The inaugural meeting of the New Jersey Academy of Audiology (NJAA) will take place at 8:30 am on October 16 at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

Kris English, PhD, president-elect of the American Academy of Audiology and the keynote speaker, is slated to discuss significant issues effecting audiologists practicing in New Jersey.

English said in a statement released by NJAA that dramatic changes in the economy during the past 12 months have significantly impacted the organization and its members. The board and staff members are working to address these hard financial realities, and they are certain that the NJAA is on track to be a strong advocate for the needs of its membership throughout the state, she added.

The agenda includes seminars on how to optimize insurance reimbursement for diagnostic audiological evaluations and the dispensing of hearing aids. Manufacturers will be available to discuss and demonstrate the latest advancements in diagnostic tools, hearing aids, and assistive listening technology, says NJAA.

The NJAA provides leadership for upgrading professional standards and advocates the profession of audiology to regulatory and legislative bodies. The organization promotes audiology as the primary profession in New Jersey for the delivery of hearing and balance care through professional education, public awareness, and research initiatives.

For more information, call the NJAA at (732) 462-1413, or send an e-mail.

[Source: NJAA]