AuDacity 2013 Conference

AuDacity 2013 Conference

November 7-10, 2013
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Bonita Springs, FL


Schedule At-A-Glance

Thursday, November 6, 2014

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Advanced Hearing Aid Modification Workshop

Sara Burdak, Au.D.
Brian Anderson


A Hands-on Custom Earmolds Workshop: Theory, Modification Techniques, and New Applications

Damon Boyce, Au.D.
Jamie Daily

8:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Ins and Outs of Cerumen Management

Rita Chaiken, Au.D.
Jiovanne Hughart, Au.D.
Jonette B. Owen, Au.D.
Brian Urban, Au.D.

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Fundamentals of Coding & Reimbursement

Kimberly Cavitt, Au.D.

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finding Your Voice: A Step-by-Step Guide to AuDvocating for Audiology

Kimberly Cavitt, Au.D.
Rich Meade

8:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CAOHC Professional Supervisors Course

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Transformative Session: Missed Opportunities in the Adoption of Hearing Aids

Amyn M. Amlani, Ph.D. ( Handout)

Student-Only Workshops

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Show Me the Money: Billing & Coding Workshop

Patricia Dabrowski, Au.D.
Troy Hale, Au.D.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Creating and Using Financial Statements

Jennifer Floyd

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Student Workshop: Hearing Aid Modification

Sara Burdak, Au.D.
Brian Anderson

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Student-Mentor Round Table Discussion

Friday, November 8, 2013

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Welcome & State of the Academy

Nancy Green, Au.D.

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote Address: How to Create a New Social Norm for Hearing

Curtis Alcock

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Transformative Session: Create Exposure. Build Encounters. Ease Engagement

Curtis Alcock

1:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Current Trends in Amplification

Laurel Christensen, Ph.D.


Managing People and Change...for the Better

Lawrence W. Miller


The Efficacy and Safety of Over-the-Counter Tinnitus Relief Products

Robert DiSogra, Au.D.


Cognitive Dissonance and Its Effect on Your Practice, Part I

Tina Soika, M.S.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Disease State Marketing: Creating a Stable, Profitable, Long-Term Revenue Stream

Brian Taylor, Au.D.
Bob Tysoe


Consideration of Private Practice Ownership for Students and Professionals

Brady Schwab
Shawn Rudin


Exit Strategy and Succession Planning

Clifford Carey


Cognitive Dissonance and Its Effect on Your Practice, Part II

Tina Soika, M.S.

4:35 PM - 6:00 PM

ADA Member Business Meeting

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New Member/First Time Attendee Meet & Greet

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Great Transformations Its Friday (GTIF) Tapas Tablehop

Saturday, November 9, 2013

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Live Business Plan Competition & Celebratory Breakfast

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cognition Friendly Amplification, Part I

Douglas Beck, Au.D.


Marketing vs. The Big Box Stores

Tina Soika, M.S.


To Compensate or Not To Compensate…That is the Question

Nancy N. Green, Au.D.


HIPAA Redux: The 2013 HIPAA Changes

Kimberly Cavitt, Au.D.
Robert Gippin, Esq.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cognition Friendly Amplification, Part II

Douglas Beck, Au.D.


Is Your Practice Findable? Creating and Executing an Effective Marketing Plan

Michael Iliff, Au.D.
Ryan Lewis


The Case for Comprehensive Medical Case History in Audiological Practice

Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.


Audiology Assistants

David Citron, Ph.D.

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Common Fitting Oversights

Steve Hallenbeck, Au.D.


Branding Your Business in a Digital Age

Kelly O’Keefe


The Changing Hearing Healthcare Landscape: Disruptive Innovations and Our Response to the Shifting Marketplace, Part I

Kimberly Cavitt, Au.D.
Jerry Yanz, Ph.D.


“Ouch—My Ear Hurts!”

Hunter Hoover, MD

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Is Your Front Line on Offense or Defense?

Michael Dalton


Running a Successful Tinnitus Clinic

Michael Piskosz, MS


The Changing Hearing Healthcare Landscape: Disruptive Innovations and Our Response to the Shifting Marketplace, Part II

Kimberly Cavitt, Au.D.
Jerry Yanz, Ph.D.


Clinical Applications and Effectiveness of Wideband Acoustic Immittance

Lisa Hunter, Ph.D.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

18x18 Advocacy Reception

Sunday, November 10, 2013

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Five Keys to Successful Vestibular Practice

Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.


A Practical Overview of Healthcare Ethics for Audiologists

Chip Hahn, Au.D.


Increasing the Profit of Your Practice

Thomas Goyne, Au.D.


Risk and Reward: The Art and Science of Buying or Selling a Private Practice

Craig Castelli