Students with hearing disabilities face unique challenges inside the classroom. Many common learning modes that people take for granted — lectures, discussion groups and even one-on-one conversations — can be a struggle for those who have any level of hearing difficulty. However, that doesn’t mean a college degree is out of reach. Today’s wide range… Read more »
Month: January 2016
Call for Papers is Now Open for the 2016 FLAA Convention!
We invite you to submit your Call for Papers form for the upcoming Florida Academy of Audiology Convention from August 4-6, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. All information must be submitted via the Call for Papers form on the website. Please click here to be redirected to the form. Abstracts must be 300 words or less…. Read more »
My Trip to Hearing Aid Disneyland
I had seen pictures, but I had no idea how magical it would really be. I have been to many clinics – many facilities boasting the newest and greatest technology. I’ve seen real ear verification systems, laboratories with all of the tools and parts you could ever need, but I had never seen an office… Read more »
U.S. Department of Labor approves “Apprenticeship Standards for Hearing Aid Specialists.” What does this mean in Florida?
The Board of the FLAA is carefully monitoring the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to approve “Apprenticeship Standards for Hearing Aid Specialists.” In a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Labor by the Academy of Doctor’s of Audiology (ADA), the Department of Labor was asked to rescind approval of the Standards because “the [Apprenticeship]… Read more »
Updated National Guidelines for the Occupation of Hearing Aid Specialist
The American Academy of Audiology recently disseminated information regarding the National Guidelines for the Occupation of Hearing Aid Specialist. To access these important letters and updates, please click here. The Florida Academy of Audiology is working diligently to formulate a response to this issue and will inform the membership as soon as it is finalized.