Category: Member Blog

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.

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 »