Tag: American Academy of Audiology



COVID-19 and the Hearing Care Professional: What We Know So Far

It is still too early in the pandemic to make definitive statements about the full impact of the COVID-19 virus on the auditory/vestibular and central auditory systems. Author Bob DiSogra, AuD, advises that hearing care professionals should revise their Case History forms and consider adding tests for auditory processing disorders and a cognitive screening in order to make the appropriate referral(s) for patients. Counseling will continue to be a major part of the patient’s experience with hearing care clinicians.

AAA 2021 Virtual Convention Starts on Wednesday, April 14!

The American Academy of Audiology’s 2021 Convention will take place virtually this year from April 14-16, with registration open now. This year’s convention will feature the same exceptional presentations and events that all AAA Conventions are known for, including learning sessions and many opportunities to interact with colleagues, industry representatives, audiology students and other hearing healthcare professionals.

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Patrick Gallagher Named New Director of AAA

The American Academy of Audiology has named Patrick Gallagher, MBA, as its new executive director effective March 15, 2021. Gallagher replaces executive director Tanya Tolpegin, MBA, CAE, who announced her intention to step down after serving AAA for 6 years.

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Cochlear Launches ‘Hearing 20/20’ Campaign

According to Cochlear, the campaign is supported by 10 hearing health nonprofit and industry partners, and establishes a simple, common metric—defined as 20 decibels in each ear—to help simplify the ongoing conversation and actions related to monitoring hearing health and treating hearing loss, especially among adults 55 years of age and older.

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An Interview with Michael Valente, PhD: Considerations after 45 Years in Audiology

On July 31st, Michael Valente will retire after 45 years in audiology and 34 years at Washington University. In this article, Douglas Beck conducts an “exit interview” with one of our most distinguished clinician-researchers about his journey in the profession, the Best Practices documents which he spearheaded, OTC devices, and the future of hearing healthcare.

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