Friday, 20 April 2018

ADA Response To AAA Statements Made At AAA Membership Meeting

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ADA Response To AAA Statements Made At AAA Membership Meeting

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is committed to working with key stakeholders to advance advocacy objectives that elevate the profession of audiology and foster access to high quality audiologic care for patients.The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is committed to working with key stakeholders to advance advocacy objectives that elevate the profession of audiology and foster access to high quality audiologic care for patients.

ADA believes that constructive collaboration requires an accurate exchange of information. Inaccurate statements were made during the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Membership Meeting, which may have led to confusion regarding ADA and AAA exchanges on the Audiology Patient Choice Act. ADA neither infers nor attributes any intent to these misstatements; ADA would merely like to correct the record to ensure that accurate information is disseminated.

As documented by the Facebook Live stream of the AAA Member Meeting, Dr. Ian Windmill stated that AAA leadership had presented ADA with a compromise to the Audiology Patient Choice Act and asserted that AAA is waiting on ADA for a response to that proposal.

While AAA and ADA leadership had the opportunity to engage in a short, high-level, informal discussion, AAA has not provided ADA or its leaders with a formal, written legislative compromise for consideration. Should ADA receive a specific proposal requesting changes to the Audiology Patient Choice Act, ADA members will be notified.

ADA encourages thoughtful and transparent dialogue regarding the Audiology Patient Choice Act and its impact on audiology and patient care, and we appreciate the opportunity to engage all stakeholders on the impact of this important initiative.