The New Jersey Academy of Audiology (NJAA) has been approved by the State of New Jersey and the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit, professional society whose members include licensed audiologists and other allied professional who provide services to people in New Jersey who are hearing-impaired.

Robert M. DiSogra, AuD, FAAA, an audiologist in private practice in Freehold, NJ, will be serving as president. “This is a very exciting time for audiologists in New Jersey," said DiSogra in a statement released by the new organization. "The NJAA has been organized for the purpose of promoting audiology as the primary profession in New Jersey for the delivery of hearing and balance care and to facilitate the members’ abilities to identify, diagnose, treat, and prevent hearing and balance disorders through professional education, public awareness, and research initiatives.”

The NJAA will provide leadership for upgrading professional standards by offering continuing education and by advocating the profession of audiology to regulatory and legislative bodies, and it will advocate that audiologists are the primary providers of hearing health care in New Jersey, he said in the statement.

The inaugural meeting, which will include exhibitors, is scheduled on October 16, at Montclair State University.

The NJAA will work closely with the American Academy of Audiology.

Consumers can inquire about hearing and balance problems by writing to the NJAA, 77 Schanck Rd, Suite A-6, Freehold, NJ 07728; by calling (732) 462-1413; or by sending an e-mail.

[Source: NJAA]