Past Conference Highlights

January 28th, 2022

For a second year in a row, ILAA held a virtual conference with great success!

Featured Speakers:

  • Kim Cavitt, AuD - Navigating the Mandate: An Audiologist's Guide to TPAs in Illinois
  • Ann Perreau, PhD & Austin Williamson, PhD - Collaboration Between Audiologists and Psychologists That Helps Hyperacusis
  • Gail Whitelaw, AuD - Current Concepts for Addressing Auditory Processing Disorders in Children
  • Steve Hallenbeck, AuD - Getting Real (Ear) About Fitting Protocols
  • Charles Pudrith, AuD, PhD - Diagnosing Noise-induced Hearing Loss from Pure Tone Audiometry
  • Charles Pudrith, AuD, PhD - Access to Audiological Services Across Rural Areas Within the US
  • Blythe Kitner, AuD - Beyond the VNG
  • Scot Frink, AuD - AmpCROS: 5 Years Later

January 29, 2021 

In 2021, ILAA pivoted to a completely virtual conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference was well-received by presenters, exhibitors, and attendees.

Featured Speakers:

  • Douglas L. Beck, AuD - Hearing Loss, Cognition & Amplification: 2021
  • Michael Page, AuD - Ethics and the Complicated and Clustered Model of Influence
  • Frank Pawlak - Recognizing and Preventing Harassment, Discrimination, and Bullying in the Workplace
  • Michele Hurley, AuD - Infection Control: Minimizing risk in the hearing healthcare workplace
  • Violette Lavender, AuD - Screening for Vestibular Disorders in Children
  • Michael Blackburn, AuD - eAudiology: The Way Through and The Way Forward
  • Jill Meltzer, AuD & Shahrzad Cohen, AuD - Considering Provision of Tinnitus Specialty Services
  • Eva Lopez, AuD & Brittney Sprouse, AuD - Exploring Factors Affecting Diverse Communities During COVID-19
  • Erica D. Koehler, AuD & Jack M. Scott, PhD - A Scientific Foundation for Prescribing Advanced Hearing Aid Feature Settings
  • Ted Imbery, MD - Hearing Preservation in Cochlear Implantation
  • Carrie Spangler, AuD - EmpowEARing Students with Hearing Challenges
  • Darrin Worthington, AuD - TeleVestibular Assessment and Treatment: A Proof of Concept at the Captain James A. Lovell FHCC
  • Ann Perreau, PhD - Smartphone Apps for Tinnitus Assessment and Management
  • Mark Applebaum, MD - Ototoxicity in Pediatric Oncology
  • Megan Worthington, AuD - Pediatric Hearing Aid Programming: A new perspective
  • Jack Scott, PhD - Incorporating Tinnitus Management into Clinical Practice: Foundational recommendations for success

January 30-31, 2020 in Bloomington, IL

Featured Speakers:

  • Michael Page, AuD - The Ethical Challenges, Risks, and Benefits of Professional Relationships
  • Brian Urban, AuD - Your Best Moment Ever: Being Present Amidst the Grind
  • James W. Hall III, PhD - Medical Errors for Audiologists to Avoid
  • Amyn M. Amlani, PhD - The Impact of Consumer-Purchasing Dynamics on Hearing Healthcare
  • James W. Hall III, PhD - Information about Auditory Processing Contributes to Effective Audiological Management of Older Adults
  • James W. Hall III, PhD - Practicing Preventive Audiology... Promoting Healthy Hearing
  • Darrin A. Worthington, AuD - TeleAudiology Fundamentals and 21st Century Applications
  • Blythe Kitner, AuD - Latest Research in oVEMP Studies
  • Matt Wilson, PhD - The Effects of Subconcussive Impacts on Auditory P3b in Athletes
  • Ann Perreau, PhD - Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Activities Treatment: Counseling for adults and children
  • Nic Stanley, PhD - The Effects of Linguistic and Non-linguistic Masking on Young and Middle-ages Listeners Speech Understanding Ability: An Auditory Event-Related Potentials Study
  • Antony Joseph, AuD, PhD - CAOHC Professional Supervisor Certification and Work-relatedness Determination
  • Heather E.R. Kamath, AuD & Blythe Kitner, AuD - Raising the Bar in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV)


January 24-25, 2019 in Naperville, IL

2019 features the return of The Great Debate, moderated by Mead Killion, PhD. The topic was 'The Passage of the APCA Advances the Profession of Audiology without Repercussions' with Kim Cavitt, AuD & Brian Urban, AuD for and Paul Pessis, AuD and Tracey Murphy, AuD against.

Featured Speakers:

  • Michael Page, AuD - Perceptions: Determining our Future (Part 1) & Clarity and Ethical Practice (Part 2)
  • Michael Valente, PhD - Reasons Given Why Verification is Not Performed in Adult Patients
  • Douglas L. Beck, AuD - Noise Reduction: Issues and Outcomes
  • Megan Bradshaw, AuD - Misophonia, Decreased Sound Tolerance, and Hyperacusis: The Audiologist's Role Including Challenges and Tips in Tinnitus Treatment
  • Pamela Souza, PhD & Varsha Rallapalli, AuD, PhD - Cognition in the Clinic: Should Cognitive Screening Be Part of the Clinical Battery?
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Vestibular Grand Rounds