The Georgia Academy of Audiology is a professional organization of audiologists and friends of the audiology community that promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research.*
GEORGIA ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY 2016 CONVENTION
REGISTER NOW:14th Annual Convention Registration Form
2016 14th Annual Convention will be at:
The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
Hotel Reservations: 404 838-2100
GAA 2016 Convention Program Click here.
Alice Cellino, Au.D., 2015-16 GAA President
Hello Georgia Audiologists! I hope your fall has been beautiful and productive. These past few months have flown by, and I am beginning to feel that familiar pressure of cramming too much in between Labor Day and Christmas. School events for the kids, family get togethers, work parties, patients trying to squeeze into a 2015 visit because they’ve met their deductibles...sigh. One day, life will slow
down and get easy, right?
This is a good time to mark your calendars for the Annual Georgia Academy of Audiology Convention, held again at the Georgia Tech Global Leaning Center on February 4-5, 2016. The GAA Convention team has been working diligently for months to put together an excellent speaker panel, based on topics that YOU noted were important to you. Highlighted speakers include:
Todd Ricketts, Ph.D.: Hearing Aid Features Across Manufacturers—
Refinement and What Really Works
Jennifer Shinn, Ph.D.: The Neuroaudiologic Patient: From
Evaluation through Rehabilitation
Kyle Acker, Au.D.: Hearing Aids and the Future of Wearable
Brian Fligor, Au.D.: Preventing Premature Aging of Young Ears: Children and Noise
Kathryn Dowd, Au.D.: Chronic Diseases and Hearing Loss: Early Detection of Adult Hearing Loss
Doug Beck, Au.D.: Issues in Tinnitus
Rita Chaiken, Au.D. and Jiovanne Hughart, Au.D.: Cerumen Management Workshop
Tad Zelski, MBA: Building Comprehensive Hearing Care Using a Hearing Treatment Focus
This year’s line-up is fantastic, and we can’t wait to see you in February!
In addition to getting the convention together, the GAA Board and PAC Teams are hard at work getting our donations ready for our Georgia lawmakers. Advocating for our profession is CRUCIAL, and we simply will flounder without the consistent support of audiologists across Georgia. Please, consider a PAC contribution this year so that we can continue to promote and protect our profession. Regardless of what setting in which you work, a solid PAC fund is absolutely in your best interest. Every year, our lobbyists and congressmen advocate for things like hearing aid tax credit, direct access for services, and practicing right of audiologists. The entire point of GAA is to protect and promote our practice