The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) held its annual meeting and conference in late March in Columbus, Ohio, that 10 faculty members and 22 students from the University’s Osborne College of Audiology (OCA) attended.

The annual conference allows participants to take part in educational workshops; explore the latest in hearing technology; network with colleagues from across the country; and attend or give presentations.

Of the OCA faculty that attended, Victor Bray, Jr., PhD, associate professor; James Hall III, BS, MA, PhD, professorGeorge Lindley, AuD, PhD, assistant professor; and Bre Myers, AuD, PhD, assistant professor, gave presentations. 

“This year’s convention, even though smaller than previous years, continues to be a place for us to recruit students for our online programs,” said Radhika Aravamudhan, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA, OCA dean. “This also gives us a great opportunity to connect with our alumni, and has given our faculty and students a great forum to present and discuss their work.”

Jonette Owen, AuD, assistant dean, Practice and Assessment of Audiologic Medicine, thought the conference was a wonderful opportunity to see colleagues from around the country in addition to being a great learning opportunity about specialty areas in the practice of audiology.  “The symposium on Central Auditory Processing (CAP) and the Leadership workshop were particularly interesting to me,” she said. “I look forward to testing patients at the Pennsylvania Ear Institute for potential CAP disorders.”

Dr. Bray was approached by many attendees about his presentation, Depression, Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, that was released by the study sponsor during the conference and the impact this information will have on clinical practices and patient interactions.  As a result, he was excited to see the impact and enthusiasm of the subject of his presentation.

The University’s Office of Institutional Advancement hosted an Alumni and Friends reception for a crowd of more than 50 at the same venue.