Category: Student Blog

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 »

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 »

FLAA Legislative Alert – FDA Announcement Regarding Medical Evaluations/Waivers

Your FLAA Board has just learned that the FDA made the following announcement this morning at the meeting on Affordable and Accessible Hearing Care at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS): FDA just announced at NAS meeting that the medical evaluation or waiver will no longer be required for adults effective immediately. Click here to… Read more »

Member review of the 2016 Florida Academy of Audiology Convention

Sarah Lundstrom, AuD HearCare Audiology Center As a new audiologist in Florida, this was my first experience attending FLAA in Orlando. I was pleasantly surprised at the variety of course offerings each day. The schedule was well planned and the sessions were relevant. There was even an ABA tier 1 course available. I was fortunate… Read more »

Florida Academy of Audiology Announces 2016/2017 Sponsors!

A huge thank you to the committed sponsors for the 2016/2017 year. We are excited to partner with you and appreciate your ongoing support! Florida audiologists – support those that support our statewide audiology community! Gold Sponsors: Audiology Systems Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc. (FTRI) Starkey Tele-Acoustics Widex Silver Sponsors: HearUSA Oticon Siemens/Signia

Sign up for Royal Caribbean Hearing Access Cruise from Florida

Lynn Rousseau of the Gainesville area HLAA put together a hearing loss accessible cruiser again for the 4th year. Below is a communication from the cruise coordinator, Barbara Maher. .Her Contact information is 407-788-4563 and barbaram@gotravel.com Hi Everyone……   I am so glad you are thinking of joining the FUN on the next Hearing Accessible… 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 »

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 »