Category: Member Blog

Florida Audiologists Asked to Comment to FDA on PSAP Verses Hearing Aid Regulations April 21st

Legislative Update Submitted by Barry Freeman, Ph.D., VP of Professional Affairs FDA WORKSHOP TO EXAMINE HEARING AID REGULATIONS AND PCAST RECOMMENDATIONS TO DEREGULATE US MARKET The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reopened its comment period regarding the Agency’s 2013 draft PSAP Guidance document, and the Agency has also requested comment on the availability, accessibility,… Read more »

Coping with Hearing Loss Isolation

Living with hearing loss can hinder day-to-day life basics of communication and can be managed with the assistance of hearing aid technology. However hearing loss can be a daunting challenge when patients go from an active social life to isolation. As humans, we primarily crave for the social connection with our friends and loved ones…. Read more »

Hearing Loss Story by: Debbe Hagner

Introduction by Dan Gardner M.S. As a board member of the Hearing Loss Association Florida I meet Debbe before her cochlear implant and have interacted with her after the procedure. This was a life changing procedure for her. Debbe Hagner Since I was born, I have been hard of hearing. Possibly due to my premature… Read more »

FEBRUARY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Alexis Riley

Each month, the Florida Academy of Audiology presents a “Member Spotlight” highlighting a member at random. For the month of February 2016, FLAA VP of Communications, Kari Morgenstein, had the pleasure of asking Alexis Riley a few questions about her audiology career. Here is what Dr. Riley had to share. What university did you attend… Read more »

Great Resources for Students with Hearing Disabilities

Students with hearing disabilities face unique challenges inside the classroom. Many common learning modes that people take for granted — lectures, discussion groups and even one-on-one conversations — can be a struggle for those who have any level of hearing difficulty. However, that doesn’t mean a college degree is out of reach. Today’s wide range… Read more »

Call for Papers is Now Open for the 2016 FLAA Convention!

We invite you to submit your Call for Papers form for the upcoming Florida Academy of Audiology Convention from August 4-6, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. All information must be submitted via the Call for Papers form on the website. Please click here to be redirected to the form. Abstracts must be 300 words or less…. Read more »

My Trip to Hearing Aid Disneyland

I had seen pictures, but I had no idea how magical it would really be. I have been to many clinics – many facilities boasting the newest and greatest technology. I’ve seen real ear verification systems, laboratories with all of the tools and parts you could ever need, but I had never seen an office… Read more »

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.