SAA - Student Academy of Audiology

SAA - Student Academy of Audiology

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | SAA Chapter Challenges: The Tradition Continues

In 2012, the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Board of Directors established the Chapter Challenges to encourage SAA members to work toward common goals, help further the profession of audiology, and increase public awareness about hearing health care. Two years later, Hearing Healthcare Recruiters (HHR) made a pledge to the AAA Foundation to fund the challenges for five years, markedly expanding the potential impact of the initiative.

Topic(s): SAA - Student Academy of Audiology, Hearing Health Recruiters (HHR), AAA Foundation, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | You're More Than Just Your Member Number

The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy) that serves as a collective voice for students and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology.  

Our mission is to introduce students to lifelong involvement in activities that promote and advance the profession of audiology and provide services, information, education, representation, and advocacy for the profession and the public we serve. 

Topic(s): SAA - Student Academy of Audiology, Membership, JAAA - Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, american academy of audiology, SAA Conference

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2019

Audiology Today Sept/Oct 2019…What’s Inside This Issue?

Take a look at the table of contents and delve into these online articles, which you can now easily search by topic, title, or author. 

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Say the Word ‘Survey’: Part 2 of 2—A Second Look at the Data on Audiology Education

Introduction and Methods

In September 2018, the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) conducted a national survey of current graduate students, externs, and recent graduates in order to evaluate the state of audiology education. With more than 1,000 responses, the results from the SAA 2018 Education and Externship Survey provide a good look at a number of the strengths and the potential areas for improvement in audiology training.

Topic(s): SAA - Student Academy of Audiology, Students, Education, Academia

SAA Mural Donated to Ohio State University

The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) teamed up with the Foundation for Hospital Art to create a custom audiology-themed mural that, when complete, was donated to the Ohio State University’s Department of Otolaryngology through the Ohio State University Foundation.

Hundreds of attendees at AAA 2019 took a short break in the exhibit hall and contributed to the painting for the “Paint for the Profession” event.

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Say the Word “Survey”: Inspiring Data-Driven Change for Audiology Externships

Since the creation of the AuD, many conversations have taken place to evaluate audiology education and the externship, but few of those have included large perspectives from significant stakeholders—students and recent graduates. To address this, the Student Academy of Audiology Education and Externship Survey was disseminated in September 2018 to current graduate students, externs, and new professionals to further investigate areas of strengths and weaknesses in the current education model and the externship process. 

Topic(s): SAA - Student Academy of Audiology, Students, Professional, Professional Development

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Audiologists with Hearing Loss: A Different Perspective

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, at AudiologyNOW! (now AAA Annual Conference) in Indianapolis, Indiana, the annual Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Audiologists Meeting sparked connections and a desire to change perspectives. 

Topic(s): SAA - Student Academy of Audiology, AAA Conference, Hearing Loss, Audiologist

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Get On Our Level!

As members of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Board, we often hear that one of the greatest challenges local SAA chapters and our student members face is incorporating advocacy into their daily and chapter activities. When students think about advocacy, it tends to be on a large scale. We envision pictures of students standing in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC. with their folders, clipboards, and leave-behinds.

Topic(s): SAA - Student Academy of Audiology, Students, Advocacy

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Red Bird Mission: An Opportunity for Humanitarian Audiology

One of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Development Committee’s goals is to promote humanitarian work among our chapters. We believe these kinds of experiences allow students to develop a broader perspective in audiology by acquiring important skills to practice empathy and compassion as a fundamental part of interaction with a patient. Consequently, this committee is working on creating opportunities to develop these kinds of skills. 

Topic(s): SAA - Student Academy of Audiology, Humanitarian