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Academy Central

Take a walk through Academy Central and discover the many benefits of membership. Find the latest marketing materials for your practice, visit the Advocacy booth to learn more about current initiatives, discover more about ABA certification, or pick up a unique audiology item at the Academy Store. Academy staff will be on site to answer all of your questions. This area will help you make the most of your membership!

Academy Central Hours

Wednesday, March 26 12:00 – 7:30pm
Thursday, March 27 8:30am – 6:00pm
Friday, March 28 8:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday, March 29 8:30am – 3:00pm

Booths located within Academy Central

Academy Store
Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)
American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF)
American Board of Audiology (ABA)
Professional Development
SAA Central
SAA Humanitarian Hub

Academy Advocacy

Visit the Academy Advocacy Booth to receive the latest information on the Academy’s legislative and regulatory efforts.

Stop by to find out how you can become more involved in the Academy’s advocacy initiatives by:

  • Obtaining updates and alerts on current legislation and regulatory changes impacting the profession of audiology.
  • Obtaining important audiology reimbursement, coding, and compliance guidance.
  • Finding your elected officials by searching an online database.
  • Sending letters to your representative or senators through our quick and easy Legislative Action Center.

PAC posters are available for Academy members who make a contribution to the Academy’s PAC. PAC dollars are critical in supporting our political efforts on Capitol Hill. You may also sign up to be a “key contact” in your congressional district on behalf of the Academy.

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Academy Store

Stop by the Academy Store for audiology-related gifts and clothing. You can also pick up educational and professional resources for yourself and your practice, including the updated Ethics in Audiology book, consumer brochures, and the Audiogram of Familiar Sounds tablet.

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Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)

Important issues from ACAE for all Audiology attendees at AudiologyNOW! 2014 in Orlando:

  • Receive a preliminary draft of ACAE’s revised 2014 educational Standards.
  • Dialogue with ACAE Board of Directors and members of the Standards Review Committee
  • Hear why education plays a vital role in audiology’s future success!

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American Academy of Audiology Foundation

The AAA Foundation partners with the Academy and other hearing-health organizations to promote philanthropy in support of research, education, and public awareness in audiology and hearing science. Visit the AAA Foundation Booth for information on our special event fundraisers (Happy Hour, Cheers for Ears, and Auction 4 Audiology) and philanthropic projects (Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology, Workplace Management Lecture, Topics in Tinnitus Lecture, Student Research Forum, Member Assistance Program [MAP], and Jerger Poster Awards). These programs and others are supported with member donations, so become an “audiology philanthropist” and pick up your “I GAVE” pin, when you make a tax-deductible gift to the 2014 Annual Fund. Visit www.audiologyfoundation.org for more information.

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American Board of Audiology (ABA)

It’s time to get board certified in audiology to demonstrate your commitment to quality hearing and balance patient care. Join the thousands of audiologists across the globe that have attained voluntary certification from the ABA as a demonstration of their commitment to staying up-to-date in the field of audiology. ABA certification identifies and recognizes audiologists whose knowledge base and ethical practices are consistent with professionally established standards and who continuously enhance their professional knowledge through continuing education. The ABA also offers the Cochlear Implant Specialty Certification (CISC®) for audiologists who are experts in all areas of cochlear implant knowledge and the Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC®) for audiologists who have acquired specialized knowledge in the field of pediatric audiology. Visit www.americanboardofaudiology.org to learn more about certifications offered by the ABA and to see if you meet eligibility requirements.

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HEAR Careers

The HEARCareers Employment Center is an extension of the Academy’s on-line career center. Employers can post jobs, view resumes, and interview potential candidates while job seekers can upload resumes, view jobs, and connect with employers. More…

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Membership Booth

At the Membership Booth, you will find staff to answer your questions about joining the Academy, renewing your membership, benefits of membership, or other discounted products and services you receive as an Academy member. You can pick up committee volunteer forms, membership applications, or just stop by to give us feedback on your membership experience.

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Professional Development Booth

Visit the Professional Development Booth for:
• Continuing education information
• Tier 1 session information
• CEU Manager assistance
CEU Manager Hours
Subject to change
Wednesday, March 26 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Thursday, March 27 7:30AM – 6:15PM
Friday, March 28 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday, March 29 7:30AM – 3:00PM

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Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Central

The SAA is the only official organization that is of, by, and for audiology students. Stop by SAA Central for information on the American Academy of Audiology’s student organization and to network with your fellow students. Meet with audiology luminaries during the Direct Access to the Luminaries sessions, gather important Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) information to bring back to your chapter, and see what other SAA chapters have been up to in the annual poster competition! Members of the SAA Board of Directors will be on hand to answer your questions. We look forward to seeing you!

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SAA Humanitarian Hub

Come check out the SAA Humanitarian Hub and see how SAA is making a difference! This booth will showcase the community service and philanthropic efforts of SAA chapters all over the country. From the Food Bank Chapter Challenge to Special Olympics Healthy Hearing (SOHH) to Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing, SAA chapters are impacting our profession nationwide! Learn how to get involved as a student member or fellow member. Don’t miss the opportunity to get ideas about how YOU can make a difference in audiology today!

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