ADA 2014 Convention At-A-Glance

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology Convention kicks off on Thursday. Held at the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, the convention offers a full slate of events, seminars, and workshops. Here is a brief listing of the offerings. All events and times subject to change; please check final schedule or the ADA website.


8:00 AM – 3:15 PM: Evaluation and Management of Vestibular Disorders, by Sam Bittel, AuD, and Panelists (separate registration required)

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM: CAOHC Professional Supervisors Course

8:00 AM – 3:15 PM: Interventional Audiology (Separate registration required)

  • 8:00 AM – 11:15 PM: Interventional Audiology, Part  1, by Brian Taylor, AuD, and Bob Tysoe
  • 12:00 PM – 3:15: Interventional Audiology, Part  2. Product Dependence: Is It Co-Opting Our Efforts to Become Limited Licensed Providers? Barry Freeman, PhD, Amyn Amlani, PhD, Brian Taylor, AuD, and Ian Windmill, PhD (Separate registration required)

8:00 AM – 3:15 PM: Taking Care of Business (Separate registration required)

  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Emotional Intelligence, by Sam Rotella
  • 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM: Front Desk Strategies: How to Book More New Patients, Increase Patient Satisfaction and Keep Your Sanity, by Kevin St. Clergy, MS
  • 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM: Meat and Potatoes, by Steve Woodward
  • 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM: Audiology Key Performance Indicators, by Brendan Ford

8:00 AM – 3:15 PM: ADA Future Audiologist Workshop

  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: How to Land Your Ideal Opportunity, by Dan Fick
  • 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM: The Influence of Language on the Path to Better Hearing, by Sara Burdak, AuD, and Carolyn Pinkerton, AuD
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: The Ins and Outs of Cerumen Management for Students, by Jiovanne Hughart, Au.D, Rita Chaiken, AuD, and Jonette Owen, AuD
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM: Student-Mentor Roundtable

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: “Game Changer” General Session: The Role of Pharmaceutical Agents in Hearing Loss Management and Prevention, by Kathleen Campbell, PhD

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

7:00 PM: “10 Winning Tips for Patient Loyalty”, hosted by Sergei Kochkin and The Hearing Review, sponsored by CareCredit


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Keynote Address: Hearing Loss and Aging: Consequences, Implications, and Creating Better Outcomes through Alternative Models of Care, by Frank R. Lin, MD, PhD

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM : Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: “Game Changer” Session: Hearing Loss and Aging—A Mandate for Intervention and Innovation. Moderator: Dave Fabry, with Frank Lin, Larry Humes, Barbara Weinstein

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Seminars

  • Utilizing Benchmarking in Your Practice, by Mike Lowery
  • Hearing and Healthy Living: The Audiologist-Primary Care Physician Relationship, by Brian Taylor, AuD
  • Ear, Brain, and Hearing Aid Amplification, Part 1, by Douglas Beck, AuD
  • Ear-Level Instrumentation in the Treatment of Tinnitus, by Pawel Jastreboff, PhD

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Seminars

  • Know What Marketing Works and How Well It Is Working: Taking the Guesswork out of Marketing Decisions, by Mark Sanford, MS, Mark Harned, Cathy Howard
  • Building on a New Healthcare Landscape to Grow Your Practice: Illuminating Co-Morbidities for Effective Physician Outreach, by Alina Urdaneta and Tish Ramirez, AuD
  • Ear, Brain, and Hearing Aid Amplification, Part 2, by Douglas Beck, AuD
  • Misophonia, A Clinical Guide, by Marsha Johnson, AuD

7:30-10:00: The Cherry-on-Top Party by the Pool


7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast in the Exhbit Hall

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Understanding the Speech-Understanding Problems of Older Adults, by Larry Humes

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Live Business Plan Competition

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch in the Exhibit Hall (Exhibits Close at 1 PM)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Seminars  

  • How to Evaluate and Value Your Business, by Ronald Gleitman, PhD
  • Selling Techniques for Different Personality Types, by Erin Wright, AuD
  • Three Simple Steps to Awesome Aural Rehab, by Dusty Jessen, AuD 
  • Who Are We Really Working For? The Complex New Relationship between Audiology and Industry, by David Smriga, MA

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM: Seminars

  • Beating Big Box Retailers at the Price Game: Winning a Fight No One Says You Can Win, by Al Turri, AuD, and Kevin St Clergy 
  • Management of High Frequency Hearing Loss in a Co-Managed Patient Care Model with a New Implantable, by George Cire, Au.D, Doug Backous, MD, Michele Fusco, MA
  • Comparing and Contrasting Modified TRT Counseling and Psychological Intervention Within Audiology, Part 1, by Timothy Atchison, PhD, Leslie Dalton, Jr, PhD, Gary Byrd, PhD
  • Exit Strategy & Succession Planning, by Andrew Hebert & Clifford Carey

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Seminars  

  • Transitioning Your Practice to a New Owner, by Craig Castelli
  • A Time-Efficient Form for Documenting Hearing Aid Benefit, by Ron Leavitt, AuD & Nikki Clark
  • Comparing and Contrasting Modified TRT Counseling and Psychological Intervention Within Audiology, Part 2, by Timothy Atchison, Ph.D, Leslie Dalton, Jr., PhD, & Gary Byrd, PhD
  • 24/7 Hearing for Your Patients: The New Reality with Provocative Challenges, by Helena Solodar, AuD


8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Audiology With a Purpose Game Show, by Tabitha Parent Buck, AuD & Douglas Beck, AuD

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: CAPD: The Elephant in our Heads (Some Assembly Required), by Michael Webb, MS

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM: What Every Audiologist Needs to Know About Asset Protection Tax Reduction and Estate Planning Strategies, by Larry Oxenham

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Women Unite, by Natalie Phillips, AuD, Gyl Kasewurm, AuD, D’Anne Rudden, AuD, & AU Bankaitis, PhD

All events and times subject to change. Please check final program and/or ADA website for updates.