WHAT:  "Collaboration in a Changing Landscape", OAA + WSAA

WHEN:  October 13-October 14th, 2017

WHERE:  Best Western Hood River Inn, Hood River OR


2017 Spring Collaborative Workshop was a SUCCESS!

THANK YOU to all our generous sponsors, presenters and attendees!  

This was our best Spring workshop yet!

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    • October 13, 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • October 14, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Best Western, Hood River Oregon

    Dear Exhibitor:

    The Oregon Academy of Audiology and Washington State Academy of Audiology are pleased to announce our Collaborative Fall Conference in Hood River, Oregon.  We expect 125 to 150 attendees as we join our two organizations.  This conference will offer exhibitors more opportunities to meet with audiologists, audiology students, and hearing professionals in the Pacific Northwest. 

    Please look carefully over the sponsorship packages we will be offering as they have changed.  Choose the package that best represents your desired level of support and do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

    Exhibits will be located in the same room as the conference.  All meals and snack breaks will be arranged to encourage participants to visit the exhibits. 

    We will also be continuing with the live auction, honors awards, and dinner event on Friday, October 13th.  The live auction will benefit both WSAA and OAA.  This will allow us to continue to expand our conference and benefits to the members. 

    Thank you for your continued support of both the Oregon Academy of Audiology and Washington State Academy of Audiology


    OAA Board of Directors

    WSAA Board of Directors

    • October 13, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • October 14, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Best Western Hood River Inn, Hood River OR
    Fall 2017 Collaborative Audiology Conference
    October 13- 14th, 2017
    Best Western, Hood River OR

    Highlights include:
    Therese Walden -  Affordability and Accessibility of Hearing Healthcare, What Role Do We Play & PCAST
    Bopanna Ballachanda- TeleAudiology: Globalization of Hearing Care
    Scot Frink -  Clinical Hearing Aid Comparisons
    Nichole Kingham - Using Story to Connect - The New Counseling Technique to Increase Patient Involvement

    Friday night social and auction - Springhouse Cellar Winery 
    All conference registrations include a ticket to the Friday night dinner social event being held at the Springhouse Cellars winery, sponsored by Audigy Group.  There is an additional fee for guests who are not registered for the conference but would like to come to the Friday night event.  Admission tickets will be issued at the onsite conference registration or at the door of the event venue.  Each participant will also receive one complimentary drink ticket and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. Don't miss this unique opportunity to network with your colleagues and enjoy light entertainment!

    Don't wait to book your room!  Space is limited!
    Reserve accommodations at the Hood River Inn. Please call and reserve a room to receive a group rate by 9/12/17. Online reservations will not be under the group rate. Call and reference "Audiology Conference" to receive discount.   

    If you are a member of WSAA, please register on their site:


    Friday, October 13th

    9:00 - 10:00                 Registration and coffee, muffins

    10:00 - 10:10               Welcome and Overview: Presidents Nancy Bowen- Hicks, AuD/WSAA and Shelly Boelter, AuD/OAA

    10:10 - 11:40               Therese Walden, AuD – Affordability and Accessibility of Hearing Healthcare: What Role Do We Play”   

    11:45 - 12:15               Vendor Exhibits - Round Robin Part 1 (Plus Posters throughout)

    12:15 - 1:00                 Lunch

    1:00 - 2:00                   Audiology Systems – Best Fitting Practices”

    2:00 - 3:00                   Audigy Group – Digital Marketing in Audiology

    3:00 - 4:00                   Vendor Exhibits - Round Robin Part 2 & Snacks

    4:00 - 5:30                   Therese Walden, AuD – Healthy Hearing and Balance: Quality of Life Issues"

    6:15 - 9:00                   Wine and Hors doeuvres Social and Auction

    sponsored by Audigy Group at the Springhouse Cellar Winery

    Saturday, October 14th

    7:00 - 8:00                   Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:00 - 9:00                   Bopanna Ballachanda, PhD – TeleAudiology: Globalization of Hearing Care”

    9:00 - 10:00                 Scot Frink, AuD - Clinical Hearing Aid Comparisons”

    10:00 - 10:10               Break and Snacks

    10:10 - 12:10               Bopanna Ballachanda, PhD – Current Trends in Reimbursement

    12:10 - 1:30                 Lunch and State Meetings

    1:30 - 2:00                   Two Student 15-minute presentations ($500 scholarship)

    2:00 - 2:30                   Vendor Exhibits - Round Robin Part 3

    2:30-2:45                     Break and Snacks

    2:45 - 4:15                   Nichole Kingham, AuD – Using Story to Connect - The New Counseling Technique to Increase Patient Involvement

    4:15                             Adjourn




Next year:  February 3rd, 2018 

Schedule from 2017 Conference

7:00 - 7:05 a.m. Welcome and CEU Information

7:05 - 8:05 a.m. Biophysics of Auditory Temporal Coding
Jason Tait Sanchez, Ph.D., CCC-A

8:05 - 8:15 a.m. Discussion

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Break

8:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Hearing Aids and Listening Effort: Making Listening Easier for Adults and ChildrenErin Picou, Ph.D.

9:30 - 9:40 p.m. Discussion

9:40 - 10:40 p.m. Lunch

10:40 - 12:10 p.m.  The Mayo Clinic Experience: Hearing Loss From Diagnosis to Management
Karthik Balakrishnan, M.D., M.P.H.; Melissa D. DeJong, Au.D.; Cynthia A. Hogan, Ph.D.; Devin McCaslin, Ph.D.; Neil S. Patel, M.D.; Gayla L. Poling, Ph.D.; and Lisa A. Schimmenti, M.D.

12:10 - 12:40 p.m. Discussion

12:40 – 12:45 p.m. Closing Comments and CEU Reminder

Registration is now OPEN for our 22nd annual Fall Conference!

October 7th- October 9th, 2016  at the beautiful Oregon Convention Center, Portland Oregon


Featuring:  Frank Musiek, Ph.D

Session 1:  NeuroAudiology:  The vertebro-basilar system: It’s impact on audiology & Application of Gap Detection procedures.

Session 2:   Split Brain Research: It’s history and impact on CAPD

The 2016 Spring Conference was a hit! See you all next year, May 11th, 2017!

Thank you to our amazing presenters:

Dr. James Jerger

Dr. Matthew Bell

Dr. Nicole Hacker

Dr. Anne Hogan

Dr. Marsha Johnson

Dr. Trent Westrick

And to our conference coordinators / collaborators:

Lisa Downing, Continuing Education Coordinator at Pacific University

Dr. David Brown, Pacific University School of Audiology

Dr. Shelly Boelter, OAA Education Chair

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors:



Oregon Academy of Audiology's Fall 2016 Conference: October 7th- 9th, 2016

Oregon Convention Center

Portland, Oregon

More details coming soon!

Interested in helping plan?  Contact Shelly Boelter:

Mayo Clinic Audiology Conference

For the second year in a row, OAA was a host site for the 26th annual audiology teleconference!  Mark your calendars for February 4th, 2017!  Host sites will be in Portland and Eugene!


2015 Fall Conference Highlights


2015 OAA Honorees

Outstanding Service to the Academy


Duane Anderson, Ed.D.


Distinguished Achievement in Audiology

Nadine Palmateer, M.A.

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors!







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