2015 Annual Convention Agenda



Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Thursday, November 12, 2015

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Lobby Day Kickoff and Briefing

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lobby Day
Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to Converge on Capitol Hill with ADA and lobby for the Audiology Patient Choice Act! Join your colleagues and let your voice be heard as we move this bill forward on Capitol Hill. This is a free, all day event. However, we do ask that when you register for the Convention, you must also register for this event.

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Audiology Assistant & Front Office Training Workshop
Sara Burdak, Au.D.
Carl Cook
Joyce Kessler
Kandis Michnal
Shawn Parker
Carolyn Pinkerton, Au.D.

The patient experience is important to the success of every practice. In this age of social media sharing and online reviews, each and every patient must receive an exceptional experience at every interaction. This course will guide learners through each step of the patient experience using proven customer service processes. The course will focus on several areas, including: engaging the patient during the first phone call, delivering a meaningful introduction, and establishing trust on the phone and in the practice.

Audiology Assistant and Front Office Hearing Aid Clean and Checks
Keeping hearing aids in working order is essential to overall patient satisfaction. Whether it be checking in hearing aids, attending to walk-in patients or addressing repair concerns, this know how can ultimately save the day. Best service practices focus on keeping the hearing aid with the patient versus being shipped out for issues that could be addressed in the office. This course will highlight hearing aid basic maintenance, including troubleshooting and cleaning techniques, listening checks, reprogramming and component analysis.

This course has been approved for Tier 1 credit.

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
CAOHC Professional Supervisors Course
ADA is pleased to announce that it has once again partnered with the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), to bring CAOHC’s Professional Supervisor Workshop to the ADA Annual Convention. The Professional Supervisor workshop is an intermediate-level course with a specific emphasis on the real world application of audiology expertise as encountered in occupational settings. Lectures will include a review of the current literature and recommended practice guidelines. In addition, instructors will present employee case studies for participant problem solving, critical thinking and small group discussion. Case presentations will illuminate responsibilities of Professional Supervisors, guidelines for managing “problem audiograms”, and determination of work relatedness.

This workshop is intended for audiologists and physicians who supervise and review audiometric testing from hearing loss prevention (HLP) programs. Participants should have prior understanding of governmental regulations and components of hearing loss prevention programs and interest and/or experience in providing profession supervision in hearing loss prevention programs. Participants should register for the course at www.caohc.org. Participants will be able to claim 6.5 hours of Category 1 PRA continuing medical education (CME) credits from this activity. Audiologists can claim AAA and ASHA credits for this activity of 6.5 hours through CAOHC.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
ADA Annual Membership Meeting

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Great American Picnic in Exhibit Hall
Networking is one of the best ways to learn from your peers and colleagues, and there is no better place to network than this reception venue, featuring more than 60 companies, showcasing products and services that will help you and your practice succeed. Form your own circle inside the Beltway—with more than 600 expected attendees, this year’s convention offers plenty of chances to make the connections that will make a difference!





Friday, November 13, 2015

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Welcome & President’s Address
Kim Cavitt, Au.D.

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Keynote Presentation: Winning in a Changing World: What Today’s Top Leaders and Teams Do Differently
Robert Cooper, Ph.D.

Record-setters in every industry and field are reinventing what is possible—and doing it in different and better ways than ever before.

This keynote features inspiring, ultra-practical insights and uncommon tools gleaned from not-yet-published research with more than one thousand top leaders and entrepreneurs around the world in both large and small organizations. A decade of research reveals that those who achieve “breakthrough” results—and do so repeatedly, often in less time and with less effort and fewer resources than their competitors—have, on average, 125% more personal energy, 170% more engagement, 210% more learning, 225% higher personal productivity, and 6X the creativity of their competitors. This keynote will highlight some of the most practical ways that these exceptional leaders achieve bigger goals sooner—with an emphasis where the smallest adjustments in vision and action can make the biggest impact.


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Morning Break in Exhibit Hall


10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
General Session: The Landscape of Hearing Healthcare
PART I: MarkeTrak 9: Exciting New Beginnings
Carole Rogin, Hearing Industries Association
Harvey Abrams, Ph.D., Hearing Industries Association


For over 30 years, MarkeTrak has tracked attitudes and perceptions about hearing loss and barriers to hearing aid use. From previous MarkeTrak findings, The Better Hearing Institute has expanded and enhanced our understanding of the patient’s journey from recognition of hearing loss to successful use of hearing aids and has helped to educate individuals and the medical community about options for effective treatment. This informative seminar will present the findings of MarkeTrak 9, beginning with a new methodology for the survey which enabled a deeper investigation of the respondents’ attitudes and beliefs about their hearing problems.

PART II: Payment, Politics & Policy
Colin Roskey

The session will provide a current law and policy “tour” through Congressional and Executive Branch action on health policy five years after passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The session will explore delivery system reforms, provider consolidation and clinical integration efforts, new payment models designed by CMS/CMMI and those set in motion by the permanent fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The discussion also will review Secretary Burwell’s five year goals for value purchasing and for patient-centeredness, the most recent experience and politics around ACOs and bundling, and speak to the legislative and regulatory climate for audiology and other hearing healthcare providers and vehicles. Lastly, Roskey will make a forecast “Medicare in 2020” – where will we be 5 years from today?


11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Lunch in Exhibit Hall


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
General Session: The Business Case for Disruptive Innovations in Audiology Practice
Barry Freeman, Ph.D.
Amyn Amlani, Ph.D.
Peter Marincovich, Ph.D.
Brian Taylor, Au.D.
Ian Windmill, Ph.D.


It’s time to identify and implement changes in our clinical practices that disrupt our traditions, culture, and business practices in order to effectively compete in today’s hearing care environment. No one knows more about the management and treatment of hearing loss than audiologists. Yet, we are permitting our profession to become commoditized by an industry that does not appreciate, and a public that does not understand the differences between our services and those they receive elsewhere. This session will introduce and provide a business case for the adoption of new technologies and systems that will differentiate our profession and practices in the marketplace.


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall


3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Live Business Plan Competition
Join us for a glimpse into the future of practice management as presented by future Doctors of Audiology! The ADA Student Business Plan Competition will culminate during this session when five finalists present their final business plans to our live audience and a panel of judges. We will all walk away with a new perspective and the Grand Prize Winner (s) will walk away with a $5,000 cash grant to be used to transform their future as leaders in audiology practice management.

6:00 PM
Explore Washington DC
Enjoy the sites and dinner on your own as you explore Washington DC!





Saturday, November 14, 2015


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions
Translating VA Research to Clinical Practice: Optimizing Patient Outcomes
TRACK: Monuments & Mayhem
Lucille Beck, Ph.D.

Promises, Promises: The Perceptions and Promotion of Trust in Hearing Healthcare Delivery
TRACK: Transparency & Trust
Moderator: David Fabry, Ph.D.
Panelists: Katherine Bouton
Jill Preminger, Ph.D.
Alicia Spoor, Au.D.


This session will explore the elements of trust that are essential for a successful audiologist-patient relationship and successful outcomes. Results from recent studies will be discussed, which illustrate the impact of perceived technical and relational competence, commercialization, the clinical environment, shared decision making and the promotion of self-managed care on patient trust. Panelists will provide a research, consumer and practitioner perspectives on trust, the ability to influence trust and and trust’s relationship to satisfaction.

Wheel of Fortune – Maximizing Your Potential in Your Professional Life: Presented by Women Unite (PART 1)
TRACK: The Open Market
Natalie Phillips, Au.D., FAAA
A.U. Bankaitis, Ph.D.
Tiffany K. Brown, Au.D.
D’Anne Rudden, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Prepare to map your vision in a hands-on workshop with Women Unite! In this course, you will create your own vision board in order to maximize your potential. You will learn about finding your “why” while creating a mission statement. You will be able to identify stumbling blocks that may hinder confidence and discover what makes you valuable to be authentic, confident, and leave a positive impression. You will be able to practice the skills you learn and incorporate networking to help make your goals tangible in reaching your vision. Let’s make this happen!

This course has been approved for Tier 1 credit.

Breaking the Costcode: Differentiation, Commoditization, and Why Costco Might Just Be Good for You
TRACK: Monuments & Mayhem
Clifford Carey

In today’s increasingly competitive landscape, many independent hearing healthcare providers across the country can now count a wholesale market, most notably Costco, as a local competitor. While many practice owners are questioning their ability to succeed against these corporate giants, the truth is that they may very well be good for private practices. In this Quick Solution, we will analyze the many business, marketing, and branding strategies that private practice owners can utilize to help ensure they continue to thrive in this ultra-competitive environment.




9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Morning Break in Exhibit Hall


10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions
Modeling Audiology’s Future: Parallels to Other Health Professions
TRACK: Inside the Beltway
David Fabry, Ph.D.
Dan Quall, M.S.

2016 is a milestone year for Audiology, as the oldest of the Boomer generation reach 70 years old; the average age of first-time hearing aid users. This session will focus on comparison to other healthcare professions, including optometry and dentistry, that have already begun their “Baby Boom Experience”. Parallels will be made to third-party payment, the role of private practice, use of support personnel, and “bundled’ versus “unbundled” models of care. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

The Art and Science of Documentation: From Case Histories to Physician Referrals
TRACK: The Open Market
Kim Cavitt, Au.D.
Brian Urban, Au.D.

This presentation will focus on the fundamentals of case history, patient and physician recommendations, the associated documentation requirements of audiologists, and the importance of communication with physicians. We will discuss the intricacies of taking comprehensive case histories as well as how to document your case history, results, and recommendations to meet the requirements of medical necessity and patient care coordination. After this presentation, attendees will be able to define the differences between audiologic, medical, family, hearing aid, and social histories; list the requirements for documenting medical necessity; demonstrate appropriate documentation of patient results and recommendations; and describe methods for communicating effectively with physicians.

Wheel of Fortune – Maximizing Your Potential in Your Professional Life: Presented by Women Unite (PART 2)
TRACK: The Open Market
Natalie Phillips, Au.D., FAAA
A.U. Bankaitis, Ph.D.
Tiffany K. Brown, Au.D.
D’Anne Rudden, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Prepare to map your vision in a hands-on workshop with Women Unite! In this course, you will create your own vision board in order to maximize your potential. You will learn about finding your “why” while creating a mission statement. You will be able to identify stumbling blocks that may hinder confidence and discover what makes you valuable to be authentic, confident, and leave a positive impression. You will be able to practice the skills you learn and incorporate networking to help make your goals tangible in reaching your vision. Let’s make this happen!

This course has been approved for Tier 1 credit.

Demystifying Social Media: Beyond the Buzz Words
TRACK: Monuments & Mayhem
Carolyn Smaka, Au.D.
Kelly O’Keefe
Gaetano Pizzi
Most audiologists recognize the need for a social media presence, but is collecting clicks, likes and comments from patients really the best strategy? Audiologists who have tried this approach say it is time consuming and yields a poor return on investment. These tactics continue to be hyped because they are effective for some businesses, but not for audiology practices that serve their local communities. This presentation will demystify social media for audiology businesses by presenting a fresh approach focused on SEO. Learn the whys and hows of social media marketing for audiologists, including how to leverage it to improve the rankings of your website, build your brand, and position yourself as the expert in your local market.


11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch in Exhibit Hall


1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions
Outcome Measures Beyond the Hearing Loss: Putting Non-Audiological Measures into Practice
TRACK: Inside the Beltway
Brian Taylor, Au.D.
Barbara Weinstein, Ph.D.

When hearing aids are used, they have been shown to improve quality of life in older adults. Despite this fact, less than 25% of older persons in the USA with acknowledged or verified hearing loss wear hearing aids. This course will evaluate how audiologists can measure pre and post intervention the effectiveness of hearing aids on a myriad of conditions such as depression and dementia. The presenters will make the case that broad-based measurement and reporting of outcomes have the potential to increase market penetration of amplification.

Cost-Effective Provision of Hearing Aids in a Large-Scale Community Setting
TRACK: Transparency & Trust
Ron Leavitt, Au.D.
Kamal Elliot, Au.D.
Nikki Clark

On November 7, 2014, Dr. Frank Lin, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, presented his recommendations for provision of amplification in a large-scale program from a public health perspective. The thesis of his recommendations was that conventional hearing aids properly fit with Real-Ear Aided Response makes hearing aids too expensive and takes too much clinic time. Dr. Lin then explained how Personal Sound Amplifying Products (PSAPs) could be distributed using trained community volunteers in three hours’ time at a cost of a few hundred dollars per instrument. This presentation will evaluate Dr. Lin's recommendations and suggest an alternative cost-effective, best-practices based course of treatment as indicated by contemporary audiological literature.

Issues in Tinnitus: 2015
TRACK: Inside the Beltway
Douglas Beck, Au.D.

All of us manage patients with tinnitus. However, the core knowledge base of managing tinnitus patients, as well as the research findings and the tools available (to treat the tinnitus patient) have changed dramatically in the last few years. This course will present an overview of the most clinically relevant updates regarding diagnosing and managing the patient with tinnitus. Questions and observations will be welcomed throughout the presentation.

The Sellable Practice
TRACK: The Open Market
Craig Castelli

This presentation discusses the concept of sellability, an owner’s ability to successfully complete the sale of their practice at a fair market value. It will explore the seven financial and non-financial aspects of a private practice that determine how attractive it is to prospective buyers, and attempt to explain why some practices are worth buying at almost any price while others are difficult to sell even when practically given away.


2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions
2016 Coding and Reimbursement Update
Kim Cavitt, Au.D.



Too Many Patients Leaving Without Getting Help? Get Your Help Rate Above 85% Without Sales or Gimmicks
TRACK: Transparency & Trust
Al Turri, Au.D.

This proven counseling method treats the scared and unsure patient, and ensures his confidence and willingness to proceed with treatment, in one visit, without gimmicks or sales pressure. The topics covered during this presentation include:
  • The initial conversation: a simple conversation on treatment where the patient takes ownership and acknowledges a desire to proceed with treatment.
  • Beyond the Audiogram: Utilizing binaural speech and/or master hearing aid to counsel the patient in the booth, and actually demonstrate clarity with confirmation from third party in real time. No more confusing counseling, but rather a live demonstration of features and benefits utilizing readily available manufacturer's software.
  • No more closing! Learn how to ask your patients to start treatment simply by trying hearing aids and be paid in full at the time of the order.

A Manufacturer’s Perspective: Tinnitus Treatment Becoming a Mainstream Growth Engine
TRACK: Monuments & Mayhem
Leanne Powers, Au.D.
Thomas Powers, Ph.D.

Did you know that tinnitus accounts for one third of all online searches related to hearing? One in ten people suffer from tinnitus, and half of them have hearing loss. Over 80% of patients who wear hearing aids report some relief from their tinnitus. Until recently, audiologists had been selective about treating tinnitus patients because of the perceived difficulty and time involved. Today more audiology professionals have been delving into this specialization, building with it a revenue engine. In this session we will review the market opportunity for manufacturers and providers, acoustic therapy options, treatment approaches and best practices.

Vestibular Workshop (Part 1)
TRACK: Inside the Beltway
Richard Gans, Ph.D.

For a private vestibular practice to flourish, a practitioner has to function at a higher level, which far exceeds just the technical aspects. A strong foundation and understanding of the science, anatomy, physiology, and potential pathology of the system is a crucial first step. An audiologist must understand how to measure and define this system, and in turn synthesize comprehensive test findings to make a sound diagnosis. An audiologist’s job does not end at making a diagnosis, so this course will also address treatment, vestibular and balance therapies, and canalith repositioning (with hands on learning). We will also discuss marketing, growing, and positioning the private vestibular practice. This course has been approved for Tier 1 credit.

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
Acceptable Noise Levels: A Useful Tool?
TRACK: Inside the Beltway
Karrie Recker, Au.D.

Acceptable noise level (ANL) test is a measure of how much noise a listener is willing to put up with while listening to running speech. According to Nabelek et al. (2006), those with high ANLs are less likely to be successful with hearing aids than those with low ANLs. This talk will provide an overview of the ANL test and the literature to date. It will also explore some of the potential cues that listeners are using to determine their ANLs as well as the clinical implications associated with the use of these cues.

Aural Rehab in Private Practice: Making it Work and Getting Paid for It
TRACK: Transparency & trust
Dusty Jessen, Au.D.

Aural rehabilitation is the comprehensive communication solution that we provide to our patients, which enables them to live successfully with hearing loss. Aural rehabilitation is what sets us apart from the commodity options available to consumers today. Aural rehab programs tend to be more common in university and hospital settings. Unfortunately, many private practice clinicians find it difficult to incorporate aural rehab into their busy schedules. Private practices are faced with unique challenges in regard to time, compliance, and reimbursement for aural rehab services. This course will equip you with specific strategies to overcome these challenges and make aural rehab work in your busy practice.

A New Way to Connect to Your Patients: Tele-Audiology
TRACK: Monuments & Mayhem
Thomas Powers, Ph.D.

We are often reminded that while the internet is a tremendous source of information, it cannot replace the direct contact with health professionals. We are seeing exceptional growth in the provision of health care from a remote location, which has been described as tele-health, remote health, telemedicine, online care, e-health, etc. This presentation will focus on the use of this technology and the resources necessary to develop a tele-audiology program.

Vestibular Workshop (Part 2)
TRACK: Inside the Beltway
Richard Gans, Ph.D.

For a private vestibular practice to flourish, a practitioner has to function at a higher level, which far exceeds just the technical aspects. A strong foundation and understanding of the science, anatomy, physiology, and potential pathology of the system is a crucial first step. An audiologist must understand how to measure and define this system, and in turn synthesize comprehensive test findings to make a sound diagnosis. An audiologist’s job does not end at making a diagnosis, so this course will also address treatment, vestibular and balance therapies, and canalith repositioning (with hands on learning). We will also discuss marketing, growing, and positioning the private vestibular practice. This course has been approved for Tier 1 credit.


6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
AuD Team Pentathlon
A fun happy hour event with teams consisting of students and practitioners. Teams will compete in a test of their audiology knowledge covering 5 categories such as the Scientific Foundations Dash, Clinical Case Hurdles, Historical Relay, Evidence Based Practice Marathon and Freestyle Trivia. Each team will answer as a group and scores will be electronically tallied to determine the pentathlon champions. Moderators will go over the answers with the participants adding in some background and humor for an enjoyable and educational event for all who attend.




Sunday, November 15, 2015



8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions
Unbundling Workshop: Price Unbundling: A Vade Mecum for Practitioners (Part 1)
TRACK: The Open Market
Amyn Amlani, Ph.D.
Kim Cavitt, Au.D.
Stephanie Sjoblad, Au.D.

The benefits of price unbundling to patient perception and practitioner revenue are well documented in the literature. To date, however, there has been a lack of information provided to practitioners on how to determine and apply a price unbundling strategy in their workplace. In this session, unbundling pricing models are presented and applied to both the self-pay and reimbursement aspects of services and technologies provided in a hypothetical practice.

This course has been approved for Tier 1 credit.

The Art of Transformation
TRACK: Transparency & Trust
Sam Rotella

Today’s leaders are being challenged to develop and grow their organizations in the face of intense competition, change at the speed of light, and manage a workforce that is increasingly more skeptical about its leaders. Transformational leadership is the art of being able to lead an organization by doing five things successfully:
  1. Inspiring a Vision
  2. Challenging the Heart
  3. Modeling the Way
  4. Challenging the Process
  5. Enabling Others to Succeed
This course will show the attendees how to master each of these points as they lead and work collaboratively with their teams.

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Tinnitus Relief Products: Helpful or Harmful? (Part 1)
TRACK: Inside the Beltway
Robert DiSogra, Au.D.

There are no over-the-counter (OTC) tinnitus relief products that are FDA approved, yet over 50 products are commercially available that claim relief or even a cure. Current research has identified that only 10% of the combined ingredients have peer reviewed research; the other 90% of the ingredients may be totally useless or even harmful to the user. Efficacy, safety and longitudinal data rarely exist. This program reviews those products and their ingredients that can be potentially harmful to your patients. Recommendations are made for improved management of your tinnitus patients.

This course has been approved for Tier 1 credit.

Ethics in a Social World (Part 1)
TRACK: Monuments & Mayhem
Angela Morris, Au.D.

This course will provide guided discussions on ethical situations, both in the practicing environment as well as in the personal social environment, that may have an impact on the audiologist’s practicing environments. Discussions will begin with outlandish videos to which participants would comment in response to the question, "What's wrong with this picture?" Discussions would involve the differences in violations, unethical actions, and similar topics. The impact of our personal social media use and its implications to the audiologist’s business will also be addressed.

This course has been approved for Tier 1 credit.


8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Student Track
Beyond the Audiogram: Maximizing Patient Satisfaction with Today’s Technology
Stephanie Loccisano, Au.D.

In the last decade, hearing technology has become increasingly sophisticated with the introduction of digital platforms and wireless connectivity. The end result is an unprecedented number of opportunities for personalizing each patient's fitting parameters to meet their specific listening needs. It’s more important than ever before to understand the nuances of the hearing devices, fitting software and wireless accessories to ensure you are providing overall delight and real patient benefit. This course will highlight key fitting considerations beyond the audiogram to maximize patient performance with today’s technology.

As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify approaches to asking the right discovery questions to determine the needs of the patient beyond the audiometric evaluation.
  • Identify two wireless protocols and develop a basic understanding about the importance of designing today’s technology with the patient at the forefront.
  • Identify at least two tools used for verifying and validating hearing aid performance in noise.


9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Concurrent Sessions
Unbundling Workshop: Creating a Unique Patient Experience through Itemization of Services (Part 2)
TRACK: The Open Market
Michael Iliff, Au.D.
Cassie Iliff, Au.D.

Today's patient is more savvy, with access to more products and delivery models, than patients of years past. It is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish oneself in a hearing healthcare market that is product driven. This presentation will help unfold how audiologists can differentiate their practice and their delivery model for better hearing by itemizing care and creating a unique patient experience.

This course has been approved for Tier 1 credit.

Expanding and Enhancing Audiology Globally
James Hall, III, Ph.D

More than 90 percent of the world population has little or no access to hearing health care. In a rather long list of countries, many in Africa, no audiologists are available to identify, diagnose, and manage children and adults with hearing loss and related disorders. The creation of new educational programs in the many developing countries previously without these efforts, coupled with expansion of existing programs in countries with too few of them, is essential.

The systematic development of an audiology educational presence in as many countries as possible is the only effective strategy for meeting the high demand for quality hearing care services worldwide. This session reviews emerging strategies and efforts to expand the availability and enhance the quality of global audiology education Diversity in educational programs found in different regions of the world is reviewed following a geographical theme.

The session focuses on specific strategies for advancing education of audiologists and ancillary hearing health care providers globally. Also included is a review of options currently available to practicing audiologists interested in furthering their education and also an option for systematic education of hearing care technicians.

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Tinnitus Relief Products: Helpful or Harmful? (Part 2)
TRACK: Inside the Beltway
Robert DiSogra, Au.D.

There are no over-the-counter (OTC) tinnitus relief products that are FDA approved, yet over 50 products are commercially available that claim relief or even a cure. Current research has identified that only 10% of the combined ingredients have peer reviewed research; the other 90% of the ingredients may be totally useless or even harmful to the user. Efficacy, safety and longitudinal data rarely exist. This program reviews those products and their ingredients that can be potentially harmful to your patients. Recommendations are made for improved management of your tinnitus patients.

This course has been approved for Tier 1 credit.

Ethics in a Social World (Part 2)
TRACK: Monuments & Mayhem
Angela Morris, Au.D.

This course will provide guided discussions on ethical situations, both in the practicing environment as well as in the personal social environment, that may have an impact on the audiologist’s practicing environments. Discussions will begin with outlandish videos to which participants would comment in response to the question, "What's wrong with this picture?" Discussions would involve the differences in violations, unethical actions, and similar topics. The impact of our personal social media use and its implications to the audiologist’s business will also be addressed.

This course has been approved for Tier 1 credit.



9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Student Track
How to Land Your Ideal Opportunity
Dan Fick

You have talent, you have goals, you have potential -- and maybe some student loans hanging over you. You’ve worked incredibly hard to get to this point, but are a little unsure about how to market yourself and how to land your ideal opportunity.This course is designed to help you define what you’re looking for and how to land your ideal career.



12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Student Track
Private Practice: Is It Really That Scary?
Dan Fick

By the time they are ready to graduate, audiology students have heard the objections time and time again. Private practice is scary. Private practice is difficult. Private practice is lonely.The course examines the reasons why people recommend not going into private practice, discusses and validates the concerns, and then explores how audiologists interested in private practice can avoid common obstacles and pitfalls in both dispensing and clinical settings.