The Hearing Journal awarded scholarships to 10 audiology students attending the Academy Research Conference during AudiologyNOW! 2012 in Boston.
The four-day annual meeting held March 28-31 provided more than 7,300 participants an opportunity to attend educational sessions, explore the latest in hearing technology, and work closely with colleagues from around the world.
The day-long Academy Research Conference, “Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: From Basic Biology to Prevention,” provided a forum for scientists and clinicians to discuss clinically important advances in the basic biology of noise-induced injury. Participants learned about the scope and burden of noise-induced hearing loss, its biological basis and functional consequences, and current prevention and treatment approaches. A highlight of the program was a presentation on opportunities for audiology research funding by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, part of the National Institutes of Health.
ARC student scholarships are offered as a component of the American Academy of Audiology Foundation educational initiatives. The Hearing Journal's gift provided funding for students interested in attending this research-based conference. The scholarships covered 10 students' conference registration and other expenses, including materials, handouts, and meals.
“We're very pleased to support ARC 2012 with this important scholarship recognizing the next generation of audiology professionals,” said Jennifer Verlangieri, the editor of The Hearing Journal. “The journal is committed to disseminating new knowledge and discoveries from the work of our future hearing healthcare professionals, and ARC offers a wonderful opportunity to encourage learning and foster these relationships.”
Read more about the sessions presented at AAA's conference in the June issue of The Hearing Journal!
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