AuDacity 2014 Conference

AuDacity 2014 Conference

November 6-9, 2014
Red Rock Resort
Las Vegas, NV

american academy ce logoADA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 2.2 CEUs/1.8 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.

asha ce logoThe Academy of Doctors of Audiology is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. The ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures. The program is offered for up to 2.45 CEUs (Various, Professional/Related areas).

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Schedule At-A-Glance

Thursday, November 6, 2014

8:00 AM – 3:15 PM

Evaluation and Management of Vestibular Disorders

Sam Bittel, Au.D. and Panelists

8:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Part 1: Building Bridges to the Physician Community: Co-Morbidity Marketing Workshop

Brian Taylor, Au.D.
Bob Tysoe

12:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Part 2: Product Dependence: Is It Co-Opting Our Efforts to Become Limited Licensed Providers?

Barry Freeman, Ph.D.
Amyn Amlani, Ph.D.
Brian Taylor, Au.D.
Ian Windmill, Ph.D.

Taking Care of Business

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Emotional Intelligence

Sam Rotella

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Front Desk Strategies: How to Book More New Patients, Increase Patient Satisfaction and Keep Your Sanity

Kevin St. Clergy, MS

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Meat and Potatoes

Steve Woodward

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Audiology Key Performance Indicators

Brendan Ford

ADA Future Audiologist Workshops

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

How to Land Your Ideal Opportunity

Dan Fick

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

The Influence of Language on the Path to Better Hearing

Sara Burdak, Au.D.
Carolyn Pinkerton, Au.D.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Ins and Outs of Cerumen Management for Students

Jiovanne Hughart, Au.D.
Rita Chaiken, Au.D.
Jonette Owen, Au.D.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Student-Mentor Roundtable


8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

CAOHC Professional Supervisors Course

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

"Game Changer" General Session: The Role of Pharmaceutical Agents in Hearing Loss Management and Prevention

Kathleen Campbell, Ph.D.

5:00 PM –7:00 PM

ADA 2014 Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Friday, November 7, 2014

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Welcome & President’s Address

Brian Urban, Au.D.

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote Address: Hearing Loss and Aging: Consequences, Implications, and Creating Better Outcomes through Alternative Models of Care

Frank R. Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Morning Break in Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

"Game Changer" General Session: Hearing Loss and Aging—A Mandate for Intervention and Innovation

Moderator: Dan Quall, M.S.
Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Larry Humes, Ph.D.
Barbara Weinstein, Ph.D.
David Citron, Ph.D.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Utilizing Benchmarking in Your Practice

Mike Lowery ( Handout)


Hearing and Healthy Living: The Audiologist - Primary Care Physician Relationship

Brian Taylor, Au.D.
Barbara Weinstein, Ph.D.


Ear, Brain, and Hearing Aid Amplification PART 1

Douglas Beck, Au.D.


Ear-Level Instrumentation in the Treatment of Tinnitus

Pawel Jastreboff, Ph.D.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Know What Marketing Works and How Well It Is Working: Taking the Guesswork out of Marketing Decisions

Mark Sanford, MS ( Handout)
Mark Harned
Cathy Howard


Building on a New Healthcare Landscape to Grow Your Practice: Illuminating Co-Morbidities for Effective Physician Outreach

Alina Urdaneta
Tish Ramirez, Au.D.


Ear, Brain, and Hearing Aid Amplification PART 2

Douglas Beck, Au.D.


Improving Patient Experience - On the Phone and In Your Office

Heather Sager
Carl Cook

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday Night Event: The Cherry-on-Top Party by the Pool

Saturday, November 8, 2014

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

"Game Changer" General Session: Understanding the Speech-Understanding Problems of Older Adults

Larry Humes, Ph.D.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Live Business Plan Competition

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

How to Evaluate and Value Your Business

Ronald Gleitman, Ph.D.


Selling Techniques for Different Personality Types

Erin Wright, Au.D.


Three Simple Steps to Awesome Aural Rehab

Dusty Jessen, Au.D. ( Handout)


Who Are We Really Working For? The Complex New Relationship between Audiology and Industry

David Smriga, MA

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Beating Big Box Retailers at the Price Game: Winning a Fight No One Says You Can Win

Al Turri, Au.D.
Kevin St Clergy, M.S.


Management of High Frequency Hearing Loss in a Co-Managed Patient Care Model with a New Implantable

George Cire, Au.D.
Doug Backous, MD
Michele Fusco, MA


Comparing and Contrasting Modified TRT Counseling and psychological Intervention within Audiology PART 1

Timothy Atchison, Ph.D.
Leslie Dalton, Jr., Ph.D.
Gary Byrd, Ph.D.


Exit Strategy & Succession Planning

Clifford Carey

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Transitioning Your Practice to a New Owner

Craig Castelli


A Time-Efficient Form for Documenting Hearing Aid Benefit

Ron Leavitt, Au.D.
Nikki Clark


24/7 Hearing for Your Patients: The New Reality with Provocative Challenges

Helena Solodar, Au.D.


Comparing and Contrasting Modified TRT Counseling and psychological Intervention within Audiology PART 2

Timothy Atchison, Ph.D.
Leslie Dalton, Jr., Ph.D.
Gary Byrd, Ph.D.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Audiology With a Purpose Game Show

Tabitha Parent Buck, Au.D.
Douglas Beck, Au.D.


CAPD: The Elephant in our Heads (Some Assembly Required)

Michael Webb, MS ( Handout)

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What Every Audiologist Needs to Know About Asset Protection, Tax Reduction and Estate Planning Strategies

Larry Oxenham

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Women Unite

Natalie Phillips, Au.D., FAAA
Gyl Kasewurm, Au.D.
D’Anne Rudden, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
A.U. Bankaitis, Ph.D