2010 ASHA Audiology Connections

					ASHA Audiology
      Connections



 IN THIS ISSUE
 ASHA Urges AMA to Retract
  Audiology Scope of Practice
  Document 4
 Three Tracks Leading to Improved
   Classroom Acoustics 9
 Be Involved in PQRI: Improving
  Patient Care 10




                                    ASHA Audiology Connections   i
                  ASHA’s Annual Online Conference




       AUDIOLOGY 2010                                               AUDIOLOGY 2009
   Early Hearing Detection and                                        Traumatic Brain Injury
        Intervention (EHDI)                                                   (TBI)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13–MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010               Did you miss last year’s online conference, Traumatic
                                                             Brain Injury (TBI): Effects on Hearing, Memory, and
   LEARN FROM LEADING RESEARCHERS AND CLINICIANS
           IN EHDI—WITHOUT LEAVING HOME!
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Faculty includes: Joni Alberg, Theresa Caraway,              With the incidence of mild traumatic brain injury
Brandt Culpepper, Leisha Eiten, Maureen Greer,
Jeffrey Hoffman, Gayla Hutsell, Christine Yoshinaga-Itano,
Patti Martin, Patricia Roush, Susan Scollie,
Bradley Schaefer, Jane Seaton, and Karl White
                                                             Audiology 2009 faculty:


             Earn as many as 3.0 CEUs

  computer with Internet access
                                                             and Tara Zaugg
  while the conference is in session
                                                             A sampling of topics:
  presenters to earn additional CEUs


  using the chats or discussion forums




         www.asha.org/events/aud-conf



                                                               and speech
                                                                              contents
         3     Welcome Message From Audiology
               Professional Practices
         4     Challenges and Opportunities
         6     From the VP for Audiology Practice

               AUDIOLOGY PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
         4     ASHA Urges AMA to Retract Audiology Scope                 3
               of Practice Document
         8     We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You
        11 Important ASHA Surveys of Audiologists
           Coming in 2010
        14 Audiology Special Interest Divisions 101
        15 Update on a Standard for the Calibration of
           Acoustic Transients                                           9
        15 Audiology E-mail List
        21 Interact With Your Colleagues on Facebook
           and Twitter
        22 The Americans with Disabilities Act:
           Accessing Your Services
        22 Congratulations Audiologists and Hearing
           Scientists
        23 ASHA’s Input to the Healthy People Consortium
        29 New Service Supports Military Families
                                                                         12
               LEGISLATION AND PUBLIC POLICY
         9     Three Tracks Leading to Improved Classroom
               Acoustics
        10 Be Involved in PQRI: Improving Patient Care                                            17
        11 Government Relations and Public Policy Resources
        12 Audiology Day on the Hill
        13 Health Care Economics Committee Hot Topics

               ASSOCIATION GOVERNANCE
         7     Board of Directors
        21 Audiology Advisory Council
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CONTENTS                                                                                                            Managing Editor
                                                                                                                    Ricki Cook, rcook@asha.org
                                                                                                                    301-296-5793
  MEMBER ASSISTANCE                                                                                                 Production Editor
6 Your Questions Answered                                                                                           ASHA Editorial Services

                                                                                                                    Art Director
14 Professional Consultation                                                                                        Tarja Carter
16 ASHA’s Action Center: Your Audiology                                                                             Graphic Designer
   Connection                                                                                                       Manny Torres

                                                                                                                    Production Manager
16 Take Advantage of These Member
                                                                                                                    Brent Jacocks
   Benefits
                                                                                                                    Advertising Sales
17 Marketing Resources to Help You Survive   27                                                                     Tim McCormack, Ascend Media
                                                                                                                    tmccormack@ascendmedia.com
   and Thrive
                                                                                                                    913-344-1367
20 Promoting the Profession to Consumers
                                                                                                                    Cover photo: Courtesy of MedRx, Inc.
30 Consumer Education Material and More
   From The ASHA Store                                                                                              Volunteer Contributors



    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    AND CERTIFICATION
18 Audiology Virtual Conference—
   Log-on and Learn                                                                                                 ASHA National Office

19 Continuing Education (CE)                 29                                                                     Staff Contributors


23 Certification Maintenance                       American Speech-Language-Hearing Association




                                              Ear Infections
                                                and Your
24 Why Choose ASHA Certification?            Child’s Hearing

34 Forging New Frontiers at ASHA ’10 in
   Philadelphia, PA

   AUDIOLOGY PUBLICATIONS
19 ASHA Access Audiology
                                             30
31 Audiology in The ASHA Leader
                                               American Journal of
31 Online Journals: A New Paradigm for         AUDIOLOGY                                                    JSLHR
                                                                                                        A
                                               A Journal of Clinical Practice


   Research                                                                                       AJA


   STUDENT AND FACULTY INTEREST                                                                                     www.asha.org
21 NSSLHA and ASHA Hear From High
   School Students
                                             31                                                                     ASHA Audiology Connections
25 Academic Affairs 2009–2010
26 Senate Health Fair Experience
27 American Speech-Language-Hearing
   Foundation
28 Audiology/Hearing Science Research
   Travel Award
30 Student Ethics Essay Award Competition
32 My Journey to a Career in Audiology




2       ASHA Audiology Connections
Welcome Message From
Audiology
Professional Practices
Pamela A. Mason, MEd, CCC-A, Director




T             ASHA Audiology                                   Look for us at the following     Audiology
Connections                                                    meetings:                        Professional
                                                                                                Practices: Ricki
                                                                                                Cook, Pam Mason,
                                                                                                Paul Farrell,
                                                                                                Anne Oyler and
                                                                                                Vic Gladstone




                                                       ASHA
                                    Access Audiology
                   www.asha.org/
aud/




                                     Paul K. Farrell, AuD, CCC-A
                        ASHA
Access Audiology


                   ASHA Audiology
Connections




                                                                         ASHA Audiology Connections        3
           Challenges & Opportunities
           Vic S. Gladstone, PhD, CCC-A,
           Chief Staff Officer for Audiology




           “When fate hands
           you a lemon, make
           lemonade.”
                        Dale Carnegie




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                                               ASHA Urges AMA to Retract
                                               Audiology Scope of Practice
                                               Document
                                                        AMA Scope of Practice Data Series: Audiolo-
                                               gists,




                                                                 www.asha.org/aud




4   ASHA Audiology Connections
                           Member Comments on ASHA’s
                           Response to the AMA

                                                   AMA Scope of Practice Data
                            Series: Audiologists




              www.asha.
org/News/Advocacy/2009/
ReportingPQRIAudMeasures




                                                               ASHA Audiology Connections   5
           From the Vice President for
           Audiology Practice
                  2007–2009
                  Gwendolyn D. Wilson, EdD, CCC-A




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        Your Questions Answered
         Audiology Professional         The ASHA Leader
         Practices

                                        Member Benefits
         ASHA Action Center

                                        Public Relations
         Academic Affairs

                                        Reimbursement
         Certification


         Ethics
                                                    www.asha.org




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                                                                                   2010 ASHA
                                                                                 Board of Directors
                                                                                   Tommie L. Robinson, Jr.
     2010–2012
     Jaynee A. Handelsman, PhD, CCC-A
                                                                                          Sue T. Hale


                                                                                          Paul R. Rao


                                                                                     Colleen M. O’Rourke
                                                   www.asha.org


                                                                                       M. Jeanne Wilcox




T                                                                                    Jaynee A. Handelsman


                                                                                     Robert M. Augustine


                                                                                      Thomas J. Hallahan

                           www.
asha.org/about/governance/BOD/
members/                                                                                Alison E. Lemke


                                                                                         Karen I. Kirk



                                                                                         Julie B. Noel



                                                                                      Allan O. Diefendorf

                                                              www.asha.org/
                                        certification/reinstate_aud/
                                                                                       Patricia A. Prelock



                                                                                       George O. Purvis
                                                   www.asha.org/about/
                                        governance/membersintouch.htm
                                                                                       Nancy B. Alarcon



                                                                                Arlene A. Pietranton (ex officio)




                                                                              ASHA Audiology Connections            7
We couldn’t have done it without you…
Pamela A. Mason, MEd, CCC-A,
Director, Audiology Professional
Practices




A
                                                                  ASHA Audiology
                                               Connections     ASHA Access Audiology
                                                               The ASHA Leader;




Thank You
    ASHA is a member-driven association and
    volunteers are at its foundation.
       The volunteering experience is rewarding in that you gain
    additional professional skills, are introduced to other members
    with similar interests, and know that you are part of the
    success of your professional organization.
       To inquire about audiology volunteer opportunities, please
    send an e-mail to audiology@asha.org.


     Volunteers Who Assisted
     Audiology Professional
     Practices




8         ASHA Audiology Connections
Three Tracks Leading to
Improved Classroom Acoustics
Neil Snyder, Director of Federal
Advocacy




T                                  Standards Track




Legislative Track




                                   Building Codes Track




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                                                          book.com/home.php?#/pages/
                                                          Classroom-Noise-and-Acoustics-
                                                          Coalition/229124785960?ref=ts




                                                                              nsnyder@
                                                          asha.org




                                                                     ASHA Audiology Connections   9
Be Involved in the
Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI):
Improving Patient Care
Robert C. Fifer, PhD, CCC-A




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                                                                     www.cms.hhs.
                                                 gov
                                                          www.asha.org/advocacy/
                                                 audiologypqri




10       ASHA Audiology Connections
                                                     Government Relations and
                                                      Public Policy Resources
                                        Web Resources                          Janet Deppe

                                    www.asha.org/advocacy                         jdeppe@asha.org

                                                                              Mark Kander
Important ASHA
Surveys of                                                                       mkander@asha.org

Audiologists                                                                  Ingrida Lusis

Coming in 2010
                                     Audiology Advocate

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    Audiology Survey                                                               ilusis@asha.org
                                Audiology Advocate
                                                                           Michelle Mannebach


                                                                         mmannebach@asha.org

                                                                             Stefanie Reeves
                                           www.asha.org/
                                                                                  sreeves@asha.org
                                publications/enews/audadvocate/
                                                                             Kate Romanow

                                              audiology-advocate-               kromanow@asha.org
                 www.asha.org   request@lists.asha.org
                                                                               Neil Snyder

    Schools Survey                National Office Contacts                       nsnyder@asha.org
                                          800-498-2071 or                    Neela Swanson
                                   800-498 followed by extension
                                           Janice Brannon
                                                                            nswanson@asha.org
                                               jbrannon@asha.org
                                                                              Steven White
                                            Katie Bromley

                                               kbromley@asha.org
                                                                            swhite@asha.org




                                                                    ASHA Audiology Connections       11
Audiology Day on the Hill

Katie Bromley, Director, Grassroots &
Congressional Advocacy




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                                        Audiologists who participated in Hill visits included (back row, left to right) Gina Gomez, Marisol
                                        Franqui, Carol Hudner, Paul Farrell, Zella Shabasson, Alice Kreisle, Anne Oyler, Allison Cleland,
                                        Anna Clark; (front row, left to right) Lisa Piehota, Cathy Keefe, Janice Trent, Debra Cooper,
                                        Faye Mickelson, Tricia Ashby-Scabis, Pamela Mason, Candace Robinson, and Sarah Sydlowski.




                                         http://takeaction.asha.org/




                                                                                                                 Tricia Ashby-Scabis
                                                                                                                        Towson, MD



12      ASHA Audiology Connections
Health Care Economics Committee Hot Topics
Robert C. Fifer, PhD, CCC-A, and
Stuart Trembath, MA, CCC-A




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                                   ASHA Audiology Connections   13
Audiology Special Interest Divisions 101
Kim Schairer, PhD, CCC-A,
Coordinator, Audiology Coordinating                                  Professional
Committee
                                                                     Consultation

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                                                                     Anne L. Oyler, AuD, CCC-A
                                                                     Associate Director for Audiology
                                                                     Professional Practices




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                                            Perspectives




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                                                                      Professional Consultation
                                                                      Comments
                 Perspectives


             Perspectives


                                                                      Thanks again,
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14         ASHA Audiology Connections
Update on a Standard for
the Calibration of Acoustic Transients
Robert Burkard, PhD, CCC-A




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                                               Handbook of Clinical
                                 Audiology




Specifications for Audiometers               Interact With Your Colleagues
                                             on the Audiology e-mail List
                                                                                           www.asha.
                                             org/aud/audlistserv/




                                                                      ASHA Audiology Connections       15
    ASHA’s Action Center:
    Your Audiology Connection
                     Joyce Burke, Account Manager,
                     Membership and Sales




Action Center Team


                     A    today


                                     Perspectives
                                                                                     actioncenter@asha.org


                                           ASHA’s
                     Action Center




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  16         ASHA Audiology Connections
Marketing Tips and Resources
to Help You Survive and Thrive in This Tough Economic Climate
Greg Weimann, Public Relations
Manager




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                                                  actioncen-
                                   ter@asha.org

                                   Tip #2: Take advantage
                                   of all the low-cost consumer
                                   education pieces ASHA has
                                   already developed




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                                   org/shop
   must




                                   Tip #3: Promote Yourself
                                   During May is Better Hearing
                                   and Speech Month (BHSM)
                                                                                     www.asha.org/
                                                                   bhsm

Tip #1: Register yourself and/
or your practice in ProSearch                                      Tip #4: Professional
and start receiving FREE                                           Marketing Consultations
consumer referrals!




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                                                                   ASHA Audiology Connections        17
Audiology Virtual Conference
Log-on and Learn
Anne L. Oyler, AuD, CCC-A,
Associate Director for Audiology
Professional Practices                                                Professional Consultation
                                                                      Continued from page 14



T                                       Comments On Traumatic Brain
                                        Injury: Effects on Hearing,
                                        Memory and Cognition
                                                                      Professional Consultation
                                                                      Comments




                                                                      With best wishes,
                                                                      E.H.
                                                                      Washington, DC
Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects on
Hearing, Memory and Cognition.



                                                                      S.M.




                                                                      S.
   The distinguished international
faculty included




                                                                      S.B.
                                                                      Albany, NY




          Stay tuned for Audiology 2010, October 13—25!!
                                                                      S.



                Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)




     www.asha.org/events/aud-conf




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ASHA Continuing Education (CE)
Jo Ann Janhunen, MA and Renee Levinson, MA, MBA,
CCC-A, Associate Directors




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                                                                                                                                         www.asha.org


                                                                    www.asha.org/ce/


                                7,000
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                                                             ASHA CE Registry                                    Audiology
                                                                                                                 Ricki Cook, Audiology Project Manager




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                                                                                                                 Audiology,
                                                                                                                                       ASHA Access




                                                                                                 www.asha.org/
                                                             ce/

Resources for Presenters for
CE Courses                                                   Find a Course with ASHA’s
                                                             Course Search



                                                                                                                                   Access-Audiology-
                                                                                                                 request@lists.asha.org



             This course is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).                         www.asha.org/publications/
                                                                                                                 enews/accessaudiology/
                                                                                                                     ASHA Access Audiology
                       New CE Provider Logo


       Find CE programs that meet your state licensure and
                                                                                                                                        www.asha.org/
                                                                                                                 aud/articles/



                                                                                                                                 AccessAudiology@asha.
                                                                                    www.asha.org, scroll         org

                                                  cwilliams@asha.org



                                                                                                                 ASHA Audiology Connections            19
Promoting the Profession to Consumers
Kimberly O’Sullivan, Public Relations Manager


                                                         Washington Post
                                                         Glendale News Press
                                                                       LA
                                                      Times




                                                                                           The Hearing Review.




                                                       http//podcast.asha.
Students from St. Mary’s Academy in New       org
Orleans interact with Charmaine Neville and
learn about ASHA’s public education program
“Listen to Your Buds.”




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                                                                                                    LA Times,




Listen To Your Buds Update:




                                                    www.asha.org/findpro/




                                                                                                                 ASHA
                                                                               Access Audiology

                                                                                       www.asha.org/aud/articles/)




                                                                                                     kosullivan@asha.
                                                                               org




20         ASHA Audiology Connections
NSSLHA/ASHA hear from high school students
on the prevention of hearing loss

                                    2010 Audiology Advisory Council
                            Chair                  Vice Chair                  Staff Liaison

                            george.purvis@va.gov   ray.hull@wichita.edu        vgladstone@asha.org

                            Members




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            www.nsslha.
org




                                               Engage with Colleagues
                                             Via ASHA’S Social Networks


                               www.facebook.com/asha.org             http://twitter.com/ashaweb




                                                                 ASHA Audiology Connections          21
     The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):
     Accessing Your Services
           Karen L. Beverly-Ducker, MA,
           CCC-A, CAE, Director, Multicultural
           Resources



           F


                             www.ada.
           gov/pubs/adastatute08.htm




                                                                         Available Resources




                                                 Identifying Potential
                                                 Obstacles
        Congratulations
        Audiologists and
                                                                                                 www.
        Hearing Scientists!                                              irs.gov/publications/p535/
                                                                         ch07.html




         Honors of the Association
         Terry L. Wiley

         ASHA Fellows
         Karen Beverly-Ducker
         Douglas Martin
         Beth A. Prieve
         Mario A. Svirsky
         Glenn M. Waguespack




22    ASHA Audiology Connections
ASHA’s Input to the Healthy People Consortium
Pamela A. Mason, MEd, CCC-A,
Director, Audiology Professional
Practices




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               Healthy People has




                                       Certification Maintenance
     Maintaining your certification record is easy!




                                                      The ASHA CE Registry

                   www.asha.org




                                                      Keep a record of other CE activities
                                                                            www.asha.org
      Earning CE credit is easy too!




                                                                           ASHA Audiology Connections   23
     Why Choose ASHA Certification?
           Paul K. Farrell, AuD, CCC-A
           Associate Director for Audiology
           Professional Practices




           A
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                                                                                       center@asha.org




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24   ASHA Audiology Connections
Academic Affairs 2009–2010
Loretta Nunez, MA, AuD, CCC-A/SLP,
Director of Academic Affairs

Highlights of 2009


W                                                              Nancy Tye-Murray
                                                               addresses attendees
                                                               at the Researcher-
                                                               Academic Town
                                                               Meeting during
                                                               the 2009 ASHA
                                                               Convention




                         D IND


                D IND


                                                        www.asha.org/
                                       academic/
                       2007–08
Academic Year State-by-State Data on     Access Academics & Research,
Graduate Education in Communication
Sciences and Disorders


             2007–2008 CAPCSD
Demographic Survey of CSD Programs:
Report & Materials



                                                             www.asha.
                                       org/academic/questions/




                                           Report of the 2008 Joint Committee
                                       on the PhD Shortage in CSD
                    www.asha.org/
academic/
                                         www.asha.org/academic/reports/




                                                                                     www.asha.org/events/convention/
                                                                                     ConventionProgram/



                                                                                                       Continues on page 26

                                                                                      ASHA Audiology Connections         25
                                                                                       Get Involved!




                                                    Faculty and students discussing
                                                    CSD program opportunities at the
                                                    Graduate School Fair during the
                                                    2009 ASHA Convention

Academic Affairs                                                                                            Access Academics
Continued from page 25                                                                  & Research,
                                                                   A Practice and
                                         Curriculum Analysis for the Profession of
                                         Audiology,
                                                                                                                 Access-
                                                                                        Academics-Research-request@lists.
                                                                                        asha.org.
                                                         productsales@asha.org

                                         What to Watch for in 2010                                              Students
                                                                                        Preparing for Academic & Research
                                                                                        Careers (SPARC) Award.
                                             www.asha.org/academic/HES/
                                           Announcements/


                                                                                                        The Mentoring
                                                                                        Academic-Research Careers (MARC)




     Senate Health Fair


                                                                                        www.asha.org/students/
                                                                                        gatheringplace/marc/

                                                                                                  2010 Graduate School
                                                                                        Fair.




     Sincerely,
     AuD and SLP Graduate Students
     Gallaudet University
     Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences Department                                   AcademicAffairs@asha.org




26        ASHA Audiology Connections
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation




ASHFoundation 2009 New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship recipients.   ASHFoundation donors enjoy breakfast conversation at 2009 ASHFoundation
L-R: Raul Rojas, Andrea Hillock, Emily Rusnak, Francois Xavier-Brajot,     awards ceremony
Skyler Jennings, Emily Zimmerman, and Skott Freedman

Nancy Minghetti, Executive Director,                                                                  Research Travel Stipend
ASHFoundation




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                                                   New Century Scholars Research
                                                   Grants                                             Curtis J. Billings



                                                                                                      SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
                                                   Kathleen McNerney                                  New Century Scholars Doctoral
                                                                                                      Scholarships
                                                   Proposal:




                                                   Lisa Potts

                                                                                                      Andrea Hillock
                                                   Proposal:

                                                                                                      Skyler Jennings


www.ashfoundation.org                              Student Research Grant in                          AuD and PhD Scholarships
                                                   Audiology
RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAMS

Clinical Research Grant
                                                                                                      Garrett Cardon
                                                   Yungfang Zheng
                                                                                                      Minyu (Julia) Cheng
                                                   Proposal:
Monika Kordus

Proposal:                                                                                                                     Continues on page 28


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ASHFoundation
Continued from page 27                Audiology/Hearing Science
                                      Research Travel Award (ARTA)
Kristin E. Musser


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                                                            Melissa Kreze,

                                                            Erin Maloff,
Jonathon Whitton
                                                            Ashlee Martz,
                                                            Kimberly Meyer,

                                                            Jamie Moushey,

                                                            Kelli Murphy,

                                                            Fadi Najem,
                                                            Anne Olson,
                                                            Ann Perreau,
                                                            Erin Rellinger,
                                                            Kimberly Slocum,
                                                            Elizabeth Talmage,

                                                            Chiemi Tanaka,
                                      Lauren Baranowski,
                                                            Marcin Wroblewski,
                                      Sienna Burke,
                                      Tara Davis,

              people                  Michelle Gremp,

               number                 Amanda Griffin,
                                                                                 www.asha.org/
                                      Woojae Han,           students/awards
                results

                  future
                                       Comments from ARTA Awardees




28       ASHA Audiology Connections
New Service Supports Military Families of
Children With Hearing Loss

LT Anne M. Jarrett, AuD, CCC-A
US Naval Hospital, Yokosuka,
Japan




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                                 Military families of children with hearing loss connect
                                 through Hands & Voices




                                   Disclaimer




                                                ASHA Audiology Connections                 29
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Speech Perception                            Employee Health Benefits            beginning in 2010, plans must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     18   Survey: SLPs in                         Program (FEHBP) will be             provide “speech therapy” when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Health Care                                  required to cover habilitative      medically necessary. Carriers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  speech-language pathology ser-      that limit speech-language
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     19   Survey: Audiology Salaries              vices, effectively ensuring that    treatment to rehabilitation only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Other Trends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  carriers must include speech-       must remove that limit for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     20   Collaboration Helps                     language treatment for children     FEHB plans.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Students with Hearing Loss                   with communication disorders.           The requirement is stated in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     22     ASHA Awards                               FEHBP provides health           OPM guidance related to health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  insurance coverage to approxi-      maintenance organizations




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     28  Convention Meetings                      mately 8 million federal            (HMOs); however, the direc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Schedule                                                                                                              Children with communication disorders will receive habillitative speech-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  employees and retirees and          tive is official OPM policy that     language treatment under a new mandate for health insurance carriers that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     30     Members in the Military:              their families through hundreds     should be implemented across         provide coverage to federal employees.




                                                                                                                                                                                    Reminder: 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Special coverage                             of commercial carriers. These       all FEHBP plans. FEHBP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  carriers are required to meet       participants, therefore, cannot         The OPM call letter also           modalities—including speech-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     37     Classifieds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           requires the plans to examine         language treatment—that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  coverage requirements estab-        deny treatment coverage for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     44     People on the Move                    lished by the U.S. Office of        children with communication          and provide additional infor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           mation on the treatment                             See FEHBP page 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     47   First Person on the Last                Personnel Management (OPM).         disorders.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Medicare Begins Audits of Claims
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2009 Awards of Excellence                    by Mark Kander




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                                                                                                                                                                                    Student Ethics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           udiologists and speech-language
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Audiologists and SLPs in southern and western
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         designed to locate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     See special section starting on p. 22.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           pathologists who serve Medicare                 states may face audits for improper payments                  and correct improper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           patients—especially those in hospital                                                                         fee-for-service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           clinics—in Medicare regions C (South)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           on health care service claims.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Medicare payments to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and D (West) may be audited for improper pay-                                                                          health care provid-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ments on health care service claims.           ers. Errors in the more than 1.2 billion Medicare claims submitted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                After a three-year demonstration           by health care providers—including hospitals and skilled nursing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            project, Medicare Recovery Audit               facilities—can account for billions of dollars in improper pay-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Contractors (RACs) are beginning               ments each year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            audits this fall. The RAC demonstra-               Nearly $440 million has been collected from health care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tion program, created by the Medicare          providers and suppliers in the demonstration project since it began
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Prescription Drug, Improvement,                in 2005.




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     My Journey to a Career in Audiology
           Christina “Maria” Jaunakais, University of Maryland Senior and
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             ASHA’S
             VALUE
✓ Nationally recognized certification is easily               ✓ Raising the positive image of audiologists and
  transferred, is a proven record of professional              speech-language pathologists in society. ASHA’s
  achievement to academia, government, patients,               numerous public information efforts reach millions of
  and consumers. The CCC provides employment                   consumers each year, and almost a third of the visitors to
  opportunities, professional credibility, career              ASHA’s Web site are from the public.
  advancement, and serves to facilitate the
  licensure process.                                         ✓ Marketing expertise and support. You have access
                                                               to a wide range of materials to market our professions
✓ Access to the latest scientific information                   to your constituents. These are meticulously researched,
  through four, peer-reviewed journals, with advanced          professionally produced and frequently updated
  online searching capabilities, a complete archive dating     materials, in a variety of formats.
  back to the first journal in 1936, and new features such
  as audio and video files that can accompany articles now    ✓ The latest news and clinical information. You
  that the journals will be exclusively online in 2010.        can stay current about recent trends and issues in our
                                                               professions through access to The ASHA Leader and
✓ A proven track record on Capitol Hill. The                   numerous online newsletters. Audiologists and speech-
  interests of the professions are represented and             language pathologists overwhelmingly rank The ASHA
  advocated to federal regulators and legislators. This        Leader highly as a communications source.
  ensures that public and private insurers properly
  reimburse our services and that new capabilities of our    ✓ A built-in network of thousands of colleagues,
  members are recognized and rewarded.                         researchers, and leaders in audiology and speech-
                                                               language pathology through ASHA’s Special Interest
✓ Rigorous academic standards. You can be sure that            Divisions, online discussion forums, and conferences.
  programs designed to prepare incoming professionals          And ASHA is very active in social media—the association
  maintain a high level of academic quality. ASHA’s            now tweets on Twitter and maintains a Facebook page
  accreditation program, administered by the Council           with more than 12,000 fans.
  of Academic Accreditation, helps make sure that the
  strength and integrity of your degree will be recognized   ✓ Professional development opportunities that
  and maintained.                                              cover hundreds of topics of interest to our professions.
                                                               Whether it’s ASHA webinars, online tools, packaged
✓ Access to professional consultations with staff              courses, books, virtual conferences, videos, CDs, mini-
  experts. Staff experts are available through the Action      seminars, webcasts, focused conventions, the national
  Center with the latest information on topics ranging         convention, or thousands of additional courses through
  from the latest practice trends to changes in government     our network of CE providers, membership in ASHA
  regulations.                                                 means access to continuing education.

✓ Focus on evidence-based practice. You can expect           ✓ Thousands of pages of online resources
  to improve treatment outcomes through a wide array           available at your fingertips, 24 hours a day, seven
  of evidence-based resources and tools that catalog the       days a week at www.asha.org. ASHA’s robust Web site
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  making and advocacy efforts.                                 information on hundreds of topics. ASHA’s Web site
                                                               is constantly updated and new materials are added
✓ Commitment to ethical standards. ASHA is a                   every day.
  leader in establishing and enforcing ethical standards
  for audiology and speech-language pathology to protect     ✓ An opportunity to be a leader. Our Association
  the reputation and integrity of the professions and help     is a member-governed, member-centric organization.
  ensure the welfare of those served.                          Members who get involved in ASHA committees
                                                               and boards develop leadership skills that translate
✓ Grants and Scholarships. ASHA actively supports              into enhanced job performance and personal growth.
  the mission of the American Speech-Language-                 Volunteer leaders consistently report that their
  Hearing Foundation which funds masters and doctoral          leadership skills were enhanced through their
  scholarships, research grants, and projects that foster      involvement with ASHA.
  innovation in communication sciences and disorders.




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Anthony T. Cacace, PhD, CCC-A, Audiology Co-Chair

They said it couldn’t be done. How could we possibly
improve upon the excellent audiology programs of                   cludes        Preece,       University
                                                          roster includes John Preece City Universi of New
the recent ASHA Conventions in Boston, Chicago,           York–hearing science; Lenore Holte, University
and New Orleans? Previous Convention co-chairs            of Iowa– pediatric diagnostics; Susan Nittrouer,
in audiology Bob Burkard, Bob Turner, and John            Ohio State University–pediatric rehabilitation of
Ferraro and their committee topic coordinators all        hearing-impaired children; Robert Novack, Purdue
produced excellent programs including invited ses-        University–adult rehabilitation; Andrew Stuart,
sions with notable leaders in the field, and yet some-    North Carolina University–new areas of adult diag-
how, we’re on track to exceed all expectations and        nostics; Larry Humes, Indiana University–auditory
continue this exceptional upward trend. With “lead-       processing; and Faith Akin, James A. Quillen VA
ership into new frontiers” as the theme and “advanc-      Medical Center–vestibular assessment. It’s a great
ing science” as the goal, we plan to challenge the        location, a great city, and it will be a great program,
profession to forge a new vision in the historic city     so how can you possibly go wrong by attending?
of Philadelphia. Achieving this goal is no easy task.     Make your reservations early or you’ll miss out on
This is why I have chosen a group of distinguished        a series of exceptional events that you’ll be talking
individuals in this field to assist in the effort. Our    about for many years to come!

				
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