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Academy of Audiology completes an active first year
By Brande Victorian
Launched at AudiologyNOW! 2009, the Student Academy
of Audiology (SAA), the American Academy of Audiology’s
national student organization, has racked up a number of
achievements in its first year. Birthed out of NAFDA,
the National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology,
SAA is focused on bridging the gap between students and
professionals, says SAA’s president, Virginia K. Best.
“It’s a great opportunity for networking, meeting
people, taking on leadership positions, and just getting
involved now that the students have their own
it 'ear first!
pre-tests: What they do and why experts say you should
use them more
H. Gustav Mueller
The Hearing Journal always has one Cover
Story a year that relates to fitting hearing aids.
Sometimes we talk about features, sometimes selection
and verification,and other times, like last year, we
gather a group of “Knights” at a round table and talk
By James W.
immittance measures are more useful now than
The late 1960s and early 1970s were an exciting time
for diagnostic audiology. A new instrument developed in
Europe—the Madsen electroacoustic “bridge,” (Model ZO
70)—had found its way to the U.S., and tons of data were
pouring in—most notably from Dr. James Jerger. Soon
there was equipment from other manufacturers, and we had
all kinds of new terminology to discuss.
ELECTS PRESIDENT, DIRECTORS
American Academy of Audiology (AAA) members elected
Therese C. Walden, AuD, a clinical audiologist and
researcher at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, to serve
as president-elect for 2010-2011. On July 1, 2011, she
will succeed Patricia Kricos, PhD, as president of the
academy for a year.
By John Greer Clark
personified: Audiology's efforts to rehabilitate adult
As any audiologist can attest, the adult patient's
hearing rehabilitation journey can be long and
treacherous. Patients often find it difficult to
reconcile the emerging view of “self” as someone with
diminished hearing with their previous lifelong view of
a “self” who is complete and whole.
you see it
I consulted recently with “Don,” a friend of a
patient of mine, and heard a familiar story about how he
had been putting off doing something about his hearing
loss for long enough.
7 is International World Health Day
and EHIMA Partner on Hearing Aid Interference
Safari Care Kits, Will Travel. . . Through Childhood and
Suggests that Tinnitus Does Not Appear to Be a Highly
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication
Disorders Receives 'Media Award' from the National
Found to Protect Hearing in Mice
Review - Spring Training
Test Battery: Skill Driven
Jeanane M. Ferre,
Codes Used when Hearing is Normal
is the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Line
Granville Y. Brady, Jr., Au.D.,
the SSW with Non-English Speakers
Referral Source for Medicare
Robert C. Fifer,
for Services – Ear Protection & Musicians’
Brian Fligor, ScD
Relationship Between Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and
Max Chartrand, Ph.D.
Control – Cleaning Probe Tips
Ph.D., Vice President, Oaktree Products
and O/L Indicators for Phonemic Synthesis
Jack Katz, Ph.D.