Breaking News: AAA picks an experienced association leader for the precarious post of executive director

By David H. Kirkwood  RESTON, VA–The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) has selected a new executive director, Tanya Tolpegin, to take over the leadership of its professional staff effective October 6. Tolpegin, whose appointment was announced to the academy membership on September 2 three days after being reported here, will succeed Cheryl Kreider Carey, who…

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Mueller and Northern close their Trivia Bowl career on a high note

By David H. Kirkwood ORLANDO, FL—As reported earlier on this blog, the 25th annual Audiology Trivia Bowl, held March 29 at AudiologyNOW! 2014 in Orlando, was the last—at least the final one produced and presented by its co-creators, Gus Mueller and Jerry Northern. The popular event, which debuted in 1990 at the second annual convention…

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Lawrence Eng to be AAA’s next president-elect, following six women in that role

RESTON, VA—When Lawrence Eng, AuD, becomes president of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) on July 1, 2015, he will be the first man to lead the organization since 2009, when Patrick Feeney, PhD, completed his term. As reported this week on the AAA web site, Eng was elected by the membership to serve as…

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AAA joins the opposition to expanding HA specialists’ role in serving veterans

By David H. Kirkwood RESTON, VA—As was reported here on January 1, the Association of VA Audiologists (AVAA) issued a statement on December 16, 2013, opposing proposed federal legislation that would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make greater use of hearing aid specialists in serving the needs of veterans with hearing loss…

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Reader’s Choice 2013: AAA decides to replace executive director after leading members urge a course correction

This post is a Reader’s Choice selection for 2013.   By David H. Kirkwood For the third time in the past 15 years, the American Academy of Audiology is looking for a new executive director, following the departure of Cheryl Kreider Carey after six years in the position and 14 years on the staff of…

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AAA decides to replace executive director after leading members urge a course correction

By David H. Kirkwood For the third time in the past 15 years, the American Academy of Audiology is looking for a new executive director, following the departure of Cheryl Kreider Carey after six years in the position and 14 years on the staff of the organization. A news item that AAA posted last week on…

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AAA members choose Erin Miller as president-elect; elect four directors

RESTON, VA—Erin L. Miller, AuD, the coordinator of the Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium, will become president-elect of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) on July 1, succeeding Bettie Borton, AuD, the current president-elect who will take over the presidency on that date from Deborah Carlson, PhD. Miller and four AAA directors were elected by the…

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