Meeting Minutes

SAA Meeting 12/06/2017

Updates:

-Spring meeting dates: Feb 7th, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd 

-Future events: Special Olympics. El Rio Health and Safety Fair, Fundraising, ADP Day (April 6th), and Tucson Dog Film Festival (April).

-There are a bunch of scholarships for conferences! Check out the website 

-There will be a vote for the t-shirt contest design-- keep an eye out in your email.  


Elections for 2018-2019: 

President: Sarah Broughton 

Vice President: Athena Luong 

Treasurer: Kevin Ascherfeld 

Secretary: Ann Miller 

Social Chair: Sarah Beatty 

SAA Meeting 11/01/2017

Mentoring Night was successful! Undergraduates and graduate students discussed the transitions into graduate school, advice, how to prepare for the GRE, and graduate comprehensive exams, and much more! Good feedback was received that this should be upheld at meetings in future years.

SAA Meeting 10/04/2017

Upcoming events

-Audiology Conference on October 16th at the U of A

   -Volunteers are needed—see Bryan

 -Hopefest on October 28th

   -Limited number of volunteers are needed-- 6 AuD students.

-Dr. Coco’s presentation regarding Tele-audiology! 

SAA Meeting 09/06/2017

·      Icebreaker—welcome everyone! J 

·      Plenty of benefits for joining SAA!

·      Dues

o   $10 for local membership

o   $60 graduates for national membership

o   $40 undergraduates for national membership

·      Future meetings:

o   October 4th: Guest speaker—Dr. Coco Teleaudiology

o   November 1st: Professional Development/Mentorship Night

o   December 6th: 2018- 2019 Officer Elections and End of semester party

·      Future events:

o   HOPE Fest Oct 28th—bilingual Spanish speakers needed. Contact Bryan Wong bryanwong@email.arizona.edu

o   Mix and Mingle 9/14/17 Illegal Pete’s at 6p

o   Arizona Walk4Hearing 11/11/17 at 10a Mesa (1.5 hr drive). Teaming up with ALOHA. Contact Athena Luong.

o   Bowling or Skating event TBD

·      Journal Club the last Wednesday of every month from 6-7p. Contact Aaron Whiteley aaronwhiteley@email.arizona.edu

SAA Meeting 1/25/2017



SAA Meeting Minutes 1/25/17 

·      Introduction of new members. Yay!!

·      New local member? See Anne (annebliss@email.arizona.edu)

·      Interested in the optional national membership? See Diane (descheek@email.arizona.edu)

·      Not getting emails about SAA? See Alyssa (ajeverett@email.arizona.edu)

·      Want to be removed from the email list? See Alyssa (ajeverett@email.arizona.edu)

·      Meetings will be on 2/22, 3/ 29 at 5:30-6:30p in Room 409. The April meeting will be a picnic in the park, more info TBA. Feel free to bring friends and family to the picnic! J

·      Audiology conferences are happening!

o   Association for Research in Otolaryngology (2/20-2/24)

o   American Auditory Society (3/2-3/4)

o   American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! (4/5-4/8)

·      Student Poster Presentations!!! Happening next meeting 2/22! The deadline for signing up to present is a week before the meeting. Contact Bryan (bryanwong@email.arizona.edu) or Nicole (nicoledenny@email.arizona.edu) for requirements, signing up, and any other info! It's a great way to learn and support your peers!

·      Guest speaker! Woohoo! We’ll have a video-conference with Ms. Kate Thomas to discuss hot topic issues/advocacy in the field. This will be happening on 3/29. If you want, you can check out legislative things happening in the field at capwiz.com/audiology/issues 

·      Fundraiser for the HAB! We’ll sell Mister Carwash passes (which never expire! We also plan on having a stand set up at Fry’s on Grant Rd on March 25th but this is still TBD! The goal is $200. Fun fact, we do accept credit cards. If you want tax deductions, you may want to write out a check.  If you want to extend your support or want to help volunteer with tabling speak with Anne (annebliss@email.arizona.edu)! Also, if you have graphic design skills we are in need of your assistance!

·      El Rio Health and Safety Fair—free hearing screening event on March 4th 10am -1pm. This is a pending event because there is a conflict with AAS. You’ll be kept updated. Contact Alyssa (ajeverett@email.arizona.edu) if you are interest or if you have questions!

·      Autism Walk— associated w/ the Autism Society on April 1st. You are welcome to walk; you can sign up as an individual walker for $19. Or as a team through the University or SAA and help volunteer. More information will be sent out via email as it comes along. If you are interested talk to Nicole (nicoledenny@email.arizona.edu).

·      Social Events- Hike event sometime in April, the exact date TBA. It will be at Seven Falls at Sabino Canyon. It is 3.5 miles easy going hike. Interested? Contact Nicole! (nicoledenny@email.arizona.edu).

·      Chapter fundraiser! More info to come!

·      Conference Scholarships! 4, $50 chapter scholarships for those going to an audiological conference for local members.

o   Requirements:

§  Answer the essay Question: How will attending this conference support my professional and/or educational goals?

o   Submit your application to Diane descheek@email.arizona.edu

 

SAA Meeting 11/03/2016

SAA Elections and Mentoring Night

President-Bryan Wong, 2nd year AuD

Vice President: Brenden Bagnoli, 2nd year AuD

Secretary: Sarah Broughton, 1st year AuD

Treasurer: Kevin Ascherfeld, 1st year AuD

Activities Chair: Athena Luong, 1st year AuD

Congratulations!

Mentoring Night was quite a success! Undergraduates and graduate students discussed the transitions into graduate school, advice, how to prepare for the GRE and comprehensive exams, and much more! Good feedback was received that this should be upheld at meetings in future years.

Upcoming Events:

Walk4Hearing-1st annual Arizona walk taking place on November 12, 2016 in Mesa. Tucson SAA is supporting our local support group, ALOHA. Find out more: http://hlaa.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_home_page

American Academy of Audiology Conference-April 5–8 in Indianapolis, IN.

American Auditory Society Conference-March 2-4 in Scottsdale, AZ.

CHear Fund-Anne Bliss will be hosting a fundraising raffle this spring. If anyone knows of any businesses or persons that would want to donate to this raffle contact Anne! annebliss@email.arizona.edu

SAA Meeting 09/01/2016


SAA Meeting 04/05/2016

      

Start time: 5:35 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Total attendance:

15

Officer attendance:

5/5- Diane Cheek, Holden Sanders, Adriana Sanchez, Lauren Hopwood & Jinna Borgstrom,

Dr. Dean

Dr. Velenovsky

 

Meeting:

Diane began the meeting at 5:35 PM and introduced Dr. Story.

        Dr. Story presented an amazing presentation on his background and his research with vocal tract                       modeling. 

Our final meeting of the semester will be on Tuesday May 3rd, at 5:30 in SLHS 409

Our farewell meeting to the 3rd years



                                                                                   SAA Meeting 3/01/16


Meeting start time: 5:30 PM


Total Attendance: 13


Officer Attendance: 3/5; Jinna Borgstrom, Holden Sanders, Adrianna Sanchez



Meeting:


  • Jinna Borgstrom presented poster on the efficacy of reflectance
  • Barrett St. George presented poster on the anatomy and location of the angular gyrus
  • Barrett St. George presented poster on the unusual morphology of the Sylvian fissure (Trifurcations and false ascending rami)
  • Page Beukelman presented poster on patient demographics of audiologic care provided by Arizona Sonora Borders Project
  • Haley Lanoue presented poster on the effect of the acoustic reflex on middle ear transmittance

  • Holden Sanders announced Audiology Brainworks booth at the Tucson Festival of Books, which will occur on Saturday March 12th and Sunday March 13th, where we will talk to kids about how hearing works, measure headphone output, and discuss noise-induced hearing loss
    • Saturday, March 12th, Shift 1:   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Saturday, March 12th, Shift 2:   1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, March 13th, Shift 1:     8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Sunday, March 13th, Shift 2:   12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Special Olympics will also occur Saturday, March 12th



                                                                     SAA Meeting 2/02/16


Meeting start time: 5:30pm

Total Attendance: 17

Officer Attendance: 4/5; Diane Cheek, Jinna Borgstrom, Lauren Hopwood, Holden Sanders

Meeting:

Diane explained national membership policy change as of January 2015, SAA annual dues for local chapter for half price if joining mid-academic year, national membership no longer required.

Diane discussed information from the regional representative: National SAA Board of directors, AudiologyNOW!, e-Audiology webinars. 

Member Nicole Denny asked for support for a classmate who is running for national SAA Board of Directors.

Diane discussed AudiologyNOW! registration, and explained what the conference entails.

Diane discussed spring calendar for SAA meetings, professional conferences, outreach events and fundraisers.

Holden discussed El Rio community outreach event.

Lauren discussed bowling social and fundraiser.

Diane explained student poster presentations for March SAA meeting.

Diane discussed Special Olympics Healthy Hearing, local screenings.

Diane discussed UA Career Services for resume/CV and cover letter checks, mock-interviews, and career counseling.

Danielle presented information on the Protect Your Ears Program, looking for an interested graduate student to take over organizing the program.

Joint NSSLHA event to give information to underclassmen about SAA and NSSLHA.

The meeting concluded with an opportunity to ask clarifying questions and snacks.

SAA Meeting 12/08/15

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:12 pm

Total attendance:

16

Officer attendance:

5/5- Diane Cheek, Lauren Hopwood, Jenna Bigstrom Holden Sanders, Adriana Sanchez

Meeting:

Diane explained officer election process.

Lauren reminded us officers who are elected are required to work with current officers for next semester.  

Diane expressed a desire to change policy to be able to run for president.

All members voted for 2016-2017 officers

President:

Vice President:

Secretary:

Treasurer:

Social Chair:

Undergraduate Liaisons:

-Diane Cheek

-Holden Sanders

-Page Beukelman

-Alyssa Everett

-Anne Bliss

-Sunny Burdick

-Nicole Denny

-Holly Durr

-Sam Sekator

 

          

      Congratulations to our SAA Officer-Elects for 2016-2017!

                   President: Diane Cheek

                   Vice President: Page Beukelman

                   Secretary: Alyssa Everett

                   Treasurer: Sunny Burdick

                   Social Chair: Nicole Denny

                   Undergraduate Liaisons: Holly Durr and Sam Sekator

Diane congratulated our new officers and encouraged everyone to identify ways to better the organization.

Diane told everyone if you think about any suggestions for re Lauren let everyone know the auction for CHEER Fund is going on and will be open until Friday December 11th. The CHEER fund provides help for those who do not have insurance and cannot afford clinic fees. Please help out and bid!

Lauren informed us next semester we will start having more fundraisers and informed us we will have a bowling fundraiser.

Diane ended the meeting.

SAA Meeting 11/10/15

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:31 pm

Total attendance:

21

Officer attendance:

5/5/ Diane Cheek, Lauren Hopwood, Jenna Bigstrom Holden Sanders, Adriana Sanchez

Dr. Dean & Dr. Velenovsky

Future meeting dates:

  • § December 8th- 2016-2017 officer elections and end of semester celebration

Diane informed everyone that officer elections will be at the next meeting.

Diane introduced the ARSOBO project and Dr. Duncan

Guest Speakers: Dr. Dean and Dr. Duncan

Dr. Duncan introduced the ARSOBO project

ARSOBO Mission:

Assist in alleviating the physical, psychological, and economical barriers faced by individuals with            disabilities by providing high-tech, low-cost medical devices that minimize their disability.

1.    Employ those who use the medical devices that they build (those who use them, build them)

2.    Charge only what the families can afford

3.    Work toward a sustainable ‘social business’ – bottom line is for the social good

Dr. Dean discussed how to manage a new vision with ARSOBO as the example of how to do this.

Defining best practice:

1.A process or method that represents that most effective way of achieving a specific objective, or which has been proven to work well and produce good results, and is thus recommended as a model. (Segen’s Medical Dictionary. C 2012 Farlex, Inc.)

2.An evolutionary process matches a best evidence based model with the needs of a population and the environment (community) in which they live

3.Dynamic process that responds to new challenges objectives (goals)

 

Diane reminded everyone about officer positions. Adriana will email everyone about officer position descriptions and requirements for SAA.

SAA Meeting 10/13/15

Start time: 5:30pm

End time: 5:28pm

Officer attendance:

Diane Cheek, Lauren Hopwood, Jenna Bigstrom Holden Sanders, Adriana Sanchez

Dr. Dean & Dr. Velenovsky

Future meeting dates:

  • November 10th- Guest speaker TBD
  • December 8th- 2016-2017 officer elections and end of semester celebration
Diane started the meeting local dues are due today see Lauren


Discussed SAA Chapter Challenge


Adriana discussed Hopefest- we need a few more 2 and 3rd year volunteers to counsel for Hopefest

Diane introduced today’s guest speaker Dr. Lotto

Dr. Lotto gave us an overview of his research.


SAA Meeting 9/8/15



Diane began meeting with introductions of officers followed by introductions of those in attendance

Discussed what we do as a chapter of SAA

  • Pre-professional development of SLHS students

  • Philanthropic and outreach events

  • Also we will continue to have guest speakers at some of our meetings

Start time: 5:30pm

End time: 6:05pm

Total attendance:

29

Officer attendance:

4/5 Diane Cheek, Lauren Hopwood, Holden Sanders, Adriana Sanchez

2/4 Undergraduate Liaisons: Kayla Ichiba & Sarah Mackenzie

Dr. Dean & Dr. Velenovsky

Future meeting dates:

  • October 13th- Andrew Lotto Ph.D. as guest speaker

  • November 10th- Guest speaker TBD

  • December 8th- 2016-2017 officer elections and end of semester celebration

Discussed SAA membership changes

  • Beginning this semester, it is a requirement to become a national SAA member in order to be a local member.

  • Costs:

    • National: Grad ($60) Undergrad ($40) Deadline 10/1/15

    • Local: $ 20 (see Lauren) Deadline 10/13/15- next meeting

  • You can apply online or by mail. The address to apply online is http://saa.audiology.org/about-us/membership/become-member-saa.

  • Graduate students must also have a letter from an SAA fellow in order to apply.

  • Undergraduate students do not need a letter.

  • For efficiency, we will have one letter signed by Dr. Dean that will include a list of all the graduate students who are interested in becoming a national member. We will then send copies of the signed letter to the graduate students and you can mail the letter in.

  • Please email Adriana Sanchez at olivad@email.arizona.edu by next Tuesday, September 15th and let her know if you are going to become a national member so we can add you to the letter.

Discussed the benefits of SAA national membership:

Local community involvement & leadership opportunities

  • We are able to run for Local, Regional or National SAA office!

Networking

  • SAA Community and online membership directory

    • Online community is very active.

  • Student-specific events and AudiologyNOW!

Discounted rates and volunteer opportunities at AudiologyNOW!:


Grad member

Grad non-member

Undergrad member

Undergrad non-member

Conference

$45

$365

$0

$75

Learning labs

$65-130

$115-$230

$65-130

$115-$230

ARC

$45

$165

$45

$165


Free AAA Fellow upgrade upon licensure for that year

  • 1st year renewal:  $120 discount

  • 2nd year renewal:  $80 discount

Professional resources

  • HearCareers employment resources

  • Resume review service

  • Compensation & Benefits survey

  • Discounted rates on: Rental cars & Academy store purchases

  • Insurance: Professional liability/health/life/disability/long-term care

  • SAAy Anything quarterly e-newsletter

  • Audiology Today

  • Journal of the American Academy of Audiology Online

Education & Research

  • Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) program

  • Research & scholarship opportunities

And many more benefits. Diane referred everyone to the national SAA information packet for a full list of all the benefits of national membership. Adriana sent this to everyone in the reminder email sent on 9/2/15. Please email Adriana if you need a copy to be sent to you.

Diane then discussed other pre-professional organizations specifically NSSLHA for audiology students.

  • Also geared toward Audiology professionals

  • For graduate students once you graduate you have to obtain Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) from ASHA- good to be apart of NSSSLHA

  • NSSLHA to ASHA conversion discount

Upcoming event:

Hopefest

  • Will be on October 24th

  • Volunteers are needed to provide hearing screenings at this event.

  • Point of Contact for Hopefest is Adriana Sanchez for any questions. Adriana will email everyone with more information when we get closer to the event.


Next month's meeting:

10/13/15

Opened meeting for questions:

  • Someone asked if we will have the Saddlebrook event this year. Diane was not sure about it. Another student confirmed there will be an event at Saddlebrooke in October.

  • Diane will contact Dr. Adamovich to inquire about the Saddlebrooke event.

  • We will also update everyone as this event comes closer.

Meeting Ended: 6:05pm




Past Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

February 10, 2015 Meeting Minutes

I.     The SAA Meeting was called to order at 5:30pm. 16 members and Drs. Dean and Velenovsky were present.

II.     National SAA Chapter News

  1. Giau informed the members that our SAA chapter has improved its communication with National SAA and have shared our chapter news with their “Chapter News.” You can view our (not published online yet) and other chapter happenings at the following website: http://saa.audiology.org/chapters/chapter-news

III.    Starkey Funds and SAA-ARSOBO Earmolds

  1. Dr. Dean informed us of great news regarding Starkey and ARSOBO (Arizona – Sonora – Border). ARSOBO is a non-profit agency that provides services to individuals with disabilities to include providing prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs, and hearing aids. For the hearing aid program, SAA officers submitted a grant request through Starkey for funds for earmolds. SAA received $2500 for the purchase of ARSOBO earmolds.

IV.      Upcoming events

  1. Special Olympics events – If you still want to volunteer email Dr. Adamovich soon. It’s a great, fun experience and you get hands-on experience!
  2. St. Luke’s Hearing Screening – Medical school residents will participate in a one hour training at St. Luke’s home, followed by learning how to screen hearing. Melanie Dunn is asking for 3-4 AuD students to assist the medical students with screenings. The date is March 14th (Saturday of Spring Break) from 8:30-11:30. Email Melanie mdunne@email.arizona.edu) if interested.
  3. Community Living Well With Hearing Loss/Viviendo Bien community program at El Pueblo Senior Center – They need 2-3 students to help for hearing screenings from 10am-1pm on Tuesday, March 10th (lunch will be provided. Bilingual students are strongly encouraged to volunteer. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Email Adriana Sanchez at olivad@email.arizona.edu if interested.
  4. SAA-NSSLHA collaborative event – Q&A with 4 practicing audiologists on April 7th(time to be determined…but it’ll be around 6-8 pm). Email Lauren Hopwood at lhopwood@email.arizona.edu with any questions.

V.     Extra SAA T-shirts Available 

  1. We have two, medium SAA shirts, if you’d like to buy one. They are $15 each. Email Lauren if you’d like a shirt (lhopwood@email.arizona.edu).

VI.     Next meeting – March 10, 2015 from 5:30-6:30 pm 

VII.     The meeting was adjourned at 5:50 pm.

 

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

Decemeber 4, 2014 Meeting Minutes

I.     The SAA Meeting was called to order at 5:30pm. 22 members and Dr. Velenovsky were present.

II.     Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2014

  1. Dr. Cone compared and contrasted the ADA legislation “18 X 18” with ASHA’s Medicare Comprehensive Audiology Benefits Act (MCABA).
  2. The MCABA would provide audiologists with reimbursement for aural rehabilitation services.
  3. For more information, visithttp://www.18×18.org/_resources/documents/HR5304IssueBrief.pdf

III.     CHear Fundraiser

  1. Lauren announced that her fundraiser raised $250 for the CHear Fund!  Awesome job!

IV.      Upcoming events

  1. Danielle talked about the Protect Your Ears program which educates school-aged children on the importance of protecting your ears against noise exposure.  This is a great opportunity to be involved with audiology within the community!  The program will begin next semester but the exact dates are still being determined.  If you’re interested in participating, contact Danielle at dbeebe@email.arizona.edu.
  2. Jinna talked about the Minority Student Leadership Program which helps fund a student to attend an ASHA conference.  The next conference will be held next year in Denver, CO.  This is a great opportunity to meet ASHA board members and to see their decision-making process in action!   This program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students and pays for conference registration fees, hotel stay, and a food stipend.  Applications are due at the end of next semester.  If you have any questions, please contact Jinna at jsb1004@email.arizona.edu.

V.     Next meeting – TBD

  1. Our next meeting will be in the spring semester.  In the next few weeks, a Doodle Poll will be emailed out asking for members’ availability for next semester.

VI.     Officer Elections

  1. Congratulations to the newly elected SAA officers for the 2015–2016 school year:
    1. President – Diane Cheek
    2. Vice President – Jinna Borgstrom
    3. Secretary – Adriana Sanchez
    4. Treasurer – Lauren Hopwood
    5. Activities Chair – Holden Sanders
    6. Undergraduate Liaisons –  Sarah Mackenzie, Haley Lanoue, Clemente Morales, and Kayla Ichiba

VII.     The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm.

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

October 9, 2014 Meeting Minutes

I.     The SAA Meeting was called to order at 5:35pm. 21 members and Dr. Dean were present.

II.     Membership dues & T-shirts

  1. Thank you to all who paid membership dues tonight! For those that who weren’t able to pay tonight, please see Lauren (lhopwood@email.arizona.edu).
  2. SAA t-shirt orders were collected and the t-shirt design was discussed. Exact t-shirt prices will be determined and sent out soon.  The goal is to have shirts ready by the November meeting at which time shirt payments will be due.  If you have not placed an order, and would like a shirt, contact Diane (descheek@gmail.com) by Sunday, October 12.

III.     Officer elections

  1. Elections will take place during the December’s meeting (Dec 4, 2014).
  2. To run for President, you need to have held an officer position in the past. However, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Social Chair are open to all SAA members.  A synopsis of officer duties will be emailed out.  Email Giau (gnl@email.arizona.edu) or Daisey (daiseysanchez@email.arizona.edu) if you want to run for an office.

IV.     El Rio Health Fair wrap-up

  1. The El Rio Health Fair hearing screenings on September 20 were a success! Seven AuD and three graduate speech students screened 44 people, 15 of which were referred for a diagnostic evaluation.  This was a great learning experience for the student volunteers and SAA is looking forward to next year’s El Rio Health Fair!

V.      Upcoming events

  1. Saddlebrooke Health Fair will be Saturday, October 18 from 9:oo am to 12:00 pm. The sign-up window has already closed.  Thank you to all who will be volunteering!  Contact Dr. Adamovich (sladamovich@email.arizona.edu) if you have any questions.
  2. Hopefest will be on Saturday, October 25. There will no longer be two shifts (morning and afternoon) as was previously advertised.  The event will run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and volunteers are asked to help set up and tear down.  Set up and tear down times will be confirmed and send out.   The sign-up sheet is in the GBC work room, taped on the side of the file cabinet.  Undergraduates interested in volunteering can email Diane.  If you have signed up, and cannot commit to a full shift, let Diane know ASAP.  Otherwise contact Dr. Muller (mullert@email.arizona.edu) with event questions
  3. Silent Auction to benefit the CHEAR Fund is being organized by Lauren. The CHEAR Fund is a Tucson-based organization that helps local uninsured children with hearing loss pay for hearing aids and hearing evaluations.  Lauren is looking for volunteers to help gather items from local businesses which would be auctioned off in the form of gift baskets.  Such items include, but are not limited to: restaurant gift cards, movie passes, UofA items (shirts, mugs, etc), and activity passes (from the zoo, fitness classes, etc).  This is a great networking experience!  Contact Lauren if you would like to help.

VI.     Next meeting – November 13, 2014

  1. Dr. Harford will speak at next meeting.
  2. Jinna gave an overview of Dr.Harford’s history/background. He will hold a Q&A with SAA students.  He has asked that we read an article before his presentation.  Jinna will send out the article to SAA members. SAA students should prepare to ask questions.

VII.     The meeting was finished at 6:05 pm.

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

September 4, 2014 Meeting Minutes

I.     The SAA Meeting was called to order at 5:30pm. 28 members, Dr. Velenovsky and Dr. Wong were present.

II.     Welcome

  1. The new SAA officers were introduced: Giau (President), Daisey (Vice President), Diane (Secretary), Lauren (Treasurer) and Jinna (Social Chair).
  2. We did round-the-room introductions and were thrilled to see so many new faces! Thank you all for coming!
  3. Giau provided a brief overview of the national SAA program and what we do as an organization here at the University of Arizona. Our primary focus is philanthropy work.  We strive to educate University students and the larger Tucson community about hearing health through many outreach opportunities.

III.     Meeting Day and Time

  1. Our remaining meetings this semester will be held on a Thursday given that it’s a day most of our faculty and students can attend. We voted on keeping the meeting time as 5:30-6:30 pm.  The exact Thursday each month (ie, first, second…) will be determined soon.

III.     Dues and T-shirts

  1. We voted to keep SAA membership dues at $15, the same amount as last year. Membership dues help defray the cost of food and drinks at SAA events/meetings and help with travel costs when we attend out-of-area events.  T-shirts will be $10 each.  Membership and t-shirt payments can be made with cash or check (payable to SAA).  Lauren (lhopwood@email.arizona.edu) will be collecting money.
  2. Daisy explained the process of ordering t-shirts and solicited for prospective t-shirt designs. Design ideas are to be emailed or handed in person to Diane (descheek@gmail.com) no later than September 30.
  3. Giau expressed the benefit of owning a SAA t-shirt as they make us look more professional when we are at community events.

IV.     El Rio Health and Safety Fair

  1. The El Rio Health and Safety Fair will be Saturday, September 20 from 10:oo am to 1:00 pm. We will be proving free hearing screenings and post-screening counseling to the Tucson community.
  2. We will also create flyers emphasizing the importance of getting your hearing checked and will distribute them around the fair.
  3. Contact Diane by next Thursday (Sept 11) if you want to be involved in creating the flyers or would like to be a screener.  Lunch will be provided to all fair volunteers.

VI.     Upcoming Events

  1. Saddlebrooke Health Fair will be Saturday, October 18 from 9:oo am to 12:00 pm. We will provide free hearing screenings so volunteer screeners will be needed.  More information coming soon.
  2. Hopefest will be Saturday, October 25 from 9:oo am to 2:00 pm. We will provide free hearing screenings so volunteer screeners will be needed.  More information coming soon.
  3. Daisey talked about Sertoma and the hearing services they provide to low-income families. They host a fundraiser each fall to raise money for hearing aids for people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford them.  More information coming soon.
  4. Jinna announced that the Turn Down the Volume (TDTV) event will be held in November. This year, TDTV will work with the University’s music department to gauge student beliefs on hearing loss and will educate them on hearing protection.
  5. Protect your Ears is a program that educates school-aged children on how to protect their ears through game-playing activities. It also measures children’s’ existing knowledge on hearing protection and what they learned through the program.  The program was started a couple years ago by AuD students.  Danielle (dbeebe@email.arizona.edu) is the new program coordinator so please contact her if you would like to be involved.

VII.     SAA Website

  1. Please check out our website at https://arizonasaa.wordpress.com/. We post all our meeting minutes so you’re only a click away from getting great information!  The website will soon be updated with new officer information as well as current event photographs.

VII.     The meeting was finished at 6:05 pm.

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

April 2, 2014 Meeting Minutes

      I.     The SAA Meeting was called to order at 5:00pm. 14 members and Dr. Dean were present.

    II.     Welcome, New Officers, and Updates

  1. The new SAA officers were introduced: Giau (President), Daisey (Vice President), Diane (Secretary), and Lauren (Treasurer).
  2. Andrew Couch gave an update for Turn Down The Volume (TDTV). They collected 149 surveys. 25-30 noise measurements. Jinna B. will be taking over TDTV next year.
  3. Stephanie B. gave an update for Special Olympics. There is a need for volunteers for Friday May 2nd. Those signed up to volunteer on Saturday May 3rd: Stephanie B., Giau, Daisey, Adriana, Bryan and Dr. Dean.

  III.     Life Care Hearing Center Screenings

  1. Melanie gave an announcement about the Life Care Hearing Screenings at a nursing home facility. They contacted UofA for hearing screenings. April 19th from 9am-1pm. Lots of volunteers are needed, even for part of the event.

  IV.     Upcoming SAA events

  1. Jojo gave an announcement about All Ears Cambodia. We want to have a popcorn fundraiser before the semester is over. Logistics: communicate with NSSLHA, communicating with the department, create a poster (Jojo can include photos from her time in Cambodia).
  2. Dr. Marrone gave an announcement about the Protect Your Ears Program (Tuesday afternoons). Nydia and Curtis lead the sessions, and Dr. A provides supervision. They are looking for students who are interested in attending the PYEP sessions and interviewing the kids before and after the session. Contact Dr. A or Dr. Marrone if you are interested. There will be carpooling provided for students and clinical hours are provided.

    V.     New Officer Position

  1. There is a new officer position titled “Activities Chair.” Their role is to communicate between the officers and ensure responsibilities are equally divided, as well as being in charge of public relations (create a facebook page, take photos, host 3rd year COMPS completion party, social event). Jinna Borgstrom volunteered for this position.

  VI.     The meeting was finished at 5:30pm.

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

March 5, 2014 Meeting Minutes

      I.     The SAA Meeting was called to order at 5:00pm. 

    II.     Welcome, Voting for New Officers

  1. The SAA officer positions were announced: President, Vice President, Secretary, & Treasurer. A brief overview of each officer’s responsibility was read aloud.
  2. SAA members were encouraged to run for office.
  3. The members who ran for office included: Giau for President, Daisey for Vice President, Diane for Secretary, and Lauren for Treasurer.
  4. The voting results revealed that Giau Le was elected as President, Daisey Sanchez was elected as Vice President, Diane Cheek was elected as Secretary, and Lauren Hopwood was elected as Treasurer. 

III. Announcements

  1. The Special Olympics will take place on May 2nd & 3rd, 2014 at the Mesa Community College. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for undergraduates and graduates! Contact Stephanie B. for more information: ssbournmac@gmail.com
  2. Our annual Turn Down the Volume event is tentatively scheduled for March 12, 2014 at the UofA mall. It’s a great opportunity to talk to other students about noise induced hearing loss and increase the audiology awareness! Contact Andrew C. for more information: hacouch@email.arizona.edu

IV. The meeting was finished at 5:25 pm.

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

February 12, 2014 Meeting Minutes

 

I.     The SAA Meeting was called to order at 5:00pm.

II.     SAA Meeting Times

  1. SAA meetings will now be held the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm.

III.     The El Rio Health Fair

  1. The El Rio Health Fair will take place in late March, the exact date is TBD. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for undergraduates and graduates! Contact Nydia Q. for more information: nydiaq@email.arizona.edu

IV.     Special Olympics

  1. The Special Olympics will take place on May 2nd & 3rd, 2014 at the Mesa Community College. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for undergraduates and graduates! Contact Stephanie B. for more information: ssbournmac@gmail.com

V.     Turn Down the Volume

  1. Our annual Turn Down the Volume event is tentatively scheduled for March 12, 2014at the UofA mall. It’s a great opportunity to talk to other students about noise induced hearing loss and increase the audiology awareness! Contact Andrew C. for more information: hacouch@email.arizona.edu

  VI.     International Ear Care Day and All Ears Cambodia

  1. March 3, 2014 is the World Health Organization’s International Ear Care Day! Raise awareness about hearing health by wearing bright colored clothing that day. A fundraiser for the organization “All Ears Cambodia” is in the works and more information is to follow. You can learn more about this organization and International Ear Care Day by visiting:

http://allearscambodia.org/introduction/index.html

http://www.who.int/pbd/deafness/news/IECD/en/index.html

VII.     Running for an SAA Officer Position

  1. If you are interested in becoming an SAA officer email Giau L. (gnl@email.arizona.edu) or Daisey S. (daiseysanchez@email.arizona.edu) for more information.

VIII.     Living Well With Tinnitus and Protect Your Ears Program

  1. Two great UofA Audiology programs are looking for students who want to take on a leadership role and have interests in tinnitus (Living Well With Tinnitus) and educating children about the importance of noise induced hearing loss (Protect Your Ears Program.) Please contact Julie P. (jmp2010@email.arizona.edu) or Alora A. (aloraa@email.arizona.edu) for more information about Living Well With Tinnitus. Contact Curtis V. (cvan7@email.arizona.edu) for more information about the Protect Your Ears Program.

IX.     The meeting was finished at 5:40pm. 

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

September 10 and 12, 2013 Meeting Minutes

 

I. The members present were introduced.

II.  Sertoma Walk on September 28 2013.

  1. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, hand-out waters during the walk, and clean up.
  2. Volunteers are also needed to help with cleaning and weeding one week prior to the walk on September 21st.
  3. Information was presented about Sertoma and the Hearing Aid bank.
  4. Volunteers signed up for both events.  16 students signed up to help with the walk on 9/28/12. 2 students signed up to help with the cleaning/weeding on 9/21/13. Volunteers will be receiving an email with further instructions.

III. SAA members were invited to attend NSSHLA’s welcome back picnic on       9/21/13 at Reid Park.

IV. Membership Dues

  1. Members voted to keep dues at $15. If members are already UofA NSSLHA members, their SAA membership dues will be waived.
  2. Membership dues can be paid cash or check (payable to “UofA SAA”) and the due date for membership dues is: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2013. Dues can be given to Nick, Giau or Daisey.
  3. Membership dues cover food expenses, social events, and reimbursement for travel to philanthropy events.

V. SAA T-Shirt

  1. Breanna, NSSLHA officer, will help SAA order the t-shirts. All students are encouraged to submit a design to Breanna by September 24th. Contact: ballaart@email.arizona.edu
  2. All shirts must be purchased through an ASUA-approved vendor.

IV. Reports and Suggestions from members

  1. SAA members wish to see a greater presence of our SAA chapter at national conventions. Spencer volunteered to help with grant-writing for travel grants and funds.
  2. Living Well With Tinnitus is looking for students who are interested in tinnitus to join the planning group. 1st year AuD students are strongly encouraged to take part in this group. Undergraduate students may also observe (HIPAA training must be completed before observing) and may contact Alora Anderson for more information: aloraa@email.arizona.edu
  3. The UofA Audiology department will be holding its annual conference on October 18th, more information is to come.
  4. Undergraduate students are highly encouraged to attend, participate in and observe as many audiology-related conferences, lectures, observations, and volunteer events as possible.

VII. Elections

April 17, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

I. The Meeting was called to order at 5:00pm.

II.  Eight SAA members were present.

III. Report from members

  1. Andrew shared that Turn Down was a success! We measured 53 iPods and polled 200 students for the survey.
  2. Those attending the Special Olympics on Saturday April 27th include: Jojo, Alex, Hannah, Giau, Daisey, and Dr.Dean. Carpools will be coordinated in the next week.
  3. An idea for an SAA Welcome Back party was proposed, plans will be confirmed over the summer by the officers.

IV. The meeting was adjourned at 5:15pm. 

April 3, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

I. The Meeting was called to order at 5:00pm.

II.  Seven SAA members were present.

III. Report from members

  1. Jojo, alongside Sharon (Graduate SLP student), presented information about our SLHS department to 25 professors and advisors from the College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences on March 26th. She will email the contact person from the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences to ensure they post our information on their website, and will discuss SAA’s involvement in future events.
  2. Daisey shared information about the Protect Your Ears Program on Tuesday April 9th, 2013. SAA members agreed to ask Nydia to resend emails about these upcoming dates to encourage greater student participation from SAA members. For more information please contact Nydia Quintero (nydiaq@email.arizona.edu)
  3. Giau shared that the official SAA Recognition Application is in progress for our SAA chapter. She will keep SAA members informed as the application is completed.

IV. The meeting was adjourned at 5:15pm. 

March 20, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

I. The Meeting was called to order at 5:00pm.

II.  Nine SAA members, two undergraduate SAA members, and two faculty members were present.

III. Report from Faculty Advisor

  1. Dr. Dean encouraged all SAA members to participate in the prospective student visitation days because there is a lack of participation of the AuD students. There is an opportunity this Friday 3/22/13 and Monday 3/25/13. Please contact Denise Minopoli for more information. (minopold@email.arizona.edu)

IV. Reports from officers and committees.

  1. Special Olympics Committee: 7 SAA members signed up to participate in the event on Saturday April 27th from 7:30am-3pm. Dr.Dean asked students to email him directly if they wish to carpool with him. (jdean1@email.arizona.edu) Those signed up include: Giau, Vivian, Jojo, Stephanie, Daisey, Alex, Hannah, Dr.Dean.
  2. SAA Representative: Jojo will be presenting alongside Sharon (Graduate SLP student) to undergraduate students and professors from the College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences on March 26th. If you have suggestions, please email Jojo (tanjij@email.arizona.edu).
  3. Community Outreach Committee: Nydia asked for volunteers for the El Rio Health Fair on Saturday March 23rd from 10am-1pm. Those signed up include: Jojo, Giau, Daisey, Nydia, Curtis, Dr.Dean and Dr. Norrix.
  4. Turn Down the Volume Committee: Andrew will pass out sign-up sheets for volunteers (volunteers will take 1-hour shifts). The event is scheduled on Wednesday April 17thfrom 9am-3pm on the UA Mall.

IV. SAA Continuing Education Opportunity.

  1. Reminder all students are encouraged to attend the “ENT in the Desert” workshop on Friday March 22nd, 2013 from 9:30am-12:30pm.

V. The meeting was adjourned at 5:20pm. 

February 27, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

I. The Meeting was called to order at 5:10pm.

II.  Ten SAA members, two undergraduate SAA members, and one faculty member were present.

III. Reports from officers and committees.

  1. Special Olympics Committee: Stephanie asked for sign-ups for Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27th fro 7:30am-3pm. Stephanie will confirm if we can bring more SAA members or if there is a limit size on volunteers. As the date approaches, carpool plans will be finalized. Those signed up included: Giau, Nick, Jojo, Stephanie, Vivian, Daisey, Alex, Hannah, Nydia, Curtis.
  2. SAA Representative: Jojo will be presenting alongside Sharon (Graduate SLP student) to undergraduate students and professors from the College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences on March 26th. If you have suggestions, please email Jojo (tanjij@email.arizona.edu).
  3. Community Outreach Committee: Nydia asked for volunteers for the El Rio Health Fair on Saturday March 23rd from 10am-1pm. Those signed up included: Stephanie, Jojo, Nick, Mary Rose, Giau, Vivian, Nydia, and Curtis. Nydia also shared the “Protect Your Ears” afterschool program for the Tucson Parks & Rec on Tuesday March 19th at 1:30pm. SAA members signed up included: Vivian, Giau.  There will be numerous of these events on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. Please email daisey (daiseysanchez@email.arizona.edu) if you would like to participate in an upcoming event.

IV. SAA Continuing Education Opportunity.

  1. Morgan and Stephanie invited students to attend the “ENT in the Desert” workshop on Friday March 22nd, 2013 from 9:30am-12:30pm. The event is free for graduate students, but students must submit an application to attend. Morgan will confirm if undergraduate students can attend for free also.

V. The meeting was adjourned at 5:30pm. 

February 13, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

REMINDER:

DEADLINE FOR SAA MEMBERSHIP DUES: FEB 27, 2013!

I. The Meeting was called to order at 5:10pm.

II.  Twelve SAA members, five undergraduate SAA members, and two faculty members were present.

III. Reports from officers and committees.

  1. Special Olympics Committee: Stephanie reported that she is waiting for the coordinator’s response before submitting more information to the chapter. Stephanie also shared information about the Sertoma Run/Walk on March 9, 2013 at the AZ School for the Deaf and Blind. Sertoma is a great source of scholarships for graduate students in the SLHS department. (Contact Cathy Fay for more information)Stephanie will also share more information about another support walk that will be held for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
  2. SAA Representative: Stephanie reported on Jojo’s behalf that the meeting with the College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences has been postponed until March. If you would like to be a part of the presentation or have any suggestions about things to share with undergraduate students and advisors about Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, please submit them to Jojo.
  3. Turn Down the Volume Committee: Andrew described the overall plans for the event (educate students about noise-induced hearing loss and promote prevention, hold stations to measure the intensity of students’ ipods, give away ear plugs). Andrew will send out more information and ask SAA and NSSLHA members to volunteer for this event.
  4. Community Outreach Committee: Nydia and Curtis shared the plans to introduce hearing prevention activities in the “KidCo” after school program for the Tucson Parks & Rec. They will send more information for possible volunteers once the plans are finalized. These events will take place from 2pm-5/6pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays beginning March 5th. Nydia also informed SAA members that she knows of summer job opportunities. Contact her for more information.

IV. Possible SAA Volunteer Opportunities.

  1. El Rio Health Fair (sometime in April): a health fair for low-income families to receive health screenings from several healthcare specialties.
  2. Science Fair in Vale, AZ: a science fair aimed to interest kids in science, math and engineering. SAA could provide diagnostic demonstrations, and provide information about hearing conservation.

V. The meeting was adjourned at 5:40pm. 

January 30, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

  1. I.      The meeting was called to order at 5:07pm.
  2. II.    Eleven audiology students were present.
  3. III.  Reports from officers and committees.
    1. Professional Outreach Committee: Daisey reported that she will be meeting with Kelly, a NSSLHA officer, next week to discuss upcoming NSSLHA plans, undergraduate involvement in SAA, and the Graduation Banquet in May.
    2. Treasurer: Nick collected club dues from SAA members and set February 27th as the final deadline for SAA members to pay for their membership dues.
    3. Community Outreach Committee: Nydia reported that she has contacted the coordinator of the Elder Health Fair, and has begun the registration process for SAA. The health fair will take place on March 23rd, and the coordinator has asked SAA to donate a raffle item.
    4. SAA Representative: Jojo reported that she has met with the advisor of the College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences and will be giving a presentation about Audiology to the students in this college. If anyone has ideas for her presentation, or would like to join her in presenting, please contact Jojo.
    5. Special Olympics Committee: Stephanie reported that she has contacted the Special Olympics coordinator and is waiting for her response.
    6. IV.  Ideas for fundraising and social events
      1. Participate in the “Sertoma Walk/Run for Better Hearing” on March 9th at ASDB.
      2. Hold bake sales, or create a snack basket (on a donation basis).
      3. Create SAA or Audiology-related t-shirts.
      4. Host a dinner-fundraiser at a restaurant that will donate a portion of the profits to our chapter.
      5. V.    The meeting was adjourned at 5:25pm.

 

January 16, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

I.          The meeting was called to order at 5:00pm.

II.        Role Call:

A.   Fifteen Audiology students, and two faculty advisors (Dr.Dean and                                           Dr.Velenovsky) were present.

III.       SAA Website: http://www.arizonasaa.wordpress.com

A.   Giau displayed the new SAA website. This website will show the meeting                     minutes, and information about upcoming events.

IV.       Delegating Committees and Responsibilities

  1. Giau presented the different committees and asked for volunteers to lead each committee throughout the spring semester.
  2. The committees include:

1)   Community Outreach. Nydia Q. and Curtis V. will serve as the contacts for this committee. This committee is in charge of coordinating community service projects that require the help of SAA members.

2)   Turn Down the Volume Committee. Andrew Couch, Gina M. and Mary Rose D. will serve as the contacts for this committee.  This committee is in charge of coordinating the hearing prevention booth on the UA lawn.

3)   Special Olympics Committee.  Stephanie B., Lynn I., and Nick R. will serve as the contacts for this committee.  This committee is in charge of coordinating the annual Special Olympics event in Phoenix in April.

a)    Nick will also assist with creating a bank account for SAA and will research how our chapter can apply for funding and travel grants from AAA for special events like the Special Olympics.

4)   Professional Outreach Committee. Lynn I., Morgan N., Vivian R., and Daisey S. will serve as the contacts for this committee. This committee is in charge of collaborating with the UA NSSLHA chapter to ensure undergraduate students receive opportunities in SAA, and ensure a strong relationship with NSSLHA. This committee is also in charge of coordinating with professionals in the field of audiology and inviting speakers to present to our audiology students at workshops.

5)   SAA Representative Role.Jojo T. will serve as the SAA representative at meetings with UA undergraduate professors, to ensure undergraduate students learn about Audiology and about our department.

V.        Voting

A.   Membership Dues.

1)   The SAA members present voted on a $15 cost for membership dues. Nick R. will collect these funds at the next meeting.

  1. Meeting Dates/Times

1)   The SAA members present voted to have bi-weekly SAA meetings from 5pm-5:30pm on Wednesday evenings.

VI.       The meeting was adjourned at 5:19pm.

November 19, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Student Academy of Audiology

University of Arizona Chapter

  1. I.      The meeting was called to order at 5:05pm.
  2. II.    Role Call:

Faculty members and students present included: Dr. Dean, Dr. Dede, Dr. Marrone, Dr. Casteix, Dr. Velenovsky. James S., Mary Rose D., Morgan N., Carly R., Andrew G., Andrew C., Nick R., Johna T., Jimmy G., Stephanie R., Giau L., Daisey S.

  1. III.  Introduction and Officer Elections
    1. Giau called the meeting to order and began the elections of the SAA officers.  The SAA constitution and bylaws were read aloud, and it was decided to vote for officers for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  The election results are as follows:
  • Giau Le was elected as President.
  • Stephanie Bourn MacDonald was elected as Vice President.
  • Daisey Sanchez was elected as Secretary.
  • Nick Ramirez was elected as Treasurer.
  1. IV.  Discussion of Goals
    1. The goals of the 2012-2013 SAA include:
  • Reach out to undergraduate students in the SLHS department, and those with undeclared majors.

1)   Giau has already contacted Leticia to coordinate outreach to undeclared majors at the University of Arizona, and is waiting for Leticia’s response.

2)   Andrew G. suggested the idea for AuD students to teach an introductory Audiology course through the GPSC “Graduate Enrichment Program” by which our students would get paid to teach the course and fundraise for SAA, and outreach to undeclared majors.

3)   Dr. Casteix emphasized the importance of creating an SAA mission statement to maintain our chapter focused on achieving our goals such as outreach.

  • Incorporate a Mentorship program between AuD students.

1)   Begin a mentorship program between 3rd and 4th year AuD students to mentor 1st and 2nd year AuD students (similar to the SLP students’ “Pass the Torch” program). This will allow students near the end of their studies to pass along valuable knowledge and experiences to students in earlier stages of the program.

2)   Dr. Dean suggested we maintain a close relationship with the UofA NSSLHA chapter, and assign a liaison to keep communication up to date with NSSLHA. Dr. Dede shared that Kelly V. (undergrad NSSLHA officer) has volunteered to serve as a liaison between SAA and NSSLHA.

  • Build close relationships with professionals in the field of Audiology.

1)   Giau suggested we begin to build close relationships with Audiologists in the Tucson area to expand our student’s networking opportunities and host educational forums with professionals in the field.

  • Create a unified student committee to meet with, and voice experiences/concerns/suggestions to the faculty.

1)   Several students have suggested the idea to create a committee (with one student representative from each cohort) to meet with faculty members/advisors to voice feedback/concerns/suggestions to a group of faculty members or advisors.

2)   Several faculty members present expressed their concern that this committee should first meet with SAA advisors, as this may avoid repercussions, confrontations, and arguments.

3)   Mary Rose and Lynn suggested SAA should first create a clear protocol for this committee to follow when meeting with faculty members.

  1. V.    Funding opportunities for SAA chapters and members.
    1. Among the funding possibilities Dr. Dean presented, the opportunities include:
  • Funding for SAA chapters to offset travel costs to the Special Olympics in Phoenix, AZ in April 2013.

1)   This is an opportunity for our AuD students to help through the “Healthy Hearing Program” and join other SAA chapters to serve the community.

  • Travel scholarship to attend the AAA Convention in Anaheim, CA.
  • The “H.E.A.R. Grant” to fund a community service project for SAA chapters.

1)   Dr. Dean mentioned the hearing screenings program at El Rio (Hollywood Barrio) that took place last year, and will continue in March, 2013. He mentioned Nick and Nydia’s involvement in providing services to those with little access to health care, and creating a hearing prevention program for young adults.

  • “Cheers for EARS”
  1. VI.  Ideas and suggestions.
    1. Jojo suggested the idea to promote hearing health care to young children in the public schools. Dr. Norrix and Dr. Marrone have contacts in the school district to begin this project.
    2. VII.  The meeting was adjourned at 5:50pm.
      1. Giau will send another doodle poll to set a date for the next SAA meeting.
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