From April 5-8, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) held its annual AudiologyNOW! meeting
in Indianapolis. As the world’s largest gathering of audiologists, the yearly event provides participants the opportunity to attend educational workshops or sessions, explore the latest in hearing technology, and network with colleagues from around the world. The University’s Osborne College of Audiology (OCA) was well represented at the conference with several presentations and posters from Drs. Radhika Aravamudhan, Lindsay Bondurant, Victor Bray, George Lindley, Bre Myers, Jonette Owen, Jenny Rajan, Elizabeth Sedunov and Giri Sundar. Many alumni, faculty, students, advisory board members and friends of OCA attended and enjoyed the open house reception and reunion celebration, which included an elegant crudité display and artisanal meats and cheeses, in the grand ballroom at the city’s JW Marriott.
Over the years, it has become tradition to award the Audiology Alumni Association Award at the University’s annual alumni reception. This year’s awardee, Sherman G. Lord, AuD ‘09 was presented with his award by interim OCA dean, Dr. Radhika Aravamudhan. This award is presented to an alumnus/alumna of the University’s Osborne College of Audiology (OCA) or the PCO School of Audiology who has distinguished himself/herself through extraordinary service and contributions to the profession of audiology, bringing honor and prestige to Salus University and OCA.
Dr. Lord is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, board certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology (PAA) and the Acoustical Society of America. He has had the unique situation of not only being at the forefront of the latest developments in hearing and balance technologies (former owner of Midlantic Technologies Group – a special equipment distributor for audiologist and otologists) but also as a teacher and technical consultant to end users.
A strong advocate and promoter of OCA, Dr. Lord is an adjunct faculty member and College Advisory Board member. He has also served on the board of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) as treasurer, and as president of the PAA and the National Association of Special Equipment Distributors. He has been the leading advocate for audiology issues in Pennsylvania and was instrumental in several successful legislative issues for state licensure. His honors have included the 2010 Leadership Award from the Audiology Foundation of America, 2012 Audiology Advocate of the Year Award from the American Academy of Audiology, and the 2016 George S. Osborne Honors Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology.