The 40th annual AAS Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society was held in Scottsdale, Arizona at the all-suite Chaparral Suites Hotel, March 7 - 9, 2013.
Highlights of the meeting included the Carhart Memorial Lecture, presented by Richard J.H. Smith, MD of University of Iowa Sarver College of Medicine; presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Barbara Bohne, PhD of Washington University, St Louis; and three exciting Translational Research lectures presented by Charles Limb, MD of Johns Hopkins University, Jennifer Melcher, PhD of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, PhD of University of Toronto. Susan Voss, PhD of Smith College gave the Young Investigator Presentation and a Special Session on the middle ear was presented by John Rosowski, PhD, Hideko Nakajima, MD of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Lisa Hunter, PhD of the University of Cincinnati, and Joseph Kei, PhD of the University of Queensland, Australia.
Special Student Opportunity
For the first time ever a special membership opportunity was made available for students only! The first 144 full time AuD or PhD students enrolled in a non-distance learning program received a free one-year membership in the American Auditory Society! This opportunity was made possible by the generous contributions of OTICON, GN ReSOUND, KNOWLES ELECTRONICS, and STARKEY. Memberships included a subscription to the prestigious Ear and Hearing journal. All complimentary student memberships have been awarded.
Congratulations to the lucky recipients and ... enjoy!
THANKS AGAIN TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS AT OTICON, GN ReSOUND, KNOWLES ELECTRONICS, and STARKEY.
Letter from the President
Welcome to the American Auditory Society! The American Auditory Society (AAS) is an organization of individuals interested in knowledge about the ear, hearing and balance, encompassing clinical practices and research perspectives. The AAS provides an interdisciplinary forum that brings together professionals from audiology, hearing science, industry, and otolaryngology. Primary activities include an Annual Scientific and Technology Meeting, held each March in Scottsdale, Arizona, and a premier peer-reviewed scientific journal, Ear and Hearing.
In March 2013, the AAS celebrated its 40th anniversary. As we build on a proud history, the Society looks to future opportunities to advance hearing/balance science and clinical practice, provide a forum for students as they learn about auditory/vestibular research, and provide a nurturing and collaborative environment for students, young professionals, and our more “seasoned” members.
The Editor-in-Chief of Ear and Hearing, Dr. Brenda Ryals, continues to guide this prestigious scientific journal that enjoys a place at the forefront of hearing and vestibular science. She and her Editorial Board work judiciously to assure that members have access to the best information to enhance their clinical practices and research endeavours.
We recently completed our 2013 meeting and, as Program Chair for that meeting, I am pleased that we added another success to a history that builds on many years of a world-class gathering of clinicians and scientists. With the support of a Grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the NIH, the program included outstanding interdisciplinary Translational Research Lectures and an inspiring Young Investigator Lecture that kicked off the presentation of Graduate Student and Resident Mentored Research Posters. More information about the 2013 meeting along with the full program and all abstracts for podium and poster presentations can be found on the AAS website.
Another highlight of the meeting is the Carhart Memorial Lecture, a long-standing tradition of the AAS. Dr. Richard Smith, the 2013 Carhart Lecturer, presented an outstanding lecture on ‘Genetic Testing for Deafness’. By all reports from attendees, Dr. Smith’s lecture clearly continued the high quality of this prestigious award that honors the Father of Audiology, Raymond Carhart, PhD. Plans are underway for the 2014 meeting, in the able hands of Dr. Tina Stankovic, President-Elect of the AAS. I encourage everyone reading this to put March 6-8, 2014 on your calendars and join us in Scottsdale.
There is much to be done throughout the year. The Board of Directors of the AAS is busy developing programs and activities to benefit members. The Communications Committee, led by Dr. Don Schum, has organized a series of AAS-sponsored lectures through Audiology Online. Be sure to look for these and take advantage of the educational opportunities. The Membership Committee, led by Dr. Carmen Brewer, is busy reviewing member information and making plans to serve our members. Be on the lookout for a survey of members to assist us in developing new programs and activities.
Finally, I am very pleased to introduce you to Darla Eastlack, the new Executive Director of the AAS. Ms. Eastlack brings years of experience in professional organization management to the American Auditory Society. We are pleased that she has committed her interest and expertise to the AAS.
If you are currently a member of the AAS, we thank you for your loyalty and commitment to what we believe is a premier organization for all disciplines interested in knowledge and understanding of normal and disordered hearing and balance systems, evaluation, management, prevention, habilitation, and rehabilitation. If you are not a member, we hope that you will visit various areas of our website to learn about the AAS and consider how joining the organization can enhance your professional life.
Linda J. Hood, Ph.D.
AAS - Audiology Online Lectures
During 2013, the American Auditory Society is teaming up with Audiology Online to offer a four part series of 1-hour distance education lectures from prominent members of the Society. The purpose is to provide an excellent sampling of the research and clinical work being done by our various members.
The program kicked off on January 16, 2013 with Kelly Tremblay, PhD presenting “Rehabilitating Older Ears and Older Brains”. Courses will follow on April 24, September 4 and December 11.
These online lectures can be attended either live or by accessing the recordings 24/7. ASHA and AAA CEUs are offered. More information can be found at www.audiologyonline.com.
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New Members: Ear & Hearing Access
One of your most important Member Benefits is your subscription to Ear and Hearing. However, at the present time, American Auditory Society username and passwords are not interchangeable with those used by Ear and Hearing for online journal access. Members must "introduce themselves" to Ear and Hearing to set up their online account. The Ear and Hearing subscription list is updated bi-monthly. As a new member of the Society, the bi-monthly subscription list update following your join date will be when your access is established. At that time, you will need to set up your online account by following the steps below:
Step 1: Locate your new LWW subscriber number. This can be found on your mailing label or by contacting LWW.
Step 2: Please visit the JOURNAL site at: http://journals.lww.com/ear-hearing/pages/default.aspx
Step 3: Select REGISTER to set up a user account on the journal site. Once you have completed the registration, you will receive a confirmation notice in your email box. Click on the URL address listed and it will bring you back to the Journal website (That is how we confirm it is really you.)
Step 4: Select ACTIVATE SUBSCRIPTION it will ask you for your user name and password and ask for the subscriber number.
If you have any questions about online access, please contact LWW at: