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.
CALL FOR PAPERS!
11/10/2013 - The 15th Annual Conference of the California Academy of Audiology will be held on September 18-20, 2014 in Pasadena, 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, December 13, 2013.
Please email your submissions to Tracy Peck, AuD, 2014 CAA Conference Chair
Hear and Be Heard
Pediatric Brochure - Request for Comments
10/22/2013 - Please download and review the final draft of the new CAA pediatric brochure, and send your comments to the Chair of the Pediatric Committee, Laura Turner via email or chime in the forum discussion. If any revisions are necessary, we will repost the brochure to the CAA website for people to print out as needed going forward.
2013 CAA Conference Gallery
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A Message From CAA President Tracy Peck
On behalf of the Board of Directors, welcome to CAA! It is an honor and my pleasure to serve as your president for 2013. As an organization, we have already hit the ground running on the legislative front and are committed to finding solutions that preserve and protect the best interests of California audiologists. More...
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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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Coding and Reimbursement Conference
12/11/2013 - The American Academy of Audiology will be hosting a Coding and Reimbursement specialty conference. The presentation will be led by subject-matter expert, Debra Abel, AuD, on January 25, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. This half-day conference will provide participants with essential and late-breaking news on coding, including the ICD-10s that go into effect on October 1, 2014, documentation tips, and updates for reporting on 2014 PQRS measures. Earn up to .4 CEUs. Register now.
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 email@example.com or CAA President, Tracy Peck, Au.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.