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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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »