The world’s largest gathering of Audiologists just happened this past week in Phoenix, Arizona. The 28th annual conference brought together over 6,000 audiologists and hearing healthcare providers, audiology students, exhibitors, and presenters to advance their knowledge of the profession of Audiology.
Attendees had the opportunity to attend 4 days of professional classes and learning labs, learn more about current initiatives to improve the profession, network with other Audiologists from around the world, digest the latest research, and visit the massive exhibit hall to discover what products are new to the industry.
Attendees were able to choose from multiple courses every hour based on their area of interest and needs. Topics included everything from literacy in children with hearing loss to hair cell regeneration to vestibular and equilibrium treatment. Audiology students were able to attend the Student Academy of Audiology Conference on the first day, geared specifically to a student’s needs and interests.
The exhibit hall was one of the most exciting parts of AudiologyNOW! With 170 exhibitors there to feature their latest technology, new products and services, it was buzzing from start to finish. Four of the largest booths; Oticon, Widex, Phonak, and Signia were presented by 4 of the industry leaders in hearing aids.
In the exhibit hall, attendees had the opportunity to learn about the latest and greatest technology available for their patients. Oticon stole the show with their virtual reality demonstration that allowed attendees to experience what it would be like to wear Oticon’s new Opn hearing devices, launching this May. (Note: we just updated our Spring 2016 hearing aid update to include more details)
Now is one of the best times to visit an Audiologist! With AudiologyNOW! 2016 just coming to an end also comes new product options, new research, and a renewed feeling of pride and passion in the Audiology profession.
For those Audiologists who attended AudiologyNOW! this year, they are returning to their clinics with a new spark of knowledge for serving those with hearing loss. Now is the time to ask for help with your hearing loss!