Make a New Year’s Resolution to Become (or Remain) Active in ADA

Author: Stephanie Czuhajewski, ADA Executive Director

ADA is the only national organization focused on ownership of audiology through autonomous practice and practitioner excellence as its primary purposes. ADA is the recognized conduit for both successful practice ownership and ownership of the profession!

As we strive for autonomy, ADA’s primary objectives are to ensure that ADA members will have the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to achieve an ownership position in professional practices, and that ADA members will have continuing access to the information, education and relationships that reflect and support best clinical and business practices.

With your help, ADA’s mission will succeed and so too will its members. Please make a New Year’s Resolution to become (or remain) active in ADA. Please specifically consider the following:
Best Practices are often Best Learned through Peer-to-Peer Interactions
  • Please continue to share knowledge and best practices with your peers through the ADA Connect Listserv! It is the place to go for practical, peer-centered advice and the single fastest and most impromptu way to learn from (or share with) your peers. Please visit www.audiologist.org to sign up and get connected!
  • ADA is currently seeking authors for future issues of Audiology Practices. Regular content areas include business practices, diagnosis and treatment, professional issues and a resource center. Please contact me at sczuhajewski@audiologist.org for more information.
  • The ADA 2013 Convention Call for Courses will be released in January—please consider submitting an abstract to present at the 2013 ADA Convention to be held November 7-9th at the Hyatt Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida.
  • ADA also accepts abstracts for online web seminars on an ongoing basis. Please contact info@audiologist.org for more information about presenting a one-hour webinar for your peers.
Advocate and Volunteer
Advocacy means giving voice to a particular interest or need—the act of actively supporting a cause, idea or policy. Today the profession of audiology needs your voice to be heard! You will read more in this issue about ADA’s 18 by 18 Initiative and how you can support it by speaking up for better audiologic care under Medicare. Your voice will help ensure the best outcomes for audiology and the patients that you serve! There will be numerous opportunities to volunteer your time and talent to achieving 18 by 18 in 2013 and beyond. Stay tuned…