January 3, 2008

In thanks for Widex’s continued support of the Audiology Foundation of America (AFA), including a generous donation to the 2007 AFA Student Mentoring Program, AFA Chair Deborah Price, AuD, presented Widex Vice President Eric Spar with a certificate of appreciation at the 2007 Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) convention in Orlando, Fla.

The AFA’s Student Mentoring Program is held each year at the ADA convention. This program supports the AFA’s mission to transition the profession to the AuD, and help launch professionals into practice, as well as Widex’s commitment to fostering education and growth among practitioners.

This year, the AFA brought 30 students to the ADA convention, representing 21 different AuD programs, and assigned them to mentors with successful, established practices throughout the country. Through this interaction, students gained broad exposure to real-world audiology, learned from successful practitioners and networked with future colleagues.

“It is so important to expose students to enriching environments where they can grow outside of their educational programs,” says Price. “Our mentoring program allows them to take what they are learning and think about it in new ways as they learn from the experience of seasoned, professional practitioners. The students are overwhelmingly thankful for the opportunity to learn from the best as they prepare to step into future roles in the profession. We are so thankful to Widex for helping to make this outstanding student program possible.”