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Fall 2017 Collaborative Conference

  • October 13, 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • October 14, 2017
  • 4:30 PM
  • Best Western Hood River Inn, Hood River OR


  • OAA Members, full conference registration
  • OAA Members, one day
  • Full Conference for non-members
  • Non Member, one day
  • Student membership is free!
  • For members of a state speech and hearing association, e.g. WSHA, OSHA, ISHA, etc.
  • For members of a state speech and hearing association, e.g. WSHA, OSHA, ISHA, etc.

Registration is closed
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!

Forget your checkbook? Pay for your Auction Items via PayPal. An invoice will be sent; you will be monitored closely until payment and/or copious amounts of chocolate are acquired.

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

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Portland, OR 97219

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