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2019 Audiology Update-Attendee Registration

9/19/2019 to 9/20/2019
When: September 19-20, 2019
Where: The Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Ave
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin  53020
United States
Contact: WSHA Office

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Register by August 20th and save $25! 




 Brian Taylor, AuD


Interpersonal Audiology: Essential Communication Skills in the Era of Consumer-Driven Innovations in Hearing


Brian Taylor, AuD is the director of scientific and product marketing for WS Audiology. Over the past twenty years, he has held a variety of leadership positions in the industry including a ten year stint at Amplifon and seven years at Unitron. Brian has nearly thirty years of clinical and management experience. He has authored several textbooks, including the new third edition of Audiology Practice Management.


After this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Demarcate the medical and retail (chronic care) roles of Audiology in the healthcare system.
  • Identify the diverse characteristics and needs of persons with hearing loss.
  • Understand how OTC Devices and other new and emerging disruptive technologies can broaden demand for Audiology Services without cannibalizing demand for existing service delivery models.
  • Understand how clinical tools, such as motivational interviewing and shared decision making, as well as business strategies such as unbundling and use of audiology assistants can be applied to operate a more efficient office.          


 Carrie Nieman, MD, MPH


A Gerontological Approach to Hearing Care: Lessons From Public Health


Innovations in Community-Delivered Hearing Care


Dr. Nieman is a clinician, researcher, and social entrepreneur committed to eliminating hearing care disparities among vulnerable older adults.  She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at Johns Hopkins and a Core Faculty member in the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health as well as Principle Faculty in the Center for Innovative Care in Aging.  She collaborates with colleagues from across gerontology, intervention research, community-based participatory research, and social design to advance the hearing care of vulnerable older adults. Dr. Nieman developed a theory-driven affordable, accessible, and community-delivered approach to hearing care specifically designed for older adults, known as HEARS, which is currently being evaluated through an NIDCD-funded randomized controlled trial in Baltimore, MD.  HEARS has been cited as a promising innovation in accessible hearing care by a recent Lancet report and, beyond Baltimore, is being piloted nationally and internationally. In an effort to accelerate the pipeline for innovative hearing care solutions, Dr. Nieman co-founded and served as the founding Executive Director of a social enterprise, Access HEARS. Drawing upon these diverse roles, Dr. Nieman aims to ensure that all older adults have the tools they need to age well. 


With growing recognition of the prevalence and potential impact of age-related hearing loss, these presentations will explore age-related hearing loss as the high-priority public health issue that it is.  First, we will discuss the current state of aging in the U.S. from a gerontology perspective as well as our understanding of age-related hearing loss.  Many older adults experience a growing number of co-morbidities and functional limitations as they age. An individual’s ability and willingness to access hearing care is influenced not only by the severity of his or her hearing loss but also by other health, socioeconomic, structural, and environmental factors.  Second, we will apply public health principles through research and translation to practice in order to meet the hearing care needs of our aging population.


After this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss some of the major health, socioeconomic, and structural/environmental challenges facing older adults and how they relate to hearing care.
  • Evaluate the growing literature on age-related hearing loss in the context of healthy aging
  • Apply principles of public health research and practice to address age-related hearing loss 


Register by August 20th and save $25! 


Cancellations must be made by August 22, 2019 to the WSHA office at (not .com) or faxed to 920-882-3655. All cancellations will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after August 22, 2019. 


The Osthoff Resort

Rate: $169/night

Phone Number: 1-800-876-3399

Reservation Deadline: August 22, 2019


When making your reservation, tell the reservation agent that you are booking a room under WSHA-WI Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association. You can also book your room online by clicking here. Once you access the page, please use the following information to book your room online


Group ID: GWSHA 

Password: SPEECH



Quit Qui Oc Golf Club

500 Quit Qui Oc Lane

Elkahart Lake, WI 53020


Tee times will start at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 19. Please contact the WSHA office at 920-560-5642 or (not .com) if you are interested in playing or indicate your participation on your registration form online. Payment for golf should be made directly to the course the day of the outing. 




ASHA Continuing Education

This course is offered for up to .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)


AAA Continuing Education

Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of .6 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/ CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.




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