Conference Circuit: Audiology Now and in the Future

The American Academy of Audiology’s AAA 2018 begins next week in Nashville. More than 4,000 are expected to attend.

More than 4,000 audiologists, hearing healthcare professionals, and audiology students from around the world will make their way to Nashville next week to explore the latest in hearing technology, learn from industry thought leaders, and network with colleagues.

Organization: American Academy of Audiology

Conference: AAA 2018

Venue: Music City Center

City: Nashville, Tennessee

After an opening reception on Wednesday evening, AAA 2018 begins on Thursday morning with a general assembly. Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, one of the nation’s leading health industry analysts, will lead a panel discussion around emerging trends and technologies affecting the audiology field. Also worth noting:

Ready, set, ride. On Thursday evening, attendees can support the Academy’s political action committee by participating in the new Pedal for the PAC event, which will feature a tour of Nashville’s famous Broadway area on a Pedal Tavern—a 15-passenger mobile  tavern—and several stops at local bars with live music.

Give back. The charity Songs for Sound will host a mobile hearing screening unit outside Music City Center to share consumer-friendly information and resources about adult and pediatric hearing loss and how to locate an audiologist. Several Academy members will be volunteers in the mobile unit, answering questions and passing out information.

Tools required. The AuD Toolbox offers 10 roundtable discussions for students to learn about a variety of topics in a quick, interactive manner. Two tables will be geared toward undergraduates pursuing graduate-level education, while other tables will cover professional networking tactics, resume critiques, and interviewing tips for those looking to enter the industry.

Check out Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (#AAAConf18) for more meeting details.

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

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