Consumers

FLAA announces 22nd Annual Convention theme – Go for the Gold: Setting the Standard!

In a year where the Olympics has been front and center, it seems only fitting that we “Go for the Gold: Setting the Standard!” at the 2018 FLAA Convention! Filled with session about raising the bar and setting a professional standard that we can all be proud of, this theme will touch on product, patient… Read more »

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About Your Board Members

Board Introductions Happy 2018 FLAA Members! Your 2018 Board is enthusiastic about another great year of Audiology in Florida. We have already been busy spreading the word in the Tallahassee about the Hearing Care for Children Act and plan on being a part of many more events to promote this important legislation. We wanted to… Read more »

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Student Perspective – Hearing Technology Day in Tallahassee

Going to Technology Day in Tallahassee was a great experience. As someone who always viewed insurance issues as problems I would just have to “deal with” as a future professional, it was amazing to see that advocating can actually make a difference. The day began with meeting many audiologists, fellow students, and families with children… Read more »

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FLAA Sponsors Legislation to Require Private Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids “Hearing Care for Children Act”

Twenty-four states have passed mandates to require private insurance to provide a hearing aid benefit for children with the latest being Georgia requiring insurance companies to provide a $3,000 per ear benefit every four years. FLAA was approached more than three years ago by parent groups for children with hearing loss in Florida to support… Read more »

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2017 Tele-Audiology Consumer Opinion Study

Gardner Audiology, a Tampa Bay hearing healthcare company, collected consumer opinion surveys from 117 patients who were offered Tele-Audiology services in 2017. The hearing doctors of Gardner are pioneers of Tele-Audiology. During the past 3 years they have installed virtual exam rooms in 7 locations. In March of 2017 they formally began offering remote hearing… Read more »

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FLAA Election Update – 2018 Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce your Florida Academy 2018 Board of Directors. President: Devon Weist, Au.D, CCC-A, FAAA President Elect: Kari Morgenstein, Au.D., PASC Past President: Dana Ulmer, Au.D., CCC-A Secretary: Andrea Green, Au.D., FAAA Treasurer: Katie Phelan Rinehart, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA VP of Communications: Courtney N. Oliszewski, Au.D. VP of Membership: Rachele M. Orsini,… Read more »

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Member Spotlight: Dr. Victoria Ledon, University of Miami Medical Center

Dr. Victoria Ledon, University of Miami Medical Center What university did you attend for graduate school and what year did you graduate? I graduated from the University of Florida in 2014. Go Gators! Where do you currently work and what are your specialties? I am currently working at the University of Miami in the Department… Read more »

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Check out General Session Speaker Phil M. Jones at the 2017 Florida Academy of Audiology Convention!

Forward to Basics – Navigating the Future: Turning Challenges into Opportunities Practices around the world can often get bogged down in the bureaucracy, distracted by the details or just fail to gain the success they are capable of because their experience or existing habits are preventing them from seeing the obvious that is right in… Read more »

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Legislative Update: FTC Hearings on Hearing Care and Audiology

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Webcast: FTC Hearings on Hearing Care and Audiology The FTC Hearings on Hearing Care and Audiology will be held tomorrow, April 18. The entire workshop is webcast at no cost and no pre-registration is required. Please follow the link below. This is an important day for the future of the profession and people… Read more »

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Legislative Update: Legislation Introduced in DC to Define OTC Hearing Aids

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Legislation Introduced in DC to Define OTC Hearing Aids U.S. Senate Bill S. 670, Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act (2017) was introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with current co-sponsors Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Margare W. Hassan (D-NH), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA). There is a companion bill in the U.S. House of… Read more »

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