Consumers

2018 Convention Featured Speaker, David Eddins, Ph.D. CCC-A and Reminder – Hotel Room Deadline!

Are you registered for the 2018 Florida Academy of Audiology Convention at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida, August 1-4? Don’t miss out on your opportunity to secure 1.95 CEUs on presentations ranging in topic from vestibular, pediatrics, genetics, hyperacusis, tinnitus, product updates, practice management, medical errors, ethics and ABA… Read more »

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Kari Morgenstein, Au.D. elected to AAA Board of Directors

Congratulations to our very own FLAA Member and President Elect, Dr. Kari Morgenstein. Dr. Morgenstein was just recently elected to the 2018-2019 American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors. She will begin her term in October and serve through 2021. We look forward to having Dr. Morgensteins’ first hand knowledge of nationwide Audiology happenings! Press… Read more »

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Florida Academy of Audiology Announces the 22nd Annual Convention Schedule!

Schedule Focusing on “setting the standard,” the convention promises to give you an inside look at key issues and educational approaches through presentations by some of the finest in our industry.  With an extremely diverse lineup of sessions from pediatrics to research and science to patient care (and beyond!), this Convention will cover it all and… Read more »

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Legislative Update – Licensure Issues

“On April 20, Pacific Legal Foundation announced a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s Hearing Aid Licensing rules. The case is Taylor v. Polhill and it pits Dan Taylor, a licensed hearing instrument specialist, against Florida’s Board of Hearing Aid Specialists and Board of Health… Citing outdated Florida hearing aid dispensing laws, Dan Taylor, a Melbourne, Florida… Read more »

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FLAA announces 22nd Annual Convention theme – Go for the Gold: Setting the Standard!

In a year where the Olympics has been front and center, it seems only fitting that we “Go for the Gold: Setting the Standard!” at the 2018 FLAA Convention! Filled with session about raising the bar and setting a professional standard that we can all be proud of, this theme will touch on product, patient… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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