Category: Student Blog

Rule 6A-6.03013, F.A.C. Under Review

Exceptional Student Education Eligibility for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Rule 6A-6.03013, F.A.C., Exceptional Student Education Eligibility for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing is under review. These changes as written would be extremely detrimental to the patients we serve as audiologists. To access the revised proposed rule, please Click Here. Attached is a… Read more »

Big win at the Florida Capitol today for FLAA and Deaf Kids Can!

Our bills to expand screening for Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) passed the last committee in the house and senate, heading for a full floor vote. If passed these bills will expand CMV screening to even more of Florida’s at-risk newborns. A HUGE thank you to Senator Tina Polsky, Representative Lauren Melo, Theresa Bulger, Terri Fisk, and… Read more »

A Message from the President – 2023 Recap

Dear Colleagues, It is difficult to believe that we are already in December 2023 and that my term as President of the Florida Academy of Audiology is coming to an end.  I want to thank the Board and membership for selecting me to serve as your President this year and for supporting me throughout my… Read more »

2023 Convention Information Now Available!

We can’t wait to see you again at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort at Bonnet Creek from August 3-4, 2023 for our Annual Convention! Registration – Registration will officially open on April 1st.  Check back after that date for registration information. Cancellation Policy – FLAA Conference refunds must be requested in writing at least two weeks prior to the… Read more »

Searching for a Part-Time Staff Audiologist in New Port Richey

  Position – Part-Time Staff Audiologist Location – New Port Richey & State of Florida Salary – $40.00/hour Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation is seeking a part time audiologist to see both children and adults (preferred) based out of our New Port Richey office.  The audiologist would be responsible for evaluating, taking ear mold impressions,… Read more »

FLAA Legislative Update: Opposition to HB 957 and Amendment 302884 on SB 700

Dear FLAA Members, There have been several articles and postings related to HB 957 and SB 700 over the last two months as these pieces of legislation have garnered national attention in the audiology community. As members of FLAA, we felt it was important to share some details that may help clarify and/or put into… Read more »

FLAA Convention Announcement: Website Now LIVE! Check Out FLAA2021.com!

We hope you plan to join us virtually or in-person on June 18 & 19 for the 2021 FLAA Convention! Exciting News: FLAA2021.com is LIVE! We’re excited to announce that our 2021 Convention website is now up and running!  This website will serve as the information portal for individuals attending virtually and in-person!  Visit the site today and… Read more »

FLAA Legislative Alert: Thursday’s Hearing on SB 700 Amendment 172640

Thank you to everyone for doing an excellent job of contacting your legislators regarding all of our recent activities.  Your help has been vital to our success and it has been noticed by the legislators! We are writing again to request assistance – this time for SB 700 Amendment 172640.  We are in FAVOR!  Please write to… Read more »

FLAA Legislative Alert: Today’s Hearing Outcome on HB 957

HB 957 Substitution Bill Passes First Committee (9 yay – 7 nay) While the passing of HB 957’s substitution bill today was not what we had wanted, there was much to take away from the hearing. We were able to hear the debate, questions, and concerns related to the bill from the legislators’ viewpoint. What… Read more »

FLAA Legislative Alert – SB 1268 Hearing on Wednesday, March 24!

Exciting News! It’s time for another hearing!! Please join us in asking Senate Health Policy to support SB 1268 Coverage for Hearing Aids for Children. Also, please share with anyone who lives in Florida who is interested in supporting this bill. Sample email and addresses are shown below, but we encourage you to add a personal… Read more »