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U.S. Department of Labor approves “Apprenticeship Standards for Hearing Aid Specialists.” What does this mean in Florida?

The Board of the FLAA is carefully monitoring the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to approve “Apprenticeship Standards for Hearing Aid Specialists.” In a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Labor by the Academy of Doctor’s of Audiology (ADA), the Department of Labor was asked to rescind approval of the Standards because “the [Apprenticeship]… Read more »

Updated National Guidelines for the Occupation of Hearing Aid Specialist

The American Academy of Audiology recently disseminated information regarding the National Guidelines for the Occupation of Hearing Aid Specialist. To access these important letters and updates, please click here. The Florida Academy of Audiology is working diligently to formulate a response to this issue and will inform the membership as soon as it is finalized.

Help the One You Love Come to Terms With Their Hearing Loss

This helpful article was taken from a Hear U.S.A. publication and the original author is unknown to me Acknowledging hearing loss usually begins with complex reactions, but the first and most common one is denial. Although there are many reasons why people go into denial about hearing loss, the bottom line is: taking that first… Read more »

Gardner Audiologist is inspired by this video from the Lakeland Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America

The Lakeland, Florida Chapter of the Hearing Loss association of America is the definition of compassion and volunteerism. People with passion can make a difference. This group wants improve the life of people who suffer from hearing loss because they also have suffered through the process. None of the people who made this video are… Read more »

Hearing Loss Story by: Professor Marilyn Hankins Orlando, Florida

Hearing loss is a genetic and “inherited” problem within my mother’s family. For my maternal aunts & uncles, their hearing loss problem began around age 40. When this happened to me, I was…… http://hla-fl.org/wp/index.php/hearing-loss-story-by-professor-marilyn-hankins-orlando-florida/

Opportunities for Florida Audiologists to Meet Consumers with Hearing Loss

Fellow audiologists, attached is a link to a calendar of events that will give you a local opportunity to meet people with hearing loss, especially those who appreciate the professional services that only an audiologist can provide. With the arrows in the upper left of the page you can scroll through the upcoming public events… Read more »

U.S.F. Au.D. Student Shares Her Experience at 2015 FLAA Convention and Inspires Other Students

This year I attended the Florida Academy of Audiology’s annual convention, located in Orlando as a student volunteer. Conventions offer continuing education classes, interactions with vendors about new services and products, and discussions with other audiologists. One benefit to this convention being state level is deliberating on topics that relate specifically to Florida, in addition… Read more »

Treating Positional Vertigo in Plantation, Florida

Dizziness is the second most common medical complaint in the adult population. An estimated 42% of adults over the age of 40 have reported episodes of dizziness or vertigo to their physicians. Benign Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of dizziness, accounting for almost 50% of dizziness in an older population. Fortunately, it… Read more »

A Texas Student’s View of Florida Audiologists and the 2015 FLAA Conference

During my first year as an audiology doctoral student, I had the privilege of completing my summer internship at Gardner Audiology in the Tampa Bay area. During my stay I was able to attend the Florida Academy of Audiology 2015 convention. This internship gave me the opportunity to work with a very welcoming and knowledgeable… Read more »