NJAAlogo The New Jersey Academy of Audiology (NJAA) has announced that its 6th annual meeting, “Counseling Strategies in Rehabilitative Audiology,” will be held Friday, October 24, 2014, at Montclair State University. The meeting will help audiologists develop individualized auditory training programs based on patients’ specific communications challenges and lifestyle needs, according to Janet Koehnke, PhD, president of NJAA.

“The development of this conference follows a state-wide survey of audiologists to help determine which topics would provide the most relevant and compelling continuing education experience for our members,” says Dr Koehnke. “I am confident that the program planned will not only increase our members’ knowledge-base in rehabilitative audiology, but also to help them better serve their patients in an area of practice that they have identified a one of the most needed.”

The featured speaker is Robert Sweetow, PhD, professor in the Department of  Otolaryngology at the University of California San Francisco and former director of audiology at the UCSF Medical Audiology Clinic.  Dr Sweetow is the co-developer of LACE (Listening and Communication Enhancement), an interactive adaptive computerized auditory training program.  In 2008, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

Dr Sweetow will analyze case studies with attendees and suggest aural rehabilitation methods to best suit various types of lifestyles and hearing impairments, according to Dr Koehnke.  In addition, participants will have several opportunities to meet with exhibitors who are both manufacturers and stakeholders in rehabilitative audiology.

The address for NJAA’s Sixth Annual Meeting is Montclair State University, 1515 Broad Street – Building B, Bloomfield, NJ  07003. Those interested in registering and obtaining more information on this event are encouraged to visit http://www.njaudiology.org  or contact Dr Faith Mogila, NJAA’s VP of Continuing Education, at 973-655-7359, or via email at [email protected] 

The New Jersey Academy of Audiology is a non-profit, professional society whose membership includes licensed audiologists and other allied health professionals who provide services in New Jersey.