AAA Executive Committee Advises Clinics to Close Doors, Practice Telehealth, to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 Virus

RESTON, VIRGINIA — The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Executive Committee issued a statement to its members and fellow audiologists this morning, reflecting the growing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic that is spreading rapidly around the globe.  The statement, entitled “Work Together, Stay Informed, and Help Flatten the Curve”, can be read in its entirety…

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Audiology Australia Announces 2020 Conference Postponed

PERTH, AUSTRALIA — Audiology Australia announced today that its planned 2020 conference will be postponed until later in the year. This year’s conference was originally planned for May 3-6 and included several well-known keynote speakers. The news comes just days following the American Academy of Audiology’s decision to cancel its planned 2020 conference. Audiology Australia…

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ADA Offers Resources and Advice on How Audiologists Should Respond to the COVID-19 Health Emergency

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuing to have a profound impact on the daily lives of people around the world. Because audiologists frequently work with senior populations, who are considered among the most at-risk groups for the COVID-19 virus, it’s especially important that audiologists and other hearing professionals educate themselves on the virus and its effects.…

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CI2020 Conference Cancelled Due to COVID-19

MACLEAN, VIRGINIA — The American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA) announced this week that it has decided to cancel the planned CI2020 International Conference, which was to take place from March 18-21 in Orlando, Florida. “As members of the global community, we recognize the challenge this outbreak is placing on the medical community. Given the rapid…

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Plural Publishing Releases Three New Editions of Vestibular/Balance Textbooks

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Plural Publishing recently released new editions of some of their most notable vestibular/balance. These updates bring fully rewritten chapters, updated references, and access to accompanying PluralPlus companion websites with content such as videos and figures to supplement the texts.   Balance Function Assessment and Management, Third Edition  Editors: Gary P. Jacobson, Neil T.…

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The 2020 Audiology Professional Dispensing Survey

Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM), a leading online resource for hearing professionals and consumers with hearing loss, has released the results of its 2020 Audiology Professional Dispensing Survey. The online survey was conducted in January 2020, with the purpose of exploring current professional opinion and dispensing patterns in the United States. Approximately 225 audiologists…

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News You Can Use: A Summary of Recently Published Hearing Research

by Brian Taylor, AuD, Editor-at-Large Two recent significant developments have the potential to upend the status quo of the profession: over-the-counter hearing aids and Medicare coverage for hearing aids and related services.  Below are summaries of three recent articles that clinicians can use to formulate an informed opinion about anticipated changes in how persons with…

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Facebook Seeking Research Audiologist

Facebook has piqued the interest of the hearing healthcare community with a recent job posting, which states the company is seeking a research audiologist for Facebook’s Redmond, Washington campus. According to details from the job listing: “This role is focused on evaluating advanced algorithms, signal processing techniques, and be key in fitting and programming these…

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HLAA Executive Director, Barbara Kelley, to Join Ida Institute Advisory Board

NARUEM, DENMARK – The Ida Institute has announced the appointment of Barbara Kelley, Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) to its Advisory Board. The Advisory Board, made up of distinguished experts in hearing health and related disciplines, provides counsel and support for the Ida Institute’s strategic planning and helps to disseminate…

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