Category: Member Blog

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

Florida Academy of Audiology releases the 2017 Convention At-A-Glance Schedule!

Join the Florida Academy of Audiology for its 21st Annual Convention scheduled for August 3-5, 2017 at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida! Earn those much needed CEUs including Medical Errors for Audiologists to avoid and attend ABA Tier 1 Courses! This year, we have revamped our schedule to include… Read more »

FLAA Legislative Update – 3/3

In recent weeks, you probably have been following the federal legislative activities to create a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. In our last FLAA Communication, we explained: 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),… Read more »