Conference Web Sites

 International Hearing Society
Attendees looking for more information about the upcoming 53rd Annual Convention of The International Hearing Society can go to the organization’s Web site, www.ihsinfo.org/convention/, which features details about convention registration, hotel reservations, and discounts to various activities in the Orlando, Fla, area, where the conference will be held August 25-29. The Web site also offers information exhibits, seminars, and meetings. Seminar topics include: Keys to Reducing the Hearing Aid Return Rate, Developing a Practice Protocol to Avoid Errors, and Acoustic Middle Ear Reflexes and Applications. (800) 521-5247.

 International Society of Audiology
The International Society of Audiology’s Web site, www.dawsongroup.net/isa, has information about its 27th Annual Congress in Phoenix, Ariz, on September 26-30, 2004. Attendees can access information on registration, hotels, conference agenda, and submission of abstracts for the free paper session. Abstracts may be submitted on any topic related to audiology and hearing science. The deadline for abstract submission is July 1. Information about Phoenix, activities for conference attendees, and information on bringing accompanying guests is also included on the site.


AuD Fundraising Program

 Audiology Foundation of America
The Audiology Foundation of America (AFA) will begin its fundraiser to support the development of a new accrediting body and educational standards for AuD programs. For the fundraiser, Starkey Laboratories, Eden Prairie, Minn, is offering a donation-matching challenge program in which Starkey Laboratories will match donation contributions to the AFA of up to $50,000. The AFA will send out the first round of fundraising letters beginning in early June. (765) 743-6283; www.audfound.org.


Online Research Resource

 Unitron Hearing
Post-graduate audiology students can have access to the Dome information service through sponsorship by Unitron Hearing, Kitchener, Ontario. The Dome information service is an online research resource for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and researchers in the field of communication disorders. Dome offers the ability to search journal articles, Web sites, books, dissertations, grants, and authors on a variety of research topics. Membership sponsorship will be available for students attending the University of Western Ontario, Canada, Vaderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn, the University at Buffalo, New York, and the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. (800) 888-8882; www.unitronhearing.com.


Online Education Program

 PCO School of Audiology
The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) School of Audiology, Elkins Park, Pa, offers a bridge program for licensed audiologists who want to earn an AuD degree. Through the Web site, www.AuDonline.org, students can register and log into classes. The program features two tracks: Track 1, which is designed for those with more than 4 years experience, grants advanced standing for documented experience; Track 2 is a fixed curriculum of 20 core courses for licensed audiologists with fewer than 4 years experience who have graduated prior to September 1, 2004. Applicants may register online and pay a $100 application fee. Track 1 applicants must complete the EPAC to Credentialing Services Inc to PCO School of Audiology. All students must submit official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate studies. A telephone interview will be scheduled to finalize curriculum. Registration is on a first-come basis; no more than 25 students will be permitted in each course. The PCO School of Audiology is fully accredited by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. (215) 780-1238; [email protected].


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