November 2014 eNewsletter
In This Issue

Online registration for the American Auditory Society's Scientific and Technical Conference, March 5 - 7, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Friday, March 6 social event at the Musical Instrument Museum is now open.

Conference hotel reservations at the Chaparral Suites Hotel can be made online. Attendees can also call in hotel reservations at the Chaparral's toll-free reservations number, 1-800-528-1456. Be sure to mention the 2015 American Auditory Society Conference to secure our special group rate.

Mentored Student, T35 Student, and New Investigator Travel Awards will be offered again for the 2015 AAS Conference.

Students or New Investigators wishing to apply for awards must complete an abstract submission, checking the appropriate category of award sought, before the abstract submission deadline on
November 15, 2014.

Abstract Submission Deadline
The abstract submission deadline for the American Auditory Society's 42nd Annual Scientific & Technology Conference is quickly approaching!  Visit the abstract site and complete your online submission by the
November 15, 2014 deadline.
Membership Renewals
It's that time of year again - time to renew your AAS membership for 2015. Login to the AAS website, then select "Member Center" / "Renew Member Dues" and follow the prompts to pay your 2015 membership fee.

Dues must be paid by December 31, 2014 to remain current, assure uninterrupted access to the privileges of your AAS membership, and avoid a $10.00 late fee.

NEW FOR 2015: Ear & Hearing is going green in January! AAS membership will include a complimentary online-only subscription to our journal. Members are able to choose to keep receiving a print copy for an additional $82.50. Those interested in maintaining a print subscription can pay the additional fee online while renewing dues.

COMPLIMENTARY STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS: Be on the lookout for a communication later this month offering complimentary 2015 Student Memberships!
The National Black Association of Speech Language and Hearing
I am delighted to announce the affiliation agreement between the American Auditory Society and the National Black Association of Speech Language and Hearing (NBASLH). By joining efforts, the two organizations are enabling and enhancing future collaboration. In addition to providing mutual links on our web sites, we are excited to learn about each other through web-based profiles of our members. As an inaugural profile, we are pleased to feature Jessica Sullivan, PhD, NBASLH Board Member. We hope that these profiles will illustrate vibrant and diverse membership of the two organizations while stimulating discussion and synergy in collaborations. Through collaborative efforts such as this one, we aim to continue to cultivate a nurturing and inspiring environment for all of our constituents: students, clinicians, scientists and industry partners.


Please join me in welcoming Dr. Jessica Sullivan:

  • Dr. Jessica Sullivan is an Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington.  She received her B.A in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University, Masters in Deaf Education/Studies from Lamar University, and PhD in Communication Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Between her Masters and PhD studies she worked as an aural---oral---deaf---education teacher in the Houston area. During her doctoral studies she received numerous awards, including the American Auditory Society Mentored Student Award; American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association Audiology Travel Award; UTD Doctoral Supplement Grant; National Institute of Health: Ruth L. Kirschstein Minority Pre-doctoral Award; the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Excellence Award; the President's research grant by the Texas---Speech---Language---and Hearing Foundation; American Speech and Hearing Association Minority Student Leadership Award; and American Speech and Hearing Association Minority Student Travel Award. Dr. Sullivan is an expert in pediatric aural (re)habilitation, speech perception in noise and cochlear implants. Her current research focuses on identifying cues that aid in improving speech recognition in noise for individuals with hearing loss.

Konstantina Stankovic, MD, PhD

AAS President

AAS - Audiology Online Lectures
The American Auditory Society has teamed up with Audiology Online to offer a series of 1-hour distance education lectures from prominent members of the Society.  Upcoming lectures include:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11:00 am CST
"Changes in Central Auditory Processing Following Acoustic Trauma"
Presented by: Eric D. Young, PhD   2014 AAS Carhart Memorial Lecturer
Click here for more details and to register for this course.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:00 am CST
"Putting the 'Neural' Back in Sensorineural: Cochlear Neurodegeneration in Noise and Aging"
Presented by: Sharon G. Kujawa, PhD   
2014 AAS Translational Research Lecturer
Click here for more details and to register for this course.

Visit the AAS website for details on previously recorded webinars available for viewing!

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