologists by verifying credentials in an independent process that offers an alternative to the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence–Audiology. They developed a program of rigorous education and experience verification with strong continuing education requirements and called it Board Certified in Audiology, in recognition of the substantial requisites.

Topic(s): American Board of Audiology (ABA), Education, Professional Development, Professional


Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2019

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AAA 2019: Where Audiologists Discovered Their Future

On March 27–30, 2019, audiologists, audiology students, hearing health-care professionals, and industry representatives from across the country and around the world gathered in Columbus, Ohio, for AAA 2019, the Academy’s annual conference. Attendees had opportunities to learn from their audiology colleagues as well as experts in business, psychology, and science.

Topic(s): AAA Conference, Professional, Professional Development, Marketing


Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2019

Announcing Audiology Community Mobile App

The Academy is excited to announce the launch of the new Audiology Community mobile app.

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ACAE CORNER | The Importance of Accreditation “Of, By, and For Audiology”

The American Academy of Audiology was founded on the assumption that audiology needed an independent professional organization or, as Academy founder and first Academy president James Jerger famously stated: an organization “of, by, and for audiology.” 

Topic(s): Accreditation, Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Professional, american academy of audiology, audiology

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OPINION EDITORIAL | Branding the Lie or Branding the Truth: The Need to Differentiate Audiologists from Hearing Aid Dealers (Part 2)

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent the official policy, position, or opinion of the American Academy of Audiology.

Topic(s): Health Care, Patient care, Professional, Hearing Aid Dealers

What Did I Do Today to Make a Difference?

Audiologist David Jedlicka reflects on his experience volunteering with the Academy. 

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ACAE CORNER | Off to a Great Start

The doctor of audiology (AuD) degree was developed to support a profession with a scope of practice that had outgrown its existing educational standards. Multiple professional associations, including the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association, and the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists (later renamed the Academy of Doctors of Audiology) worked to define the expanding knowledge and skills expected of competent audiologists.

Topic(s): Audiologist, Education, Professional

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Strategies for Increasing Medical Community Awareness of Audiology: A Call to Action!

With increased competition in the marketplace and changes in regulations allowing for over-the-counter (OTC) direct hearing aid sales to consumers, audiologists are becoming more dependent on hearing aid revenue as their main source of income. Thus, we quickly are realizing the urgency and need for increasing public and medical awareness of audiology.

Topic(s): Audiologist, Hearing, Public Awareness, Professional

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OPINION EDITORIAL | A Passion for Advising From the SAA Advisor at Purdue

In August 2015, I began employment at Purdue University, hired as a clinical assistant professor in Audiology. My primary responsibilities include clinical supervision and education of first- and second-year AuD students. As part of our faculty responsibilities, we share in service projects for the department, university, students, and community. For my first service project, I was asked to take over as advisor to the Purdue Audiology Student Organization (PASO), which had been functioning successfully for more than 10 years.

Topic(s): Professional

How to Develop Patient Engagement on Social Media

When you think back to why you wanted to become an audiologist, majority of professions entered because we “wanted to help others.” Audiologists have an unique opportunity to mix science, technology, and counseling into a fantastic art form of quality hearing health care. As we know, patients need to be engaged and motivated to have successful habitation to their hearing aids or other hearing devices.