AuDacity 2017



September 25-27, 2017
Mohegan Sun Casino/Resort
Uncasville, Connecticut

AuDacity 2017 will Defy Convention! Join us September 25 – 27 at Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville, CT, for a truly groundbreaking conference. Change is upon us—and the conference dates and location are just the beginning!




The Academy of Doctors of Audiology is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program has been approved for 1.5 CEUs/1.5 Tier 1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.



Schedule At-A-Glance

Sunday, September 24, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pre-Conference Session: Boot Camp Event
Most Requested Topics in Coding, Reimbursement, Managed Care and Pricing
Separate Registration Required
Kim Cavitt, Au.D.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pre-Conference Session: Bringing Balance Back: The Seven Rules of a Successful Balance Practice (Part 1)
Separate Registration Required
Richard E. Gans, Ph.D, Darren Kurtzer, Au.D., and Sara Jagger, Au.D.

Monday, September 25, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference Session: Bringing Balance Back: The Seven Rules of a Successful Balance Practice (Part 2)
Separate Registration Required
Richard E. Gans, Ph.D, Darren Kurtzer, Au.D., and Sara Jagger, Au.D.

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference Session: OTC Symposium
Separate Registration Required (No Charge)

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Audigy Student Session
Closed Session

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Advanced Cerumen Management Lab
Rita Chaiken, Au.D. and Jiovanne Hughart, Au.D.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM The Legislative and Regulatory Landscape
Panel Discussion

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Integrating Person Centered Care into Your Practice, Part 1
Brian Taylor, A.uD., Barbara Weinstein, Ph.D., Jennifer Gilligan

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Break

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Integrating Person Centered Care into Your Practice, Part 2
Brian Taylor, A.uD., Barbara Weinstein, Ph.D., Jennifer Gilligan

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Build Practice Success Through Real Ear Measurement
Amyn Amlani, Ph.D. and John Pumford, Au.D.

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner in the AuDacity Marketplace
(All attendees invited)


Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast in the AuDacity Marketplace

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome & President's Address
Angela Morris, Au.D.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote Presentation: How Leaders Maximize Emotional Intelligence and Inclusion to Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results
Sylvia Baffour

Business Plan Competition Presentation
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Break in the AuDacity Marketplace

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Featured Presentation: The Role Your Staff Plays in Patient Conversion
Randy Baldwin, Vice President of Marketing, CareCredit

Business Plan Competition Presentation
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch in the AuDacity Marketplace

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM General Session: The Business of Balance
Richard Gans, Ph.D. and Sara Jagger, Au.D

Business Plan Competition Presentation
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Break in the AuDacity Marketplace

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Panel Session: Managing Practice Change in Disruption

Business Plan Competition Wrap Up
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Reception in the AuDacity Marketplace

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Membership Meeting with Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Co-Managing Comorbidities in the Audiology Private Practice, Part 1
Victor Bray, Ph.D.

Clinical Grand Rounds
Various Speakers

Optimizing Third-Party Payer Reimbursements
Deb Abel, Au.D.

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Break

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Co-Managing Comorbidities in the Audiology Private Practice, Part 2
Victor Bray, Ph.D.
Sound-Quality Ratings of Traditional and Over-the-Counter Amplification Products Obtained Under Real-World and Laboratory-Listening Conditions
Amyn Amlani, Ph.D.

Marketing Grand Rounds
Various Speakers

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 AM - 1:00 PM Managing and Utilizing Patients' Post-Trauma Anxiety About Hearing Loss: A Rationale for Audiology-Psychology Collaboration, Part 1
Michael Harvey, Ph.D. and David Citron, Ph.D.

Hearables Now and Later: A Review of the Products of Today and Tomorrow from CES 2017
Dan Quall

Heroes With Hearing Loss - Treating Our Nation's Veterans
Sean Lehman MSgt, USAF, Ret. and Steve Benton, Au.D.

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Break

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Managing and Utilizing Patients' Post-Trauma Anxiety About Hearing Loss: A Rationale for Audiology-Psychology Collaboration, Part 2
Michael Harvey, Ph.D. and David Citron, Ph.D.

Today's Disruption Brings Tomorrow’s Opportunities
Rick Musselman

Drug Side Effects on Audiological and Vestibular Testing
Robert DiSogra, Au.D.

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Managing and Utilizing Patients' Post-Trauma Anxiety About Hearing Loss: A Rationale for Audiology-Psychology Collaboration, Part 3
Michael Harvey, Ph.D. and David Citron, Ph.D.

Diabetic Ear Disease: Moving from a Retail to Medical Model of Care
Kathy Dowd, Au.D.

Blame It on the Caves: Tinnitus, Hyperacusis, Misophonia, Phonophobia
Natan Bauman, Ed.D, M.S., Eng., FAAA