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AudiologyNOW!® 2014 Foundation Events

At the Foundation Booth in Academy Central
Auction 4 Audiology: Rock and roll memorabilia, electronics, audiology items, gift cards, getaways, and more are all up for grabs in the Auction 4 Audiology running March 17-29. Bid online at our booth, on your smart phone, or anywhere you have internet access.

Collectible Donor Pins: What donor pins will we have this year? You'll just have to stop by the Foundation booth to find out!

Wednesday, March 26
Happy Hour Benefit: Held in the lovely Orchid Room of the Hyatt Regency Orlando, you won't want to miss this perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends while enjoying fine wine and hors d'oeuvres. The benefit runs from 6:00pm-7:30pm ET and supports the Foundation’s programs in research and education. Tickets are $75 members/$25 students and can be added to your convention registration. Philanthropic support provided by HearUSA Hearing Care Network and Phonak LLC.

Cheers for Ears: What's cooler than being cool? ICE COLD! This year's student fundraiser will be held at ICEBAR Orlando, the largest permanent ice bar in the world! Grab your provided wrap, drink ticket, and get ready to have some fun! The third annual Cheers for Ears benefit runs 7:30pm-9:30pm ET and tickets ($25) can be added to your convention registration. Must be 21+ to attend. Philanthropic support provided by Alpaca Audiology, Audigy Group, Oticon, Inc, Phonak LLC, and Sound Advice Hearing Doctors.

Thursday, March 27
Honors and Awards Banquet: Recognize those who have helped further the audiology field through philanthropy and research while enjoying a seated dinner at the Honors and Awards Banquet at 6:00pm ET.Tickets are $25.00 and can be added to your convention registration.

Improving Patient Care through Innovation in Workplace Management Lecture:Jen Shirkani, MA, of Penumbra Group will present Strategic Applications of Emotional Intelligence from 3:00pm-6:00pm ET. Earn .3 CEUs (ABA Certificants: Tier 1) at this session sure to offer valuable insights for use in any practice setting! Those unable to attend AudiologyNOW! will have the opportunity to view a live Web seminar of the lecture through eAudiology. The presentation will also be available on-demand. Philanthopic support provided by Phonak LLC.


Friday, March 28
10th Anniversary Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology: For nine years the Marion Downs Lecture has brought cutting edge researchers to AudiologyNOW!...and year 10 is no exception! Nina Kraus, PhD, of Northwestern University will present Biological Assessment in Audiology: Spotlight on Auditory Processing and Hearing in Noise (.15 CEUs) from 10:00-11:30am ET. Those unable to attend AudiologyNOW! will have the opportunity to view a live Web seminar of the lecture through eAudiology. The presentation will also be available on-demand. Philanthropic support provided by The Oticon Foundation.

Student Research Forum: See the future of audiology as five young researchers share their work at 12:00pm ET. Philanthropic support provided by Plural Publishing.

Topics in Tinnitus Lecture: Phantom Sound of Tinnitus: Human Brain Imaging, Animal Models and Therapy(.3 CEUs/ABA Certificants: Tier 1) will be presented by Richard Salvi, PhD, of the University at Buffalo from 3:00pm-6:00pm ET.Those unable to attend AudiologyNOW! will have the opportunity to view a live Web seminar of the lecture through eAudiology. The presentation will also be available on-demand. Philanthropic support rpovided by Widex.

James Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research: Join poster presenters as they share their knowledge and findings with their fellow audiologists during the Clinical and Research Poster Reception at 1:30pm ET. Select posters submitted by students will be chosen for the James Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research. These poster research awards are funded by an anonymous donor.

Saturday, April 6
Trivia Bowl: It's the 25th anniversary of the favorite Academy tradition! Come join this competition celebrating the past 25 years of wits and memory. Feast on lunch, open bar, and lots of laughs. Philanthropic support provided by Siemens Hearing Instruments.

DiscovEARy Zone: It really is true that learning can be educational AND fun for children. Come see for yourself!

Other Foundation Partnerships at AudiologyNOW!
Academy Research Conference Scholarships (ARC): The Foundation subsidizes registration that enables deserving students to attend the ARC meeting held the first day of AudiologyNOW! Philanthropic support provided by Phonak LLC.

Member Assistance Program (MAP):
Audiologists experiencing financial hardship are provided conference travel assistance through the MAP. Philanthropic support provided by Auban, Inc. and Oaktree Products, Inc.

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