Have You Heard? (Fall 2021)

ADA Board of Directors Election Results: Drs. Heiman, Amlani, and Rogers Elected to Serve
The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is pleased to announce that Dawn Heiman, Au.D. has been elected to serve as ADA’s president-elect for the 2022 program year.

Dr. Heiman is the founder of Advanced Audiology Consultants, LLC, a private practice in Woodridge, Illinois. She is also the visionary and president of EntreAudiology, which offers peer-to-peer learning, ad training programs for patients and caregivers. She holds a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from George Osborne School of Audiology at Salus University.

Amyn Amlani, Ph.D., has been elected to serve as a director-at-large on the ADA Board of Directors. Dr. Amlani is president of Otolithic, LLC, a consulting firm that provides competitive market analysis and support strategy, economic and financial assessments, segment targeting strategies and tactics, professional development, and consumer insights. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Audiology/Psychoacoustics from Michigan State University.

Liz Rogers, Au.D., has been elected to serve as a director-at-large on the ADA Board of Directors. She is the owner of Southeast Kentucky Audiology, a private practice in Corbin, KY focused on being full scope and providing best practices to a rural community. Dr. Rogers is the past treasurer and past president of the Kentucky Academy of Audiology (KAA), a past board member of EarVenture, and currently sits on a Community Action Board researching intervention methods for children with hearing loss. She holds a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Drs. Heiman, Amlani, and Rogers will begin their terms on January 1, 2022. Continuing in service on the ADA Board of Directors will be Drs. Victor Bray (Immediate Past President), Kristin Davis (President), along with Drs. Jason Leyendecker, and Stephanie Sjoblad. Ending their terms on the ADA Board of Directors are Drs. Debbie Abel, Audra Branham, and Tim Steele. ADA is grateful for their service.
ADA 2021 Student Business Plan Competition Finalists to Square-Off at AuDacity
The ADA 2021 Business Plan Competition finalists have been selected—and final plans are underway for the live, in-person competition, to be held during the AuDacity Conference on Wednesday, October 27th at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time at the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
This year’s competition was dominated by students from Northwestern University who make up three of the four finalists/teams. The University of North Carolina is also represented with a two-person team.

Finalists include the following:
Jill Greenberg, Northwestern University
Jill Greenberg is pursuing her Doctorate of Audiology at Northwestern University. She received her Bachelor of Science degrees in Retail Management and Communication Sciences & Disorders from Syracuse University. Jill is currently completing her externship with Pittsburgh Ear Associates, a neurotology practice with a complete balance center. Clinically, Jill is interested in vestibular testing and aural (re)habilitation because of the strong rapport built with patients during these tasks. Jill believes teaching communities about the impact of hearing loss on communication, cognition, and balance will encourage patients to become strong self-advocates as well as expand audiology's outreach.

EmilyAnn Duffley, Northwestern University
EmilyAnn Duffley is an aspiring pediatric audiologist and private practice owner. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Audiology at Northwestern University and working as the audiology extern at Child's Voice, a full-service pediatric audiology clinic and school for children with hearing loss in Wood Dale, IL. She served as the Northwestern Campus Representative for the Illinois Academy of Audiology in 2020. EmilyAnn earned dual degrees in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019.

Ryan Sprouse, University of North Carolina (UNC) – Chapel Hill
Ryan Sprouse is a fourth-year audiology doctoral student at UNC-Chapel Hill. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He is currently completing his clinical fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Alyssa Fischer, University of North Caroline (UNC) – Chapel Hill
Alyssa Fischer is a fourth-year audiology doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a certificate in Disability studies. She is currently completing her clinical fellowship at the Durham VA Healthcare Center in Durham, NC.

Miranda McDonnell, Northwestern University
Miranda McDonnell graduated from Cal State East Bay in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences. She is pursuing a Doctor of Audiology degree at Northwestern University and completing her externship at Evergreen Speech and Hearing in Washington. After graduation, scheduled for 2022, McDonnell hopes to improve communication within her home community of Stockton, CA. She is the first student to make it into the final round of the ADA Student Business Plan Competition two years in a row. In 2020, McDonnell took home the third-place prize.
ADA would like to thank CounselEAR and BlueWing for their sponsorship of the 2021 Student Business Plan Competition. Please visit www.audiologist.org for more information.
2022 ICD 10 Coding Updates Go into Effect October 1, 2021
ICD10-CM coding is used to represent diagnoses, symptoms and encounters. These codes are required for most managed care claims, including those billed to Medicare, Medicaid and private, commercial insurance.

The ICD 10 updates go into effect on Friday, October 1, 2021.
There is one meaningful ICD10-CM update for audiology in the 2022 ICD10 CM system.

P09.6: Abnormal findings on neonatal screening for neonatal hearing loss
Please use this code, either by itself or in conjunction with Z01.110 (Encounter for hearing examination following failed hearing screening), and the specific ICD 10 code to reflect the type of hearing loss in each ear, to represent a failed newborn hearing screening and the resulting hearing loss. Please reach out to Kim Cavitt, AuD at kim.cavitt@audiologyresources.com with additional questions or concerns regarding ICD10 or other coding matters.