Category: Member Blog

Spotlight on Tampa Audiologist Indira Alvarez, Au.D

Audiologist Indira Alvarez, Au.D What university did you attend for graduate school and what year did you graduate? I earned my doctorate in audiology from the University of South Florida, 2007 Where do you currently work and what are your specialties? I am employed by Alvarez Audiology & Hearing; aural rehabilitation, including hearing instruments and… Read more »

Spotlight Jodi Conter M.S., Audiologist, Zephyrhills, East Pasco County, Florida

What university did you attend for graduate school and what year did you graduate? M.S. University of South Florida, 1985, currently attending A. T. Still University with expected graduation 2016, Doctor of Audiology degree. Where do you currently work and what are your specialties? I currently work at Gardner Audiology, a private practice in the Tampa bay… Read more »

Sign up for Royal Caribbean Hearing Access Cruise from Florida

Lynn Rousseau of the Gainesville area HLAA put together a hearing loss accessible cruiser again for the 4th year. Below is a communication from the cruise coordinator, Barbara Maher. .Her Contact information is 407-788-4563 and Hi Everyone……   I am so glad you are thinking of joining the FUN on the next Hearing Accessible… Read more »

Florida Audiologists Asked to Comment to FDA on PSAP Verses Hearing Aid Regulations April 21st

Legislative Update Submitted by Barry Freeman, Ph.D., VP of Professional Affairs FDA WORKSHOP TO EXAMINE HEARING AID REGULATIONS AND PCAST RECOMMENDATIONS TO DEREGULATE US MARKET The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reopened its comment period regarding the Agency’s 2013 draft PSAP Guidance document, and the Agency has also requested comment on the availability, accessibility,… Read more »

Coping with Hearing Loss Isolation

Living with hearing loss can hinder day-to-day life basics of communication and can be managed with the assistance of hearing aid technology. However hearing loss can be a daunting challenge when patients go from an active social life to isolation. As humans, we primarily crave for the social connection with our friends and loved ones…. Read more »

Hearing Loss Story by: Debbe Hagner

Introduction by Dan Gardner M.S. As a board member of the Hearing Loss Association Florida I meet Debbe before her cochlear implant and have interacted with her after the procedure. This was a life changing procedure for her. Debbe Hagner Since I was born, I have been hard of hearing. Possibly due to my premature… Read more »


Each month, the Florida Academy of Audiology presents a “Member Spotlight” highlighting a member at random. For the month of February 2016, FLAA VP of Communications, Kari Morgenstein, had the pleasure of asking Alexis Riley a few questions about her audiology career. Here is what Dr. Riley had to share. What university did you attend… Read more »