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AAA 2018: Ethical Practices in Audiology: What Should You Do? (0.3 CEUs/Tier1/Ethics)

AAA 2018: Ethical Practices in Audiology: What Should You Do? (0.3 CEUs/Tier1)

Presented by Rebecca Bingea, AuD; Kelly Corcoran, AuD; Alison Grimes, AuD; Jessica Novak, AuD; Devon Weist, AuD

CEUs: 0.3/Tier 1

Instructional Level: Advanced

This presentation by members of the Academy’s Ethical Practices Committee (EPC) will review current activities of the EPC and new resource guidelines. Also included will be interactive discussions of ethical dilemmas and application of the Academy’s Code of Ethics in case studies of challenging legal and ethical situations. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe and utilize updated website resources of the Academy Ethical Practice Committee.
  • Describe ethical dilemmas and how they fit into the Academy’s Code of Ethics.
  • Describe aspects of Critical Thinking and how they apply to ethical practices for audiologists.

Rebecca L. Bingea

Chair, Ethical Practices Committee, American Academy of Audiology

Dr. Bingea’s career in audiology spans over 35 years, primarily in medical and educational settings, including 16 years at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as audiology-related industry sales and training, and private-practice consulting and operations. She received her Au.D. from the University of Florida, her M.A. in Communication Sciences & Disorders from the University of Montana, and her B.A. degree in Sociology from Doane College. She has authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, has served on many professional committees, and served two terms on the State of California licensing board, and is a past president of the California Academy of Audiology. Although recently retired from clinical practice, Dr. Bingea continues to be active in audiology as Chair of the Ethical Practices Committee for the American Academy of Audiology and various consulting activities.

Kelley Corcoran

Clinical Audiologist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Kelley Corcoran, Au.D., CCC-A is a clinical audiologist at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville, TN. She sees primarily adult patients for diagnostic hearing evaluations, balance evaluations, and cochlear implants. Prior to working at Vanderbilt, she worked in a private practice in Anchorage, Alaska for 2 years. She obtained her Au.D. from the University of Washington. She is currently serving on the American Academy of Audiology 's Ethical Practices Committee.

Alison Grimes

Director of Audiology at UCLA Health

Alison Grimes, AuD, is Director of Audiology at Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center, Director of the UCLA Newborn Hearing Screening Program, and an Assistant Clinical Professor in Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is also a Past-President of the American Academy of Audiology. As one of the representatives to the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing since 2006, Alison participated in the writing of the 2007 Position Statement, the upcoming 2012 Early Intervention document, and the 2018 Position Statement (submitted for publication). Alison co-chaired the Pediatric Amplification Task Force for the American Academy of Audiology, and was a member of the AAA Pediatric Diagnostic Guidelines Task Force.

Jessica L. Spratt Novak

Audiologist, Children's ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, Children's Minnesota

Jessica (Jesi) L. S. Novak, AuD., CCC-A, PASC, is a clinical audiologist at Children's ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery at Children's Minnesota. She sees patients from birth to early adulthood. Jesi’s clinical interests include electrophysiology, hearing aids and cochlear implants, as well as treatment and follow-up of patients who have had ototoxic exposure. She is currently serving on the American Academy of Audiology’s Ethical Practices Committee, Health Care Relations Committee, and New Professionals Committee.

Devon L. Weist

Clinical Audiology Instructor & Clinic Director, University of South Florida

Devon Weist, Au.D. FAAA, CCC-A is a Clinical Instructor and the Hearing Clinic Director at the University of South Florida. Dr. Weist her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before joining the USF AuD Faculty in the fall of 2013, Dr. Weist worked five years as a clinical assistant professor of Audiology at the University of Florida. In addition to serving as the Clinic Director, Dr. Weist is also responsible for coordinating student’s clinical practicum and teaches the Advanced Amplification course and an undergraduate Intro to CSD course. In the clinic she sees patients of all ages for both hearing and vestibular diagnostic evaluations and specializes in hearing aids and assistive listening devices. Dr. Weist is currently serving as the Florida Academy of Audiology President and is a AAA Ethics Committee Member. 


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