ADA2014-Banner Where can you find speakers who include Frank Lin, Pawel Jastreboff, Kathleen Campbell, Barbara Weinstein, Larry Humes, Barry Freeman, Brian Taylor, Amyn Amlani, Doug Beck, Dave Fabry, Ron Gleitman and A.U. Bankaitis? At the 2014 Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Convention entitled “Raising the Stakes: Going All in for Audiology!” which will be held at the Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, from November 6-9.

According to the Academy, this year’s convention schedule is packed with dynamic sessions designed to provide the latest technology and trends to help your practice achieve explosive growth. You’ll find innovative tools and ideas from the first session to the last exhibit.

The events at a glance are listed below (please check ADA website and final program for updates and changes):


Preconvention Workshops and Courses:

  • 8:00 AM – 3:15 PM: Evaluation and Management of Vestibular Disorders*, by Sam Bittel, AuD
  • 8:00 AM – 11:15 PM: Interventional Audiology, Part 1: Building Bridges to the Physician Community: Co-Morbidity Marketing Workshop*, by Brian Taylor, AuD, and Bob Tysoe
  • 12:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Interventional Audiology, Part 2: Product Dependence: Is It Co-Opting Our Efforts to Become Limited Licensed Providers?*, by Barry Freeman, PhD, Amyn Amlani, PhD, Brian Taylor, AuD, & Ian Windmill, PhD
  • 8:00 AM – 3:15 PM: Taking Care of Business* [an all-day super-session], by Sam Rotella, Kevin St Clergy, MS, Steve Woodward, & Brendan Ford
  • 8:00 AM – 3:15 PM: ADA Future Audiologist Workshop
  • 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM: CAOHC Professional Supervisors Course

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

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Welcome and President’s Address, by Brian Urban, AuD

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

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: “Game Changer” General Session: Hearing Loss and Aging—A Mandate for Intervention and Innovation. Moderator: Dave Fabry, PhD, with Frank Lin, MD, PhD, Larry Humes, PhD, & Barbara Weinstein, PhD

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, 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 & Tish Ramirez, AuD
  • Ear, Brain, and Hearing Aid Amplification, Part 2, by Douglas Beck, AuD
  • Improving Patient Experience—On the Phone and in Your Office, by Heather Sager & Carl Cook


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

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: “Game Changer” General Session: Understanding the Speech-Understanding Problems of Older Adults, by Larry Humes, PhD

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Live Business Plan Competition

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch in the Exhibit Hall (Exhibit Hall closes 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 & Kevin St Clergy
  • Management of High Frequency Hearing Loss in a Co-Managed Patient Care Model with a New Implantable, by George Cire, AuD, 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, PhD, Leslie Dalton, Jr, PhD, & Gary Byrd, PhD
  • 24/7 Hearing for Your Patients: The New Reality with Provocative Challenges, by Helena Solodar, AuD


Seminars (included with convention attendance fee, but preregistration required)

  • 8:00 AM – 9:30: Audiology With a Purpose Game Show, with 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 & A.U. Bankaitis, PhD

 *Separate registration required

 Note: Schedule subject to change. Check final program and ADA website for latest updates.

To register for the convention, visit the ADA Convention website. Regular registration starts on Jul 08, 2014 and ends on Oct 07, 2014. Late registration starts on Oct 08, 2014.

 Next year: ADA 2015 will be held November 12-15, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.