Academy of Doctors of Audiology

AuDacity 2016 Archive

AuDacity 2016

AuDacity Exhibitors

American Hearing Aid Associates (AHAA)
Alpaca Audiology
Audigy Group
Audiology Awareness Campaign
Audiology Design
Audioscan: A Division of Etymonic Design, Inc.
Auditdata A/S
Black and Black Surgical
Blueprint Solutions

Clear Digital Media, LLC
Cut to the Chase Communication, LLC
Dreve America
Elite Hearing Network
Ear Technology
Elite Hearing Network
Entheos Audiology Cooperative
Fuel Medical Group
Grason-Stadler (GSI)

Hal-Hen Company, Inc
Hamilton CapTel
Info Star
Med-El Corporation
MedRx, Inc.
MG Development
Miracell, Inc.
Nupur Technologies
Oaktree Products, Inc.
Oticon, Inc.
Otometrics/ Audiology Systems

Review Wave
Sonic Innovations, Inc.
Sprint CapTel
TIMS for Audiology
Top Ranking Media
Wolters Kluwer


ADA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.95 CEUs/1.2 Tier 1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

08:00 AM

Pre-Conference Sessions

01:00 PM – 02:30 PM

The Jacoti Hearing Suite Web-Based Sound Enhancement: A Novel Approach in Hearing Rehabilitation

Arjan Bosman
Andrzej Zarowski, MD
Erwin Offeciers, MD
Nicolas Wack
Jacques Kinsbergen

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Pre-Note Featured Session: Outcomes from NAS: Recommendations and Implications for Audiology

David Zapala, Ph.D.

04:15 PM – 05:45 PM

Recipe for Success: Trends, Takeaways and Tools to Grow Your Practice Revenue

Amyn Amlani, Ph.D.
D’Anne Rudden, Au.D.
Jason Aird, Au.D.
Gregory Frazer, Au.D., Ph.D.

06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

AuDacity Sponsor Reception

07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Dinner in the AuDacity Marketplace

All attendees invited

09:00 PM

ADA Early Career SIG Meeting

Friday, November 11, 2016

07:00 AM – 08:00 AM

Breakfast in the AuDacity Marketplace

08:00 AM – 09:30 AM

Audiologist's Assistants Track: Great Time to Be an Audiologist's Assistant

Barry Freeman, Ph.D.

Audiological Counseling: Gone and Forgotten? / Getting From No to Yes

David Citron, III, Ph.D.
Judith Curtin, AuD

How Tinnitus Research Can Help You Build Your Audiology Practice

Tish Ramirez, Au.D.
Leanne Powers, Au.D.

Innovation & Disruptive Service Delivery Models Part 1

Tish Ramirez, Au.D.
Leanne Powers, Au.D.

09:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Break in the AuDacity Marketplace

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Audiologist's Assistants Track: Infection Control

A.U. Bankaitis, Ph.D.

Managing Business Constraints – Understanding the Roadblocks to Success

Mark Sanford, MS, CCC-A
Mark Harned
Cathy Howard
Nicole Mirabelli

The Practice Kitchen: Clinical Audiology Practice Management

Sheri Weiner, Au.D.

Mindfulness: Re-Balancing the Brain for Tinnitus, Hyperacusis, & Misophonia Relief

Jennifer Gans, PsyD

Innovation & Disruptive Service Delivery Models Part 2

Brian Taylor, Au.D.
Doug Beck, Au.D.
Barbara Weinstein, Ph.D.

11:30 AM – 01:00 PM

Lunch in the AuDacity Marketplace

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Audiologist's Assistants Track: Does What You Just Got Work?: Incoming Hearing Aid Quality Assessment Tips and Guidelines

David Smriga, MA

Audiologist Assistants: A Good Fit for Your Practice?

Mary Anne Larkin, Au.D.
David Citron, Au.D.
Kim Cavitt, Au.D.

Embrace Disruption, and Own It!

Dennis Van Vliet, Au.D.

The Importance of Writing Exceptional Reports

David Zapala, Ph.D.

Conversations on Verification Part I

Ron Leavitt, Au.D.
Camille Jenkins, MS
Nikki Clark, Au.D.

02:10 PM – 03:10 PM

Audiologist's Assistants Track: Protecting and Enhancing the Practice's Online Reputation

Nichole Kingham, Au.D.

The Necessary Role of ADA in Clinical Education of Today's AuD Student

Jonette Owen, Au.D.
Victor Bray, Ph.D.

Time Is Money, So Stop Giving It Away for Free

Dan Quall, MS
Dave Fabry, Ph.D.

Audiological Specialty Care: Replacing the Primary Care Approach

Bill Dickinson, Au.D.

Conversations on Verification, Part II

Michael Poe, AS

03:20 PM – 04:20 PM

Audiologist's Assistants Track: Effective Strategies to Increase Retention and Recall

Patricia Dabrowski, Au.D.

Asleep At The Wheel 3: 2016 Update on Industry Consolidations and the State of the Industry

David Smriga, MA

Icebergs Ahead: Is It Time for a Course Correction with a Value Positioned Product?

Rick Musselman
Dusty Ann Jessen, AuD., CCC-A
Rachel A. Magann Faivre, AuD., COHC
Robin Solomon, AuD., CCC-A
Laura Robertson, AuD., CCC-A

Battery Life: Counseling Patients About Their Wireless Streaming Hearing Aids

Barry Freeman, Ph.D.

Conversations on Verification, Part III

Jennifer Schumacher, Au.D.

04:30 PM – 05:30 PM

Audiologist's Assistants Track: Assistive Listening Devices, A Tutorial

Joseph A. Vespe, MS, MBA

The Future of Hearing Aid Purchasing: Ensuring Independent Practices' Profitability

Joseph Alden, Au.D.

The Sky is Rising: Integrating Hearables into Patient-Centric Care/A Comparison of Digitally Programmable Hearing Aids and PSAPs

Brian Taylor, Au.D.
Jenny Pedersen, AuD

Utilizing the Patient Profile in Amplification Selection

Tiffany Brown, Au.D.

Remote Hearing Aid Adjustments: What Are the Opportunities?

Erica Koehler, Au.D.

05:30 PM – 06:30 PM

Rendezvous in AuDacity Marketplace

Saturday, November 12, 2016

07:30 AM


08:00 AM - 08:25 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Rita Chaiken, AuD

08:25 AM - 08:45 AM

Business Plan Competition Kickoff and First Presentation

Karl Strom
Brian Taylor, Au.D.

08:45 AM - 09:45 AM

Keynote Address: Listen to the Future

Michael H. Cohen, Esq

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel Session: Disruptive Innovation in Audiology: Building the Practice of Tomorrow

Jacques Kinsbergen, Chief Executive Officer, Jacoti
Mead Killion, PhD, President & CTO Etymotic Research
Carl LeBel, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Otonomy
Allen Ryan, PhD, Professor & Director of Research, UC School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Business Plan Competition: Second Presentation

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Lunch and Keynote Presentation: Teamwork and Leadership in a Changing World

Karl Mecklenburg

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Break - Dessert with Views of the Bay

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Cortical Plasticity, Cross-modal Re-organization, and Changes in Cortical Resource Allocation in Patients Who Receive Intervention with Hearing Aids or Cochlear Implant

Anu Sharma, Ph.D.

01:30 PM - 01:45 PM

Business Plan Competition: Third Presentation

01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Excelling at Every Phase of the Patient’s Hearing Health Journey: How to Attract, Engage Patients and Create Patient Advocates

Michele Ahlman
Randy Baldwin
Tina Soika
Kevin St Clergy, MS

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM

Business Plan Competition Finale & Awards

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Member Business Meeting

(Members Only)

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Member Strategic Planning Session

(Members Only)