Call for Papers!
The 16th Annual Conference of the California Academy of Audiology will be held on September 10–12, 2015 in San Jose, California.
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and clinicians from all areas of Audiology and provide them with a platform to report on recent developments, achievements, technology trends and research results, as well as initiatives related to our profession.
Interested authors are requested to submit the electronic version of their paper(s) and include the following information:
- The paper title, author name(s) and affiliations, the complete addresses of the corresponding author and e-mail, and an abstract (200-250 words).
- Deadline for submission is Friday, January 16, 2015.
Please send your submissions to Christine Throm, AuD, 2015 CAA Conference Co-Chair
Hear and Be Heard!
A Message of Thanks from Dr Larry Eng
A message of thanks from our newly elected president-elect of the American Academy of Audiology, Dr. Larry Eng:
Dear Members of the California Academy of Audiology.
I wanted to write and personally thank you all for your support during the recent American Academy of Audiology elections. As the newly elected president-elect of the American Academy of Audiology I will carry with me the lessons I learned about collaboration, listening and communicating to membership and the importance of professional friendships, as I transition to the president-elect position for the American Academy of Audiology in July 2014.
Let me assure you colleagues, that I will bring with me to Washington DC the message of the California Academy of Audiology to “Hear and be Heard”.
Larry Eng, AuD
President-Elect, American Academy of Audiology
CAA Pediatric Brochure
2/10/2014 - The final version of the new CAA Pediatric Brochure is now ready for downloading (8 MB). Please also read the accompanying Note for Audiologists (20 kB).
Our Deep Debt of Gratitude
11/26/2013 - The long-time Executive Officer of the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispenser’s Board (SLPAHADB), Annemarie Del Mugnaio, has recently resigned from her position with the board. She will continue her excellent work with the California Department of Consumer Affairs, but she will shift her attention to the Veterinary Medical Board as its Executive Officer. In the meantime, the present Program Manager, Breanne Humphreys, has been appointed Interim Executive Officer for the SLPAHADB. The search for Ms. Del Mugnaio’s replacement will begin in the next few weeks.
The audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and hearing aid dispensers of California owe Ms. Del Mugnaio a huge debt of gratitude for all of the comprehensive and thoughtful work she has provided to the licensing board for our professions. She will certainly be missed, but we wish her all the best in her new position.
Join the CAA/Renew your membership!
Renew | Join as new member
The CAA board has started a volunteer opportunity program designed for you, the Audiologists of California, to get involved in various State programs and issues. More...
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Free 3M Hearing Loss Prevention Seminar
A free Hearing Loss Prevention Seminar will be presented by 3M and the Midwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety on February 5, 2015, in Anaheim.
There's no better way to educate yourself and your staff about the current regulations, equipment choices, employee training programs and legal issues related to noise hazards and hearing conservation. Conducted by two of the industry's most respected hearing experts, this day-long seminar discuss, in detail, topics critical to effective hearing conservation program management and how to properly protect your employees from hazardous noise . We've learned a lot in 40 years of research and development of hearing protection devices, and this is your opportunity to share that knowledge. The seminar will be focused on practical and applied solutions rather than highly technical matters.
The topics covered are valuable to anyone involved in hearing conservation, including plant managers, safety managers, industrial hygienists, audiologists, occupational health nurses, insurance carriers, CAOHC technicians and occupational hearing conservation program team members. CEU credits are available.
The seminar will be conducted at the Embassy Suites Anaheim South, 11767 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA.
Pre-enrollment is required. Register online here and get more information. You will receive acknowledgment of your registration. All people must register for the event using the link.
2014 CAA Conference Presentations
Attendees can download the conference presentations here.
EARmark California in 2014!
10/30/2013 - Did you know that new donors to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) can EARmark 25% of their tax-deductible gift to go back to the California Academy of Audiology's educational programs? If you are a new AAAF donor, just type "California Academy of Audiology" in the "tribute" field when making a gift online to the AAAF. It's that easy to make an impact on audiology philanthropy globally, nationally, and LOCALLY!
In addition, here’s a recent article about the EARmark program.
Assembly Budget Subcommittee Video
(3/6/2013) You can now watch video of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee hearing on the Medi-Cal hearing aid reimbursement issue. CAA is developing alternate proposals for reimbursement and will present to DHCS in the next week. We will keep you updated with the latest information as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact CAA Legislative Representative, Marcia Raggio, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or CAA President, Tracy Peck, Au.D. at email@example.com
DHCS Places Moratorium on Reimbursement Change!
DHCS PLACES MORATORIUM ON MEDI-CAL HEARING AID REIMBURSEMENT CHANGE!
Growing Support for CAA Position
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones sent a letter on February 12, 2013 to the Department of Health Care Services in support of CAA's position on Medi-Cal Hearing Aid Reimbursement. Read the Insurance Commissioner's letter here.
Can You Hear Me Now? The Impacts of Hearing Loss
Though it's one of the most common workplace injuries, noise-induced hearing loss also is one of the most overlooked. Employees and employers who don't pay attention to the importance of hearing protection potentially could lose much more than just their hearing. More...
CAA is now on Facebook
"Turn It To The Left"
"Turn It to the Left" is an educational rap song written by Benjamin Jackson, who sang the song at the last AAA conference to a standing ovation. The song is in support of the AAA's campaign to raise public awareness about the dangers of exposure to high sound pressure levels. To read about the campaign and hear the song or see a performance of it, please visit www.turnittotheleft.com.