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Kari Morgenstein, Au.D. elected to AAA Board of Directors

Congratulations to our very own FLAA Member and President Elect, Dr. Kari Morgenstein. Dr. Morgenstein was just recently elected to the 2018-2019 American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors. She will begin her term in October and serve through 2021. We look forward to having Dr. Morgensteins’ first hand knowledge of nationwide Audiology happenings! Press… Read more »

Florida Academy of Audiology Announces the 22nd Annual Convention Schedule!

Schedule Focusing on “setting the standard,” the convention promises to give you an inside look at key issues and educational approaches through presentations by some of the finest in our industry.  With an extremely diverse lineup of sessions from pediatrics to research and science to patient care (and beyond!), this Convention will cover it all and… Read more »

Legislative Update – Licensure Issues

“On April 20, Pacific Legal Foundation announced a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s Hearing Aid Licensing rules. The case is Taylor v. Polhill and it pits Dan Taylor, a licensed hearing instrument specialist, against Florida’s Board of Hearing Aid Specialists and Board of Health… Citing outdated Florida hearing aid dispensing laws, Dan Taylor, a Melbourne, Florida… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Monica Barnes, AuD, CCC-A

Monica Barnes, AuD, CCC-A What university did you attend for graduate school and what year did you graduate? I attended the University of South Florida for both undergrad and graduate school. I graduated with my Au.D. in 2014. Where do you currently work and what are your specialties? I currently work in/on my own private… Read more »

Submit Your Call for Papers Form Now for the 2018 Convention!

Convention planning is well underway for the 2018 Florida Academy of Audiology Convention scheduled for August 2-4, 2018 at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. We invite you to submit your Call for Papers form for the upcoming Convention. All information must be submitted via the Call for Papers form on… Read more »

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 »

Day on the Hill Reflection

Today I had the opportunity to advocate for something that I am so passionate about: hearing aids for children with hearing loss. The day started with nervous excitement towards the idea of verbalizing to congressmen and women our beliefs and ideals. We were split up into “teams” and then we’re sent off to speak to… Read more »

Gardner Audiologist, Dr. Angela Schenk supports Hearing Care for Children Act

The following is an excerpt from a recent article posted by Gardner Audiology doctor Angela Schenk on her recent trip to the capitol building and meeting with Senator Dennis Baxley. We spent Wednesday, January 10, at the Capitol building in Tallahassee seeking support for Senate Bill 890 and recently introduced House Bill 1427, The Hearing… Read more »

FLAA Legislative Update – A Huge Accomplishment for Florida Audiologists!

Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids for Children was introduced in the Florida Senate—SB 890—by Senator Dennis Baxley (R-District 12 (Marion, Sumter, Lake Counties)) and Senator Keith Perry (R-District 8 (Alachua, Putnam, Marion Counties)). https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/00890 A companion bill was introduced in the Florida House, HB 1427, by Representative Shawn Harrison (R-District 63-Tampa) with co-sponsors Rep. Kristen… Read more »

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 »