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Design Thinking Takes Center Stage at AuDacity 2020

Design thinking is a concept with roots in computer science and cooperative design, relying heavily on input from end users, observation and other need-finding behaviors, brainstorming, and rapid prototyping to solve problems. More recently, design thinking has been adopted by leading health care institutions like the Mayo Clinic which opened its Center for Innovation “to…

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National Audiology Associations Issue Request to CMS for Removal of the Medicare Physician Order Requirement

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) sent a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) requesting the removal of the Medicare physician order requirement.  The physician order requirement “exceeds state scope of practice laws, impedes beneficiary access to care,…

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ADA 2020 Convention Goes Virtual, in Partnership with IAA & IANZ

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) presents AuDacity 2020: Forge Ahead & Forge Ahead Down Under, to be held on October 16-17, 2020, Virtually, Everywhere.  ADA announced plans to collaborate with the Independent Audiologists Australia (IAA) and the Independent Audiologists New Zealand (IANZ) to “expand AuDacity 2020″. Together ADA, IAA, and IANZ members and guest speakers will deliver…

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AAA and ADA Urge CMS to Lift Medicare Physician Order Requirement and Allow Audiologists to Provide Services via Telehealth

The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) have both submitted letters to CMS this week, urging them to “exercise their regulatory authority to waive the physician order requirement currently required before a Medicare beneficiary may access the services of an audiologist”. In addition, both organizations have requested that…

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ADA Recognizes Jane Baxter, AuD, and Deborah Clark, AuD, and their Entire Practice, with Leo Doerfler Award

LOS ALTOS, Calif., MENLO PARK, Calif., LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) has announced that that Jane Baxter, Au.D., and Deborah Clark, Au.D., along with their entire practice, Pacific Hearing Service, were selected by a distinguished panel of their peers to receive the Leo Doerfler Award. The Leo Doerfler Award, the…

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Dr. Alicia Spoor Installed as President of Academy of Doctors of Audiology

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), announced this week that Alicia D.D. Spoor, AuD, of Highland, Maryland, began her one-year term as ADA President on January 1, 2018. A private practice owner and champion for best clinical and business practices, Dr. Spoor is focused on legislative and regulatory efforts to improve…

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ADA to Host Audiology Hackathon Series

According to a recent press release, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) will host a 3-part online Audiology Hackathon series to bring audiologists, students, consumers, and other experts together virtually, for the purpose of addressing specific issues, and to foster greater awareness and action around hearing health as a public health concern. The Audiology…

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Audiology Patient Choice Act Reintroduced into US Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Tom Rice (R-S.C.), Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), and Lynn Jenkins (R- Kan.) re-introduced the Audiology Patient Choice Act (H.R. 2276) into the U.S. House of Representatives this week, to help “streamline an outdated Medicare policy by giving patients direct access to audiologists without requiring referral from a medical doctor”. “Medicare users,…

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ADA Lawsuit Dismissed in US District Court

Last year the International Hearing Society (IHS) announced the creation of a Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate Program, described at the time as “a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on tinnitus patient care involving physiology, psychology, measurement, management, and practice organization.” Shortly after the announcement of this certification program, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) filed…

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Audiology Project Aims to Build Awareness of Hearing Loss & Link to Other Chronic Conditions

Several recent studies have linked hearing loss to diabetes mellitus. In an attempt to raise public awareness of this relationship between these two chronic conditions and other co-morbidities linked to hearing loss of adult onset, the Audiology Project was recently founded. The founding of the Audiology Project occurred after five years of engaging in ongoing…

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